Having done a handful of projects-- both explorative and concrete, multi unit, projects-- now, I’m finding that my largest desire from the GFUI is repeatability. Even more so than being able to save off a particular print configuration for future use.
Often, my projects involve repeating a particular item. I need 10 or 12 or more of one particular thing cut out and that thing involves, say, 1 or 2 engraving passes, a score pass, and a couple of cutting passes. As it is, I have to configure each pass individually for each repetition. That’s a lot of repetition and if I forget one, that unit is pretty much a throwaway.
In fact, I’d be happy if I could configure all the cuts for a particular imported item and could then duplicate that set of cuts N times. Bonus points for “pack” features that’d minimize waste material.
Certainly, being able to save off a set of cuts and settings is quite desirable, but I understand the issues of doing so where various parameters may change over time. As a less risky first step, aiding in eliminating the manual steps in repetitive action would be quite welcome.
As an example, this piece is really 12x a single piece. Now, imagine the same with some engravings on it where the proofgrade settings need to be tweaked just a bit.