Hi all! I received my GF about three weeks ago, and I have been anxiously waiting until I have the time to get crackin’, which is this week! I am sooooo exited to get some stuff started, I began with some tests runs with different combinations of settings for engraving and scoring to see what settings were suitable for some materials I’m planning to use in the future. I have made my own test files, in which everything is neatly aligned. When uploading them to the glowforge app there already appears some misalignment in the engraved areas:
This also appears in the engraving itself:
Oke, this is an inconvenience but at least it shows beforehand in the preview. What I find more of a problem is that, after running the GF, the lines between the engraved parts were scewed and misaligned with the engravings in both x and y direction!
I also tried some tests for scoring and here too are misalignment issues within the same file:
The entire cut for both the engraving and the scoring tests were made from one single file so misalignment or unintended rotations on my part in the GF app can’t be the problem. It happens regardless of restarting, re-uploading, remaking the file and trying different materials. Does anyone have any idea what this could be, and how to solve it? Lots of thanks in advance!
UPDATE: Took a good look at the files and noticed that the conversion from illustrator file to svg is to blame for the minor shifts of the individual engraved areas. Also, after careful measurements it seems like the scored lines in the engraving test are straight (at least with respect to the edges). So what’s left is that there is a drift in the alignment of the engraved parts. Not a clue about the misalignment in the scoring test or any solution though…