This one is for users new to the wonderful world of Glowforge.
As we know, the GF cannot cut to the full extent of a sheet of Proofgrade (12 x 20 inches). According to the latest info on the Tech Specs page, the maximum cutting area is “ approximately 11″ (279 mm) deep and 19.5″ (495 mm) wide. as of April 2021.”
Visualizing exactly where this “bounding box” is on a piece of material can be challenging, even with the GF’s camera system, so I created a file that contains a rectangle 278 mm X 494mm. Here’s the file:
GF Bounding Box.zip (548 Bytes)
Create a new design in the app and add this file to it. Do not move the file once loaded.
Place a full sheet of Draftboard (or any other PG) on the bed of your GF. Make sure you still have the masking attached!
Set the file to Score , with manual settings of speed 500 and power 10.
These settings will mark the masking paper without cutting into your material, illustrating exactly where the cutting bounds are on your GF’s bed.
Hope this helps!
NB: Yes, there are any number of ways to accomplish the visualization. This one worked for me when I was just getting started.