I need illustrator help. How the heck do I setup a file for the passthrough on illustrator? I know enough on illustrator to be dangerous. I tried searching and found the tutorials very confusing and convoluted…
I just need a bullet point precise step by step explanation. The use of simple words is a bonus.
There are two tutorials for using Illustrator with the Passthrough, and due to the fact that they were written in parts as the need arose, they can be a little confusing.
@johnse’s tutorial is the most “chronologically correct” version:
I wanted to test some theories about pass-through use and to create a tutorial about how we can work around the camera alignment inaccuracies in the current state of the Glowforge software. To spoil the ending, here’s the final product:
I’ll be using Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0.1 (current version) primarily because I have a subscription via work. However, I am a total newbie with AI, so please feel free to point out other/better ways to do things if I end up doing them the hard way.
This is the tutorial I found to be quite confusing!
Hmmm…I wrote one too, but it comes out kind of disjointed. Hang on…
I think its because I am still learning illustrator… so some of their terms are throwing me a little…
“score spanning guide”?
OK. I will read what you just posted. Thanks for your insight. I will advise!
Not AI specific, but a detailed description of what you’re trying to do when using the pass through.
I was so excited when first got my glowforge pro, to then realize that there was no program or feature to use the passthrough correctly. It was a big let down from where I had to figure out a way to properly use it. After trying different approaches I was able to achieve almost the perfect alignment and as a plus I end up with different jigs to use based on the work that needs to get done.
Also I don’t have to worry about how I slide my material. It can be on an angle or even being able to take…
Thanks! Once I get to that point I will read the article!! I am currently in a losing battle with illustrator
Thanks again! once I figured out the magic of guides in illustrator everything fell into place
I am cutting out the jig templates now and my illustrator file is ready to go.
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