Who put the designs in my workspace?


#1

I don’t remember this being discussed before and don’t even begin to know what terms to search for, but I just had an interesting experience.

I had not used my GF for a few days. Today opened my GF app and found a half dozen designs that I didn’t put there. I have not shared my GF with anyone, so as far as I know, I’m the only authorized user.

Did I miss something? I sorta thought that my workspace was mine only.


#2

If they have pictures and instructions in them, they’re probably more of the freebies that we all get for being founders. :slightly_smiling_face:


#3

Yup, those are just :glowforge: keeping their promises as they become available. Use them if you like them. Delete them if you are absolutely sure you will never use.

I take it you have a production unit? There should be credit in both the :proofgrade: store and the design store.

You don’t see the credit in the :proofgrade: store until you add things. I don’t know how it works in the design store yet as I am still on my (their) PRU.


#4

OK, interesting.

I saw in the store that there were a couple of designs listed as “already purchased”. These were pretty simple and I figured that they were freebies just to show how the store/designs worked. I didn’t realize they would be loaded automatically into my workspace. And yes, there is credit in the design store. (my proofgrade credit is long gone.)


#5

I think we’re supposed to get all the designs that were featured in their ads. They weren’t all ready at launch.


#6

I’ve seen the same peculiar thing. It shows my projects in order then I go to start up in say like 4 hours and some of the free designs have migrated their way into the first slots showing as if I just printed them. It’s happened a few times already, like invisible people have been using my :glowforge: while I am away. Is that what you are talking about?


#7

Exactly. I’ve since deleted from the workspace and they have not reappeared, so guess it might be a one-shot deal.


#8

I have passed along to feedback about how designs are added. Thanks!


#9

Not really a problem, just unexpected.


#10

I would have expected the give away designs to have appeared as free items in the catalogue, not pushed into user’s workspaces.


#11

Is the design store available yet?


#12

Yes to people with machines it is. https://glowforge.com/latest-improvements


#13

Although I have a (pre-release) machine, I do not yet have access to the design store. I think it is only for people who have their permanent machines. So I’m glad they pushed these designs so I didn’t have to wait to see them.

I imagine if you deleted them from your design space, you could re-download them in the future as if you had purchased them as unlimited use designs.