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In my previous tutorial, I discussed how to use the “LED Edit” software's manual layout creator to design LED layouts for your needs. In this lesson, I'm going to discuss how to do the same thing in “LED Edit-K” versions. As I mentioned in my previous tutorial, you can manually design an LED layout by laying one led by one led, but this is a waste of time. I'm going to use the same method used in that article (the BMP method) to create the LED layout.

If you are interested in how to create a custom LED layout using AutoCAD software and LED Edit software,

[Click Here To See: Creating LED Layout With AutoCAD Software]

Creating The BMP Reference

First, follow the steps under the sub-heading “Creating Frame-Shaped LED Layout” in my [LED Edit Manual Layout Tutorial]. Follow steps 1 through 10 in that article to create a “BMP” file in Photoshop software. I'm going to continue from there.
Run your “LED Edit-K” software.

Starting a New Project

Click on “File” and choose “New” to create a new project. This will show up in the new project window. Select the controller that you are about to use from the “Controller Type” list, and type the maximum number of LEDs you are about to use per port in the “Maximum number of lights per port” field. Please refer to the “Starting a new project” section in my first “LED Edit-K” tutorial [Click Here] for more information.

Click on the “Browse” button, select a location to save the project, and click “OK.” Click “OK” again in the “New Project” window.

Importing the BMP layout

Port selection
Port selection

First of all select the port that you want the LEDs connected to from the left-hand side list

Click on “Settings” in the top main bar and select “Import BMP reference point.” This will open up the “Open” window. Browse to and select the.BMP file you created and click on the “Open” button.

BMP layout
BMP layout

Click anywhere in the workspace to place the layout. You will see your layout in pink; each square represents one LED reference point.

Connecting LED

Now we need to connect the LEDs in series. First, we need to plan the wiring to minimize the wire distance between LEDs. Here is my plan.

LED Wiring Plan
LED Wiring Plan

We can use the “Connect” tool to wire LEDs one by one. But it's a waste of time. I'm going to use the “Auto connect” tool to connect LEDs inside sections. Click on the “Auto connect” tool from the left-side menu.

Auto connect tool
Auto connect tool

Click and hold while dragging the cursor over the LEDs in “Section 01” and then release the mouse. A mode selection window will appear. Select the mode in which you want to connect the LEDs. I'm going to use different methods for different sections to connect LEDs in such a way that each end of the connection in one section will be next to the start of the other section, thus making it easy to connect.

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Selecting the sections

Here is how I selected different sections and chosen methods for wiring.

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Selection and wiring methods
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Connected LEDs

Note that each section is connected automatically, and now the connected LEDs are yellow. If your selection went wrong, use the undo button to undo your action (Ctrl+Z doesn't work on LED Edit).

Now that we are done connecting, it's time to program it. Please go to and continue from the “Recording a Video or an Animation” section in my first “LED Edit-K” tutorial [click here]. To start, program the LED layout that you have created.

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Final Outcome

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