I have previously had alignment issues on both non proof grade materials and proof grade materials. I realized today that some other laser engravers have a red laser preview feature.
My idea for a possible solution to better aid in the alignment of non proof grade materials and to increase the amount of usable material per sheet of proof grade materials is to have a boundary confirmation option available with glowforge premium.
This feature could be used to trace(with the lower power focusing laser) the actual outline of any give engraving or cut. In combination with the live bed preview feature already available. This combination would create a more reliable way to align any item.
The current boundary tool could be used as a starting place in programming the path to trace with the low power laser.