I downloaded LIghtBurn Friday and have been working with it this weekend.
I recently acquired an HL-1060 100w laser from hl-yeah.com after having owned and used an Epilog Legend 2000 25w since 2004. I’m good in CorelDRAW but worked exclusively in LIghtBurn for my latest project - 60 award plaques for a local disc golf tournament. Things came together quickly though I found myself struggling in a couple places. Given the laser bed is 1000x600mm I am doing 15 plaques at a time. These plaques have a shared logo on each with the division and place (1st, 2nd, 3rd…) being unique text. I laid them out and created a template.
I have some operational questions.
In order to check text placement I zoomed in to verify distance from the edge. In CorelDRAW there are scroll bars presented when you zoom so you can pan around the defined project size. I had difficulty moving and recentering when zooming in and out. What is the recommended method for doing this in LightBurn?
The preview feature is awesome! My question here is what’s the best way to get a good saved image to present to a customer?
Engraving by default runs bottom to top. If I want to flip that how is it done?
I have added diode lasers to a couple of my CNC routers which are controlled by LinuxCNC. I tied spindle speed to PWM control output for the diodes. Will the Marlin gcode output work? Or is there another option to generate LinuxCNC standard gcode?
Thank you in advance, Joe