I consider it a flaw in the app software that when I delete something from the app it deletes the file I uploaded or used.
How else do you “start over” or clear the app without emptying the uploaded file?
I work with my own files to skip that irritating loss of time savers…but when you are using a deisgn that you have purchased or been gifted…it’s so easy to lose it.
For example : I loaded the ear savers and my glowforge was aligned. I have not been on my glowforge in in a while because I am in a prolonged tax season hell taking calls from people who think we know how to get the stimulus payments. So it was not aligned…do I just exit the whole app and try again? If I lift the. lid will it zap the file? I just can’t remember what works and what doesn’t.
Please direct me to a “sheet” file for the latest earsavers that were in my library BEFORE It became deleted.
I have people waiting for them…and really want to do them today…
The GFU I think you call it? The nested or sheet file was not fitting…I tried to move it and alter it just to get something cut and it ended up all over the place. I always forget you cannot clear it without deleting it without deleting it from the library.
In that case if you have moved or edited a catalog or glowforge design you can reset it like @eflyguy mention by clicking the icon with the 3 dots in it to reset the design. But if you have deleted it from the main screen of the dashboard that shows all your recent designs then you can download the file like i mentioned above and upload it to the dashboard like any normal design. To get the other ones back you may need to email support to get them to put it back on your dashboard main page. I don’t know of any other work around to get it back the way it was.
This is how you reset designs purchased or uploaded from glowforge in the future. Ignore the bed image, was my latest project today.
I think I understand what you are talking about. Basically it auto-saves. So if you delete the file from the desktop, it removes it from the design library. I have done this a few times myself, but it was no big deal simply because I was using the same computer that I have the design stored on anyway. I simply uploaded it again and all was fine. But if I switched to a different computer and needed to go back and use it again, it would not be there.
I think the best solution for me anyway is to just have all my files saved on my computer, or somewhere I can access them “in the cloud” like Google Drive or something. For example, eventually my hubby will use the GF too. I’m going to upload all of the design files we will need to share to a Google Drive account that we can both access, and then we will be able to get the files regardless of what computer we are using. (We have iPads etc but I really only use my laptop when Glowforging (so far), so I can’t speak to whether this method will work with other devices.)
Additional note: I guess in my own personal opinion, the design library is not really the best place to store my designs. I see it more as a temporary place, and occasionally a design IS still there and I can use it, which is just a bonus. It’s not like Cricut Design Space for example, where you do store all of your projects there. However, now that we are able to design shapes within the GFUI, my thinking could be off. It would be nice to have a place to store files that we could alter and not save changes to, in order to keep the original design.
Yeah - duplicating would probably be ideal. But I’ve uploaded a design and then changed it (for a specific one-time need, not something I want to keep in my regular design) and then it automatically saved my changes. I guess ideally I should then go back and undo my changes before I leave the screen.
If you leave the Gfui for another web page, even though it remains open, it will lose that history. I have been annoyed by this several times, but I have erase or modify the size and been able to return as long as I do not leave. With so many inbuilt things like outline or text that is no longer on your HD it gets more important.