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Zax

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Re: Updates
« Reply #405 on: December 20, 2016, 04:38:26 AM »
There was a critical update to 1.1e, but I guess you noticed already.

Can you explain what you are referring to?

1.1e has dynamic laser control, you need to update T2Laser to use it so changing the hex alone won't help. I package the correct hex with T2Laser for that reason, to keep things aligned and working for most people.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #406 on: December 20, 2016, 04:43:26 AM »
Hi Zax! where can i find the latest .hex? I am new at this stuff and i am learning as i go!

Download T2Laser v1.3s and use the Upload Firmware (1.1e) option.


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Re: Updates
« Reply #407 on: December 20, 2016, 04:53:19 AM »
Thanks!  I was working with the old version of T2! Will try  that now.

A bit of topic but have you tried engraving powder coated aluminium?

Thanks,
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Re: Updates
« Reply #408 on: December 20, 2016, 04:55:56 AM »
Can you explain what you are referring to?

1.1e has dynamic laser control, you need to update T2Laser to use it so changing the hex alone won't help. I package the correct hex with T2Laser for that reason, to keep things aligned and working for most people.
Yes, we already had this conversation. I am referring to things that happen to the grbl AFTER you compile and bundle your setup, bugfixes or even critical issues like this:
https://github.com/gnea/grbl/releases/tag/v1.1e.20161219
which is I guess related to this:
[gnea/grbl] Homing Problem with V1.1e (#69)

So, if you want to be able to "patch" your installation, but also distribute a new hex file for your users (without the need to reinstall the whole package) you might want to offer a separate download link for the updated hex version (with a declaimer/warning or something)... but, of course, you might just decide to release a complete new package, that really is up to you.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2016, 06:45:38 AM by toromand »

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Re: Updates
« Reply #409 on: December 20, 2016, 05:00:18 AM »
engraving powder coated aluminium?

It generally works well, but the color and thickness varies so you will need to experiment. If it's a ceramic coating it's way too touch and the laser just darkens it but won't remove it.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #410 on: December 26, 2016, 10:58:43 AM »
hello to everybody. does anyone know if there is an install for Mac Pro users? also what is dynamic laser power doing? i have just bought the t2 laser and is perfect. i am using a 5.5mw laser diode.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #411 on: December 26, 2016, 11:26:08 AM »
If you have Windows emulator you can use T2Laser, but for licensing you need to make sure the hardware ID is static.

Dynamic laser power adjusts the laser output based on speed, it is used to reduce the over burn at start of lines when the machine is accelerating to speed. If you use my default values it has minimal effect as the acceleration is high enough not to be a problem.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #412 on: December 26, 2016, 11:49:24 AM »
v1.3t has been released due to bug that was reported by @toromand  in 1.3s.

When switching from Center to Corner Start the lower right corner was selected instead of the default lower left. This could cause your machine to crash into the limits if you didn't notice the incorrect selection on restart.

In addition I have added the following features:
Menu item to enable/disable Grbl check mode ($C) which can be used to verify G-Code.
Abort and reset Grbl on error (fail safe mode)
Added T2Laser templates (coming soon)
Sketch rescale (resize) is now possible in addition to the previous resize canvas option
Arc text can now be edited by selecting and clicking the icon or pressing "p"

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Re: Updates
« Reply #413 on: December 30, 2016, 02:31:11 PM »
Thanks Zax. I am still running 1.3r
To update, I just need to uninstall and install the new version? That will keep my license? Do I need to be connected to my engraver?
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Re: Updates
« Reply #414 on: December 30, 2016, 02:53:28 PM »
Yes, that's correct. Use Control Panel to uninstall and then install the new version.

The license won't be affected and you shouldn't be connected to the laser.


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Re: Updates
« Reply #415 on: December 30, 2016, 03:05:35 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: Updates
« Reply #416 on: January 07, 2017, 01:35:26 PM »
v1.3u (USA) has been released for testing.

Here are the highlights:
1) Fixed the estimated run time when loading G-code
2) Added image file name to the overlay
3) Added the version to the title bar
4) Added feed rate, laser max power and resolution to the overlay information
5) Added a "silent mode" option to bypass those annoying questions
6) Added an advanced auto-join feature to the dxf optimizer (fixes errors from certain CAD programs)
7) Option to use DXF colors for feed rate rather than laser power
8) Added an experimental LaserBot post processor (needs testing, and probably won't work)
9) Fixed "unexpected feature" aka "a bug" with the engrave frame and center start when using menu
10) Show origin on "view" simulation if not using default lower left corner (toggles with 'd' key)

Feedback would be appreciated and if you have a LaserBot and are interested in helping me get it to work correctly send me a PM.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #417 on: January 07, 2017, 06:39:20 PM »
Wow!  You are a stud!  I really am impressed and am very appreciative of all the hard work and dedication that you have done Zax!
Just got my home switches installed!👍

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Re: Updates
« Reply #418 on: January 07, 2017, 10:44:07 PM »
Agreed! Thanks Zax. As soon as I install the latest version, you improve it.  ;D
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Re: Updates
« Reply #419 on: January 08, 2017, 03:32:54 AM »
Hi!
Im using T2Laser V1.3s
where can I get the updates?
must i delete the old software and install the new one? or how to update?

Thanks for your help and your great Software.

regards, Bernd