BASTL Laser Tool
Inkscape extension to generate laser cutter g-code comptible with 3D printer firmwares. In the first place oriented to Repetier firmware.
- supports Repetier firmware Laser Mode
- laser intensity is taken from "transparency" attribute of path (transparency attribute of compounds and groups are ignored)
G0(move) commands (in original extensions all moves and cuts were implemented as
- speed modulation of laser intensity
- acceleration control for low speed moves
- support for external PWM generator
- software focusing (setting of Z level)
- X and Y offset
Following options are available:
- Laser Mode: flavour of generated g-code: compatible with Repetier Laser Mode or GRBL
- Laser ON Command: Command to turn laser on in GRBL mode, setting of laser intensity in Repetier mode. Typically
- Laser OFF Command: Command to turn laser off (typically
M05). Used in GRBL mode only.
- Laser Intensity Command: Code to control external PWM module. When defined, "Laser ON" command always uses maximum laser power.
- Use speed to Control Intensity: Laser intensity is controlled by move speed. When enabled, "Laser ON" command always uses maximum laser power.
- Additional initialization: additional initialization code
- Initial Z-level: Initial (zero) level; at this level laser should be focused on material surface
- X-offset: X offset
- Y-offset: X offset
- Travel Speed: Nominal speed during moves (laser off)
- Laser Speed: Nominal speed during cuts (laser on). Speed can vary if speed modulation is enabled
- Laser Power: value for maximum laser intensity. It can be reduced depending on path transparency. Repetier firmware uses value 255, GRBL uses value 12000.
- Power On Delay: Delay after turning laser on; used in GRBL mode only, Repetier firmware uses built-in value
- Passes: Number of passes necessary to cut material thoroughly
- Pass Depth: Penetration depth during single pass. The head is lowered by this value between passes
- Directory: directory where created files are placed
- Filename: name of output file.
- Add numeric suffix to filename: When enabled, sequentce number is attached to filename
- All Units: Units used in output file (mm or inch)
- Live preview: Live changes on screen, when parameters are changed.
- Enable acceleration control - enables acceleration control for low speed moves
- Printer X/Y steps per mm: - number of steps per mm of stepper motor (both X and Y axes)
- Printer X/Y acceleration: - maximum acceleration (both X and Y axes)