Lightnin wrote:Also, it's quite common to "design" in your fav software, then just export to cut on the machine
Thats a very good point Lighting... I mainly design in Draftsight and inkscape or a mixture of the two depending on the requirements.
The only things I really use LaserCut for transferring the files to the machine, making multiple copies of items and occasional re-sizing and rotation of artwork.
I usually only draw simple shapes in the software, and then only for cutting tests on new materials or after re-alignment / cleaning....for example a 10mm X 10mm Square.
I was worried about the usability of the software when I purchased my machine... but I found it quite intuitive, especially when used in conjunction with other design software.... However there are a few peculiar traits I had to get used to... The one that gets me EVERY time is need to activate the selection tool when you use tools such as draw, rotate, etc.... but that's just down to me being a little lacking in the IT department sometimes and my lack of memory for what most people find easy to remember....