This will be running on a Ruida controller, which is not all that important to the user. It will be running Lightburn software, which is CAD, CAM, and actual running interface for the machine, although that can also be done from the panel as well.
You may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with Lightburn. This is priced for home use as well, so it makes plenty of sense to buy your own copy for CAD work at home and bring your jobs up here. It has a free 30 day trial, we also have a discount code that I think can be made available to members.
Lightburn is true cross-platform, with full Windows/Mac OS/Linux support.
It is much better featured for CAD work overall, but a bit more complicated than Corel/Illustrator. However, the tool was designed from the start with a focus on laser cutting, rather than a general purpose vector graphics design tool.
Lightburn has a ton of user support including quick tutorials on Youtube:
We have heard that LB can also replace Corel/Illustrator on the ULS machines (Blue, Pearl, Red). This is an excellent design tool. As the last step, you’d be printing to the familiar, dead-simple ULS driver we’ve been using. This does mean there are more advanced features that could be done on other machines that won’t be available through this print driver, but it’s a great upgrade for design work, and cheaper than a Corel or Adobe license.
The first effort to put LB on Blue (alongside Corel, it’s just another option) ran into trouble with the admin password, but I think that’s resolved or soon will be.
I do still need some help with stabilizing the lifters. It’s a noncritical item on the list of things left to do. It won’t prevent it from being used but it can shift which needs to be resolved.
I did show Joe, but I’m not sure if he’s got the time. We need to remove the bed and add a piece of angle iron, drill and tap a piece of aluminum so we can add a second screw to the lifters. Requires moderate fab skills and overall pretty small job, just a bit difficult to get to. The bed’s heavier than I thought, and taking it out looks like a bit of a trick because there are screws way in back (might require a physically small person to reach back there). I can show someone in person.