Ok so my GlowForge is down right now. So I guess I will play in the forums some and write a post or two. So I have had my glowforge for 10 months now and I have learned quite a bit. I thought I would shares some stuff with everyone.
For the most part when I am laser cutting I am going everything in SVG templates that match to a jig that I had have created. So far my alignment is now off, ever.
But there are times that I am want to play with a really quick print. A happy Birthday pin, a gift tag, and so one. Also if I want to test how an etch will look.
So what I have started to do is name my sheets of materials. these names match the SVG file. Once I am done with a cut, I move the layer to be a sub of “previous”. I can hide/unhide the layer so I can see how much room is left. I do not have to turn on my glowforge, test align or any of that. I just do my work.
When I get to my glowforge. I just grab the material that does to the file I worked on and place in glowforge, aligned to the bottom of the tray. I make sure my tray is pushed to the left top. Then i am off laser cutting.
The bonus to doing this it this way. This become jig, I can alway take an Item I just cut our and place it back in and add to etching. Oh I can also make wrtten notes on the material of setting to certain effects.
Thought I would share a technique that has been working for me.