High School Makerspace-need simplicity-newbie here

My students are fairly proficient in google drawings. 1st attempt: made cut lines black, text to engrave in red. Saved in svg format. Imported in to cut and errors of “you can only engrave” where we need cuts. Anyone have advise on how I can simplify the process to involve more students-not just the engineering students and super crafty ones?

Hello and welcome! Only vectors can be cut…not filled shapes or lines. Making each operation a different color is the correct way to do it, but sounds like even then that the parts of the file were bitmaps / rasters, not vectors.


Welcome to the forum.
There are many posts here in the forum to help your students get the most out of the Glowforge. Here is one place to start: Glowforge Interface - Vector Files Made Easy 🤔


Thank you for your input everyone, that’s right! @carnesk, I hope that helped answer your question, but if you’re still having any issues with your designs, please send them to us and we can take a further look!

In the meantime, I’m going to close this thread.