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General Updates

We've updated our FAQs to include a bunch of new information about laser cutting.
We are happy to announce a new feature: My Files. If you are a registered user and are logged in, any file you're working on in the Big Blue Saw Designer will automatically be saved to My Files.

This benefits you in several ways:

  • You can refine a design when you need to. You can come back days or weeks later to make a modification to your design.
  • You can download your file to work with the offline version of Big Blue Saw Designer.
  • You can upload files to be stored on our server. Your files will go whereever you do.

We've updated the Big Blue Saw Designer to include a few new features to make it easier to use than ever. The changes are as follows:

Improved dragging of drawing elements. You can now easily drag several selected drawing elements at once.

Improved snap-to-grid allows you to snap the moved item back to the original position.

Improved keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl-X: Cut
  • Ctrl-C: Copy
  • Ctrl-V: Paste
  • Ctrl-Z: Undo
  • Ctrl-Y: Redo

Big Blue Saw is now proud to add laser cutting to the services we offer. Just pick 0.118 inch thick clear acrylic plastic, and you'll be shown the prices for having your parts made with our laser cutting process instead of our usual waterjet cutting. The rates are generally much lower than our waterjet cutting prices, so check it out.

For the moment, we only offer laser cutting on thin acrylic plastic, but that will be changing soon. We'll have more details in the days to come, including photos of sample parts.

Image Big Blue Saw recently sponsored Center High School's Trojans in the Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ competition. Congratulations to the team for putting on a fantastic effort and for making one tough robot: Trojan Horse.