Good afternoon! Please tell me how it is possible to create a control program for laser engraving and cutting wood in the program (so that the z axis does not move and the laser turns off when moving from one section to another). Thanks!!!
Carbide Create is not really designed to support laser jobs at this time. For the laser to stop and start at each movement, the post-processor needs to issue specific G-code commands (M3/M5) for each movement, and since this is not compatible with CNC jobs (which can’t start/stop the spindle all the time), the post-processors in Carbide Create are not doing that.
Your best best is to get G-code control software that is intended to support laser jobs. Lightburn is the most popular commercial option ($60), or you could try the free LaserGRBLsoftware.
Regardless of the control software, you will need to enable GRBL’s laser mode on the controller (by setting $32 to 1). And reset it to $32=0 when using GRBL in CNC mode. You cannot easily mix CNC and laser toolpaths within the same G-code file, so you need to run the jobs separately, in the correct mode.
Thank you for your complete answer! thank!