Paste Instead of Upload
Inkscape users, rejoice! You never need to save your files again. (Note: while technically true this is not actually recommended). Instead of saving SVGs and uploading them, you can simply copy your design with the copy command, go to app.glowforge.com, and hit paste. Boom! Ready to print.
Editing images? No problem. Copy-pasting JPGs and PNGs works too.
Adobe Illustrator? Well… it works in AI 2015, but we’re still working on later versions.
There one catch, though: you'll need to paste into the file upload page, not the workspace that shows the bed image.
Speaking of not being able to add things to the workspace...
Now you can add things to the workspace
You asked for it, and here it is, fresh from the hopper: You can add all supported file types to the workspace with the “Add Artwork” button.
What’s this mean for you? Previously, if you wanted to dress up a design by adding some more files to the print, you were stuck - you could add an engraving, but not more SVG or PDF files. Now, you can load up multiple designs and lay them out on one sheet of material, or throw a cutline onto a trace.
To add your files, you can either drag and drop them directly into the workspace, or click “Add Artwork” and then “Upload.” We’ll work on adding copy-paste to this, too.
Extended Characters support (✿◠‿◠)
Your Glowforge naming options have grown exponentially with the addition of extended characters! This will let our international customers name their Glowforge however they see fit...and give our US customers some amusing options (up to 15 characters). How will you ever decide?!