Did a little more testing… tried to do just a simple circle with a 10pt stroke and a white fill:
Before the stroke size didn’t do anything and just did the outline for the stroke (ex: cut the circle out) but now it seems like it is cutting both the inside and outside of the stroke?! And then it is trying to engrave the white background which it didn’t do before.
Are your circles using a regular stroke, or did you make the stroke inside/outside? If you make it inside/outside it will turn it into two cut paths, because you have Convert to Path going on. Try double-checking that the stroke on your shapes are regular.
Well I hope it works now! I discovered this a few months ago when I did an inner stroke on a notebook and it drove me nuts. So I zoomed way far in on the SVG and it had double lined! Flipping annoying haha. Have a good day C:
Do you mind explaining this to me on a 101 level? I’m not having a problems but reading this, I want to make sure I somehow don’t accidentally change my settings. Although I’ve become quite comfortable designing in AI, I still don’t know many features. I did look in AI but couldn’t find it. Where would you make these changes, regular stroke vs inside/outside?
They’re good for drawing pictures, but not for laser cutting. Many of them map to things that aren’t / won’t / can’t be used by the Glowforge software, and that can be confusing. They’re a lot better about giving you warnings now if you do that (for example, trying to use a dashed line) but not always.
The inside/outside stroke options are very handy for iterating offsets and layered designs made of multiple offsets. Especially since you can stack several in the appearance palette.
Also good for working on lattice type things like Frank Lloyd Wright style designs.