I have been using my quite heavily over the last 3-4 weeks. I am at the point where I am finding it difficult to find designs that I have uploaded. I am sure I’m a “light” user compared to many of you, since I’ve only had mine for a few months now. So I figured I’d come in here. I’m guessing that most people are not keeping their designs in the GF UI for very long. Do you delete them when your done?
I just went in and started deleting a bunch of designs that I probably won’t be needing in the near future. However, I was kind of sad doing this, because I am losing the settings and placement that I spent time on. I have been using the copy / paste functionality of the Glowforge to lay things out on materials, as opposed to doing all that in Illustrator and then uploading. (Copy/Paste works great if it is a single design- not so great if you upload multiple artwork).
It seems like adding some kind of folder structure to store our uploads would be a fantastic feature. I see that it has been requested here before. On a related note, is there an official way to make a feature request, or to check on the status of feature requests?
So what are some best practices for managing custom designs in the GF UI for heavy users? I’d love to hear how you are managing this. Since there is no folder structure in GF UI and it gets messy fast, are you just uploading a few designs at a time, deleting them when done? Are you keeping track of tips and tricks for that design in a spreadsheet somewhere? For example, I had a design with some coasters in it. It took up a full 12x12 sheet of plywood. I found it was best to cut it using two separate files, because I had to move the sheet to get the most out of the wood. Now that I’ve deleted those designs, I will probably forget if I ever have to cut a bunch of coasters again.