Id say you were on the right track in that, ( and I havent gotten to the bottom of the RDWorkd / LightBurn working together to control things partnership ) but, the controller accepts certain settings.
Those settings can come from RDWorks OR LightBurn IF and its a very relevant IF, the program has the options to set those specific parameters in its library of settings, IF NOT, you simply cant make the change UNLESS to go to a program that does.
In this case Lightburn does not have the full bank of options re Air Assist BUT It does have some …HOWEVER ( IN THIS SPECIFIC CASE ) one level below ( Deeper) than the Lightburn access is the RDWorks layer, in which the “while laser firing” OR “through process” is set. Then those very important parts of a job specification are included in the command chain sent to the laser when a higher level request "Air assist YES OR NO " are constructed and sent.
So I really do think you are barking uo the right tree, one of “The guys” will hopefully read this and say
Yes thats roughly it