Anything better then X7 / 708c?

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Anything better then X7 / 708c?

Postby bloq » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:59 am


i have been using my buildlog laser for several months and i like the x7 controller from lightobject. Unfortunately the software is really a piece of crap and neither network nor plugins for corel work so i am looking around for other options. Do you have recommendations for a better controller for our lasers?

thanks a lot,

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Re: Anything better then X7 / 708c?

Postby rsm5178 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:01 pm

The LaserCAD software is pretty junky. However, all the functions are there. It can just be very annoying to stumble on them.

I would suggest a different software package. Lightobject says it works with Corel Draw and AutoCAD.

I have used Draftsight (free) and AutoCAD for lasers. I could do everything but pictures (only able to raster text & shapes, and do vector cuts). Color mapping (Cut/raster, speed, intensity, ect..) for settings can be annoying sometimes when using a CAD software for laser cutting.

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Re: Anything better then X7 / 708c?

Postby sshwarts » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:45 pm

I tend to use LaserCAD just as software to run the laser. I don't do any drawing in it. All my objects are drawn in my CAD software and then exported as AI files (I find AI works best--much better than DXF). The only thing I'll do in LaserCAD is position and sometimes scale and of course set power/cut/engrave et al. For that, I'll select the object and then type in the X or Y position. I tend to put everything as 0,0 and then set the origin of the laser from the control panel to where the material is.

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