We all know that alignment is a hot topic here but this is something abnormal - at least to me.
Last night we were running a job that had a bunch of small engraved circle that were then cut out. The engraving is concentric so it makes it very apparent if the alignment is off because the circles will have different boarders. The engrave step is set to run before the cut. When the glowforge cut them out they were misaligned a tiny amount - were talking maybe 1/64" (0.5 mm) +/-
The part that’s really weird to me is that it’s all within the same file so it shouldn’t matter if the whole cut jumps a bit. It’s like something happened between the engraving step and cutting step. No one or nothing was near it when it switched from engrave to cut so I don’t think it got bumped and the material was magneted in place. We ran it again and it seemed to be a little better but it was a waste of material and 30 mins of engraving. We also reviewed the file and nothing is out of order with it.
It’s not something I really documented so that’s why I’m posting it here and not support. Has anyone else had anything similar happen? any ideas how to prevent this? does the software struggle with lots of small steps?