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# Coordinates and Job Origin
There are a couple different ways to tell LightBurn how to cut the project within the work area of your machine. You choose them in the "Start From" box on the Laser tab:
## Absolute Coordinates
**Absolute Coordinates** is the simplest - The page grid you see in the main editing window represents your machine's work area. Anything you place in that area will be cut in the corresponding place on your machine. Users with small lasers like the K40 will likely find this the simplest and most intuitive option.
In the image below, the two circles placed in the middle of the work area will be cut in the middle of the machine work area. The green square in the lower-left of the image represents the Job Origin, and the red square in the same place shows the Machine Origin. In "Absolute Coordinates" these are always in the same place.
![Coordinates Absolute Position](./img/CoordinatesAbsolute.png)
## Current Position