Honestly, having used a much more mature online cutting interface via Cricut, I can say that they haven’t really cracked the sorting issue either. I find that there is no real substitute for a good local folder system.
I personally organize like this so far:
- 3d shapes (lots of subfolders here for goemetric experiments)
- cut shapes (Includes lots of art pieces and anything that really is dsigned to lay flat when cut)
- 2d (Subfolders for art, money, coasters, etc)
- 3d (Subfolders for classes here too. Maps, art, etc)
- physical products (anything that I actually build into a “thing”. Boxes, parts, etc)
- test files (Utility files, experiments, whatever.)
I back the entire folder up to google drive via automatic sync. This allows me to use it on multiple computers.
I maintain a google document of all my ideas for future projects and color code the lines by stage of completion. This file also contains a list of settings.
I have an ever-growling list of bookmarks that are largely unsorted about art sources, tutorials, materials, etc.