We use LightBurn software to control the laser. You can design vector art directly within LightBurn or import any other vector/raster art and set speed/power settings for each layer of your job. Check out the tutorials page on their website for general use.

LightBurn is installed on on the computer by the laser cutter.

They also offer Denhac members a generous discount if you want to install it on your home computer to prepare files for our laser. Active and paid up members of Denhac: view this wiki page while logged in to your Denhac account to view discount code and terms of use.

Installing and Configuring

When you first install LightBurn it will prompt you to connect to a laser to get through first time setup. You need to trick it. Things may look slightly different from these instructions which were done after first time setup. These settings can always be changed later from the Devices tab.

  • Click “Create Manually” for configuring vs detecting laser.
  • Select Rudia Controller
  • “How do you want to connect?” choose Serial/USB (you will never connect it)
  • Name the device whatever.
  • Dimensions: X-Axis = 900mm, Y-Axis = 600mm
  • “Origin of your laser” = Rear Right
  • You’re done with setup! Save files to a flash drive and bring them in.

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