Iterating on Uploaded Designs?


#1

Just got my glowforge, it’s great fun, and very fast. Lovely coming from the 3d printer world.

My main issue with the software is that I cannot figure out a good workflow for iterating on designs from illustrator or others.

I want to upload my artwork, set my settings, print; tweak things in illustrator a bit; reupload, print.

How do you:

  1. Delete artwork from a design? I can ignore it, but I can’t figure out how to delete.
  2. Reupload artwork so that it replaces the old artwork, using the same settings?

Thanks!


#2
  1. Select the item you want to delete, press the Delete key.
  2. Uploading artwork creates a new instance of it, not a replacement, and you have to re-assign settings to it.

#3

Ha. I didn’t think about the difference between selecting in the sidebar and on the bed. thanks.

Ok, how do I copy settings from one artwork to another?


#4

You can’t.


#5

If you right click and ‘make a copy’ of an existing design, you can then modify using add art or delete, while the settings remain on the design already used.
This is a bit limited but it would bring your settings up in a different UI and not mess with the origin design in any way.


#6

I would love a “reload file” button that clears the drawing and reloads it but keeps the settings.

Like many I go through a design, cut, tweak, cut, tweak, cut cycle. A reload would be great!


#7

Thanks for the help, everyone. @brokendrum’s suggestion to make a new copy of your design file on the app Dashboard before editing the artwork is a good way to retain some settings for iterative design work.

I hope this helps, and I’ll pass on the suggestion for a “reupload” feature as you described. Please post a new thread or email us at support@glowforge.com if you run into any trouble. Happy printing!


#8