What software do I need if I want to use the Laser Attachment with my STEPCRAFT?

The STEPCRAFT CNC comes with UCCNC machine control software, which also has a plug in that will transform a bitmap image into G Code for use with the Laser so you can laser engrave a photo or other bitmap image. However, if you wish to use the laser to cut projects out, then you need a CAM program like Vectric Cut 2D or V Carve to make the tool path for the laser to follow and then output the G Code for UCCNC to read.

To summarize:

For photos/bitmap engraving – No, you don’t need additional software

For cutting – Yes, you need a CAM program like Vectric Cut 2D/V Carve


Category: Laser Cutter/Engraver Questions

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