I’m hoping someone can help as I am close to giving up and sending my machine back. It seems like what I am trying to do (and what I bought and waited a year for the machine for) should be so easy but I just can’t get it to do what I want.
Originally I tried the scanning option but that was so far off it was ridiculous, so now I am using SVG files. So I have an Inkscape file with two layers. One contains the artwork, the second contains the outlines of the artwork. I print the artwork on paper, glue it to the wood (thick proofgrade walnut plywood). Then I load the outline layer into the glow forge app. First of all the scale of the outlines is nothing like the scale on the artwork (yet they are the same in Inkscape), and there seems no way to accurately cut the outline. Like in the photo it might look like I can get one to seem like it will cut accurately, but it doesn’t. I made two cuts on this one, the second positioning looked wrong but I could adjust it based on the first cut. I want to make many of these from one sheet of wood, so this obviously isn’t going to work. I’ve tried right in the middle under the camera, and even then it is not accurate. Is there any way to do this accurately?