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Laser engraving question

Discussion in 'CNC Routing & Laser Cutting' started by Steve Middleton, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Steve Middleton

    Steve Middleton New Member

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    I've had my new laser less than 3 months and it's definitely been a sharp learning curve. Latest problem is PhotoGrav/Corel/RDWorks. I process a picture in PG, import to Corel, and save as dxf but RDW does not recognize the file..."no data". I've tried, I think, all the variables without success. I did a "wireframe" which did transfer and was a very garbled mess. Any input will be appreciated!
     
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  2. timgo

    timgo Graphics Designer

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    You need iEngraveLab PhotoLaser plus.
    Try the Trial Version;
    https://updater.cadlink.com/CommercialReleases/trial/EL91_trial.exe
     
  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Save as a .ai file
     
  4. cwade440

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    The only info I can offer is that I have (a few times) sent an image from Flexi to PG, and then sent the saved PG image to the laser with no issues. Now I usually either send the file directly from Flexi to the laser (vector cutting and simple raster engraving). If it's a photo, I use Photoshop and seems to get better results than I do with PG.
     
  5. fixtureman

    fixtureman Member

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    You have to use import file into RD Works you can't just open it
     
  6. Steve Middleton

    Steve Middleton New Member

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    I'll try that. Thanks!
     
  7. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    If you have used PG to prepare and create a file, then save it as a BMP (eng) from P'grave.
    Then, you need only IMPORT the BMP straight into RDW, set the speed, lineshift & power, and engrave from there.

    No need for corel or dxf steps.
    We do it this way all the time.

    Alternately AI works well out of Corel, but not for the BMP.
     
  8. Steve Middleton

    Steve Middleton New Member

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    Thanks to all! The learning curve is exactly what everyone described only add and old, tech challenged, dinosaur for good measure:)
     
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    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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