Thank you for replying… Vigoworks is what came with the L7X. I tried LaserGRBL but the GRBL implementation in the L7X is unusual and requires work arounds to get other software to work… Sticking with VigoWorks for now.
I was hoping to be able to use FreeCAD and export to GCode or DXF… But Vigo has not implemented the GCode import, and I have started to find that there is no such thing as 'standard DXF"
So its JPG right now… I’ve done some nice etchings onto home made ukulele tops, and tried laser cutting from JPG templates successfully… I was surprised at the degree of accuracy that you can get from JPG cuts/engravings.
I downloaded Inkscape, but I found the interface quite confusing and complicated (yet another bit of software to learn… I used Paint.Net (which I paid for and hence want to use it over other programs for JPG creation/editing.
I think I will fix the L7X to a board and create some way to mount the sheet material on the board. I gues that if I draw the etch and the cuts together and then save them to separate JPGs. then I can engrave first and cut after provided that neither the engraver nor the work moves.
I was hoping for a one stage process. But if not available than I’ll try the above.