This is a feature request for the Glowforge team. When determining the cut ordering of a shape, it would better to schedule the inner cuts before the outer cuts. The pieces that haven’t been lasered yet would remain in position, so the print would be more accurate.
I know this topic has been coveredbefore, but it’s been a few years now without being addressed. I also know you can manually order them with colors, but that isn’t always easy to do if you don’t want to break apart your graphic.
Given that the software already needs to define some sort of cut ordering for nested shapes, this feels like something it could take into account so we didn’t need to do it manually.
Yes, please! I only just now got through making a cut that involved several concentric rings — giving them all distinct colors isn’t tough, but trying to figure out which circle is which in the GF UI so I can reorder the steps is kinda painful.
That’s true, but @rickster has the same issue that I have: you have to surf up and down the order list to find a particular piece. It can be easy to misplace one and waste a lot of time looking for it. And no matter what color you gave it in the graphics program, all the pieces are one of only three different colors in the GFUI. A series of concentric circles can be a bear to figure out.