I’m wondering if there is an align function within the
app.glowforge.com - I’ve been importing multiple SVG files to create layers… some engrave and others cut- wondering if there is an align tool within the platform like illustrator would have.
Any advice would be helpful!
No, we generally do that in Illustrator before we save the file.
got it… the
app.glowforge.com was not wanting to read “all” the details of my .svg file… so I was separating them out to beat the system. Worth a try… thanks!
You can create multiple engraves, scores and cuts in a single file, and align them right on top of each other for processing. The system will break it out into separate operations.
The rules are - different stroke colors will each create a different operation for cutting or scoring. Different fill colors will create separate engrave operations for vector fill.
Couple of short tutorials might explain it a little better:
I’m going to demo an alignment process below using my (ancient) version of Adobe Illustrator, but the process is the same for Inkscape or CorelDraw or Affinity Designer. Whichever one you like to use, you’ll do the same things, with the tools in that program. (I’m also going to give you the thought process that goes into creating a design with 2D Design software, to keep from having to write another one up, so if you can slog through it, you’ll pick up some stuff you need to know to make thing…
It’s soooooo easy to create files easily in programs like Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw and Affinity Designer if you understand what the Glowforge interface sees when it looks at your file.
(Think of this as a last batch of Tips and Tricks, then I’ll quit bugging you.)
I’m going to demo in Illustrator again, but the same things will be done in whatever program you choose to use for your designs.
If you have questions about specifics for other kinds of drawing and modeling software, …
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Keyboard Shortcuts and Maneuvering in the Interface:
Copy (Select item)… CTRL/CMD + C
Paste (Select item)… CTRL/CMD + V
Undo … CTRL/CMD + Z
Delete (Select item) … Press the Delete key on the keyboard.
Update on Delete: _After the Autosave Settings Saver migration on 01/08/2018, if you delete a part or item from your file it will stay gone when you close it.
The next time you open the file, it will not be there.
Thanks for all the help
Thanks for the suggestion
@dinaneem. I’ve passed along your suggestion to our product team!