Continuing the discussion from Does my Glowforge have a personality?:
I use a Google Form and Google Sheet to log every job I run on my Glowforge. It’s really easy to fill out and has come in handy when I want to look back at previous jobs for settings / times / and materials. I have made a copy for your use how ever you see fit. It’s not too complicated and feel free to adapt it to your workflow. It is available here.
To copy this to your Drive
- Highlight the Form and the Sheet
- Right Click - “Add to my Drive”
- Go to your Drive
- Highlight JUST the Sheet
- Right Click - “Make Copy” (this will copy a unique version to your drive for you to use)
- Remove the original Shared set from your drive.
- Go to your Drive and open your Sheet
- Click the menu item “Form / Go to live form”
- Start using it
A couple things to note about this. You can copy the URL for the live form and bookmark it so you don’t have to navigate through the sheet every time (or add it to the link section on the Stats page). You will have to add in job numbers in the sheet (I wait until I have a few and just fill them in - I really have no need for it to have a specific number). The sheet doesn’t handle time as I’d like it - there could be a script route to make this work but I just edit the sheet every so often to reconcile cuts. You will have to select the column and go to the “Format” menu and change the column format to “Duration”. The Stats page won’t add it up unless this is done. I also do the job number at the same time (usually at the end of the cutting session).
I’m here for questions and if anyone has suggestions or edits feel free I want to make this excellent