before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I want to laser engrave a letter and cut a square around it, like a scrabble piece. Thing is, letter cannot be laser contoured only, it has to be filled, hence I need it engraved I want to laser engrave a letter and cut a square around it, like a scrabble piece. Thing is, letter cannot be laser contoured only, it has to be filled, hence I need it engraved Similarly, once you’ve typed in the letter in Corel, you can use ctrl+Q to convert to curves, then you can treat it like a normal object (so that you can fill it and/or outline it according to what your laser’s driver will interpret as cut vs etch). to learn this, thing is, I am not going to do just one, but maybe 2 or 3 thousand pieces with the complete alphabet and as most (not all) of the pieces will have only the letter I want to raster engrave which will be faster than vector engraving Main issue here is how do I prepare and export the file to center the engraving letter with the cut so that it is ready for lasercut ? Ideally it would be to split the cut and engraving into 2 layers with different color so that it can be specified in lasercut what to engrave and what to cut, but how do I export this file so that it opens accordingly in lasercut ? After reading the links from Jeff’s advice I have managed to export bmp file from Illustrator to lasercut thing is the Illustrator file is for vector engraving not raster engraving, so not exactly what I want : Lasercut supposedly supports bmp files for raster engraving but apart from the bmp file I imported from Illustrator every bmp file I open is completely stretched and out of dimension any idea why this happens ? I don’t have that window in my program, not that I know of, in fact although there are some similarities my program looks quite different from the one in your screen, mine is from gweike might that be it ? Just in case anyone faces the same problem solution is to vectorize the image or in my case the letter save as DXF import to Lasercut and select engrave and machine will fill the letter not just engrave the outline, duh ! I’ve had the machine for a year now but have only used it to cut pieces, not much engraving apart from a couple of photos but glad I found out how to do it. We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today! All CNCzone.com Content – Copyright © 2014 – All Rights Reserved CNC Machines,CAD/CAD,Milling Machines,Lathes,Classifieds, Lasers,Engraving,woodworking,MetalWorking Source.