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Maarten65

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How to map DXF layers to BCL? (RESOLVED)
« on: February 04, 2020, 03:23:52 AM »
Hello everybody,

Since two days I am playing with my Eleksmaker A3 laser cutter. Concerning the time span I am very happy with the results till now. The machine is working fine with BCL (trial).I am able to execute gcode to the machine, great! This morning I made a start with a custom dxf file (just simple, one text object and a few rectangles) and can load in inside BCL.

But now I am wondering if, and if so how, I can map a dxf layer inside bcl? So layer 'Cut' should be recognized for one single ToolPath? (and then be used for one Laser Tool Parameter)
So when my drawing contains two layers, named 'Cut' and 'Engrave', two tool path should be created in BCL.

I scanned to manual published on the web side and I couldn't find any info, maybe I overlooked it.

Best regards from a rainy Netherlands,
Maarten
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 05:36:52 AM by Administrator »
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Re: How to map DXF layers to BCL?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 05:38:47 AM »
You can create multiple toolpaths, each with their own laser tool. You can save each toolpath to be used again. I'm not sure what is different that you are trying to do?
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Re: How to map DXF layers to BCL? (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 10:33:36 AM »
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...You can create multiple toolpaths, each with their own laser tool...
How do I select all elements of one layer of a dxf to be placed in one toolpath?
Or do I have to create a dxf file with only one layer in it? My dxf file now contains two layers. (named 'cut' and 'engraved')
When reading this file I have all elements in one toolpath, how can I filter them to have one layer in one tool path and the other layer in a second toolpath?

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Maarten
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 10:58:45 AM by Maarten65 »
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Re: How to map DXF layers to BCL? (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 01:38:08 PM »
You have to manually select the drawing objects you want to group together for a given toolpath.

Let me know if you need help with how to select drawing objects/elements.
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