I’ve been using LightBurn very happily since the day I got my laser cutter in the summer of 2020. I’m about to buy a LightBurn Camera, mostly to further support LightBurn’s development (and of course getting a camera that is guaranteed to work correctly with LB is a nice bonus ).
Over the last few months, there is one feature I wish LightBurn would have. If this is not the right place to post such feature requests, by all means let me know and I’ll be happy to move/re-post elsewhere (or shut up about it if you’re not taking feature requests of course
Kerf offset reminder on cut (line) layers
I make a lot of designs that rely on finger joints or dogbone joints to fit together. The Kerf Offset feature is awesome because this allows me to make my designs with exact dimensions, without having to worry about the kerf width messing up my fitments.
However, in switching layer settings back and forth, I always have to find the discipline to check whether my Kerf Offset is configured correctly. More than once I’ve messed up cuts on expensive or scarce materials because I forgot to check and set the Kerf Offset correctly.
Would it be possible to add a general setting that, when enabled, pops up a confirmation dialog when I start a cut operation when any Line-mode layers do not have Kerf width configured?
As a bonus, it would be extra cool if a configurable minimum power level or max speed could be added to this so that the dialog only triggers for layers with a max power above a certain level or below a certain max speed (i.e. knowing they’re actual cuts rather than just line engraving).