Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

overkill71
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Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby overkill71 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:28 pm

Hello,

It has been awhile since I have seen anything new on being able to use the U-Axis for the rotary engraving and was hoping to get an update if this was still in the works. I am using LaserCAD 7.78.10 and the LO-X7 controllers.


Thanks!

Q*bert
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engrav

Postby Q*bert » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:51 pm

Good question. I'm hoping Marco will respond as that's something I'm looking forward to also.

Marco - any update?

Spleen
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Spleen » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:48 pm

Bump. I really need to know this. I bought an extra motor driver for U and got it all set up then realized the software won't let me use U for rotary.

Now what?? I guess I need to wait for this new version?

Tech_Marco
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Tech_Marco » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:05 pm

The programmer is still working on it. Current he added the 'ramping' engraving feature and I guess it is OK. Better for stamp making
He just finished a power vs. speed library for handling different materials. It looks pretty simple to use. Just created a name for a setting like "Cut 5mm acrylic with 5mm/s" and every time you highlight something and click the color layer, you can call out the power setting.

He is working on the U axis for rotary. I guess it take a bit longer because it is not only programming for the LaserCad, he also need to work on the DSP firmware. In the mean time, you still need to use either 'X' or 'Y' to handle rotary


Marco

Spleen
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Spleen » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:19 am

Thanks for the update Marco! If there is any kind of list for people to notify for the new version, please add me. I already purchased the extra motor driver and have the U axis working with the Rotary!

When I use the rotary with Y, the settings must be quite different. What velocity/accel values do you recommend for the rotary, and what steps/revolution setting should I use on the driver? I have tried a few different things, and I can make it rotate, I'd just like to know the ideal setting.

Aaron

overkill71
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby overkill71 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:48 pm

Just checking back on this item, it's been a year or so and seen nothing new,,,,any update on getting lasercad to use the U-axis to run rotary?

Thanks!

prcdslnc13
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby prcdslnc13 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:32 am

I dont even see the rotary scaling option that used to exist in laserCAD in the newer versions now. Any ideas whats going on with this?

litterbox99
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby litterbox99 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:14 pm

One of the reasons I purchased this DSP, was for the rotary U-Axis feature.

At the time, it was implied that it would be there as an update in the software.

I would rather have a working U-Axis instead of doing rubber stamps w/ramps.

Tech_Marco
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Tech_Marco » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:19 pm

You need to send the board to us for upgrade. After that, you will run on RayCam instead of LaserCad. Those two software are almost identical but the Raycam is a special version for LightObject. The upgrade is limited to use who purchased our X7 back to January 1st, 2016. Any card purchase prior on that day will not be considered for free upgrade. I think the manufacturer may soon add the U axis in the near future without the update. This is one of the reason I'm going to invest more time and effort on X7 because the programmer failed to take his promise. And, I found extremely hard to deal with him for upgrade or for other issue.

By the end of June, I'll launch another laser controller card with option to do wireless control through Android phone or tablet. By default, it support the U axis. I have tested a few feature of the board and I'd the better engraving. I'll post a few pictures soon

Marco

litterbox99
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby litterbox99 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:44 pm

I just installed RayCam v1.2. I didn't see any U-Axis support ?

If I send in my LO-X7 to upgrade the firmware and run RayCam v1.2.

Will I have the ability to use the U-Axis ?

Tech_Marco
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Tech_Marco » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:37 pm

You need to use the LCD control unit to enable the "rotary "
It is not just software to be used alone to do U axis for rotary

Marco

litterbox99
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby litterbox99 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:14 pm

What do I send in for the firmware upgrade;
the LCD Display or the unit you hook all the wires to ?

Is there a way to save my current settings or will any settings get lost ?

Will the v1.5 software & firmware upgrade give me a U-Axis. Yes or No ??

Tech_Marco
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Tech_Marco » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:36 pm

I did reply you a couple days ago
What you need to send me is the LCD unit
You need to save your parameters by Export it

If V12 can support rotary, why would you think v15 won't be?? :shock:


Marco

litterbox99
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby litterbox99 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Marco,

Sorry, my fault, I was confused a little.

What address do I send it to ? and how much ?

If you use UPS, I can include a label for return shipping.

Thanks !

Todd

Tech_Marco
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Re: Any update on being able to use U-Axis for rotary engraving

Postby Tech_Marco » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:19 pm

No problem

Address
Lightobject
21 Blue Sky Ct
Sacramento, Ca 95828
Attention: Marco

It won't take us long to upgrade it. Make sure you back up parameters just in case the batch may change the settings

Have a great weekend

Marco


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