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A program that lists as functional with Linux is Lightburn. It's new to the laser engraving world and supports GRBL type controllers as well as Ruida brand and possibly a few others. If you can determine your controller, you're a step ahead of the game. Directly from their site: LightBurn LightBurn is layout, editing, and control software for your ...


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XYZprinting is a company known for vendor lock-in (even filament), so it's not surprising that their software's Linux support is bad, but apparently it is possible to ditch their XYZware and get it to print gcode from whatever slicer you like. Check out the miniMover repository: This is a project that lets you send GCode to an XYZ da Vinci prniter. It ...


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Not a native Linux application so I dunno if it matches your use case, but the driver and control software "Laser engraving machine K4 V2.2" that was bundled with the printer on a USB stick works fine with Wine! I'm running Debian Bullseye/Sid and I'm using version 5.0 of Wine. I started with installing the driver simply by running wine driver.EXE ...


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I just found https://github.com/aquamorta/kkengraver: This software is intended to be used with a KKMoon laser engraver (3000mW). It comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. It may or may not work with an other kind of laser engraver. Some good internet guy/girl reverse engineered the communications and dropped it into a nice Python script - web server included.


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You can specify variable values from command line using: openscad ...\ ... \ [ -D var=val [..] ] \ ... \ ... \ filename See the OpenSCAD Manual.


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For your purposes, consider that Meshmixer (free) can open .OBJ files and display them in any position you desire. I use Meshmixer quite a bit for model editing, but have not used it for .OBJ files with textures. I searched my drive and found quite a few .OBJ files, but was not able to present or add textures, due to my own ignorance, I'm sure. I found a ...


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If you need just a graphical 3D look at them, opening them in any slicing program should create a graphic visualization in relation to the print grid - in glorious 3D. Slicers don't allow to place textures on them though. One of the most common slicers among hobbyists, Ultimaker Cura, comes also as a linux distribution, just like a couple more reviewed on ...


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I could finally solve the issue. Calling openscad from command line with parameters does NOT work with the AppImage I used. It works fine with a "standard" installation, though. Thanks for your support.


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Okay thanks to @towe for helping me I figured it out. my Baud Rate was set to 115200 but my board is using the old bootloader so it needed to be 57600. I Changed my boards.txt file to that but the verbose console printed: Overriding Baud Rate : 115200 turns out you need to change it in the serial monitor as well (the little magnifying glass in the ...


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Per the Getting Started page, As CAELinux is a customized Xubuntu 16.04 distribution, the installation instructions (and then administration) for Xubuntu/Ubuntu all apply to CAELinux. For more instructions on how to install CAELinux on hard drive, please follow the Ubuntu instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall Based on ...


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I have this printer and used this board many times over USB. The genuine Arduino boards use the FTDI FT232RL to convert USB signals to UART signals. The problem with these Arduino based clone boards is that they do not use the FTDI chips as these are too expensive. These boards use a CH340G chip which is a Chinese clone which requires a specific driver to be ...


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I have a similar machine and you won't find a Linux software to control it. You won't find a Windows software either, except the one shipped with the machine. I sniffed the traffic on the USB port and the control is proprietary. The good news is the included software runs on Wine, but I did not get to serve the COM-port to the program. Under Windows, the ...


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Consider using Clara.io (100% free): Export your Tinkercad project as OBJ. Import in Clara.io Texture and render. Clara.io is 100% web based. It is simple to learn if you have prior experience with other 3D renderers. If you don't, the learning curve might be steep though... But : you have access to VRAY which in a free-to-use package, is simply awesome......


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