I have a few user interface questions for those of you already using a Glowforge
- I want to raster the fill of an object and also score the outline of the same object.
For other lasers, I would set the fill of the object to black and the stroke (outline) to some other color.
The laser would know that the black fill = raster and the outline = score.
I uploaded an object into the Glowforge UI that is set up just like that.
What I see in the user interface is a single operation that I can choose raster, score OR cut.
I don’t get to pick score AND raster, etc.
I also don’t get to copy an operation so I can set one to raster and the other to score.
The UI can’t separate out a single object that has a fill AND a stroke as two separate operations?
So, am I expected to duplicate the object in Illustrator, Inkscape, Corel, etc and set each object to a different color (one as a fill and the OTHER as a stroke) so that the Glowforge UI sees two different operations?
- I designed an object and upload it to the Glowforge UI for testing. The test comes out great and I now hypothetically have a laser cut trinket. Now I want to make as many trinkets as will fit within my workpiece. Can I not copy and paste an object in the Glowforge UI?
Am I supposed to move the single object around and cut one object at a time? Seems labor intensive and slow.
Am I supposed to go back to Illustrator, Inkscape, Corel to copy the object over and over and then re-upload to Glowforge? That seems painful to me because I would have to go and pick settings again for each operation. Also, if I grouped all of the similar operations together, I think I would be stuck always cutting lets say 50x trinkets. So, if I put a smaller workpiece in the machine, I would be cutting into nothing and wasting time because I would always have to cut 50x trinkets even though the new workpiece can only fit 15x.
Would love your help.