Glowforge Interface - Using the Trace Tool 🤔


Snort! Spew alert! :laughing:


Maybe also somewhere that you can select cut elements and just cut them to clean up?


Not sure what you mean? Like doing a second pass? :slightly_smiling_face:


It was perfectly clear to me when I wrote it :confused:

What I meant is that the GFUI sometimes lets you select disconnected bits of the image on the screen by drawing a box around them or clicking them, and then you can hit CTRL-X (aka ‘cut’) to make them go away. Which can sometimes (but not always) be useful for cleaning up images. (In my limited experience it seems to depend on how things are grouped, so not completely reliable, but has occasionally saved a whole bunch of back-and-forth.)


Buh-Caaaaw! :chicken:
Didn’t know it did that! :grinning:
(Yeah, I can put that in there.)


As I understand it, the ability to select objects (of the same color) independently is all about whether they’re fully enclosed by other paths, and nothing to do with grouping.


Hello Jules,
I really enjoyed your step by step instructions on the trace feature. My question is how can you duplicate the plane. Let’s say you scanned it in once, but you want to cut it out on the same material 5 times? I don’t seem to be able to duplicate the scanned image. Right clicking, shows you that you are copying the image, but it just moves the image, it is not really copying it.


You might try selecting it, then CTRL+C to copy it, followed by CTRL+V to paste the copy. It should duplicate it. (I can’t test it right now - we’ve got thunderstorms.)


Unfortunately, that did not work, do you have any other suggestions what might work? When you right click the image, it shows an option to copy the image, but then it does not do anything else. I make cards and I was hoping to be able to cut multiple of the same images to preserve material and to speed up the manual production method. I appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks again Sabrina


Don’t right click and copy…select the parts, click CTRL+C, then immediately click CTRL+V.

I just tested it and it works fine. Copies of little amoeba things (my artwork) all over the place. :smile:


On Mac that would be COMMAND-C and COMMAND-V


My “Mac” and I thank you for this quick solution I’ve been struggling for a week with.