When I go there I end up at https://glowforge.com/no_glowforge and there is no download. How do I get to the GF interface if create my own and want to print? I cant seem to find the Interface either. I usually don’t have these issues with software.
I’m up and running and now I will become annoying, with questions. I’ve made my first three sample cuts and now I am on to great and greater…a coaster. If you can see this PDF the outer ring is the perimeter of the coaster. The rest of the design I would like to be engraved. When I import my art it sees the text as what I want engraved, and see everything else as cut lines. Please point me in the right direction.
Filled shapes are seen as things to engrave, and outlined shapes are seen as things to cut. The text is filled, so it correctly interprets that as an engrave.
The next thing you’re going to run into is that your text is inside a circle you want to engrave. It’s going to engrave the entire circle, not just the part surrounding the text, unless you actually subtract the shape of the text from the circle.
What software are you using? Illustrator? Inkscape?
What you want to do is make the outside circle a different stroke or outline color (like red) then select everything inside it that is still black and convert it into a bitmap or raster image for engraving. (Easiest way to do it.)
Keep after it Randy! For me, completely ignorant of laser and CNC, the exploration was some of the most fun I’ve had in years.
Once you get the fundamentals of the design software and can actually make things happen like you envision, a new creative world opens to you!
Kind of like a treasure hunt. Enjoy the adventure.
Thanks for the encouragement. Will this thing cut through metal?
I’m having a blast already. I love design and software but have never had this sort of outlet. I am going to use this to make my own inlay for wood projects like this desk I build last month. I bought this inlay but believe I can do my own.
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