I am very new to the GF (I just received my machine a couple weeks ago)… but I have been trying to read so much on here to catch up and learn this awesome new machine.
Please forgive me in advance if my questions sound dumb I am really trying to absorb all this info and wrap my head around everything and it can be a lot all at once.
I understand that the lid camera is a fisheye lens and the camera view on the computer does not necessarily represent the exact place something will start cutting or engraving. I experienced this first hand when I cut out a shape on draftboard and then put that cutout back in draftboard because I decided I wanted to tried to engrave on it and it did not start engraving where I wanted it to even though I thought it would because I put it back in exactly where it was.
I see people are making jigs for exact / precise placement … but I am just not wrapping my head around all this. My questions are:
being my machine is newer should I still do the lid camera calibration here at the link below… or is this something they are now doing before shipping these out?
Lid Camera Calibration Beta
Is there a jig 101 discussion that will help me understand jigs… how they help, how to make and use them?
what are snapmarks… I think they are related to jigs?
Any direction is greatly appreciated.