Hey again, all!
I've had this idea kicking around the back of my head for a while now and thought I'd pose the question. I was a programmer for 17 years and know that what I'm about to present is unlikely to manifest without some pretty heavy effort but I thought I'd ask in case anyone else has had a similar idea.
So I do a BUNCH of repetitive tasks in Aspire for my products. I use template files which help a ton - they have vectors and toolpaths with layers and auto selection and all that stuff to help save me repetition. However, there are a couple things I do that still need to be manually done. One example is sizing a couple of vectors in my file relative to the width and height of the job. Another is just the process of calculating and saving toolpaths a certain way.
These are good examples for a macro system of some kind. Lots of clicking and always the same process for every single job I do.
I'm totally doing that thing that programmers hate - asking for something without any idea how much work it is or if it's even possible. I haven't looked at the gadget development kit at all or even the language to see what's even possible. Is it? Can a macro system even be built via the gadget API?
Has anyone thought of this already? Is anyone working on it?
Yep - I've totally become that annoying end-user who wants the world .. sorry about that!
Any ideas would be much appreciated!