I’ve used jigs to successfully do multiples of objects. I had work arounds to reuse a jig once it was taken out of the Glowfoge, but more often than not I would just toss them or cut a new one.
With Snapmark, I will be able to reuse the jigs. I have boxes of 4 inch tiles. They are pretty low hanging fruit, but very versa"tile"! So my first snapmark was a jig for a 4" tile.
The instructions by Glowforge were pretty clear, but understandable more from having watched @cynd11 use the Snapmark feature. I have the fiducials in the file with the square cutout. Now I can snap that image either with a graphic already placed or adding to the workspace. Definitely speeds up doing a one off tile.
A little more challenging was making a jig for engraving on a glass cigar tube.
I 3D printed a jig to position the tube surface about 1/4" above the tray height. Then I made a cardboard box, open on the bottom, to place in the bed after having removed the crumb tray. It is just slightly higher than the crumb tray height. This allows the fiducials to be in the focus range of the head camera and also assist in masking the metal bed bottom. It has a cutout to put the tube jig in.
This was my first attempt at engraving glass. It worked just fine.
Using Snapmark and then being able to have saved my cardboard and tile settings really sped things up. Thanks Glowforge for these improvements.
Thanks @alan_ferrell for the suggestion. I adapted my jig to have a platform for Snapmarks. Works perfectly. Could ditch the cardboard.
I cut out and scored snapmarks on some birch veener. Then stuck them on the jig.