I’d love it if there was a way to toggle layer visibility On/Off so that the ignored layers don’t clutter the image in the GFUI. Variations of this request have been “in the hopper” for years but we still don’t have a solution.
In order to guarantee alignment, I sometimes create multiple layers in illustrator, each with a different color. This puts them on different layers in the GFUI and I can set all, but the one I want to engrave to “Ignore”. The problem is that the ignored layers are still displayed and it creates a mess on screen.
Add to that my being partially colorblind (like many males) and it becomes hard to distinguish what is what on the GFUI. Furthermore, I feel like whoever chose the highlight color for the current layer is playing a cruel joke on us. Software creators often make accessibility features for people with disabilities but I find that colorblindness is the one disability that is most universally ignored.
Two additional things that would help here are:
The ability to name layers in the UI. Those tiny thumbnails are pretty useless in trying to distinguish what I have on a layer. Once you name a layer, you could also hide the thumbnails and make the left side of the UI more tidy.
The ability to toggle on/off the laser bed image and substitute it with a solid white, black or gray background. Sometimes the latent image of the remnants still on the laser bed also contribute to making it difficult to see the deign.
I’m sure both of these have also been “in the hopper”. Maybe the hopper is more like a pasta strainer.