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[title] Loading an Image
[* blue] To load a file to the Laser Tab select the '''Open''' button in the upper left hand corner of the screen, as shown by the blue arrow in the image.
[* icon_cautionicon_reminder] '''Remember:''' You can only load image files using the BoXZY Tab. You cannot use the same '''Load''' button that you use to load milling or 3D printing files.
[* icon_cautionicon_reminder] '''Remember:''' You can only load image files using the BoXZY Tab. You cannot use the same '''Load''' button that you use to load milling or 3D printing files.
[* black] Locate the image file you want to Laser etch or cut. The Laser Tab can accept '''.png, .jpg, .bmp, .gif, and .tif''' files.
[* black] Remember to move the image around the Main Preview Window to where you want it on your material. Turnmaterial to sit on the Leveling Platform. Click the '''On''' button in the Alignment mode, usingPanel to activate Alignment Mode. Then use the red crosshairs to precisely locate where the laser will etch yourthe image onto your material.
[* icon_note] The SoftwareBoXZY Interface will automatically convert the imagecolored images to greyscale
[* icon_note] BoXZY will translate grey pixels as
grayscale. '''Images intended for cutting should only be in black pixels and white''', or the cut outline function will differentiate only between white and black pixelsnot work properly. If you'd like to algorithmically calculateuse vector files to experiment further with cutting, you can use a [guide|45|BoXZY user-designed plugin for Inkscape].
[* black] This guide has instructions for installling
the cut lines when cuttingInkscape plugin on a Mac, but you can use it on Windows too. Just download the Windows version of Inkscape.
[* icon_caution] Before'''Before you use your Laser AttachmentHead on any material be sure you understand what the material composition is.a new material, do your research!''' Wood, Leather, Cardboard, Acrylicleather, cardboard, acrylic and Anodized Aluminumanodized aluminum will not release harmful odorfumes, but will produce an odorodor when etched onto. Use fan ventilation when necessary and never attempt to etch onto a material that releases hazardous fumes.
[* black] Remember to move the image around the Main Preview Window to where you want it on your material. Turnmaterial to sit on the Leveling Platform. Click the '''On''' button in the Alignment mode, usingPanel to activate Alignment Mode. Then use the red crosshairs to precisely locate where the laser will etch yourthe image onto your material.
[* icon_note] The SoftwareBoXZY Interface will automatically convert the imagecolored images to greyscale
[* icon_note] BoXZY will translate grey pixels as
grayscale. '''Images intended for cutting should only be in black pixels and white''', or the cut outline function will differentiate only between white and black pixelsnot work properly. If you'd like to algorithmically calculateuse vector files to experiment further with cutting, you can use a [guide|45|BoXZY user-designed plugin for Inkscape].
[* black] This guide has instructions for installling
the cut lines when cuttingInkscape plugin on a Mac, but you can use it on Windows too. Just download the Windows version of Inkscape.
[* icon_caution] Before'''Before you use your Laser AttachmentHead on any material be sure you understand what the material composition is.a new material, do your research!''' Wood, Leather, Cardboard, Acrylicleather, cardboard, acrylic and Anodized Aluminumanodized aluminum will not release harmful odorfumes, but will produce an odorodor when etched onto. Use fan ventilation when necessary and never attempt to etch onto a material that releases hazardous fumes.