Laserweb Lesson 2: Mini Checkers Set

In this lesson we will show you how use multiple operations to create a a mini checkers set.

 

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What you will learn:

  • Setting up a multiple engraving operations to achieve a desired result.
  • Using colors to limit operations.

 

What you will need before you start:

  • Laserweb installed. See here for the latest version: LINK
  • Your machine turned on and connected to Laserweb. See the User Manual for how to do this.
  • A piece of 3mm Plywood measuring at least 200x150mm.
  • The Checkers_Set.svg file: LINK

 

Step 1:

Start Laserweb and select the 'Files' Tab.

This will place you into the area where you can import your design files and instruct Laserweb what operations you would like your Emblaser to perform on them.

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Step 2:

Press the 'Add Document' button and load the Checkers_Set.svg into your workspace.

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You will notice the svg file contains green shapes and red lines. We are going to make use of these to help is achieve very specific cutting and engraving results.

 

Step 3:

Click on the Checker_set.svg document to select the entire document. Next, press 'Create Single' to create a default operation.

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We will now take advantage of the 'Material Database' to select a preset for our first operation.

Press the icon of the magic wand as shown below.

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This will open up the Material Database and you can select the 'Fill Plywood - Laser Fill' preset.

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Your settings will now be populated with the following values.

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We are going to make some changes to these values as shown below:

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This operation will engrave our design and limit the engraving to the green areas only.

 

Step 4: 

Just as in Step 3, we are now going to create another operation which will engrave an outline around our filled areas to neaten up their borders.

We are just going to list the key steps to do this. Refer back to Step 3 if needed.

  1. Click on the Checker_set.svg document to select the entire document.
  2. Press 'Create Single' to create a default operation.
  3. Press the icon of the magic wand to open up the Material Database.
  4. Select the preset '3mm Plywood - Laser Cut'.

 

Next, we need to make some changes to the values as shown in the image below:

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Once again you will notice we have selected the GREEN Filter Fill color to limit this operation to the GREEN areas only.

Since we intend this operation to engrave an outline, rather than cut, we have kept the power at 100%, reduced the passes and increased the 'Cut Rate'. 

 

Step 5: 

Finally we will create the operation to cut our board and pieces out.

  1. Click on the Checker_set.svg document to select the entire document.
  2. Press 'Create Single' to create a default operation.
  3. Press the icon of the magic wand to open up the Material Database.
  4. Select the preset '3mm Plywood - Laser Cut'.

Next, we need to make some changes to the values as shown in the image below:

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In this case we have selected the RED 'Filter Stroke' to instruct the cutting to only be applied to the red lines in our design.

 

Step 6:

Press the 'GENERATE' button to have your operations generated.

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When completed, your job is ready to send to your Emblaser 2 for cutting.

 

Step 7:

Place your material into the the workspace.

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Step 8:

Make sure your lid is closed and press the 'Enable' button on the right front corner of your Emblaser 2. The button will illuminate red to indicate the laser has been enabled.

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Step 9:

Select the 'Control' tab.

Press the 'Run' button to start your job running.

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Step 10

Enjoy!

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