I personally hate having to watch a 5 minute video for 3 seconds of screen time that might make me have to go watch another 5 minute video when a 10 second glance at words or a still picture would get me on my way so much quicker.
Not that videos are bad. but they aren’t substitutes for a good reference manual.
I know I’m late to the party, but I wanted to add my voice to this request. I’m unfamiliar with CNC lasers, which is why I’m so excited about the user friendly promise of the glowforge.
I have maybe a dozen 3D models that I’ve created in Sketchup that I’m hoping to cut, but I’m not sure how to prepare them for the GF. I figured I’d upload the 2D version into AutoCAD, but I don’t know how to indicate cut depth for those areas that I plan to create deep engraving/shallow cutting - for example, if I want to create a lip at the top of a piece of 1/4 wood that is 1/8 inch deep, easy to see in 3D, but how I would indicate that in a 2D model that GF could read? I would love to be more familiar with the grey-scale method that I’m reading about and how to implement it before I get my machine.
Based on other threads, I think there is still a lot of tweaking/finalization going on with gui and software…I rather get something closer to shipping vs 10 pages of errata.
Overall will be interesting how version control will be handled with post GF ship software updates…
Honestly the best possible option. You cannot use the machine without having the interface and internet, and with a pure digital manual, you don’t have to worry about anything being out of date. Safety warnings never change, and I am pretty sure are mandated to be print form anyway.