Finally, xTool Creative Space V1.0 is ready for you! We’ve made a lot of improvements in this version. Now let’s get through all of them!
1) The outcome of text engraving is improved.
As you can see in the comparison below. We enlarge the outcomes of letter “O”, which are processed with the XCS beta 8 and XCS V1.0.
You can see the edge of the letter is smoother when it’s processed with XCS V1.0.
The enlargement outcome processed with XCS Beta 8.
The enlargement outcome processed with XCS V1.0.
2) If you engrave the text that is generated by “text” function in XCS, the thickness of it will be thickened. In XCS V1.0, this issue is solved.
3) We added more options for text setting.
a.In XCS V1.0, you can set different styles of text.
Note: Different typefaces support different styles, depending on the typeface and what styles it supports that you have in your computer.
b.The unit of text size is changed to ‘pt’ (point).
4) We optimized the selection box of text on canvas.
In the previous version of XCS, the framing area is beyond the actual size of the text due to the margin.
In XCS V1.0, the framing is more accurate.
5) Due to the overall upgrade of “text”, if you open previous project files in XCS V1.0, the text settings might change.
The following instructions are for your reference.
Scenario 1: If the text’s height is changed, drag the anchor point to adjust the height and x-height to the original ratio.
Scenario 2: If the typeface is restored to the default one, you can change to the typeface you want in the type face list on the text setting panel.
Scenario 3: If you want to restore the text size and ratio to its original settings, follow the following steps.
① Before updating the software, open the project file and draw a rectangle that fits tightly over the text.
② Upgrade XCS to V1.0.
③ Then, in XCS V1.0, open the previous project file and adjust the position and size of the text to match the position and size of the rectangle.
6) XCS V1.0 does not support inputting emojis.
There are 3 improvements of “Outline” function.
A. Setting outline for vector graphics is available.
B. You can set a negative value for an outline now. In this case, the outline will show in the inner of an element.
C. You can multiple-select bitmap graphics and vector graphics, and set outlines for them at the same time.
D1 & D1 Pro machine only supports exporting GCode.
M1 machine supports both exporting and importing GCode.
Instruction: How to Use LightBurn on M1? – xTool
Please note that, due to different material characteristics, a high power may create burn marks on some materials.
If you use D1/D1 Pro, you need to switch to “laser spot” in device setting so that you can adjust the light power of framing.
If you use an infrared laser head, you can adjust the light power.
If you have replaced the laser head or the cut pressure changed due to some reasons, this function can be used to restore the cut pressure to M1 factory setting.
When you select an element and press the up/down/left/right key, it will move 0.1mm at a time. When you select an element and press shift + up/down/left/right key, it will move 1mm at a time.