SmartDIYs Creator Manual
Here, we will actually start the software and explain the flow to processing.
Launch the installed software. When launched, a new project is deployed. At the first start, make sure that the type of machine to be used matches the type of machine set in the User Settings dialog.
Turn on the processing machine and connect the PC and the processing machine with the USB cable.
First, click the "Add Item" button in the Item List panel, and add a processing item by one of the following methods.
Import from local file
If you want to import your own image data (jpg / png / svg etc), please click "Select File" button. The file selection dialog opens, and you can import it by selecting the target file. You can also import by dragging and dropping the target file into the graphic area.
Import from asset catalog
Click "From Catalog" to use the figures and sample data provided in the software. The asset catalog will open and you can select and import your favorite data.
Create text item
Click the "Text Item" button to create a processing item of any character. You can create text items with your font. In addition, processing method can be selected from "painting only" "line only" "painting and line".
※ We do not cope with vertical writing and line feed.
Scan (EtcherLaser only)
Adding an item places a graphic object on the canvas. Set the position, size, and rotation angle of the placed object.
When you click the target item in the item list, the parameter setting window is displayed. Set the parameter in one of the following ways.
You can set the processing parameters of the item manually. You can also register the set parameters in the user dictionary.
Apply the parameters registered in the user dictionary.
When processing multiple items, it is processed in order from the top of the item list. The order of the item list can be rearranged by drag and drop.
First, press the origin return button to perform origin return. By performing origin return, the processing machine can accurately grasp the position of the laser head.
The material to be processed is installed on the processing machine.
Move the laser head directly above the material using the software's “position check mode” etc., and adjust the distance (focal length) between the material and the laser head.
If necessary, please check the processing range for the material. Please use "Check Position" or "Check Area" to check the processing range.
When everything is ready, click the START button. A reminder dialog will be displayed, check the contents and click the "OK" button.
Depending on the parameter settings and the material, it may burn with flame. Do not leave the processing machine while processing. In addition, the software always sends control information to the processing machine during processing. Therefore, if the PC goes into sleep mode or the application becomes inactive, sending of control information to the processing machine may be interrupted or the communication priority may be lowered. Please be careful.
Take out the material from the processing machine and check the processing result.
When all work has been completed, follow the steps below.