K40 Whisperer – replacement software

K40 Whisperer – replacement software

This looks good, a new software who can talk with our K40 machines.
Not sure if it´s compatible with all five types of controller, but it will show with time. I´m doing a deeper test with this on my HT Master 5 controller later this weekend.

Check out the website: http://www.scorchworks.com/K40whisperer/k40whisperer.html

Here´s a video showing the software.

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  • Andy Reply

    Just got this running on my K40 with M2Nano board.. apart from having to remember to set the laser power before hitting the button it works very well!

    30 July, 2017 at 13:12
  • Cody Reply

    I started out using this software and so far it has worked great. I do wish it could do engrave and cut in same operation, but normally I have to manually change power anyways, so that is more a limitation of the machine. I never looked at a laser cutter and knew nothing about them, it took me like 15 minutes to make a sample cut, and now it is super easy.

    Make sure you keep your red, blue and black 100% each color, if it is only 97% it will not see it.

    8 September, 2017 at 17:09
  • Doug Loukota Reply

    I’ve been using the Inkscape/K40 Whisper duo for a few weeks or so and it is a quantum leap from the delivered SW. Other than it’s easier and cleaner than CorelLASER, there are a few outstanding differences.

    1.The cutting speeds are more true with K40 Whisper. 250mm/s raster works fine for me. With the CorelLASER extension speeds over were wonky.

    2 The Halftone raster engraving is very good and for my purposes makes the change to whisper well worth it.

    3.Inkscape, once you get use to a few non-intuitive methods (trim), is good and must be loaded on the computer.

    4. I’ve used MS Visio 2003 for years for quick 2D engineering sketches. These can be sent to Whisper if the Visio .svg file is first imported or opened in Inkscape then re-saved. I think this is because the Visio .svg file is missing something that a Inkscape.svg file adds. Most likely my Visio doesn’t follow the current standard (typical Microsoft).

    5. The software runs fine on the latest Windows 10 and my old XP Pro system. I had troubles with CorelDraw 12 part of CorelLASER on Win 10 and gave up on it.

    I would recommend K40 Whisper in any case and hope to see some added functionality down the road.

    17 September, 2017 at 21:15
  • Sov Reply

    Have not successfully gotten anything to CUT. What is the secret? I tried the red line thing, going from inkscape to whisperer. ? Has to be a simple something I’m missing. Thanks. Oh, never got the corel or LaserDRW to load, run or work so gave up there. Both on 8 and 10.

    24 October, 2017 at 04:33
  • Arnie Miles Reply

    Here’s a quick observation on K40 for Linux users. I’m running Ubuntu 15.04 LTS. Inkscape is available from the software repository and should be installed FIRST as it satisfies some of K40Whisperer’s package requirements. Once you’ve done that, anyone can easily install the K40Whisperer package from their website following the instructions in the readme.txt file. This is an awesome way and very inexpensive solution for those who want to dedicate a computer to their laser. A cheap used laptop, even from a pawn shop, a free operating system, and free design and laser software.

    16 August, 2018 at 15:34

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