I suspect someone else has already suggested this, but just in case:
I really want three patterns that I can use on new materials.
Test pattern #1: Cut test. A grid of speed vs power for cutting. Let me select the min/max values, and let it divide it into an 11 x 11 grid. The cut should be a “C” shape or an open spiral – this way, I can see how it cut without seeing the middle piece fall out.
E.g., I select speed of 1-1000, so the columns become 1 100 200 300 400 … 900 1000.
I select power from 1 to 100, so the rows become 1 10 20 30 40 … 90 100.
Bonus points: If I select a range smaller than “5”, then reduce the size of the test grid.
E.g., I select a speed from 300 to 325, then just do 300, 305, 310, 315, 320, 325 and stop. Or prompt me about whether I really want to use steps of 2.6 at a time.
Test pattern #2: Score test. Just like the cut test, but does scoring.
Test pattern #3: Engrave test. Again, let me select the min/max speed and power settings, and pre-define an 11x11 grid. For engraving, let them be square boxes.
A great additional option would be a Notes field. This way, I can specify the type of material. However, since I’m doing a cut test, I don’t know the power levels for doing the notes.
A second great addition would be to allow me to select the LPI for the test.
Right now, if I want to do a test pattern, then I have to configure every test grid separately. This take a ton of time. A program can do it very easily.
The program prompts for the ranges, generates the grid, then the UI lets me scale and place it onto my material.