GFUI Request: simple drawing tools right in GFUI


#1

It would be great to be able to make simple rectangles, circles, lines, text and multi point paths right in the GFUI.

For example, being able to draw and then cut a simple line, would keep me from having to take the material over to my band saw.

Later improvements could include more complex drawing and text tools. Thanks.


#2

I keep a few files like that, one of which is a simple ‘cut line’. Given the ability to resize and rotate right in the user interface, I frequently use it to trim materials by loading it with the ‘Add Artwork’ option.
@dwardio offered a file in free laser designs I think that has several shapes in it. A line, a square and circle etc. You just load it and use the shape you need, and highlight and delete the others.

Being able to delete aspects of a design is really handy. If all of the round tokens wouldn’t fit on the material I just highlight however many I want and delete them.


#3

This has been requested several times and is in the infamous “hopper” for addressing after they get everything originally promised to work.


#4

I do too, Circles, square, rectangles…


#5

At least now you can upload a vector file with a cut outline easy enough in the layout space. It isn’t saved but easy enough to keep some primitives available.


#6

yep, a basic line does wonders to trim some planks to size in combination with the passthrough slot


#7

Thanks for all the suggestions! I’ll share them with the team.


#8