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First, make sure your file fits in our 18in x 24in grid. To send a file to the laser, click the print icon at the top of the program. The page that appears next should match the screen pictured to the right. If it does not, change the appropriate settings so that it does. Once the settings are correct, select window, as circled in the example screenshot. Selecting window will bring you back to the drawing screen. From here, select the top left corner, and the bottom right corner of the entire bed you are going to cut. Do not just select the part you are going to cut, select the entire 18" x 24" bed. Once this is selected, make sure that plot scale ratio is 1:1, select print preview. If everything looks correct with the cut, including all of the geometry being set to the correct color layer. After double checking the preview, select print. This will send the file to the computer by the laser cutter.
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1. Select the “Print” button from the top left corner.<br>
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2. Make sure the “Epilog Laser/Engraver” is the selected printer.<br>
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3. Change any other settings so that the that the print screen matches the picture to the right.<br>
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4. Click the “Select Window” button to select whichever 18”x24” rectangle contains your part.<br>
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&emsp;a. Plot Area > “Window<”<br>
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&emsp;b. You will be brought back to the drawing screen.<br>
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&emsp;c. Select the top left corner and the bottom right corner of the rectangle itself. Do not simply select an arbitrary area containing your part.<br>
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5. Make sure the plot scale ratio is set to 1:1<br>
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&emsp;a. Plot scale > Scale:<br>
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6. Select “Preview…” and make sure everything including the layer colors looks correct.<br>
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7. Click “OK” to send your file to the laser queue.<br>
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See Prepping the Laser when you are finished.<br>

Revision as of 17:14, 25 March 2020

How your print screen should look before sending a file to the laser

1. Select the “Print” button from the top left corner.
2. Make sure the “Epilog Laser/Engraver” is the selected printer.
3. Change any other settings so that the that the print screen matches the picture to the right.
4. Click the “Select Window” button to select whichever 18”x24” rectangle contains your part.
 a. Plot Area > “Window<”
 b. You will be brought back to the drawing screen.
 c. Select the top left corner and the bottom right corner of the rectangle itself. Do not simply select an arbitrary area containing your part.
5. Make sure the plot scale ratio is set to 1:1
 a. Plot scale > Scale:
6. Select “Preview…” and make sure everything including the layer colors looks correct.
7. Click “OK” to send your file to the laser queue.
See Prepping the Laser when you are finished.