This thread is for discussion of the Glowforge App for iOS we introduced in the April 2018 update.
We’ve been experimenting with this software release on the iPad Mini, iPad Pro, regular iPad, iPhone X, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 4s with iOS 9.3 or later. We’d love to hear if it does or doesn’t work on your device!
On that note, if you find a problem, please let us know what device you’re using. You can download the app here.
What to expect
You can view and print all the existing designs on your dashboard.
To refresh the dashboard, just pull down.
Zoom in and out by pinching the area outside of your design.
Select objects by drawing a loop around the objects you want to select; unselect by tapping anywhere outside the group.
Use your own photos as artwork - just select an image from your photo library, or take a new one.
Trace an image directly from within the app.
Share an SVG or JPEG you’ve created in another iOS app directly to the Glowforge app.
Saved designs are not supported. Each design will open as its original upload, even if it was updated in the web version. Changes will not be saved.
Sharing PDFs to the Glowforge app is not available.
Some manual settings for bitmaps aren’t available.
If a design is not visible in your dashboard, try pulling down to force a refresh, or restarting the app.
Since this is a beta release, our support team can’t handle your questions yet, but please share your feedback and any problems you might find here. We’ll try to keep this updated with new information as it becomes available.
Thanks in advance for helping us make this app better!
Using iPhone X, selected a project from the dashboard. It defaulted to engrave and the other options were grayed out. I wanted to change it to a cut, but that was not an option. Opened the app on desktop and it defaulted to a cut.
The positive is that when opened on the desktop, it picked up right where I left off from the iPhone.
It’s the same file in both cases, but the app version is rendering extra lines in the empty spaces between gear spokes. The file itself comes out of a DXF, so god only knows how horrible it may be on the inside, but the desktop render is the one that is supposed to be correct, and the extra lines do not exist in the original DXF.
I haven’t tried to cut the app version, since I don’t want to waste materials right now.
Yeah, right now the app displays any open paths as closed paths. (The extra line is drawn from the end of the path to the start.) But it appears not to affect what’s sent to the machine when you hit print.