How to Create LED Layout Using LEDEdit-k Software

In my previous lesson, I discussed how to create an LED layout using LEDEdit software that is appropriate for your requirements. I'm going to discuss how to do the same task using the “LEDEdit-K” versions in this lesson. You may manually design an LED layout by placing one LED at a time.

but this is a waste of time. To create the LED layout, I'm going to use the same method as in that article (the BMP method).

Create BMP Reference

Follow the steps in my [How to Create LED Layout Using LEDEdit Software] under the subheading “Create Frame shaped LED Layout“. To create a “BMP” file in Photoshop, follow steps 1 through 10 in that article. From there, I'm going to continue.

Run your “LEDEdit-K” software.

Start a New Project

To create a new project, click “File” and select “New“. By doing so, the new project window will open. In the “Maximum number of lights per port” section, choose the controller type you want to use from the “Controller Type” selection. For more information, please see the “Starting a New LEDEdit-k Project” section of my first “LEDEdit-K” lesson [Click Here].

Select a location to save the project, then click “OK” after clicking the “Browse” button. Within the “New Project” box, click “OK” once again.

BMP Layout Import

Port selection
Port selection

First, from the list on the left, select the port to which the LEDs will be connected.

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Select “Import BMP reference point” from the “Settings” menu in the top bar. The “Open” window will then open. Click the “Open” button after navigating to and selecting the .BMP file you created.

BMP layout
BMP layout

The layout may be placed by clicking anywhere in the workspace. With each square representing one LED reference point, you will see your layout in pink.

Connect LED

The LEDs must now be connected in series. To reduce the wire distance between LEDs, we must first plan the wiring. 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'll use the “Auto Connect” tool to connect LEDs inside sections. Select the “Auto connect” tool from the left-side menu.

Auto connect tool
Auto connect tool

Release the mouse button after clicking and holding the cursor above the LEDs in “Section 01“. A window for mode selection will appear. The mode in which you wish to connect the LEDs should be selected. I'm going to connect LEDs in different sections in various ways so that each end of the connection in one section is close to the beginning of the other section, making it easy to connect.

Selecting the sections - LED Layout using LEDEdit-k
Selecting the sections

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

Selection and wiring methods - LED Layout using LEDEdit-k
Selection and wiring methods


Connected leds
Connected leds

The connected LEDs are now yellow, and each section is automatically connected to the next. Use the undo button to undo your action if anything went wrong (Ctrl+Z doesn't work on LEDEdit).

Undo Redo buttons
Undo Redo buttons

We've finished connecting; therefore, it's time to program the device. Please click [here] to continue from my first “LEDEdit-K” tutorial's “Recording a video or an animation” section. Start programming the newly created LED layout using LEDEdit-K now.

Final Outcome for LED Layout using LEDEdit-k
Final Outcome for LED Layout using LEDEdit-k

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