How to Create a Basic Marking Program

SpeedMark Program Basics

SpeedMark marking software comes standard with our SpeedMarker galvo laser machines. Developed to support automated marking processes, the software provides program modules for typical marking tasks. SpeedMark software modules are designed for easy personalization, allowing users to create tailor-made marking programs using graphical flow control. Using macros, the SpeedMark marking software can be customized and extended. This enables you to adapt the software into existing processes and components.

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In this tutorial, we explain how to create a basic SpeedMark program, including the following tasks:

  • Line marking
  • Ellipse marking
  • Outline text marking
  • Rectangle marking
  • Arc marking

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

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Step 1: Add text to your flowchart

Select the outline text element on the left side of screen, then place the cursor in the flow chart and left click to add to flow chart.

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Step 2: Adjust “New Graphic” Settings

Once the text is placed on the flow chart a “New graphic” screen will pop up, type desired text, adjust text size, font style etc. When complete, select "Add” then position the text on the field.

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Step 3: Graphic Properties

Select the text, then in graphic properties on the right side of the screen, fill the text using choice of fill style.

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Step 4: Basic Elements

Select each Basic element as shown then left click and drag on the main page to create each element. Once complete each element will then show on the flow chart.

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Step 5: Adjust Element

At any time, any element can be selected from the flow chart and adjusted. Example shown, the “Ellipse” is selected and the size and location are being adjusted as needed.

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Step 6: Material Parameter

Highlight (select) text and the all other Basic elements, then s elect “Marking” in the left side of “Graphic properties." Select Material parameter and assign desired material from the materials database.

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Step 7: Position the job

Position the job before starting the marking process. The pilot laser can be used to outline the position of the mark on the work piece. To start press F9 or use the icon in the menu bar.

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Step 8: Start the laser job

Start the marking process by pressing the F12 key or the Execute button in the menu bar. As illustrated by the flow chart shown, the line will process first, then the circle is marked, followed by the text and finally the rectangle and the arc. The flow may be adjusted by changing the order of the individual elements.

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