In my previous tutorial, I discussed how to use “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 (BMP method) to create the LED layout.
If you are interested in how to create a custom LED layout using AutoCAD software & 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 to 10 in that article to create out “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 “Max number lights of port” field. Please refer to “Starting a new project” section in my first “LED Edit-K” tutorial [Click Here] for more information.
Click on “Browse” button and select a location to save the project and click “OK“. Click “OK” again in the “New Project” window.
Importing the BMP layout
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 and select the .BMP file you created and click on “Open” button.
Click anywhere in the workspace to place the layout. you will see your layout in pink color, each square represents one LED reference point.
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.
We can use “Connect” tool to wire LEDs one by one. But it’s a waste of time. I’m going to use “Auto connect” tool to connect LEDs inside sections. Click on “Auto connect” tool from the left side menu.
Click and hold while dragging the cursor covering the LEDs in the whole “Section 01” and release the mouse. A mode selection window will appear, Select the mode that you want to connect the LEDs. I’m going to use different methods for different sections to connect LEDs in such a way each end of the connection in one section will be next to the start of the other section thus making it easy to connect.
Here is how I selected different sections and chosen methods for wiring.
Note that each section is connected automatically and now connected LEDs are yellow. If your selection went wrong use undo button to undo your action (Ctrl+Z doesn’t work on LED Edit).
Now we are done connecting it’s time to program it. Please go to and continue from “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.