Category: Laser Software

LightBurn Evaluation

Notes on LightBurn We’re checking out LightBurn, via the free trial.  On my own computer (with no laser cutter) I told it I was using an AWC controller, so that it would let me mess around with the UI similar to what it would be like to actually use. Good things I love that it …

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AMT303 Mini PC

This is part of the Laser Tool Chain and supports the big laser AMT266 Windows 10 Pro, licensed Hdmi & full display port Hdmi & display port cables 3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB c 2 ethernet ports Vesa mount Source: https://store.minisforum.com/products/minisforum-um270-mini-pc DeskMini UM270 Processor AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700U , 4 Cores/8 Threads (Total …

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Manuals

PDF manuals for laser cutter and software: LightObject LO-1600W Chiller Barracuda Laser Cutter Manual Old/Out of Date Links: [[File:Laser Manual1280.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] – Manual for EXLAS 1280 laser. Out of Date – We no longer use this software [[File:Lasercut5.3 Manual.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] – Software manual for the laser cutting software LaserCut 5.3 which is included with XYZ-Tech’s machines Out …

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Laser Cutter/Qcad

== QCad == ”Text stolen from the London Hackerspace’s page shamelessly” QCad is a useful and free program to make [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF DXF files] for use with the laser cutter. == Download == You can download QCad for [http://www.qcad.org/qcad_downloads.html windows, mac or linux]. == Documentation == The [http://www.qcad.org/qcad_doc.html official documentation] is a bit thin on the …

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Laser Cutter/Sketchup

[[File:300px-Sketchup-laser.png|thumb|right|300px|A 2D design in SketchUp]] ”Also shamelessly stolen from London Hackspace’s wiki” [http://sketchup.google.com/ Google SketchUp] is a powerful, free, easy-to-use 3D CAD package by Google. It is normally used for producing 3D models many of which you’ll find on Google Earth. Its intuitive interface has me hooked, and I’ve created a fair few 3D models. When …

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Laser Cutter/Design Software

== Software to prepare designs to laser == === Inkscape === Inkscape can be used to convert various vector file types (SVG, PDF, etc) into DXF, with the Inkscape DXF export plugin listed below. Quick tutorial on exporting files from inkscape as dxf: *start inkscape, open some vector file *ctrl+a, ctrl-shift-G a bunch of times …

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Illustrator for the laser

Tips for LaserSoft 7.2 LaserSoft is from Light Object. We are using it with the T9+ Controller The tips are somewhat general, and may apply to any 2D vector design program you may be using: Make a copy of your file… Cause you are about to make your art way less editable In preferences convert …

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LaserCut Software – LaserCut 5.3

This page is for the old software. We no longer use LaserCut 5.3 when we upgraded our controllers and eventually upgraded our laser. == Original Manual == Download poorly written manual: [[File:Lasercut5.3 Manual.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] Recommend reading through below info first: == Software Tips == TODO: Insert screenshots showing what I’m talking about === Importing === To import …

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