After Using LB for a few weeks now I could not be happier with my purchase. Because of LB optimization and control over the laser I have been able to reduce my etching/engraving cycle times on just one job from 40mins to 7mins! Wow! That’s just one of a slew of other benefits this software has helped me.
Best improvement/upgrade to my machine besides the the MG which is a req retro fit to utilize LB.
Along the way I have found a few things that LB could use or I just don’t know how to do if the option is available. Here’s my list thus far. Please feel free to correct me if I am missing something as I am still learning the software so may be error on my part.
A) A way to stop Layers from being affected by “Undo” Command. I set a good speed/feed, later realize I need to undo some vectors etc and end up undoing the layer speeds/feeds attributes. Ruin my material before I realize it was undone. (This bites me in the butt all the time)
B) Lockable layers, so vectors can’t be moved or selected for when using as a template/workoffset/reference point.
C) Special/Specific Warning if objects are outside machine/grid area and selected for output.
D) Ability to have feeds/speeds in one measurement system and vectors/draw board in another.
Drawing board and Vectors in Imperial and Speed/Feed in mm.
E) Workoffsets, “Workoffset Library” Like the Layer Library.
F) Laser fire button could use a max timer. (ms)
G) Not have to click the edge of text/vectors to select.
H) Ability to highlight all text by double clicking or on first click or drag mouse to high-lite and/or (Shift+Home/End) to highlight all text
I) Reduce Font load time by not having fonts preview in the drop down. This is personal preference but the benefit to load time/lag ratio is worth loosing the preview.
Origin (Green dot/Current Position) sometimes sticks to Absolute/Machine Cords/top left of grid, switching “Start From:” does nothing at this point. Must save & reopen file to clear the bug. Seems to happen after I have used Undo a few times or something. Still trying to catch it in the act. I usually notice it too late once the machine takes off to the moon.