Having run a handful of jobs on my shiny new laser I’ve come to the realization that details are good things to track. Big surprise there;p So instead of designing a lasered porthole to add to my fence so my cats can view the world from their bubble, I spent some time designing up a way to track jobs with the Google Form survey and sheet output.
Nice work @jamely! Looks awesome and way more comprehensive than my version. A word of caution: now that I’ve been using mine for a couple months I find my self skipping a lot of information and filling it in on the spreadsheet. I can get quite tiring to fill in the same information over and over especially if you are testing cuts.
I use a spreadsheet myself. It’s handy to be able to copy a row and paste it in. Then just change what parameters I’m messing with. I added a “Final” indicator so I can have a pivot view of just the last ones that worked (or worked best). I usually update the spreadsheet after I hit Print and wait for it to prepare the job.
Thanks for the tips @markwarfel ;p I had originally been playing with drafting up a program in C# with Visual Studio, but since I need something right now this makes a nice mock up to figure out how and what I want to keep track of. I like your spreadsheet formulas and will likely incorporate some of them into my own copy of this.