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pbucc

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Any of the software work on a MAC
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:17:42 AM »
hi everyone.  just put together the bangood a3 elekslaser kit.  looking for recommendations on what software to use for engraving and cutting.  does anything work on a mac os?
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Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 12:03:50 PM »
without digging to deep into it myself, I know Laserweb4 has a dmg file
https://github.com/LaserWeb/LaserWeb4-Binaries/releases

I have heard that BenCutLaser will work with Parallel (or whatever the virtual machine software is called. Sorry, don't have my mac at hand to check)
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Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 12:15:59 PM »
i've seen the laserweb software. just wanted to see if any of the ones on this forum do. 
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Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 01:52:07 PM »
I have many T2Laser customers using Parallels, Boot Camp or similar.

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Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 03:47:10 PM »
Thanks Zax. I installed your T2. Updated the grbl. Works fine on the first shot. Is there a way that the laser doesn't  come on when you push the button on the main board? Also can I run a test of the job without the laser?
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Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 04:01:56 PM »
The laser pulse when you connect is a hardware design flaw, the only solution is a pull down resistor from TTL+ to Ground. I used a 1kohm on my laser which worked great, others have used anything from 2.2kohm to 910ohm.

You can unplug the laser or set laser max to 1. It gives me an idea though, a post processor that removes any laser values.

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Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 01:26:04 PM »
Don't know if on a mac its different but i just run the test with the button on top of the laser pressed, it keeps it at minimum but i can still see where the image is going.

I found out by accidentally starting a burn and forgot to depress the button  :-[

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