In this laser engraving tutorial I share my complete beginner guide to EZCAD 2 and 3!
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NOTE: MOST features of Ezcad 2 and 3 are IDENTICAL and this guide will still help you if you’re on Ezcad 3 so don’t skip it. There’s still a mountain of useful information for you in this guide!
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Here’s the most comprehensive guide I could throw together for you for GETTING STARTED with EZCAD. This guide is not for experienced users. It covers your DAY 1 learning curve to help you get up and running, learn the buttons and all of the absolute most basic features for setting up files and marking. I hope this complete beginners guide helps you on your laser journey – if it did leave me a comment below!
0:00 – Intro – Overview
1:38 – Top Menus Overview
3:44 – Customizing Your Workspace
4:12 – Ezcad Plugins
4:54 – Draw a Shape
5:08 – Position / Scale
7:39 – Import a Vector
8:31 – Managing Groups
10:38 – Locking / Unlocking Objects
11:38 – Quick Mirror Object
11:51 – Undo / Redo
12:22 – Move / Magnify
13:27 – Object Alignment
15:05 – Transform, Rotate, Reflect, Scale, Shear
16:32 – Creating and Manipulating Text
18:57 – Basic Mouse Functions
20:25 – Barcode Tool
21:19 – Hatch Basics
22:03 – Hatch Parameters
27:35 – Mark Contour
27:57 – Line Distance Resize TRAP
29:14 – Assigning Pen Colors
30:24 – Managing Pen Colors
32:47 – Basic Parameter Settings
34:45 – MIN/MAX Jump Delay TRAP
35:18 – Managing Parameters in EZCAD
37:08 – Instant EZCAD Parameter Library
41:35 – Monthly Parameter Updates
42:50 – Note on EZCAD3
43:17 – Breathe
44:05 – More Resources
44:49 – FREE Discord Support
45:21 – Outro – Supporting the Channel
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REMEMBER: Do your own research before purchasing machines, materials or accessories. I always do extensive research before making my purchases always speak at length with the manufacturers before placing my order to be absolutely sure what I was getting could be imported, would work with my electrical setup and performed the tasks I wanted to perform.
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