Category: Laser Software

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PDF manuals for laser cutter and software: LightObject LO-1600W Chiller Barracuda Laser Cutter Manual Old/Out of Date Links: [[File:Laser Manual1280.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] – Manual for EXLAS 1280 laser. Out of Date – We no longer use this software [[File:Lasercut5.3 Manual.pdf|RTENOTITLE]] – Software manual for the laser cutting software LaserCut 5.3 which is included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”’ == 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 shapes/graphics, click the Import button. Reccomended formats are DXF for …

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