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by Picengraver
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 6137

Re: laser newbie

Jan,
Yes, PicLaser only imports image files. It will only convert image files, not vector files, to .bmp.
by Picengraver
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 6137

Re: laser newbie

Jan,
What version of PicSender do you have?
If you click the Full Editor & Preview button below your post, you can upload images.
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by Picengraver
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 6137

Re: laser newbie

Jan, First, with PicSender set to 'Spindle' mode, manually jog your Z height to where you want it and click the blue 'Zero Z' button. Then you must switch grbl to laser mode. To do this: Click the yellow GRBL button and check the 'Use Auto Settings' check box on the Grbl set up screen. Then, click c...
by Picengraver
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: CNC Controller Discussions
Topic: Picsender and Triquetra 3 Axis
Replies: 3
Views: 4660

Re: Picsender and Triquetra 3 Axis

Bob,
At the bottom of the main PicSender screen is a HELP button. Click it, then click on the Tutorials button in the popup Help page.
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by Picengraver
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: CNC Controller Discussions
Topic: Picsender and Triquetra 3 Axis
Replies: 3
Views: 4660

Re: Picsender and Triquetra 3 Axis

Bob, I use one of the first Triquetra plates with PicSender, with the Triquetra code loaded into the Quick Codes feature of PicSender. I also use it with the Probe feature of PicSender to probe one axis at a time. More info on these features can be found in the Tutorial. (click Help >>> click Tutori...
by Picengraver
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: pep5 download
Replies: 3
Views: 4538

Re: pep5 download

Erwin,
I sent you a followup email. Maybe it went to your spam folder?
We would appreciate knowing whether or not you were successful in registering PicEngrave Pro 5 on your new computer.
Thank you.
John Champlain
by Picengraver
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Looking for advice / recommendations on laser CNC
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Looking for advice / recommendations on laser CNC

Well, there are no laser diodes that will cut 1/4 ply single pass. And be leery of any laser diodes advertised to be over 7 watts. For cutting 1/4 ply single pass, you will have to go with a CO2 machine (probably around 100 watts or better), but that brings up another problem. To have a CO2 with a 3...
by Picengraver
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: Idea for future feature?
Replies: 1
Views: 1638

Re: Idea for future feature?

Thanks Bruce. Interesting idea. I have added it to my list and will give some consideration as to how best to implement such a feature.
John
by Picengraver
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: Locking Stepper Motors
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Locking Stepper Motors

Bob, a setting has to be changed in grbl to "lock" the steppers. It is $1=x (step idle delay, msec), and x shown here needs to be 255. From PicSender, click the yellow GRBL button, then click Edit Settings on the Grbl screen. Change whatever number is after the = in setting $1, and change ...

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