Cool! So we don’t have every imaginable control, but certainly a lot of them. More than my Trotec gives, I think.
Never used any other laser, so don’t know what’s standard for this kind of thing.
We’ve got a boatload of controls on this one though - to use or not, depending on comfort level.
(Really didn’t take long to get comfortable with changing the settings though…maybe a week?)
Yeah, my impression without knowing how it used to be: it’s all about the selection rectangle. (There’s also a weird thing where you can’t move something with an onscreen drag unless it’s larger than a critical size.)
I can control operations by color with mine but can’t delete or move or resize them in the control software. So this is more than I’ve had before
Once you figure out the nested & overlapping impact it all makes sense.
One trick that I find handy is breaking an object with a miniscule cut. A lot of times I want to do a final cut out of the project - like a square or circle. If I draw one that surrounds it then I can’t manipulate the internal objects individually if I need to (resize or move) even though I can specify different operations. What I do is draw the bounding box and then clip a tiny piece out of the box/circle. That stops it from being a bounding box as it’s an open object. But I can still make it a final cut and the tiny spot won’t stop it from freeing. It’s like leaving a tab to break it out afterwards.
I would think you could make the outer cut simply two pieces. That would keep it from being a closed shape, but would not leave any part uncut.
You can do that too. In my engrave calibration template I actually have a U shape and a line. They do connect at the corners but it does treat them as two things that allow me to manipulate the inner items which is critical for how I run the engrave calibration.
You could assign them different settings or ignore them separately - but they will drag together if you try to move them.