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A&E SEPTEMBER 2019 • a-e-mag.com 35 MULTIPLE DESIGNS Getting a little more advanced, if you want to run multiple designs, you need to add a motor component to your setup. To add the motor component, simply select it from the left tool bar, and once it is in the object list with your other design, you can select it and set up the proper rotation. As mentioned, each rotation is 36 degrees, so by entering 36 in AXIS-3 you have set up the proper rotation (see image top right). This takes a little more time to setup, but the ability to run different designs makes this a valuable feature. I have found it easier to bring in one file at a time, hatch it and center it on my page properly, and then add the motor compo- nent after the image. Then I bring in my next file and keep repeating the process. By importing the files individually after creating the motor component, I don't have to worry about the order of marking, and I save time from not having to go back through to insert the motor component. After loading a few patterns, the center of your page will look a little scrambled, but working off of the object list helps you differentiate the designs easily. To run the files, select all the jobs and motor components and open the Disk Rotary Marking dialog box. Double check the correct number of cups to run. If cor- rect, select Mark and watch your laser and rotary go to work for you. I hope this helps others see how a small addition can make a big impact on effi- ciency and output. Good luck with the orders, everyone! If you are running less than 10 cups, you can select the Total(ea) field to enter how many pieces will be run. If you want to run multiple designs, you need to add a motor component to your setup. Each rotation is 36 degrees, so by entering 36 in AXIS-3 you have set up the proper rotation. See text for specific details. After loading a few patterns, the center of your page will look a little scrambled. See text for specific details. Once you have all the settings correct, watch your laser and rotary go to work for you. A&E

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