Vigotec VG-L7X DXF file issue

Hi, I’ve just received my 1st cnc Laser, the 20w Vigotec VG-L7X from Banggood. Took about 15mins to assemble, instructions aren’t too bad for a Chinese product, and it comes with safety goggles in the box. No problems connecting to the machines wifi hotspot and using their own Vigoworks software engraving / cutting jpeg images is pretty simple. However Despite being advertised to accept DXF files, when I click the import DXF option in Vigoworks and select a file, it doesn’t import and the software freezes.
Has anyone managed to use any different software with this machine or managed to get the stock software to cut dxf files? Thanks.

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No it appear not, hopefully someone might come up with a solution. I guess if all else fails I could swap the control board.

My plan us to swap the control board to a basic GRBL Board probably from SainSmart. I have been very let down by this laser and the BangGood app/website. I guess I should have expected as much perhaps for simply $200. Also, don’t bother joining any Facebook Groups, everyone is a stuck up prick haha… “oh you DIDNT buy ORTUR? HOW DARE YOU!” is the most common reply.

Hello John;
I have a VG-L7X and initially had the same problem. I decided the DXF files were too big so I used Qcad to select smaller portions of my source DXF file and layout the elements I wanted to cut. I converted my source files so mm units of measure and maintained the units in every DXF file. I was able to import the smaller DXF files and cut them with the L7X using the Vigotec software. There are no limit switches so be sure your parts are smaller than the work area.
I also expanded the work area of my machine by replacing the main rail and belt with a longer ones. I can now process an element up to 190mm x 950mm.
Good luck with it.

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Hi Tim, Thanks very much for taking the time to reply I’ll give Qcad a go. I was thinking about swapping the rails and belt to give me a slightly larger work area as well.

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When larger images are imported, there is often an error message that says something about scaling the image to fit the work area. I just say continue or OK and the image imports and then I rescale it using the hand scalers on the right of the software display. I have been able to engrave JPG images that use the full range of my laser. DXF files don’t seem to produce the error. I have been able to cut 22" long parts from DXF files on my expanded L7X laser.

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Ho litigato 2 giorni con i dxf, con Qcad ho davvero risolto, grazie veramente!!

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Hi Tim,

Would you be able to expand on your process and parts used to expand the work area on the LX7?

Thank you!