So I’ve read through “most” of this thread now… and I can’t believe I’m going to say it, but I kind of agree with @jdodds!
It seems, that since this machine is replicating a manufacturing method, and utilizing many of the same aspects of said method (CNC milling), that the software at it’s basest level should account for something like kerf, particularly when existing machines that utilize more basic software already do the same function and have done so for years.
I fully understand the problem with having the software automatically determine the value based on the material given that materials can vary greatly (see @dan’s MDF example above), however, the ability to manually add in a value seems like it should be elementary given the history of the same exact feature in CAM software as mentioned above.
Do existing laser-cutters have ways to adjust for kerf? Or do they have to be accounted for in design?
As I brought up in the other kerf discussion, I had thought there was a way to pick “inside”, “outside”, or “on” the line within the UI for cuts? Is that not the case?
All that said… I would still rather have the GF in December without a manual kerf adjustment, than to have it be delayed because of it.