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BenCutLaser / Re: Help Files 1.5.0
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:03:48 PM »
BCL 2.0+ Engraving Reference Manual.

BCL Engraving Reference Manual file:

BCL Engraving Reference Manual file:

BenCutLaser / Re: Youtube video tutorial update (OPEN)
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:58:09 PM »
I'm almost finished with the engraving PDF reference manual.

I'll have a download link to a zip file for it within 8 hours. There are 17 chapters, but some of them are only 1 page long, so it's not that bad!

BenCutLaser / Re: Error BencutLaser.LineObject (OPEN)
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:21:37 AM »
The first attachment shows I did two of the parts and I did not run into any problems. The g-code generated fine. I didn't do all five parts because my recommendation is to NOT put all five parts into one toolpath file. There is no reason to do that. Make five toolpath files, one for each part. You will be able to better manage your parts that way.

The second attachment shows I tested two parts in the VLM. The g-code is fine and the two parts 'burned' fine in the VLM. Notice at the bottom of the g-code editor (left side) there are no g-code errors listed.

The third attachment shows how I would do this dxf file: make a toolpath file for each part and save them to individual file names. I used Two and Three to denote those parts from top to bottom as part Two and part Three.

In the g-code generation tab, your toolpath files are listed in the center of the window. Select one, generate the g-code and send it to the VLM to check it. Then you can send that job to your laser machine. Select the next part by selecting the next toolpath file you want to burn and repeat. This is the best way to do this. Users feel like they have to create one massive toolpath file for all of their drawing objects, but that's not the best way to do it. Break your work down into smaller, manageable parts via individual toolpath files and work with those individual toolpath files.

BenCutLaser / Re: Error BencutLaser.LineObject (OPEN)
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:15:02 AM »
2. Yes, use your CAD program to do this.

Step 6 is the last step? You did not generate any g-code yet?

BenCutLaser / Re: Error BencutLaser.LineObject
« on: November 04, 2017, 05:59:45 AM »
1. I see 5 objects in your screen shot, yet your DXF file contains only 1 object. Can you attach the DXF file you were using with the 5 objects?

2. The DXF you posted has mixed units of measurement. Please set them so they are all the same (metric).

3. The error message I cannot read because I only read English.

4. Please list the steps you take to get the error so I can try to reproduce.

General Discussion / Re: New A3 and some greyscale info needed.
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:50:45 PM »
>Testing a grayscale will be hard on the trial because of the gcode limit.

There is no g-code limit anymore in the Trial version of BCL.

Cutting / Re: .DXF file
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:21:51 AM »
The new BCL installer is now available. Please use the link in my signature.

BenCutLaser / Re: Error trying to install version 2.6b (OPEN)
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:20:49 AM »

The new BCL installer is now available. Please use the link in my signature.

Cutting / Re: up grade
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:32:46 PM »
can't get upgrade to install on my windows 10 .exe file not working al so can't use paypal for payment (newbie)

I'm working on a new BCL Setup file. I will have an updated BCL install file as soon as possible!

Cutting / Re: .DXF file
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:05:37 AM »
I would stay away from non-dedicated CAD programs. Their DXF file exports have proven to be buggy.

Use a dedicated 2D CAD program such as QCAD, LibreCAD, NanoCAD, etc.

BenCutLaser / Re: Error trying to install version 2.6b (OPEN)
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:03:01 AM »
I'm working now on getting a new Setup file ready for downloading. It will be another day or two Bert. I had to switch installers and I am still trying to finalize the configuration for BCL's Setup file.

Thanks for your patience.

BenCutLaser / Re: Object Reference not set (OPEN)
« on: October 30, 2017, 10:11:19 AM »

Your C-172 DXF has parts scattered too far away from 0,0 to be usable with any software to laser (unless your laser work area is massive in size). You will have to manually edit your DXF files and move these parts closer to the 0,0 reference points.

See the two attachments: BCL shows the position the same as QCAD does. Note the small tan square in BCL: that's the standard laser work area, approximately 12x12 inches. You can easily see how far away your parts are located.

UPDATE: Steve, you will most likely have to split these parts up into separate DXF files. These parts will not all fit within the standard 12x12 inch laser work area (again, unless your laser work area is large enough). Absolutely nothing wrong with splitting up this file into two or three other DXF files. Just do a Save As with a different name. Then edit each file and move/adjust your parts as needed. It's really simple to move parts in QCAD. Let me know if you need help with this.

BenCutLaser / Re: Object Reference not set (OPEN)
« on: October 29, 2017, 09:35:24 PM »

Paul gave me two file fixes for your DXF file problem. I'll incorporate them into the my current development build and get an update out as soon as I can. My PC crashed so I'm getting another development platform up and running. As soon as I can do a new build, I'll let you know here and then you can download it and try out the fix.

BenCutLaser / Re: Object Reference not set
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:27:59 PM »

Can you post your DXF file and then give me the steps so I can reproduce your problem?


Assembly Help / Re: CNC Kitchen live stream
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:25:22 PM »
Awesome video...thank you...!!!

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