Introducing Snapmark (September 2018)


#688

do you know where i need to sign up


#689

Unfortunately its a sit and wait process. They are selecting the easiest machines first to enable it on.


#690

OK Thank you so let me sit and wait like always


#691

FINALLY got snapmarks to work. The trick is that in Inkscape the size stated doesn’t work.

With scale at 96, the size of the snapmarks needs to be .343W x .417H instead of the stated .3322 x .4047

Thanks @bonny for all your help troubleshooting this!


#692

Now THAT is a handy little piece of information! I can’t wait to try again tonight, as they’ve never worked for me. I have to admit I’m a little excited because I’m an Inkscape user and experienced the same behavior you related (it looked like it went right to them but then said it couldn’t find them).


#693

this is the kind of thing that makes me wonder about using SVG vs something like PDF, which i don’t believe has this kind of issue. SVG was originally designed for the web, not for print. PDF is built for this kind of thing.


#694

I’m more curious if the preferences aren’t set to include the stroke width in the dimensions, which would be an issue with PDF or SVG.


#695

So did the file I uploaded above not work in Inkscape? I was hoping it would help people having the same issues I did (and you, too)!


#696

your file was the breakthrough we needed! I had forgotten to try it the night that I had found it.


#697

so the 96/72 thing with inkscape again?
I thought that the GFUI loaded at 96?
hey @bonny - can we have snapmarks pls? unit tvv-297…
(wife is the owner, she’s supposed too email you about changing that, and removing the unit we returned…)


#698

No. It was a selection in the preferences that included the stroke width in the object width so the actual width was unexpected.

I’ve never seen asking help get things faster :slight_smile:


#699

Grams used to say - don’t ask, don’t get… :smiley:


#700

:point_up_2:t2:Hey! Down here! Please can I have snapmark! :disappointed_relieved:


#701

:glowforge: :glowforge: There, two of em!


#702

It seems like the 'OMG PLEASE ADD ME TO SNAPMARKS TESTING" posts have slowed down over the last few days…so…

OMG PLEASE ADD ME TO TO SNAPMARKS TESTING


#703

Snapmarks would have made my 8’ long 9" tall sign project a little easier…
(printed on machine HRY-788-3 in March - Belongs to my son - KickStartede Machine), my machine YCY-287-3 will have a similar job to do soon, I hope the magic appears before I close the deal


Basically, I burned one letter at a time, and uparrow aparrow a gazillion times to move next letter up after pushing 1/4" ply forward for next cut. I aligned the cutout with the art in GFUI press print for the next letter.
I had 3 different signs, each adding complexity, started off as a 4’ sign… clients never wrong…

anyway cannot wait for the new tool


#704


#705

That is basically the method I have used. If you use only the up arrow it stays aligned and any error is only in one direction and usually not bad if under a millimeter which it usually is.

Only when you need to cut at exactly the same point does it become a problem.


#706

…and, of course, everyone knows you can hold down the shift key while pressing an arrow to reduce the number of key presses by a gazillion/5 or so, right?


#707

Ya sure but
Keyboard shortcuts dont grant the machine functionality

We received our first machine in Dec 2017, and have shift clicked many images into position.

Paitently shift/clicking