I went straight at it with the proof grade acrylic and the trace feature. The trace was positioned about 1” in from the bottom left and a square shape with rounded corners (for attachment to a 4” powered window vent.) The trace was accurate on the right, top, center (hole for tube) and bottom. But on the left it was shifted in over a 1/4”. It’s clear that the camera isn’t accurately detecting the cut lines for what is to the far left.
For other owners - I find the trace function is best for artistic captures placed in the center under the camera and not more than 6” wide. For precision tracing on large objects you really can’t rely on it currently. Also, if just cutting you will want to tell the app to “ignore” the drawing / engraving step and leave just the cut.
It took just 18 seconds to produce my crude / temporary window vent. It would have taken hours with my 3D printer.
The good news is that all is well with my new Glowforge Pro and excited to keep diving into it. I’m sure it will handle SVG files great. The trace issue appears to be software related and I’m sure will improve in time.
I will be posting on the fumes / venting as I work to perfect my set up (and wait on the air filter to come one day.)
Staff - will the air filter also have an output to go ahead and vent it ? I view the filter as more of an odor reduction than being safe to use indoors as the pro does leak fumes around the front when cutting - especially with wood.
As a developer, it seems GlowForge could make a calibration routine that used glowforge drawn squares, scan and then glowforge engraved over it and scans again. This is much like how inkjet alignment is done.