We downloaded the trial version of Lightburn the other day to see if it will drive our GRBL 3018 well.
The software is really nice, but we have some strange things happening when we run it.
When we first load the software, the laser of our machine turns on full blast. The only way to shut it is to quickly pull off the usb that connects the machine to the pc, and then connect it again. This is strange thing number one.
Next, when Line mode is on, we can control the Cut Through mode by setting a Start pause time and an End pause time. This allows the laser to stop when moving from one burning point to another, leaving no tracing lines behind. The problem here is that when we change the mode to Fill or Line + Fill, the Cut Through menu disappears, and we haven’t found another way to make the laser stop when it’s moving from one burning point to another. As a result, when we try to burn on any mode besides the Line mode, the laser burns when moving from point to point burning also its path lines. This is strange thing number two.
Lastly, when we restart the software, the coordinates are wrong, the origin is not where we set it last. We have to basically reassign the origin every time. Also the software doesn’t remember our machine, so we have to assign that too every time.
I’m not sure what version of GRBL is running on my controller, how can I find out?
Thank you in advance,