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LightBurn Setup Using LightBurn License - Before Your Machine Arrives (PC)

What you'll need

  • Windows Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • LightBurn License Key
  • USB Thumb Drive
  • USB Cable

Software and Driver Installation

  1. Go to: https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/trial-version-try-before-you-buy
  2. Select your version of Windows from the list to initiate the download.

    📌 Note: If you're not sure which version you have, type the words "System Information" into the Search field located at the bottom left corner of your Taskbar. Look for System Type to determine if you have version 32 or 64.

    Choose 32-bit or 64-bit
    Choose 32-bit or 64-bit
  3. Double-click to launch the Lightburn .exe file.
    Lightburn .exe file
    Lightburn .exe file

    If you receive the message “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” Click Yes.

  4. Click Next to install LightBurn into the Program Files folder.
    LightBurn Setup window
    LightBurn Setup window
  5. Click Next to create a LightBurn folder and shortcut in the Start Menu.
    LightBurn Setup window
    LightBurn Setup window
  6. Click Next to create a shortcut to LightBurn on your desktop.
    LightBurn Setup window
    LightBurn Setup window
  7. Click Install to continue.
    LightBurn Setup window
    LightBurn Setup window
  8. If applicable, check the box to confirm you have read and accept the Microsoft Visual license terms, and click Install.
    License terms confirmation window
    License terms confirmation window
  9. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
    Installation finished
    Installation finished
  10. If applicable, check the box to confirm you have read and accept the Microsoft Visual license terms, and click Install.
    Microsoft Visual license terms and conditions window
    Microsoft Visual license terms and conditions
  11. Check both Install FTDI serial driver and Launch LightBurn. Click Finish.
    LightBurn Setup Wizard
    LightBurn Setup Wizard
  12. Click Extract to unpack the Windows driver and launch the installer.
    FTDI CDM Driver window
    FTDI CDM Driver window
  13. Click Next to continue.
    Device Driver Installation Wizard
    Device Driver Installation Wizard
  14. Click Allow access to allow LightBurn to communicate on these networks.
    Windows Security Alert window
    Windows Security Alert

    LightBurn will automatically launch.

  15. Copy and paste your LightBurn License Key, and then click the Activate License button. Click OK.
    LightBurn License page
    LightBurn License page
  16. Click OK.
    Help and Notes page
    Help and Notes page
  17. In the Devices window, Click Create Manually.
    Devices window
    Devices window
  18. Click on Ruida, and click Next.
    New Device Wizard
    New Device Wizard
  19. Click on Serial/USB, and click Next.
    New Device Wizard
    New Device Wizard
  20. Enter the X Axis Length and the Y Axis Length in mm. Click Next.
    Find your machine's X and Y axis length
    Find your machine's X and Y axis length
    New Device Wizard window
    New Device Wizard window
  21. Set the Origin by clicking on Rear Right. Click Next.
    New Device Wizard window
    New Device Wizard window
  22. Ensure that everything is correct and click Finish.
    New Device Wizard window
    New Device Wizard window
  23. Click OK.
    New Device Wizard window
    New Device Wizard window

That's it!

Updated on 10 Apr 2023