I have run across something a few times recently while doing things on the Glowforge where I will have an SVG with multiple parts (all designed in one color so they will all be a “cut” function), but when I go to drag them somewhere else, it only grabs one of the parts.
Ok, so I know this is a thing so you can arrange things for material savings.
The most recent instance of this was just now when I was arranging some of the Honeycomb Hold Down Clips to cut, and it kept dragging the outline of the object, but not the little vertical slit. I was ignoring the engraving on it. And this is not my design…but I have had it happen to one of my designs.
I was copying and pasting a few of these all over the place within the GFUI…and sometimes, the entire object would drag and sometimes, it would take one of the pieces and not the other.
It is incredibly frustrating!
I know the trick of clicking and dragging around the entire object. From there, I should be able to drag everything highlighted to a different location. Click and drag…highlight it all…go to click and the items are still separate.
What is the deal?! What am I doing wrong? Am I not holding my mouth the right way?
If I am doing more than one thing and working with scraps of product I will give the objects separation so can grab them entire one at a time and position.
Just grabbing what is available will at times only grab partial, so got to include all in a masking square, and not move at all unless the move cross goes active.
Also get tongue in right position for the win. I prefer slightly to the left.
However, not sure I understood about giving the objects separation so you can grab them all at one time and position. Do you mean, I don’t need to tell it to ignore the engrave until I position all where I want them?
I saw that they were separate pieces in the design.
What I don’t understand is how some of these honeycomb clips drag all at once, but when I copy/past more into the GFUI, at random time, one of them will drag separately. Even when using the selection rectangle, sometimes it will let me drag them all. Sometimes, it won’t.
Yes. Thinking through how a design can be manipulated in the GFUI is a thing. I’ve been bitten by that a few times when I hadn’t joined parts of an object. Then the whole copy and paste and where it reappears is tricky. Select all and and arrow through keyboard works when the mouse and drag and pointer doesn’t.