Introducing Snapmark (September 2018)


#708

Honestly, how long have they calculated machine data for snapmarks by now? Are they doing this with a slide rule? How come there’s “easier” machines to calculate it for? I would have assumed the machines were built to one spec… Then again, my alignment is off by about 3mm right under the lid camera, making that one as good as unusable. How that got through quality control is beyond me - I get better results aligning with a red dot laser and no camera on the Trotec I occasionally use…

Ah well, back to cutting jigs after jigs after jigs. I don’t expect to get any information from GF at this stage except “Oh look, a cool feature - but you can’t have it! And no, we’re not telling you why not.”

Sorry - had to get that rant out. Need… coffee… (and maybe a doughnut, while I’m at it).


#709

For folks who are testing - note that we’ve released an update this week such that Snapmark will retain any edits made after a design is uploaded:


#710

Works great too! :grinning:

Some mirrored acrylic tiles:
(Images added after the fact and snapped into position…just align it to the Preview.)

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#711

Sure could use it.


#712

THANKS @bonny! Keeping the edits that were added to the snapmarks file in the GFUI is FANTASTIC.

(Finally got Snapmarks to work and now it’s already working better? I’ll take it!)


#713

My new “wind down from work” activity is coloring triskele(s). (What’s the plural of triskele?) With Snapmarks, they’re a breeze to make! I’m planning to make a stack for the waiting room at work. :slight_smile:


#714

Once my head comes up out of the water a bit, I am REALLY looking forward to trying out the triskeles (or whatever their plural form is).


#715

How 'bout Triskelini?


Triskelini
#716

I like it!


#717

sounds like pasta.

I’ll have some triskelini bolognese please!


#718

That sounds pretty good. :smile:


#719

Exactly, I’ve been cutting and etching .22" thick acrylic lately which isn’t exactly cheap material. Misaligned cuts are extremely frustrating.


#720

Like Rotini but a three point extrusion?


#721

Sounds loke a good feature. Can’t see it on mine… sadly :slightly_frowning_face:


#722

Is it possible to receive the snapmark feature on my machine please?


#723

Any chance I can get in on the trial period? Main reason I purchased the Pro model was for a function like this.


#724

The beta testers this time are being determined by certain metrics on our machines that we can’t see.

Dan discusses it here:

In other words…total chance. But the odds of getting picked are increasing as they roll it out to more and more machines, so good luck and keep your fingers crossed. :four_leaf_clover: :slightly_smiling_face:


#725

Leaves me feeling I probably have the hardest machine. (Would be my luck.)


#726

But I neeeed it! :slight_smile:


#727

So, first time I tried to use the Snapmarks it seemed to work well, but the second time I tried it told me everything was fine, but started printing WAAAAY off to the side onto the honeycomb. I’ve tried moving things around and re-aligning, but it is always looking “crooked” and way off. Any ides what I’m doing wrong? Already double-check that I’m saving in plain SVG from Inkscape, and the size of the snapmarks matches the size mentioned earlier in the thread.