File Size and Burn Time


#1

Every month it seems that we can send larger files to the GlowForge and enjoy longer burn times. When I started three months ago, the GF didn’t seem to be able to handle files anywhere near even one megabyte.

Yesterday I uploaded and burned a 3.4 megabyte file.
Last week I did a 2 hour and 47 minute “burn”.

Anyone tracking this type of information for their work?

What is your:

  1. Largest file that uploaded?
  2. Longest burn time?

#2

I’m sure there are file size limits but they are fairly generous. I’ve uploaded SVGs with embedded PNGs that put the filesize at around 20mb, maybe a little bigger, for 10x15”ish engraves that take about 3 hours.


#3

I just checked again and found a 16.8 megabyte file that uploaded and ran, it too was an svg file with an embedded image!

Thanks!!!


#4

A while ago in the very wee hours of the morning I must have been the only person on a GF and got a 3hr 40 min engrave. :nerd_face: I dunno file size tho.


#5

3.5h is right around the limit! The size of the source file can vary a lot - you can send us a big bitmap and it’s fine, but a few megabytes of vector data can be punishingly complex.