Sounds good Garret, I'll make a post there.
I was more so referring to the cutting and printing software which is specific to the hardware. Having the ability to setup and configure my cuts / prints and then make any changes to the design - in my choice of design software - before getting the the space would be great. Design software definitely does vary.
The Digital Design section of the forum is intended for just that. Feel free to make a post there and ask any questions you might have.
Unfortunately that section is really empty right now, as a lot of the content was lost when the forum change was made.
I personally only use software like Thunderlazer, Lightburn and Prusa slicer for setting up the cut or print but do most of my design work in other programs like Fusion 360 and AutoCAD. I've hosted workshops on Fusion in the past but found interest levels to be pretty low. Design software seems to vary quite a bit with makers based on their personal taste.
Hey Garret, not so much feedback, but rather a suggestion.
I'd love to see a forum page where we provide what version of software we run for our machines (like thunderlazer in the fab shop for the lazer or PrusaSlicer for the 3D printers) and links of where to obtain / buy (where applicable). Maybe this could be a sticky post in each of the room boards? Or perhaps a board to itself?
This would be a major convenience for members - ie me - who'd like to prep their files for the machines at home; like with the laser, where I end up spending about 1/4 of my booked window prepping.
I'd be happy to help out and go through the machines and identify the versions of what we're running.
For some reason the Laser Cutter forum settings didn't allow for attachments. This has been fixed now.
Hey is there any way to sign up for a room and then cancel or unsign up if you are not in the room for as long as it was booked for?
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