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New EleksMAker CAD
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:13:52 PM »
Hello everyone I'm new to the forum but I've been reading here a lot. I've learned a great deal so far. I just got my first laser last week, an A3 EleksMaker. Is anyone else using the new EleksMaker Evolution Cad? It was released this month it seems as a replacement for Benbox. I downloaded it from Banggood. I've enever used Benbox, only seen it used in videos. This seems a lot more stable and easy to use. I still may switch to T2 laser but so far this is doing really well for me. Not trying to take anything from Zax and the other guys who are working hard to provide great software options, just making sure the folks who are stuck with free software realize there is another option.
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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I could never install benbox so I went straight to t2. You might be the first using evolution. Glad to hear they are working on better software. As you find its benefits and limitations keep us updated. The good things will be sure to be incorporated be zax and Ralph in their future endeavors.
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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 04:13:56 AM »
Is anyone else using the new EleksMaker Evolution Cad? It was released this month it seems as a replacement for Benbox. I downloaded it from Banggood.

Hi 2combs,

please provide me a link for download, i would like to look and try.

Thank you in advance.

nc
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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 05:34:53 AM »
Hi 2combs,

please provide me a link for download, i would like to look and try.

Thank you in advance.

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https://mega.nz/#F!PpgCTIIB!RIdIsOxdhOnEGMces58O3Q

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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 05:54:44 AM »
I don't know why, but the link keep requesting the folder data but never gives a download link.
Laser: A5 2000mw with L7 Board
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Image Resizer Applications: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,1434.msg20182.html#msg20182

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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 08:29:18 AM »
Thank you, link is fine.

I don't know why, but the link keep requesting the folder data but never gives a download link.

You need to right click on the file on the right side of screen and choose Download..
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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 09:08:06 AM »
I will try it when I get home on a different internet. The file does not even load for me to be able to download.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 11:16:09 AM »
I will try it when I get home on a different internet. The file does not even load for me to be able to download.

I got that link from this Banggood product page, down below the specs. It's the one that says "The New updated software download link (2017.01)" Let me know if you have trouble with it, I think I still have it. I can host it somewhere for download.

http://www.banggood.com/2500mW-A3-30x40cm-Desktop-DIY-Violet-Laser-Engraver-Picture-CNC-Printer-Assembling-Kits-p-1003863.html?rmmds=search
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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 05:43:58 PM »
I don't know why, but the link keep requesting the folder data but never gives a download link.
worked for me,  https://mega.nz/#F!PpgCTIIB!RIdIsOxdhOnEGMces58O3Q

i think sometimes the server gets busy i had couple issues  with other files off that page before, but i just downloaded it ok,
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Re: New EleksMAker CAD
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 05:53:28 PM »
So playing around with the program more today i discovered the weak laser light option works on my laser now, previously i never had the weak light option because my board was never equipped with the button, so in the new software  you are able to adjust or intensify the weak laser output.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2017, 01:16:58 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I could never install benbox so I went straight to t2. You might be the first using evolution. Glad to hear they are working on better software. As you find its benefits and limitations keep us updated. The good things will be sure to be incorporated be zax and Ralph in their future endeavors.


I have tried to use it, however after following all the directions twice it still will not connect to my new A3 2500mw Laser.  It works fine with T2 and BenBox, so I do not know why the software will not find the device.

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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2017, 07:17:12 PM »

I have tried to use it, however after following all the directions twice it still will not connect to my new A3 2500mw Laser.  It works fine with T2 and BenBox, so I do not know why the software will not find the device.

Benbox install prevents elekslaser from detecting the device. You need to write the software to the device

1. Open Eleks laser, select Control, select a COM Port
2. Select CONFIGURE, Click the DRIVER BUTTON - install the driver
3. Click the RST button - let that install
4. Go back to CONTROL and use elekslaser.


I use elekslaser. I Have cut through 3mm craft plywood. Elekslaser is severally limited. If you only want to etch or trace picture and text elekslaser works just fine for that.

A major issues with elekslaser:

Limited formats for designs
Seems to resize imported pics