All very good questions, Ekla.
We have been using Set Focus (with and without but results are pretty much the same).
I guess thread is evolving a bit with what we’re experiencing as we’re doing tests and calibration. The biggest issue/topic at hand is that we really hope there’s automated registration to eliminate the need for manual (aka visual) alignment.
This camera calibration did help with that cause. Prior to this, we had to give 0.5" space around the artwork cut lines to make sure we don’t end up cutting off the material. Now its a 1-2mm so at least we save a LOT more material already with this improvement.
There wasn’t a specific need for us to run multi-step jobs separately, it actually stemmed from an issue with the camera being super-off, visually, causing us to stop the print between a step. After assessing it was safe to resume, we resumed on step 2, but the alignment between the steps was off. THEORETICALLY, (as Calibis2 is adamant about) the steps should still be exactly aligned because no settings have changed and at this point we were not visually aligning anything, just hitting print button again.
Because of this misalignment between steps, we deduced that there was an underlying issue.
We will conduct some more testing tonight and, crossing-fingers, it will be solved.
We are burning through material faster than it can engrave, hahaha. Again, just really wishing there was automatic registration to eliminate all the human errors.