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How to Fill in an Outlined Letter or Shape

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to fill in an outlined letter or shape.

  1. Enter you desired text or shape at the correct part height.
  2. Select the hatch icon ( hatch).
  3. Select enable.
  4. Select mark contour.
  5. Use the default line spacing of (0.002″).
  6. Select ok.
  7. Select red for the red pointer to verify position.
  8. Adjust position if necessary.
  9. Select mark.

How to Curve Text Around a Circle

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Curve text around a circle

  1. Enter you desired text at the correct part height.
  2. Select the font icon (font).
  3. Check circle text.
  4. Enter the desired circle diameter.
  5. Enter text.
  6. Set text height – Using “height” value.
  7. Select red for the red pointer to verify position.
  8. Adjust position if necessary.
  9. Select mark.

How to Insert Text

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Insert Text

  1. Click on the text icon on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Click on your screen where you would like the text to be located.
  3. Change font settings as desired

How to Insert a Vector Image File

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to insert a vector image file

  1. Select “import vector file”
  2. Browse to where you file is located, and select it
  3. Click “open”

How to Insert a Non-vector Image File

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Insert a non-vector image file

  1. Select “import bitmap file” on the left hand toolbar
  2. Browse to where your file is located, and select it
  3. Click “open”
  4. Check “grey” and select apply to turn into grey-scale
  5. Select the Pixel Power Map and choose mark low grey point if desired

How to Make Text or Object an Exact Size

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Make Text or Object an Exact Size

  1. Select the object or text you wish to resize
  2. Go to the “text” settings on the left-hand side of the screen
  3. change the XY size to the size desired

How to Array Serial Numbers

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Array serial numbers

  1. Insert text
  2. Enable variable text
  3. Add serial number
  4. Select array just below the variable text section.

How to Insert Information from an Excel File

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Insert information from an excel file

  1. Insert text
  2. Enable variable text
  3. Add ‘file’ and choose Excel
  4. Choose the .xls file to pull the data from
  5. Select the row, column, and the increment

My .DXF or Vector Image File Did Not Hatch Properly

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

My .dxf or vector image file did not hatch properly

  1. Go to Modify tab.
  2. Curve edit.
  3. Auto connect.

Where Can I Find Starting Parameters

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

Where can I find Starting parameters

  1. Click (on right hand side of the screen) to uncheck “Use default parameters”.
  2. Click on “Select parameters library”.
  3. Click on materials to be marked from the pre-loaded library and click “Ok”.

How to Use the Array Function in the Software

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to use the Array function in the software

  1. Select the text or object you would like to array
  2. Go to ‘modify’ and ‘array’
  3. Select the array number in the X and the Y and the spacing.
  4. Select whether to use offset spacing or graph spacing

How to use the Linked Array Clone Function

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to use the Linked Array Clone Function

  1. Select the text or object that you would like to clone
  2. Go the the left side under object properties and select clone
  3. Select the number on the X and Y and the spacing

How to Save a File

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Save a file

  1. Click the “file” button in the upper left hand corner of the screen
  2. Click “save as” and select where you would like to save the file

How to Insert a Barcode

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to insert a Barcode

  1. Insert text
  2. Change the font library to the barcode library
  3. Choose the barcode that you want within the font style list
  4. Hatch the barcode

 

  1. Choose insert barcode button on the left draw bar
  2. Choose which barcode font you want to use
  3. Hatch the barcode

How to Only Mark Select Items

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to only mark select items

  1. Select the mark select button below the work space
  2. Select the object or text that you want to mark

How to Create an Automatic Date Code

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to create an automatic date code

  1. Insert text
  2. Enable variable text
  3. Select Add, click date code, click “Day in a Month”.
  4. Click Ok.
  5. Select Add, click date code, click “Month in a year”.
  6. Click Ok.
  7. Select Add, click date code, click “Year”.
  8. Click Ok.

