Create Graphic and Common Line Cutting

Quickly and easily create a design directly with Ruby.
The "Skip overlapping cut lines" function additionally enables efficient cutting of overlapping lines, saving valuable time in the laser process

  • design of a graphic/file in Ruby
  • easy import of an additional graphic as pdf
  • personalization through individual labeling
  • application of the function "Skip overlapping cut lines" (simplified cutting of overlapping lines)

Step by Step

Step 1: Open file

In Ruby you can create graphic shapes and texts quickly and easily. To do this, open the program and click "add new design" in the "manage" tab to open a new worksheet first.


Step 2: Create shapes and texts

Above the workspace is the toolbar.
You now have the possibility to create shapes and texts directly in Ruby with the help of the tools. To do this, select the color for the respective parameter (e.g. red for cutting, black for engraving) and a shape tool. Create the desired shapes and texts.

Tip 1: Different fonts can be selected from the drop-down menu on the right. You can change the font size by dragging the corner points of the text frame.

Tip 2: for exact positioning, rotating or filling of objects, further helpful tools are available to the right of the workspace.


Step 3: Import graphic

Import a selected graphic using "Import Design" in the toolbar. After uploading, the file will be visible to the left of the workspace in the "designs" area. This graphic is not integrated into the current file until the "prepare" work area.


Step 4: Adjust job size

Place and rotate the created text and objects as you wish.
Then select the entire graphic and choose "Fit to Design" from the toolbar. This will resize the job to fit the outer object outline.


Step 5: Prepare print job

Click on the "Create Job" button to transfer the job to the "prepare window". Make sure that all objects are selected (see picture on the left).

The job now appears on the virtual processing surface of your laser.
Now integrate the imported graphic into your design by clicking on the arrow to the right of the file "Add design" (see image below). The graphic will now also appear on the workspace. Arrange the objects according to your wishes.


Step 6: Prepare material and graphic

Material selection:
In the material database, select the material you want to process. You can also add your own materials at any time (see Tips & Tricks Ruby Material Database).

Duplicate graphic:
Now select the entire job and paste as many copies of the graphic as you need using the key combinations "ctrl+c" and "ctrl+v".

Personalize graphic:
By clicking on the "pencil" icon, you will enter the edit mode of the respective graphic. Here you can change the name and, if necessary, adjust the font size by dragging the corner points. Click on "update job" to return to the workspace. Repeat this process for all names.


Step 7: Function "Skip overlapping cut lines"

Ruby is particularly efficient at cutting contiguous, straight cutting lines. Make sure that the straight cutting lines of each graphic are directly adjacent. Ruby supports exact positioning by displaying magnetic guides.

Select the entire graphic and choose Skip Overlapping Cut Lines from the processing rules drop-down menu. This removes the overlapping cutting lines and speeds up the laser process.


Step 8: Position job

Place the file on the editing area according to your wishes. The laser pointer is used for orientation.


Step 9: Start laser process

Send the print job to the laser using the "Queue" button. Switch to the "Queue" tab to execute the laser process by clicking "Start".


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