Hi there fellow Laser Friends!
This is my first post here, and i am glad to have found you!
Yesterday i received my K40 (red housing, tube from 7/2019).
The unit seems to be working correctly.
It easyly burned thru 4mm light wood on medium current.
I have watched about 5hrs of videos before even purchasing.
I know that there is a learning curve, but the thing is, that i
dont understand how the software works.
I ditched the software that came with the machine because i dont want to use a dongle,
so i installed inkscape and k40 whisperer.
What i dont understand is why the calculative steps (calculating greyscale?, egv data… not the exact wording i know) are repeated every time i press “vector engrave” for example.
These steps take forever on my 1x3Ghz Pc even for small svg files.
So is there a way to save just the data that will be sent to the machine so you can be quicker and more efficient?
The other thing that i do not understand is the “raster engraving” feature.
I downloaded and made some svg files and none of them could do raster engraving.
So what features does an svg file has to have to enable raster engraving?
And when is raster engraving to be chosen over vector engraving?
Is it best for photo engraving?
Many quiestions i know, but there will be more to come…
Thanks in advance to anybody wanting to help!