NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

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Janice Newman
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Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:46 am
Location: Rogersville TN
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: OMTech 50W CO2 Cutter Engraver
Laser Power: 50W
Laser Bed Size: 12" x 20"
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: v8
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: none
Windows Version: Win10 Pro

NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Janice Newman »

Please help! Running OMT 50W CO2 Laser w/Ruida controller and LightBurn. I am unable to CUT SHAPES. When I go to CUT SETTINGS EDITOR, there is no option to enable CUT MODE. So far, I have reset to default settings, removed and reinstalled DEVICES. Manually and Auto-detected DEVICES. Restarted after each attempt. Unable to get response from LightBurn, still waiting on an email. Looked in this forum and LightBurn's forum for assistance with no such luck. Any help appreciated, I am new! Thanks so much!
Pete Cyr
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Location: Suffolk Virginia
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Laser Machine Make or Type: Boss 1630
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 16"x30"
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Accessories: roller rotary attachment
Windows Version: Win 10

Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Pete Cyr »

I am sure someone here that uses lightburn will help you at some point but the lightburn site has many more Lightburn users that can probably answer your question.
Location - VA
Equipment - Boss Laser 1630
Power - 100W
Laser Bed Size - 16" x 30"
Home Position - TR
Full RDWorks Version - v8.01.18
First name - Pete
Janice Newman
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:46 am
Location: Rogersville TN
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: OMTech 50W CO2 Cutter Engraver
Laser Power: 50W
Laser Bed Size: 12" x 20"
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: v8
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: none
Windows Version: Win10 Pro

Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Janice Newman »

Thanks for the response. I would love to get on the LightBurn website, but I registered and they have yet to send me the confirmation email, hence, while I am stuck in the mud. I can look at others' posts, but cannot post my own. I was just hoping someone here would see it and be able to help as well...I don't do well when I am stuck in the mud...lol going on day 3...eek!
Pete Cyr
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Location: Suffolk Virginia
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Laser Machine Make or Type: Boss 1630
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 16"x30"
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Accessories: roller rotary attachment
Windows Version: Win 10

Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Pete Cyr »

Sorry I don't use Lightburn so I am little to no help.
Location - VA
Equipment - Boss Laser 1630
Power - 100W
Laser Bed Size - 16" x 30"
Home Position - TR
Full RDWorks Version - v8.01.18
First name - Pete
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Gene Uselman
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Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Gene Uselman »

In the Cut Settings editor under Mode- you want the 'line' option for cutting and the 'fill' setting for engraving. There are other settings that will not concern you until you are better versed in the program. If this is not the problem you are having please take a screenshot of your Cut Settings and we will figure it out. Gene
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Janice Newman
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Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:46 am
Location: Rogersville TN
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: OMTech 50W CO2 Cutter Engraver
Laser Power: 50W
Laser Bed Size: 12" x 20"
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: v8
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: none
Windows Version: Win10 Pro

Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Janice Newman »

Here is the screenshoot. I have tried manually creating and also importing different file types. It makes no difference. This screenshot is from a manual creation. (Thank you soooo much for your assistance!!!)

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Gene Uselman
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Home Position: TR
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Ruida Controller: RDC6445
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Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Gene Uselman »

The screenshot looks good- lets back up a bit- has the laser ever cut for you? How new are you to the sport? You understand the laser will not fire without several conditions being met, for instance water protection [there are several ways this can be set up and detected] and often interlock switches on the doors. There are quite a few possibilities if it has never fired.

If you have not, I would recommend watching Russ' videos starting with this one- I think it is a series of six videos and he is a good instructor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrMeUUzaBo&t=604s
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Jack Martin
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Location: Washougal Washington
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Laser Bed Size: 12x28
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: V8
Ruida Controller: Other
Accessories: Rudia RDworks V8, rotory, pass thru
Windows Version: 10

Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Jack Martin »

First, what material are you cutting?
Second, turn that power up to 75% (which is essentially the safe max for our tubes) I have same laser.

Don't try to cut below 10 on the speed. I have seen times where laser will not fire at low speeds. You may have to make one than one pass depending on material.

Put the minimum power to 10.

As Gene stated, the water flow must be present or laser will not fire, it will throw error message for that one.

As far as the support forum go there from the Lightburn help menu option and you should be able to jump right on with a search.

Another very important thing probably not related to this problem is the home position needs to be top left except if using rotary.

Make sure Rotary not enabled also as it can mess up stuff.

I will try to check back soon to see if you still need help
Lightburn Admin
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Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Lightburn Admin »

“Cut” was renamed to “Line” - the functionality is exactly the same.

If you’re cutting slow, set Min Power and Max Power to the same number - at or below the “Start Speed” setting in the controller firmware (10mm/sec default) the controller only uses the Min Power setting. This is probably the behavior Jack has seen, without realizing it was the Min setting. The behavior is just a quirk of the Ruida controller, and we’ve documented it here: https://lightburnsoftware.github.io/New ... c-settings
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Re: NO CUT MODE ENABLE on RUIDA/LB

Post by Lightburn Admin »

One last thing - if you have a Microsoft based email address (@live, @man, @hotmail, etc) that would explain why you’re not getting the forum email - MS’s servers treat our forum mail as spam and won’t deliver them. You can always just contact support directly using support@lightburnsoftware.com and we can also manually set up your forum account.

If you have a GMail or other email address to use, that would work too.
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