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Trying to use LazyCam for first time..
« on: March 24, 2010, 05:29:41 PM »
I have cnc all set up and would like to use LazyCam to do engraving..where might I find directions specific to LazyCam rather than the overall Mach3?  My brother uses a plasma cutter, and after looking at the setup including the cnc router I purchased, he said LazyCam would be best..need assistance please!
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Re: Trying to use LazyCam for first time..
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 06:45:12 PM »
Annette,
You will find the Lazycam Manual in Members Docs, here is the link.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12078.msg77415.html#msg77415
RICH
Re: Trying to use LazyCam for first time..
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 03:54:18 AM »
Thank you Rich!  Another question...I do computerized vinyl graphics and have tons of files that have been vectorized.  Can I use these same files if I save them in .plt format or maybe .wmf format?  I don't want to have to purchase yet another program just to get image files into the CNC Mach Program.  Hopefully having all these vector files can save me a few steps...but not sure.  I'm thinking that the idea is to get "line art" into the file and have it ready to "cut"...right?

Lazycam is used to IMPORT files into Mach, correct?  So much reading to do...heavy sigh.  The Mach screen is very intimidating, and I have no idea how to set up any of it yet..it would be great if I had a step by step guide as I don't seem to have as many brain cells anymore..haha.  Taking me forever, but I'm very determined.  Thank you for any advice or help!!

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Re: Trying to use LazyCam for first time..
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 09:34:53 AM »
Annette,
I don't know how well Lazycam will import files other than a dxf. If you want, post a few and i wil try them out.

Yes, the idea is what you import is what you will cut. Part of the intent of Tutorial #1 and Section 5 was to show that if the exported information
is logicaly prepared in the way you want to machine something it will be easier to use LC. For engraving / line art you may may deliberately want
to machine a portion of the file differently and organizing before export saves you time in that reguard.

Yes LC is an importer. You should not us it as a drawing program.

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it would be great if I had a step by step guide

For what LC or MACH?
For LC i would recomend just doing the tutorials. How to setup Mach is a different story and start by reading the Mach Mill manual and watching the videos, you need to go through the learning curve.

Just post when you get stuck and folks will help you out.

RICH



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