Feature Request: Glowforge Cloud API

featurerequest

#1

I use custom software to generate SVG files which I currently upload to my Glowforge manually. However, it would be handy if there was an API (preferably REST) that could be used to automatically upload designs and potentially load/position/configure designs ready for cutting/engraving as well.

I could envision using the API for the following features:

  • Glowforge status
  • CRUD operations on “designs”. (and “folders” when they arrive)
  • Operations to work with “layouts”. Where a “layout” is one or more designs (and/or artwork) loaded and positioned for cutting/engraving. Along with the settings for each. This layout could also be temporary or it might be savable for re-use later.

And I’m sure this list will expand as you folks continue to work on the GFUI.

I wasn’t able to find any docs on this sort of support with Glowforge. So I apologize if this already exists of has already been requested.


#2

Just being able to save designs you layout on the screen would be amazing… There is for sure MUCH functionality I’m SURE they are working on adding…


#3

This could be fantastic in cases where you’re producing a large number of similar objects, since scripts could load them up and send them, and you’d just have to swap in material and press the magic button!


#4

Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll make sure the team gets them.


#5