My designs are duplicating in the home menu screen

What ever you do, do not delete them or rename them or breathe on them as they will screw everything up in a bad way, I have cursed them, as i deleted all of them only to find out 3 days or work gone. The problem with uploading them is having to resize every one , its painful when you have orders to fill.

Does anyone besides you and i even know about this , lol;

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I don’t use the GFUI for file storage; I keep my original files all in a directory on my hard drive that’s duplicated to cloud storage. The project files in the GFUI are just working files; if they get messed up or lost it’s no big deal, because my originals are safe on my HD.

Why are you resizing after uploading? You can’t do precise resizing in the GFUI; much better to size things the way you want them in your design program before uploading, and that way you always have a way to make the exact same thing again.


Yep , I knew you were going to get me to do more work, , your like a slave driver, lol

I guess that is the answer , the problem I have is that I do struggle with getting the perfect size and always have to make some kind of 1/16 of an adjustment as i fit all the part together . UGH It was so nice the way it was working , but just like you got me to learn the Adobe , i will have to safe guard myself now, and no wonder know one cares about this bug , I am the only one doing it all wrong. lol

No, there’s definitely a bug, and they’ll care about that. But even without the bug, you just can’t do precision stuff in the GFUI. And anything worth doing is worth doing right. :slight_smile:

My brother (@timjedwards) has taught me to always prototype in cardboard. It’s cheap, cuts beautifully, and you can save yourself a lot of wasted materials that way. :slight_smile:


So your workflow is to get it as close as possible in AI bring it to the laser cut it, go back AI change it bring it back to the laser until its perfect, I do use cardboard so that is a plus, but the workflow is staggering , is there a way to export the images yet by chance. ?

Good catch. I would never have had a reason to scroll that far back to see this.

It appears (from the time stamps of the items I have left in the UI) that this started about the same time the Compass Rose was punted to us.

So that gives a place to start examining for abusive code. Last week of August and what they were activating to put the ROSE into the UI.

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YES ! I have a good catch BADGE . Thank you.


“As close as possible” doesn’t apply at all to my workflow. When I design something I’m not just guessing at size; I’m building it to specific measurements that I determine beforehand. If it needs to fit something that already exists, I measure that thing precisely with calipers. If I’m making something from scratch, I visualize how big I want it while looking at a ruler to determine the measurements I want. Then I start drawing, and size my design according to the measurements I’ve come up with, modified by any kerf calculations etc. that might be necessary.

The cardboard step is to make sure I didn’t screw up my calculations, or maybe incorrectly visualize how two things were going to go together, so I can catch any mistakes. When I’m confident I’ve got the mistakes corrected, then I cut from my final material.

There’s nothing “staggering” about it; the cardboard step saves a lot of time and grief. :slight_smile:


Ok I guess what has been throwing me off on my calculations the amount of material that I lose from the laser cut , this seems to be my nightmare only. This is because I am constantly adjusting the laser power , speed and passes , and have always made the slight adjustments in the GFUI that come with that. I need to make some changes in the workflow, thank you. For me its staggering do to the number of designs and changes I have already made that have to be redone so I can get out of the GFUI and into my old folders. :slight_smile: like the nurse told me to.

Always do what the nurse tells you to do. :slight_smile:


Why not…


The description of your workflow is so exactly me, too. :slightly_smiling_face:


Thank you so much for the details. I’m looking into it now. As soon as I have more information I’ll update this thread.

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We have not herd from anyone yet on this , ?
I have a feeling everyones Home folder is going to be changed to fix this problem.

Preparing for emergency evac now.

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Could this have something to do with how we are SAVING the SVG files as i am using SAVE AS and not EXPORT ?

It hasn’t happened to me at this point, but I haven’t actually run anything for 10 days (multiple cats in the house having serious health issues and I’m overwhelmed!). It must have started happening after that point.

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It’s not a file issue. It’s a GFUI issue.

We’re seeing this too, and we’re looking into it.

I’m going to close this thread - if you run into any other trouble, go ahead and post a new topic. Thanks for letting us know about this!

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