How to use the material parameter assistant

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to use the material parameter assistant

  1. Choose what parameter set you want to dial in
  2. Go to the material parameter assistant
  3. Choose how many squares that you want to mark and the size and spacing,
  4. Choose the hatching that you want to use
  5. Choose what 2 parameters you want to experiment with, the starting value and the increments you want each parameter to increase by.
  6. Mark the material desired
  7. Choose the square that best represents the mark you want and output the parameter

How to add parameters to the parameter Library

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to add parameters to the parameter Library

  1. Choose the values you want in the pen parameters setting
  2. Select the parameter library button
  3. Select save current parameter as
  4. Input what you want you want to call the parameter

How to use the Wobble Feature

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to use the wobble feature

  1. Enable the wobble feature in the pen parameters
  2. Choose the type pf wobble, the distance and diameter of the wobble loop
  3. Go to the laser tab and select the wobble preview

How to use the Y rotary mode and split marking

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to use the Y rotary mode and split marking

  1. Access the F3 parameters, go to the axis solution tab
  2. Scroll down and change the A axis mode to Y
  3. Put in your correct part diameter
  4. Input the object or text you want to wrap around the part *NOTE, TO ACHIEVE A FULL WRAP YOU MUST CHANGE THE Y SIZE OF YOUR OBJECT TO THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF YOUR PART
  5. Utilize the project button, use the scroll on the mouse to zoom in and hold control + left click and drag to produce a better angle. This feature will allow you to see how the object will wrap on your part
  6. Go to the split parameter button
  7. On the Y selection, Select either split by size or guideline
  8. Input a size that would be applicable in your situation or create guidelines by left click and dragging from the top ruler and down to the workspace
  9. Utilize the show split button to see how many splits that you have

How to Reverse or Create an inverted Barcode

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to Reverse a Barcode

  1. Insert the barcode
  2. Go to the barcode properties button
  3. Select Reverse and change the blank to the desired

How to change between Inch and metric / how to change nudge distances

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to change between Inch and metric

  1. Go to the system parameters button on the top of the page
  2. Under the general tab choose between Metric and inch

How to engrave around text to leave the text raised

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to engrave around text to leave the text raised

  1. Insert the text
  2. Insert t an object around it
  3. Select both and select the hatch button

How to use multiple hatches for better material removal

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to use multiple hatches for better material removal

  1. Hatch the object or text
  2. Select how many hatches
  3. Select the second hatch and put it at a different angle

How to weld two objects together

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to weld two objects together

  1. Draw the objects with them intercepting
  2. Select both objects
  3. Select Modify>Plastic>Weld

How to align two or more objects

Posted on: May 7th, 2020 by admin

How to align two or more objects

  1. Draw the objects
  2. Select the objects
  3. Utilize the alignment buttons on the top toolbar

What types of vector image files can I import?

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by admin

Common Files

.ai files (Adobe Illustrator files < Version 8)
.plt (CAD plotter files)
.dxf (CAD Drawing exchange files < CAD 2013)
.dst (CAD Drawing sheets file)

Other Files

.jpc (Point cloud files)
.svg files
.nc .g (G code files)
.bot (gerber bot files)

What types of non-vector files can i import?

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by admin

.bmp
.jpg
.gif
.tga
.png
.tif

How to add additional fonts?

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by admin

1. Copy and paste any “true type” font into the windows font folder and then restart software.

pdf_logosmalltinyInstructions for on how to install fonts into Windows for Laser Mark Software.

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Where can I find starting parameters for my materials?

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by admin

Marking Examples

1. Click (on right hand side of the screen) to uncheck “Use default parameters”.
2. Click on “Select parameters library”.
3. Click on materials to be marked from the preloaded library and click “Ok”.

How can I create an automatic date code?

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by admin

1. Insert text.
2. Enable variable.
3. Type .1 in text space.
4. Select Add, click date, click “Month”.
5. Click Ok.
6. Select Add, click date, click “Day of month”.
7. Click Ok.
8. Select Add, click date, click “Year”.
9. Click Ok.

 

 

How to create a keyboard input with variable text

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by admin

1. Insert text.
2. Enable variable text.
3. Select add.
4. Select keyboard.
5. Click ok.
6. Array variable keyboard text if applicable.
7. Click mark.
8. Type in what you want it to mark.