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by Picengraver
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

No, PicEngrave Pro and PiLaser will only do raster files. You can use VCarve to do vector files, but not raster engrave images. I apologize for any confusion.
by Picengraver
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

As I understand, the J-Tech has a switch to set for PWM or TTL??? TTL is supposed to fire at full power? Best you contact J-Tech for setup info. Wish I could help. Maybe time for me to get one of Jay's units myself.

Maybe this will help you:
https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=8541
by Picengraver
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

Oh, and an S255 should give maximum laser power when M03 is clicked. S127 will be 1/2 power. Please always focus using the lowest value for S that will just light up the laser.
by Picengraver
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

Thanks Jan. Grbl 1.0c does not support automatic changes in operating mode and it is not needed. It was compiled and released by the late Larry Mayberry before grbl 1.1 was released. To manually control your laser click on one of the laser options and set the S value to 5 then click the M03 button. ...
by Picengraver
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

Good Morning Jan, Click on the $I button and let me know what is displayed in the message box. You should also see the grbl version when PicSender connects. PS grbl version.jpg You can also view the version with the "$I" button. PS grbl version2.jpg I will load the same grbl version you ha...
by Picengraver
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

Jan,
What version of grbl are you using? Grbl 9 versions do not support Automatic setting changes and does not have a Laser mode.
by Picengraver
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: laser newbie

Jan,
Here is a screen shot of the Auto Settings in v.2.9.0.2.
PS GRBL Screen.jpg
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by Picengraver
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

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: 133

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.
Preview.jpg
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by Picengraver
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: PicSender
Topic: laser newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 133

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...

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