I’ve begun the transition from RDWorks and BossLaser’s software for my two lasers, and toward LightBurn. I’ve been having some issues.
Today I was trying to send a job that included vectors, some small raster files, and one large (8MB) raster file to our Boss HP3655. Working with the software was just fine, but when I tried to send the file to the machine, it choked on it every time. I tried converting the original raster to different formats and reimporting it several times in case it happened to be a file format or corrupted file issue, but that didn’t help. When I sent the file over wi-fi, it would chug along for a bit, but every time it would eventually tell me that the file transfer failed. So I tried saving a UD5 job file to a USB drive, but when I inserted it into the USB port of my Boss, it did not see the file. I tested removing the large raster file from the job, and it sent to the laser easily, but since I needed that file for a client’s job, that only served to isolate the problem, not solve it. I eventually exported my LightBurn file as .ai and imported that into my Boss software, then recreated the parts that wouldn’t import. I was safely able to send my file to the laser from the Boss software.
My understanding from others in my maker space who have advocated LightBurn is that they have sent raster files that were larger than mine with no problem, in many different file formats. I can’t figure out what might have been wrong, but I can tell you that it made for a very frustrating afternoon.