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   * Set up the laser cutter - check the hose etc, start up the PC   * Set up the laser cutter - check the hose etc, start up the PC
   * load the software, import the design   * load the software, import the design
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 +Importing from Adobe Illustrator - need to set scale - 1mm to 1 unit is way out...
   * delete borders etc and move the design to a corner   * delete borders etc and move the design to a corner
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 +scaling - hold control and grab control points at corners to lock ratio when scaling
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 +To rotate, hit the "​rotal"​ button
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   * set the speed and power   * set the speed and power
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 +Set speed and power, and click the download button. Select the "​Download Current"​ option, and let it download to the laser cutter. ​
   * place material in the laser cutter   * place material in the laser cutter
-  * center ​laser, and test+Turn on the laser cutter, and let it set its limits. When the head has stopped moving, place your material on the bed
   * set height   * set height
 +On the laser control panel, press "​esc"​ to clear the selected item (by default the File), then use the arrow keys to move the laser head down and to the right a bit. Place the 63mm measure against the side of the laser head, and press the "​z"​ button to select Z-axis adjust.
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 +Use the left and right arrow keys to adjust the height of the head, so that the top of the plate with the laser lens / reflector is level with the 63mm measure. Press "​z"​ again to return to x,y movement.
 +  * center laser, and test
 +use the arrow keys to move the laser head to the top right corner of where you want to cut - use the red dot to line it up.
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   * cut it   * cut it
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