So, in version 1.0 and earlier, the following behavior existed:
OPEN a lbrn file with three layers.
Set power values for 3 layer from material library (2 cut, one engrave)
OPEN 2nd LBRN file with three layers
engrave layer retained settings from last job
cut layer did not retain settings.
Now, it seems they’re just having random stuff assigned to the layers. The above behavior was helpful / beneficial to me because I group my work and always run 3-5 similar jobs together using the same material in a row. Because it’s no longer working that way, I’m finding I have to double check things (yup, wasted some material before I realized this changed…) which increases my setup time negatively impacting my throughput. Can this be restored by a preference somewhere? I was at one time going to ask why the cut layers didn’t persist
And to the question. I notice on the lower right a little ‘tool bar’ that controls the resize, etc of the pointer cursor dragging etc. - Can my settings on this persist? and can it be locked or hidden away after I set them? This is not something, IMHO, that should just be hanging out there…
All settings for cut layers are stored with a LightBurn project, and when you OPEN a project, those settings are loaded and overwrite any previously existing settings. If you IMPORT a LightBurn project file, only the shapes are imported, just like importing any other kind of art file.
If you’re saying that when you OPEN a LightBurn project, not all of the cuts/layers settings from the file being opened were restored, and some settings were left from the previous file, that is a bug and it is not intended to work that way.
If you import a project file, the previous layer settings will be retained. If that’s the behavior you want, you could just delete the shapes in the current file and import the next file.
The way you’re suggesting it has been working for you I’ve honestly never seen. We have some stuff coming, like linked material library layers, that might help. I’d need to understand more about how you want it to work.
as soon as my wife makes a new file or 2 I’ll document what I used to be able to do.
I need to OPEN because I need to write the file name to the laser so I can double check that I’m not doing one twice (more material waste prevention!).