I have just started learning Lightburn to help my parents learn how to laser engrave. What a fantastic piece of software. I am really enjoying learning it.
I have one small issue and I would be very grateful if anyone could advise me on it.
I started to draw numbered discs before our laser engraver arrived so I could learn how Lightburn works. The numbers are engraved (fill) and the discs are subsequently cut (line).
When I added the laser engraver in Lightburn (Aeon Laser – Ruida), the discs I had previously drawn were upside down. I am guessing this is due to the top right-hand origin, the default settings must have been bottom left before I added the machine. No problem, a simple 180 degree rotate fixed the issue (photo attached). The discs look perfect and cut/engrave perfectly. However, when I save the file and reopen it, the numbers have rotated and are in a different position.
The only way I have found to get them back in the correct position is to delete the laser engraver device, close the program and re-open the file in Lightburn, then add the machine back in Lightburn. If I save, then close and re-open the file after completing the job, the same problem occurs again.
Obviously, I could re-draw the numbers, in the correct location now the machine is configured in the software and it will probably keep the correct location but it would save a lot of time if I can somehow fix this issue.
It feels like there is a clash between the default Lightburn work area and the work area which I gain access to after adding the laser. I notice the snap to grid (1mm increments) doesn’t work properly on my file after adding the laser machine. It will snap in the middle of the 1mm increments on one of the axis (photo attached). I’m not sure if this is a clue.
Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide. I really appreciate it.