Glowforge Pro?

To my mind people will be more restless if the monthly update slips. The HW and SW will take what it takes to complete; the update is typing and they have (server/hosting issues aside) complete control over that.


The only challenge is when the person responsible for doing the typing also has responsibilities to the HW & SW. :slight_smile:


I’ll accept a two hour schedule slip in exchange for a progress report. :wink:


I think of it like this (hopefully)… The longer the delay between announcements should mean the more there is to announce.


I’ll bet it takes way more than 2 hours to come up with those updates, and WAY more than that when you figure in all the questions and posts that pop up for Dan because of each one. It’s gotta be a massive time-suck. (albeit a necessary one and one that we all GREATLY appreciate!)


An update doesn’t need to be a novel nor an in depth accounting of daily activities. Part of the reason there are so many questions is because of the lack of any regular updates. Had there been more engagement from the beginning people would be so put out. Unfortunately that is a ship that has sailed.

At this point it doesn’t really matter but it would still be nice. Any time spent would be dwarfed by the already blown deadlines.


Awesome Dan! I hope my post didn’t come off as “hurry the hell up I need this now!!!”… I’m in the Don’t-mind-the-wait camp. Thanks for the update!


We’ve had regular updates for the last several months - they’re in the announcements area. Regardless though, people tend to start asking about updates around the end of the month and here we are, so I get it. Those monthly updates, have been happening around the top of the month. So we’ll be probably be seeing March’s update in a couple of weeks.


Yes, well aware of the Announcements Page. My post was specifically about the attributes of the Pro model which has yet to see the light of day.


People need to relax. My reply was a somewhat tongue in cheek reply to Dan’s post.


I get that now. It’s just hitting the time of the month when everyone starts in on the update thing. But it’s also becuase we’re all excited to know where things are at! :wink:


I really hope @dan addresses the whole image placement issue in this update.

It’s been a while now since we’ve observed that alignment of the camera image vs where the Forge actually cuts is pretty poor, especially at the outer areas of the bed. Misalignment can be upwards of half an inch on early pre-release machines!

Getting this right is crucial for pass-through and double-sided cutting to work.

Yes, I know, they’re working on it. And it’s top secret. And all that jazz. But the troops are getting restless.


Yes. I’d like to see this too. Specifically I’d like to see how the filter connects. I’m trying to design and build a work station for GF and filter. I’d also like to include noise damping baffles as suggested by takitus (jan 15). Other questions: What is optimual height for GF? What size are the proof grade materials ( I want to include draws for material storage)? Also would like to see some details about the software, eg what file types will it import, do bit maps have to be converted to vectors, what does the interface look like, etc.

[edit, this was wrong. this is a channel for tubing/wiring that runs across].


I hope that @dan addresses the “to-do” issues in this the pre-production thread:

Specifically how many of those are now done and how many need more work.

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We’re working on improvements to image placement. We’ve already deployed some of them, with more to come. Nothing else to share right now.

I’d hate for these to get lost in this thread - would you mind asking them as separate questions in this topic?


I can’t wait to see this! This feature is part of why I had to have the Pro!


For the filter? You can add a filter to the basic as well, it doesn’t have to be a pro.

he got hit with the discourse bug related to quotations; he was replying to dan’s message which included a completely different quote about passthrough.