I did exactly what you suggest on settings: find the threshold of power and speed where it barely cuts. I also started the whole thing with a pair of calipers to get the focus height dialed in exactly. In the end I think it’s a total fail for right now, and when my piece scaled down, the cuts were so close to each other that they caused the ply to smolder, ruining the pieces.
I tried color coding all the segments to define the order of cuts precisely to avoid overheating one particular area, it still got just a but too crispy. I’ll revisit this when I have more time, but for now I’m going to call it a bust. I might try again with 1/16".
I know GF has had this suggestion before, but they really really need to add a “test your material” template, where you can define thresholds and make automated tests.
Action type: Cut
High power: 100
Low power: 100
High speed: 500
Low speed: 300
Number of steps: 10
And voila, it makes a set of circles (or squares, or whatever) with the power and speeds interpolated. Scale as you see fit and zap away.
If they even just made it possible to do “select all, set to 220/full” it would make my jobs way easier [I typically have 3 or 4 cut operations that must be done in order in each job]. The UI has a long way to go to be really dialed in for people who have specific needs. I hope they get around to UI improvements soon, but as @Dan says, they don’t release software timelines.