Glowforge working area plaque

I’ve been working on some designs that require the absolute maximum cutting and engraving dimensions. Sure, I have my AI and AD workspaces set up to those dimensions, but I find myself looking the the values when measuring physical dimensions of engravable objects.

Building upon @rpegg’s excellent reference from 2018, I verified the dimensions in the GUI as of 4OCT21 and made this little cheat sheet:

Something was wonky with the SVG version, please use the PDF below:

GF Working Area 2021.pdf (145.8 KB)

If anyone’s interested, here’s a list of maximum engrave widths for the speed increments labeled in the GUI:

Speed   Inches	MM
100		19.45	494.52
250		19.331	491.93
400		19.185	487.31
550		18.978	482.04
700		18.706	475.13
850		18.395	467.25
1000	18.069	458.96

These are not all the breakpoints for engrave dimensions (there are more than I needed to document), but this should provide a good ballpark value to get you started.

Your GF may vary, use at your own risk.

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Nice work on the operational envelope. :sunglasses:

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“Speed checked by Radar”

:stuck_out_tongue:

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Thank you. This will save many people some time and confusion.

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Very nice reference/share!

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Thank you!

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Thank you!

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Since my “top left” jig stays permanently in the machine I’ve got those dimensions etched into my brain.

“How can I design this so it will fit 494 x 276?”

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Hey thanks!

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So helpful, thanks for sharing your findings.

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Really useful, thanks

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Thank you!

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Thank you! I always engrave at 1000. It’s just too slow otherwise.

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Thank you very much!

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