Glowforge Material Manager Chrome Extension

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materials

#122

What? Do they deliever PG outside the US now?


#123

i haven’t even tried. When my 'Free ’ proof grade arrived it cost me £40 in import fees and charges. I can’t bring my self to think how much extra it would cost me considering the quantities i need to buy if i were to purchase directly!


#124

Thanks for looking into it! Is it fixable? I’m not looking forward to using my Glowforge without it!


#125

Has the GFUI stabilized enough for the Material Manager code to be looked at yet?

Mostly bumping this up to make sure it isn’t forgotten. I have found this tool extremely useful given I was up to 23 pages of manual setting notes. I distinctly remember a posting from someone during the development that they were really looking forward to doing away with the notebook they kept next to their Chinese laser, and totally sympathize.


#126

It would be awesome if it can be fixed, for now though at least its still there and can be used as a reference and still be added to.


#127

I use it to store my settings in a handy place instead of my Excel spreadsheet. Works fine unless the material manager tool gets nuked.


#128

It’s high time Glowforge provided us a materials manager.
Hardware has been shipping for over a year. The bulk of the product has shipped. Are we going to need to wait for the Air filter to be fully shipped before they start making the GFUI awesome?


#129

Finally managed to make some time to fix the extension and test it against our Glowforge. A release was pushed out last night so everything should be working again.


#130

95% of my work is done on the same material. Even just making it hold onto the previous setting would save me a lot of time.


#131

Did you read the latest update?


#132

I looked at the september update and did not see anything pertinent. Did I miss it?


#133

You can now store custom material settings…


#134

It wasn’t in the September update. Here it is:

https://community.glowforge.com/t/save-custom-settings-on-any-material-and-ios-app-improvements-9-17-18-latest-improvements/29439


#135

You can also check the right side of the GFUI home page for updates.


#136

I’ve had access to this for a while now which is why I didn’t prioritize updating the extension. After using their new UI for a while. I’ve decided to completely overhaul my extension as their UX and implementation are so unusable for all the scenarios that I need.


#137

can you give us some idea of what the extension adds beyond what GF has implemented?


#138

The biggest thing the @icirellik extension did is add ‘proofgrade’ style settings. Just drop in material, select it from the UI, the pick score/cut/whatever. IMO this is far more streamlined workflow than the new GF custom settings. The GF settings are nice for a scattering of a different materials, but it grows unwieldy very fast when you have 4 different engrave settings, 3 different score settings and 3 different vector engrave settings for a single material. @icirellik’s plug-in worked far better for me than the new GF custom behavior. Which you find more valuable is probably very workflow specific.


#139

With the original material manager I would make changes then select update. After the status light turned green, I would refresh GF in Chrome and the changes would show up in the materials list.
I tried the same with the new version with no luck. I also tried logging out of GF, Restart Chrome, and restart GF still no luck. However several times now when I went to select a material, all of my custom materials were there. But I don’t know what I did or how they got there.

Any Help ?


#140

The GFUI now supports saving material settings. I think what you’re seeing is native GFUI, not the material manager. :slight_smile:


#141

I am seeing the GFUI material settings. I can’t seem to get the settings that I have in the Materials Manager extension to move over to the GFUI materials list.