Advice Needed

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farranwilliam
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Advice Needed

Post by farranwilliam »

I am a novice (eighty two young) CNC Router user and I recently Bought a K40 Laser engraver ,will some kind member advise me ------ Which software can I use with Mach3 as cut2D doesnt work on this machine. Please help Joe.

garylmast
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Re: Advice Needed

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Your laser should of come with it's own software to run the machine, not Mach 3. Usually you'll need to import either a Bitmap, dxf or ai file, etc., rather than toolpaths created with the Vectric software. You might want to google the K40 Laser and watch some of the videos.

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Post by Leo »

I use Vectric for most of the work then DXF out then DXF into other software. Which I run my laser direct from.
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