So this is the second one I’ve done and all the parameters were the same except this time I’m missing some of my letters…what did they go??
The solution my husband and I came up with was to delete all the letters that did work and run it through again. He checked the focus and made sure everythignwas still aligned. The solve seems to be working though.
I agree with@geek2nurse and this looks like a winding rule issue. What program did you design it in? (It seems to happen mostly with Coreldraw, but we’ve seen it in Affinity as well I believe. )
The best way to fix/avoid it is to convert the image to bitmap. We shouldn’t have to do it and it’s a problem on GF’s side that should have been fixed a long time ago, but they probably won’t since it effects a smaller segment of users. (But they really should!) It’s a huge PIA and I spend way (way) too much time trying to work around this shortcoming.
All very good thoughts thank you. If I was able to delete all the letters that engraved and run it again and it worked that time with no issues., would it be an issue with the PDF? I can upload the PDF file in the morning.
There used to be a bug, I don’t know if it’s still present, where complex designs could take a while to load, and if you clicked print before they were ready, it would be missing some objects.
Personally, I do have one bit of voodoo that I engage in: anything I want to engrave, I rasterize first. It removes the variable of how the GF cloud software is going to interpret things. I realize you don’t have this option going straight from Word to the Glowforge, but to make any headway with this machine, it’s probably a good idea to be familiar with Illustrator or Inkscape.