Is there a way to either manually place the green origin square, or omit layers from affecting the position of it?
The attached image is an example of a problem I run into all the time with Lightburn that leaves me feeling irate with the software. I have a tool layer that is referencing a physical jig on the laser bed. The jig indexes along the sides of the bed, and I have a saved position that moves the laser head to the exact left center. I have one layer that needs to be cut, and one layer that doesn’t get cut but I need to hold on to. Is there a way to either lock the green origin to the left center of the tool, or have LB not factor in the layers that I’m not cutting? There has to be something I’m missing here because user defined software origins is basic in every other CAM package I’ve ever used.
@DaveP1 While you’ve gotten some tips I don’t think anyone has tried to answer your concern directly. Frankly, I think this is a bug and related to an issue I brought up in a different topic where the framing functionality references even layers where output set turned off.
@gdrennan Given @DaveP1’s specific needs I don’t think using “Cut Selected Graphics” alone will get him the desired effect as he has objects outside of his burning area but within the workspace that are affecting the origin.
He will have to use the “Use Selection Origin” to enable this.
Thanks everyone. I rarely used the Cut Selected Graphics feature so it hadn’t occurred to me to experiment with it. I’m okay with needing to drag select the tool layer to get it to calculate the origin correctly. I was able to get this workflow to work correctly with some of my production files, so I’m content with this solution. Thanks again.