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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. Please see the video above for a guide to precision editing using this toolbar, or read the information below for more information about Numeric Edits.

XPos and YPos

The X (horizontal) and Y (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 screenshot at the top of the page, 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. The first pair of boxes allows you to enter measurements. To the right of these boxes are percentage controls for changing the relative size of your selection.

Clicking on the lock icon to the left of Width and Height toggles the aspect ratio between locked and unlocked. The locked mode — shown by a highlighted icon of a closed lock — keeps the proportions of your selection consistent when resizing. As an example, a rectangle that is currently 50 mm wide and 25 mm tall is twice as wide as it is tall, for a 2:1 aspect ratio. If the aspect ratio is locked, changing the width to 80 mm will automatically change the height to 40 mm. If the aspect ratio is not locked, width and height can be changed independently.


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

Unit Toggle (mm/in)

Used to quickly toggle between metric and imperial units. 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 millimeters, but you want to create a shape that is 5 inches wide, you can 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.