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equipment:a0_laser_cutter:software [2019/04/07 19:11]
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equipment:a0_laser_cutter:software [2019/10/25 14:40] (current)
kit.wallace added OpenSCAD
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 LibreCAD is a free and open source CAD application and a fork of the popular, now closed source, QCAD.\\ LibreCAD is a free and open source CAD application and a fork of the popular, now closed source, QCAD.\\
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-While LibreCAD is a full 2D CAD package in it'​s ​own right, one of it'​s ​most useful features is it'​s ​ability to save modern DXF files in older formats. Open a DXF file and then File -> Save As, choose DXF R14 for best results with LaserCut 5.3.+While LibreCAD is a full 2D CAD package in its own right, one of its most useful features is its ability to save modern DXF files in older formats. Open a DXF file and then File -> Save As, choose DXF R14 for best results with LaserCut 5.3. 
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 +== OpenSCAD == 
 +[[https://​openscad.org | openscad.org]] 
 +Although this open source application is primarily used for 3D work, 2D work is also supported by 2D primatives and projection() from 3D objects. ​ OpenSCAD is a programming language rather then a GUI and is great for parametric and computed designs. ​ The DXF output is compatible with LaserCut 5.3.  
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 +One useful tip for work which has an outline to be cut and areas to be engraved :  use the pattern ​ difference() { outlines; engraved;​} ​ to get both sets of paths into the DXF.  ​
  
 == LaserCut Demo == == LaserCut Demo ==
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 The main program will not work without a licence, however Lasercut53_Demo.exe in the installation directory will work and import DXF files. File -> Save is disabled in this demo however if you exit the program the save dialogue has not been removed, therefore this can be used to check your DXF files and configure your cutting parameters at home. See [[silvertail_a0_laser_cutter_prep|LaserCut 5.3 File Preparation]]. The main program will not work without a licence, however Lasercut53_Demo.exe in the installation directory will work and import DXF files. File -> Save is disabled in this demo however if you exit the program the save dialogue has not been removed, therefore this can be used to check your DXF files and configure your cutting parameters at home. See [[silvertail_a0_laser_cutter_prep|LaserCut 5.3 File Preparation]].
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 +== Lightburn ==
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 +[[https://​lightburnsoftware.com/​ | Lightburn]] is a popular, more functional laser controller application,​ but sadly only the proprietory LaserCut software will work with the MPC6515 controller in our laser cutter.
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