Hi everyone. Really excited with my new toy, JTech 7w on a Shapeoko 3 XXL. I’m in the process of engraving a wooden sign but I have to engrave it “vertically” meaning, if you stand in front of the machine, the letters are at a 90 deg angle and the sentence will read bottom to top of the wood (along Y axis). While engraving, the machine goes along the X axis (left to right). My text is spaced out up to 21 inches so it basically engraves 1 small line (part of a letter), traverses the entire board (~20 inches) then engraves another small line for the bottom sentence. As you can imagine, this takes forever. I’m engraving at 60ipm at 100% power.
Basically my questions are these,
- Can I change the direction the laser will engrave, to follow the Y axis?
- Can I tell the machine to advance through the “non-engraving” parts much quicker than when the laser is “on” and engraving?
- Can I change any of these setting midway through running a session?
Thank you in advance!