I tested the cutting area of my Glowforge standard this evening. The web site says: “Cutting area: 11.5″ (290 mm) deep and 20″ (515 mm) wide”, so this is what I expected to get.
So to verify this, I created two files in Inkscape. One with a rectangle with 289mm high and some small amount (10mm) wide, and the other with a rectangle 514mm wide and some small mount (10mm) high. Then I loaded each individually in the Glowforge UI. No matter how I position the shapes on the laser bed, the UI treats them as out of bounds (i.e. too large) and will not allow me to cut. So I guess my question is:is there something wrong with the my specific Glowforge, or is everyone having the same issue? I’ve had some issues with my lid camera giving a skewed view, and so I really want to understand if this is a problem related to that, or if the website is just misleading / incorrect.