Benbox Laser Machines/CO2 Lasers/3D Printers

Software => T2 Engraving => Topic started by: caperry88 on April 12, 2016, 07:25:24 PM

Title: 1.1g
Post by: caperry88 on April 12, 2016, 07:25:24 PM
Zax,  the last couple of tests I have downloaded the newer T2 software I.have to uni stall the previous version using control panel, is that normal?

Also, do I need to load any additional firmware? The Nano should still have the same settings right?

A first burn using text, I added the word BETHEL and the bots of the E didn't have a complete outline.  First try, might be setting I  am doing.
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: Zax on April 13, 2016, 04:40:06 AM
I'm not sure why you would have to uninstall the previous version, it should just update but it won't hurt anything.

No, all the settings and firmware are the same.

Yes, you are correct. It appears some letters aren't getting closed.

- Zax
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: Zax on April 13, 2016, 05:37:32 AM
OK. I fixed the issue with non-closing letters and updated the latest release.

Let me explain...
Text is treated as a single shape, I coded it to close the last point in the shape. Of course that means in BETHEL, the L was closed but other letters were not. To make things more complex, some letters don't need to be closed, like O's but others like a Q need both the inner and outer shape to be closed. So it is necessary to try various combinations to verify the code.

So...
As I add more features to the program, the code gets increasingly more complex and debugging takes longer (and I can never check every variable or interaction). I know this sounds like I'm making excuses (and I am  ::)) but I also want to say I appreciate your help, checking out the new releases and providing feedback. I see this as a community driven project.

Now back to testing...

- Zax
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: kkberg on April 13, 2016, 06:43:17 AM
I can't find 1.1g, or is 1.1e still the latest for download?
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: Zax on April 13, 2016, 06:50:57 AM
See my signature below... the latest is 1.1h but you can also use 1.1e.

- Zax
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: kkberg on April 13, 2016, 07:01:00 AM
okay, but I can't find the latest version. Please can you provide the link?
I found http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg272#msg272 but 1.1e is the latest version there.
The sketch menu isn't in e.
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: Zax on April 13, 2016, 07:15:20 AM
It's there...  8)
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: kkberg on April 13, 2016, 07:24:51 AM
sorry, I haven't seen it.
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: caperry88 on April 14, 2016, 05:49:30 PM
Klaus, did you get 1.1j?
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: doctor_hs on April 14, 2016, 06:04:55 PM
I got 1.1j 2day ago, and it works fine for me ;)
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: kkberg on April 14, 2016, 11:41:30 PM
yes, I got it. I saw the wood, but not the tree.
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: caperry88 on April 15, 2016, 08:57:45 AM
Haha too funny, these updates are happening quick
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: Zax on April 15, 2016, 10:04:55 AM
Haha too funny, these updates are happening quick

I'm already testing the next version  ;D
Title: Re: 1.1g
Post by: caperry88 on April 15, 2016, 04:30:38 PM
Zax, you definitely need a holiday, if nothing else to let me catch up on all the improvements you have made to the program. :o :o :o :o :o