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Dave Vigness
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RDWorks Version: 8.01.54
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Start Point

Post by Dave Vigness »

Start point - I have a cut with several long narrow boxes to be cut. How the )&)*#% do I tell RDWorks where to start, what corner of the box to start at? Is this as hard as I seem to be making it, or am I just that dense today?
Jeffrey Aley
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RDWorks Version: 8.01.24
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Re: Start Point

Post by Jeffrey Aley »

I think (based on the index) that this is the video you want to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3oUQ9gKjCk
Dave Vigness
Posts: 523
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Location: Kansas City - Rural
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Nickname: Dave
Laser Machine Make or Type: Chine Red and Black
Laser Power: EF RF2 80W
Laser Bed Size: 20 x 26
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.01.54
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: Power Switch for air assist / exhaust blower, Ma meter with switch for external digital, dual digital temp gauge, LED lights under gantry and and and.

Pics and a list here. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
Windows Version: 7

Re: Start Point

Post by Dave Vigness »

I took a look at the video. I'm already doing the grouping for the group cut order. I did have a few of the boxes checked by default in 'Cut Optimize'. I've cleared them so we'll see how that works out on the next project.

It's not a big deal for this project, it's just that there was a lot of what I would consider un-necessary travel between the stopping corner of one of the squares to the starting corner of the next. On a larger project it could begin to add up.

I cut primarily 3mm Premium MDF on a rail bed, so I've gotten to love cutting order and bridges.
Shay Hovell
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Home Position: TL
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
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Windows Version: win 10

Re: Start Point

Post by Shay Hovell »

go to "Config" top of the page- look for system setting- when the window appears you will see a diagram of 9 circles representing the start position-clicking here will change it from middle to side--top to bottom
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Gene Uselman
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Post by Gene Uselman »

Fun to see names from the past... and both Dave and Jeffrey are still active. Hi Guys. Gene
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