I’ve been cutting nearly every day and thought to suggest some suggestions that I didn’t see in the announcements and some I have seen floating in these threads:
Ability to revert to original file: sometimes I have a file with designs A, B, and C, but sometimes choose to cut a bunch of A only. If I exit out and return, I cannot get design B and C back since I deleted them. I think the GF default files allow reversion, but it would be neat to have this for our original uploads. (My solution is to either re-upload the old file or press ctrl+Z rapidly until I’m at the original again.)
Search for project name, implement folders or detail view (without thumbnail) for organization: I cannot easily find older files. If I use ctrl+F “proj_name”, I have to manually click load more to see the rest. This issue may be helped if it was a list without the picture or if you can search. The best solution for people with perhaps hundreds of projects is folders. Definitely saw some of this suggested in a different thread.
Turn off fan for engrave jobs: The GF is very loud and perhaps unnecessary so for engrave-only runs. Judging by previous threads, it does not seem to be a capability the development team is willing to add. Is that due to overheating or ventilation concerns?
Combine different-colored engrave/vector objects in a single job: many of my files have different shades of black (say #000000 and #010101), but I want them to engrave all at the same time with identical settings. There is no way to fix it in the GFUI, I have to go back to my vector program and change them all to one color. It would be great if GF can be told to combine colors as 1 job.
Recent features that I super appreciate on the Glowforge:
- Custom settings for engrave/cut can be saved - really awesome!
- Small improvements in camera bed image being accurate to actual bed (I see software update announcements for it but haven’t noticed anything myself; I either got better at guessing the alignment or my GF has)