I want to ask a question. Rgearding the capabilities of LaserWeb.
I am still not using it, as I am still waiting for my Chinese laser engraver. But as far as I see it is the most popular way to drive those engravers.
Now I have some moderate experience with 3-Axis CNC milling and Mach3. There is a speciffic feature in Mach3 that I really need. And I can’t find any information if this feature is present in LaserWeb.
The feature I need is called "Display Mode"in Mach3, and what it does, is to set a new XY coordinate system for the current work (some degrees off of the machine’s XY axis), based on the actual X axis of the model you are working on.
Usually what I did while milling (and what I want to do with this laser engraver) is
place two X markers that are placed on a line paraller to the initial X axis, and also the left X mark, also acts as the origin point for the model (zero position for X,Y and Z). Then I take the workpiece out for some other processing.
So once I get back to engraving or milling the same part, I could use the left X mark, as the origin point, then move the laser/endmill over the second X mark, press “Display mode” and then this between the two X marks becomes the new X axis for the current job. So even if you havent perfectly alligned the PCB, the software will detect that the model’s X-axis is (for example) 6 degree tilted, and would correct the machine’s path.
I don’t know if I have explained this well enough, my English is not so good especially when it comes down to CNC stuff But I hope some of you will understand me.