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by JimG
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Selecting the right software version
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Selecting the right software version

There is (or was?) a version of Cut2D specifically for laser cutters called Cut2D Laser. I got my copy bundled with my Emblaser cutter a year or two ago and I think I remember the last update to the software was just over a year ago. However, I've just done a Google search and it seems as though Vec...
by JimG
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Using Cut2D for Emblaser1
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Using Cut2D for Emblaser1

Hi there, had purchased an Emblaser1 years ago and got Cut2D Desktop with it. Long story short: Recently completely started over setting up the Emblaser1 again and since i use an upgraded PC (i.e. Windows10, new hardware) i purchased the newest version of Cut2D Desktop to do so. Question: I DO have...
by JimG
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Milling area between letters
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

Re: Milling area between letters

I would agree with Adrian. I think the two long horizontal lines above and below the letters are confusing the software. I think you have to generate a closed vector for the area between the letters and then select the inner parts of the "B" and the "R" along with the vector for the space between wh...
by JimG
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Laser Bug?
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Cut2D Laser Bug?

Is there a width to the laser the way it's defined in the software though? In the router version of the software inside and outside make sense because bits have width but with a laser I wouldn't have thought it would make sense to do that hence (IMO) why it reverts to on the line. Probably best to ...
by JimG
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Laser Bug?
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Cut2D Laser Bug?

I've been working with the latest V9 of Cut2D Laser and VTransfer and like the upgrades. But there is one niggle with V2 Laser. If you set up and calculate a toolpath to either "Cut Inside" or "Cut Outside", and if you call up this toolpath to edit it, it has defaulted to "Cut On" which can catch yo...
by JimG
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Gcode senders?
Replies: 8
Views: 3351

Re: Gcode senders?

Yes, I have a grbl based Shapeoko 3. I also have a Darkly Labs Emblaser that came with Cut2D Laser which has V-Transfer for sending the gcode files. It seems that Cut2D doesn't include V-Transfer so I was wondering what other senders/postprocessors(?) people might be using with Cut2D. I've been wor...
by JimG
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Laser V8.5 Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Re: Cut2D Laser V8.5 Questions

Allowance offset is the amount you want to offset the toolpath by from where it would normally cut. Saves you the hassle of creating a new set of vectors and is usually used for tweaking parts that fit together. Probably not needed much on a laser cutter but it's very handy for a router cutter. Adr...
by JimG
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Laser V8.5 Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Cut2D Laser V8.5 Questions

I've just downloaded the new V8.5 and I've got one or two questions since the help file doesn't seem to have been updated to cover the new features. I assume that "Kerf Width" is the measured width of the laser beam - (needed for the Cut settings?) What is "Allowance Offset"? The Cut Inside/Outside/...
by JimG
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: upgrade with problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4323

Re: upgrade with problem

All sorted thanks to Mark.

Jim.
by JimG
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: upgrade with problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4323

Re: upgrade with problem

8.5 is a complete new installation not an upgrade as far as I'm aware. That's what I thought when I logged on to the web site with my main PC and read the upgrade details. But when I went to my other PC, which I use for email, and accessed the download page again on the web site, I was offered the ...
by JimG
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: upgrade with problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4323

Re: upgrade with problem

Can I add to this thread? I've just downloaded the upgrade from Cut 2D Desktop V8.0 to V8.5 and when I run it, the update won't recognise that I have V8.0 installed. I have the software installed on two machines - both Win 10, 64 bit and the same problem occurs. On both machines the V8 .exe file is ...
by JimG
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Desktop Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 6938

Re: Cut2D Desktop Startup

There should be no reason to edit the registry. That value is set from the last job as far as I know. So if you start Cut2D, set it to mm and then exit the next time you load it it will be in mm. Adrian, That's what I was used to in my previous versions of Cut2D - V1.0 and V1.5. In digging around i...
by JimG
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Desktop Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 6938

Re: Cut2D Desktop Startup

Adrian wrote:How are you loading the DWG files? Are you double clicking them or are you starting Cut2D and importing them?
Adrian,

Have a look at my response to Thom. I've found the answer. I normally start my DWG and DXF files from inside Cut2D.

Jim.
by JimG
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Desktop Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 6938

Re: Cut2D Desktop Startup

Have you checked the Windows registry? Vectric stores a lot of data in there, like all applications did way-back-when. I don't have Cut2D, instead I have the 3D edition. But, it looks like it might be using a registry key named NewModelInMM, which appears to be either 1 or 0. It's a bit unclear whe...
by JimG
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Cut2D Desktop Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 6938

Cut2D Desktop Startup

Just a small niggle. :D I've been using Desktop for a month or two and one thing niggles me amost everytime I start. I do all my drafting in AutoCAD LT and normally work in metric with units as millimetres. When I load the metric DWG files I almost always get the "Drawing too large" message and the ...