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    Corel and RDWorksV8

    What are your favorite tutorial videos on getting started using Corel and RDworksV8?
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0...FJRBdfA/videos

    These are better for people just starting out. They are more concise and to the point than the series Russ does under his own name.
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    For Corel, I've said it before, but search for Doug Green, tips and tricks. He has a few hundred videos that are concise, to the point and usually 3 minutes long. Nothing with RDworks, he uses Epilog, but 90% works for Chinese lasers.

    I've watched Russ up to about #65 and just can't take him past that. Wouldn't suggest nor would I do it again. Large waste of time. Smart man, but in an hour video, you get 5 minutes of worthwhile information. And where is that 5 minutes?
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    Personally, after years of using Corel and RDWorks, switching to Corel & Lightburn was a breath of fresh air. And the macro that puts just what is selected in your Corel drawing straight into Lightburn is the icing on the cake.
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    >>I've watched Russ up to about #65 and just can't take him past that.<<

    That is why I pointed him to the series Russ made for ThinkLaser that are more polished and concise.
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    80W EFR F2
    S&A CW5000 chiller
    Chuck style of rotary attachment

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    John, please enlighten us (me) on the Lightburn software. Will it work with the same controller, just a matter of buying/downloading the software from here: https://lightburnsoftware.com/collections/all?

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    If you are using RDWorks on your machine, I think that only works on Ruida controllers. Lightburn does support Ruida controllers, therefore, it should work fine on your machine. You can download and use LightBurn for free for 30 days as a trial to make sure it works on your machine and see if you like it. The trial version is the full functioning program and not a limited functionality trial version. Keep in mind that the software is still in beta stage. Here is the free trail download link:

    https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/...before-you-buy
    Last edited by Doug Fisher; 05-17-2018 at 11:22 PM.
    700mm x 500mm Ke Hui KH-7050 Laser
    80W EFR F2
    S&A CW5000 chiller
    Chuck style of rotary attachment

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    Downloaded and it works with my laser. This seems like a much better interface. Thank you for the recommendation!

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    John, if I select any one or group of items in corel and hit the rdworks macro, it puts just what I selected into rdworks. Has been doing that from version 18 to 26
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    John, glad the RDW macro works for you. I had nothing but trouble with it. On the other hand, "manually" exporting from Corel and then importing to either RDW or LB takes only a few seconds so the "manual" method is not much hassle.
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