Latest Improvements: New Proofgrade settings, Chat Updates

We just launched our latest improvements update including new Proofgrade settings and updated Community Chat display settings in the app.

New Proofgrade Settings

We’ve added additional Proofgrade settings in the Glowforge App. The following settings are now available:

Community Chat display settings in app

We know that sometimes you want to collaborate and share ideas with other Glowforge owners, and sometimes you just need to focus. Now you have a few options:

  • Hide Community Chat with the down arrow
  • Show Community Chat with the up arrow
  • Close the entire sidebar with the X

Glowforge Gives Thanks giveaways

Glowforge Community Chat is hosting four giveaways over the next four weeks, with $500 of prizes per week, during our Glowforge Gives Thanks event! To participate, join our Community Chat Discord and link your Glowforge account to access all the secret channels and giveaways!

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Awesome! I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how incredibly popular your chat settings are going to be.

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What a nice surprise right before the holiday. I am sure the new improvements will be appreciated.

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I do love how Glowforge continues to improve. I know the Chat settings are very welcome, and so are the new settings.

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Thank you!!!

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Woo Hoo on the Chat settings!

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FYI - You may need to refresh your browser if you don’t see the updates to the chat feature. Thank you!

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Finally enrolled myself in the discord server. Even bot verified myself.

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I think I am the only one who never even noticed the Discord window in the dashboard

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Haha. You might be the one of the few!

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I would still like to see faster and higher LPI automatic setting

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Thank you for these updates!

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Am I missing something here? I seem to get the discord channel open on every print. If I reprint the same item it stays hidden. I assumed this would set a cookie or something to remember the last choice but this doesn’t seem much different to the original version. :frowning:

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Hi @dapab - The new feature remembers the settings for each of your sessions. If you close out your window, the chat window will show up again, but if you don’t close out your window and start your print in the same session, the settings will remain the same and the chat window won’t show up again until the next time you close out your window and start a new session with a new window. Hope that explains the feature settings. Thank you!

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There’s also a little down arrow (well, a “V”) at the corner of the chat window. Click that and it will hide the chat.

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But the chat box comes back when I print a new project after I have hidden it on a previous print. So it doesn’t appear radically different to the old method of having to hide the whole box (apart from that the large count down timer stays). What people were asking for was a permanent way of switching off discord if they wished.

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The permanent method, not provided by :glowforge: is here:

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Be careful about calling something an upgrade. All upgrades involve changes, but not all changes are upgrades.

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Are there new snap guides? They are very strong all of a sudden. They work really well for simple symmetrical shapes, but I hardly ever have those. I have to zoom in to 600% or more before they weaken enough for me to put things where I want them.

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You can turn the snap off in the popup if you need to use it or not and there are many modes more than center to center.

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