Other than stuck calibration, the most consistent concern in topics seems to be wondering about alignment with the lid camera and GFUI. Folks aren’t quite sure what to expect. Perhaps different machines behave differently. I am lucky to have a Glowforge that doesn’t get stuck in calibration loops and I am very happy with GFUI and lid camera alignment. I know there are times when some numeric positioning would be great and there is room for improvement here. But I’m just posting an example of what I get using non Proofgrade materials and manually positioning things all around the bed to use up scraps.
Posting this as a baseline for other users.
Here is a bed shot of the GFUI positinging the four objects on four different pieces of material. Each had to go in the spot they needed to with only a half mil to spare in some cases.
Here is the post print shot. I didn’t do a score operation that was in the file, just cutting what I needed.
Here is a photo of the post print bed.
Now the real test would be to take the four pieces of wood that I cut out. Lay them at various places in the bed and engrave something on top of them. Will try that.
In the meanwhile, this is a pretty good example of the Glowforge cutting where the preview says its going to cut.