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:
So by now, everyone who has gotten an early machine has experienced having their object placements using the lid camera be off at one time or another.
Until it gets tightened down, it’s still possible to get perfect alignment on engraves, cuts and scores. And it’s not particularly difficult.
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, yo…
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.
If you …