This morning I was testing some fills and wasn’t getting the results I expected – ramps were not being honoured. This was evident both in the physical cut, and in the preview window (no greyscale cut lines).
Perplexed as all settings seemed to be correct, I saved the test job, exited the software, and reloaded, and ramps were once again working with no change to layer settings.
This silent failure of ramps (not sure when it started, but definitely at least yesterday) would certainly explain some of the issues I was seeing on previous work.
Of note, I usually keep LB open on my machine for days, if not weeks, at a time. I realize this could be a beast to track down, but given that output is suddenly and silently not what’s expected, it seems like something worth looking into.