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Re: Updates
« Reply #420 on: January 08, 2017, 04:46:39 AM »
Thanks guys.

Bernd, the latest official release is v1.3t which can be found at the "Download" link in my signature. I also publish release candidates which may or may not become actual versions depending on what bugs or problems are reported. That is what I just released, v1.3s and is located in the first post of this thread - the direct link is in my signature under "Updates".

Download: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=41.msg272#msg272
Updates: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php?topic=113.msg1263#msg1263

You must remove (uninstall) the current version using Control Panel / Add Remove Programs first, once removed you can install the new version by running the setup.exe in the zip file. The license is not affected.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #421 on: January 08, 2017, 02:23:39 PM »
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Re: Updates
« Reply #422 on: January 09, 2017, 08:27:36 PM »
here are 2 pngs.  I created them both yesterday.  The captain america wont invert. the castle will invert.
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Re: Updates
« Reply #423 on: January 10, 2017, 05:08:21 AM »
It is due to the transparency in the 32bpp image.

The background isn't white it is clear, so when you invert it the black changes to white but clear is still clear so the image effectively disappears.

Before converting the image to G-code I add a white background as otherwise transparent lasers black.

So my "fix" is just to apply that when you load the image rather than later, simple. It is fixed and will be in the next release.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #424 on: January 10, 2017, 09:10:50 AM »
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Re: Updates
« Reply #425 on: January 17, 2017, 07:12:30 AM »
Some new features coming soon in v1.3w "Wales".

Option to convert PNG transparent background to white (default) or black.
Improved "Frame" function with optional display on the G-code viewer.
Added header information on the G-code (shows home position, size and settings).
Show COM port and baud rate of connection in the laser control screen.
Display travel distances (rapid and cutting).
Added user selectable post processor options (they are still auto detected but now you can override settings).
Rapid Skip Blank function increases speed to rapid feed rate in white areas (faster).
Adjust laser power or feed rate based on cutting angle (see image).
DXF colors now range from laser min to max or feed rate to rapid feed rate (previous method still available as an option).

I also fixed any reported bugs and added some additional tool tip "hover" text.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #426 on: January 17, 2017, 11:44:00 AM »
Ooooh hover text.

 I like the idea of improved frame mode. I didn't think of that when I was thinking of color invert.

Bring on the Welsh
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Re: Updates
« Reply #427 on: January 17, 2017, 11:57:11 AM »
I added a picture of the "view" with frame and origin added, of course I'm boring and have the origin lower left (you know, where it's supposed to be  ;D )

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Re: Updates
« Reply #428 on: January 21, 2017, 07:30:03 AM »
v1.3w "Wales" has been released (up on post #1 in case you can't find it).

In addition to the changes listed above I also added a few more, so this release has a lot of new features.

User configurable increment for DXF color scales (if using the previous fixed method)
DXF Optimizer now uses the set start position if you have "change start point" selected (previously fixed at lower left)
Added % complete on the progress bar, with an option to display estimated time remaining
Setting to ignore yellow in DXF files (default is ON, this is usually 0% or laser minimum power so it makes sense)
Sketch Templates can now be used for alignment and not output, this is in the advanced settings menu
Laser mode can now be enabled or disabled in the Laser Control screen (only applicable to Grbl 1.1)
Fixed bug in Sketch multi-line text entry (no longer necessary to use Ctrl-Enter for a newline)
Added samples to the help menu (these include the greyscale test and some vector files, I had to keep the sizes small)
DXF rotate and flip have been added
DXF relocate origin and optimizer can now be used after loading, and also right clicking the menu does a one-time "fix"
Register link on toolbar - as apparently people were having a hard time finding how to purchase

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Re: Updates
« Reply #429 on: January 21, 2017, 02:04:14 PM »
I'm soooo excited.  its like christmas ;D ;D
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Re: Updates
« Reply #430 on: January 21, 2017, 02:24:51 PM »
Let me know how the DXF rotate/flip works, it was a "quick add" but seemed simple enough.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #431 on: January 21, 2017, 09:23:12 PM »
flip and rotate work great.  I like the time remaining!!! that was a good add.  I like being able to do the dxf optimizer anytime and not having to reload.   

My freaking y axis wire came apart again.  Time to order a replacement.  I'm on a work trip to napa this next week so its a good time to order.
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Re: Updates
« Reply #432 on: January 22, 2017, 04:30:20 AM »
Thanks! I was going to leave those for the next version but it was a couple of lines of code for each so I just added them in.

I often want to relocate the origin of a file but don't want it selected for future jobs, so the right click in the menu just does it once but doesn't select the option. Works for the Optimizer too.

Yes, time to replace the wire completely.

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Re: Updates
« Reply #433 on: January 24, 2017, 01:32:06 PM »
how to update a PC without Internet?
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Re: Updates
« Reply #434 on: January 24, 2017, 01:58:16 PM »
Download the zip, put it on a USB stick and take it to your computer.