Laser Images on chc shark hd4

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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby monitoringpost » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:18 pm

Joseph Poirier wrote:It is the fastest Laser raster file generator in the entire world!

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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby Rando » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:15 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sensing success where before there was only frustration ;-).

What's odd, though, is that you have a shark with a frickin' laser on it's head...so why the Simpsons....shouldn't it be Austin Powers and Dr. Evil? :D.
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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby MosCustomWood » Tue May 23, 2017 1:33 pm

I spoke with NWA this morning and they sent me the link below to download their new Laser Raster program..... essentially it takes the image to laser feature from the Control Panel and makes it a stand alone program that enables you to save the tap file and load through the pendant. Works great!

http://nextwaveautomation.com/Downloads ... r_v3.0.exe
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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby htpetrson » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:53 am

Ive downloaded the raster program and it saves the tap file but it wont show up available for either vcarve or pvc. How did you get it transfered to the pendant? did you have to save it directly to a thumb drive and not ever see a preview? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby Rando » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:22 am

htpetrson:

The tap file is the GCODE output from VCarve; VCarve (and other CAD programs) generally cannot READ the GCode. But, I suspect you knew that.

If your system isn't recognizing/seeing the .tap file, chances are it's either in the wrong folder, it was created using a different (Windows) user account, or it really wants a different file extension, like .nc or something similar. That's often why the various things won't see it. Also, if you're going the flash-/thumb-drive route, it's best to keep the original file name in the old 8.3 format, so it will unambiguously identifiable to you.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby CharliesWoodStuff » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:07 am

tpulley wrote:Here you go. I set mine up today. It was easier than I thought it would be. I used this file and it worked flawlessly. I cut two projects testing this new feature out.


I'm still waiting on delivery of my HD4 and laser. So I may be asking a question that'll be answered when I actually put it together...

The instructions you uploaded (and another post, I think) mention only the pendant. I want to use my laptop and the control panel software. Can I do that?
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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby Grt520 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:50 pm

Joe Poier, From where do you invoke your laser raster generator? I would like to give it a try.
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Re: Laser Images on chc shark hd4

Postby tonydude » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:55 pm

http://shop.nextwaveautomation.com/shop ... x?recid=26
Check this out for your control panel

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