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Numeric Edits Toolbar


The Numeric Edits toolbar in LightBurn is used for adjusting the size, position, and orientation of shapes or groups of shapes in your project.

XPos and YPos

The X and Y (horizontal and vertical) positions of your selection, relative to the point in your selection indicated by the 9-dot control toward the right side of the toolbar. In the above image, the 9-dot control is showing the lower-left corner, so the XPos and YPos values are showing the current location of that corner of the selection.

Width and Height

The width and height of the current selection. When the lock control is enabled, the aspect ratio (relationship between width and height) of your selection is maintained - this means that if you have a shape that is currently 50mm wide and 25mm tall, it is twice as wide as it is tall, or it has a 2:1 aspect ratio. If you change the width to 80 while the lock is enabled, the height will automatically change to 40, preserving the 2:1 ratio. If you unlock the lock control, the width and height can be changed independently.

The width and height controls are followed by percentage controls which can be used to quickly change the relative size of your selection. Enter 50 in one of the boxes, and the size will become 50% of whatever it was before.


The rotate box is used to rotate the current selection by the number of degrees entered.

mm / in control

Used to quickly toggle between metric and imperial. Default state will depend on your current unit of measurement.

Equation support

Note that the XPos, YPos, Width, Height, and Rotate fields can all accept equations, and the XPos, YPos, Width, and Height controls accept units as well. This means that if you are working in mm, but you want to create a shape that is 5 inches wide, just enter 5in or 5" into the width field and LightBurn will convert it for you. More information about the equation support in LightBurn can be found on the Tips and Tricks page.