It’s now possible to quickly lock an object in a precise location by entering dimensions relative to your Grid’s (X,Y) axes.
You can use the Calculator’s operation keys (+, -, x, /) to reposition an object relative to its current location.
Lock one axis numerically, then physically move Origin to adjust your object’s position along the unlocked axis.
A new X,Y marker shows the orientation of your grid’s X,Y axes to keep you oriented as you move Origin around your workspace.
When copying objects, the copied object will be overlaid on top of the original object. If you move Origin by a small amount, your copied object will detach from the original object and follow Origin’s reticule as you move.
The bounding box which surrounds your object now respects the actual extent and orientation of your object.
With the bounding box changes, scale is unaffected by rotation and is an accurate representation of the object's size.
A new Mirror function within the Scale Menu allows you to flip your objects horizontally or vertically.
In a workspace which contains a Grid, rotations are based on your Grid axes. 0 degrees will be aligned to your (X,Y) axes. In a workspace which does not contain a Grid, rotations are based on the orientation of Origin. 0 degrees will always be horizontally aligned to your screen
Rotation values are saved when you place an object. You can return to this object later to make rotational adjustments.
The anchor point selector now reflects the orientation of your object in the workspace, making it easier to select the correct anchor.
Custom Anchors give you greater control over the placement of imported objects than is offered by Origin’s standard nine-point anchor system.
Add a custom anchor to your design in your chosen software by creating a red right-angled triangle. The right angle vertex defines the location of the anchor point. The shorter leg of the right angle defines the X-axis and the longer leg defines the Y-axis.
You can now pinch to zoom in Scan Mode, Design Mode, and Cut Mode.
Scan Mode, Design Mode, and Cut Mode all have different default zoom levels to give you the best view for the operations you will typically perform within each Mode.
Design Mode remembers your most recent zoom level.
Performance and interaction improvements have been made to the zoom slider.
It’s easier to control Origin while pocketing. Unexpected cutter movement has been eliminated and the overall experience is much more predictable.
Wi-Fi connection improvements have been made for tools which may have previously experienced issues
Improved touchscreen accuracy and responsiveness on tools that may have previously experienced degraded touchscreen performance
Rename a workspace quickly from within Scan Mode
Processing for fractional offsets is much faster
Attempting to modify the path type of an open path will trigger an error message
Resolved a bug when creating rectangles with negative dimensions
Shaper can now offer Remote Support to Origin owners whose tools experience software issues
Origin now adjusts for small lateral movements made by the user while plunging/retracting
Origin’s sidebars become transparent while cutting to give you a larger view of your workspace
Imported shapes default to the center anchor point
It is now possible to grid from any edge of your workpiece
Grids can now be created using a “center point” Y-Axis
Existing grids can now be easily modified
You can now select which edge of the probe bit to register off of
The Workspace selection UI has been overhauled
You can now rename, duplicate, sort, and search for Workspaces
The Workspace selection interface now enables you to quickly identify Workspaces that incorporate ShaperTape currently within Origin’s camera view
Switch to Workspace: You can automatically switch Workspaces mid-session by simply pointing Origin at a previously-scanned Workspace
Origin can now handle more complex files
There is now better messaging through the UI to show when Origin is processing (for example, when computing an offset on a complex shape)
Origin’s on-screen keyboard is now more responsive
The Text Basic Extension now includes a much larger selection of characters
Origin now supports files created by Vectr.com
Guides are now always selected last when in cut mode
Improvements to internationalization have been implemented throughout the UI
The Wi-Fi selection screen will now tell you if no compatible networks are in range
Origin is now more resistant to rare file corruption failures
Several rare software crashes that previously caused Origin’s UI to freeze have been resolved
Minor security patches have been applied to Origin’s OS
Improved Z-Axis motor retraction behavior and fault handling capabilities
Fixed a bug that could result in the UI becoming unresponsive
Fixed a font kerning issue with the “W” character in the “Text basic” extension
Fixed minor scanning visualization artifact
System stability improvements
Minor motor control subsystem bug fixes
Placing a file in an unknown workspace will no longer cause Origin’s software to crash
Make box joints with ease on-tool—no computer or physical templates required! Input your parameters and Origin will automatically generate the cut paths for both sides of a box joint.
Adding single-line text to your next project is now a breeze. Just type in your text and Origin will automatically generate an engraveable cut path.
Improvements to internationalization throughout the UI
Pinch-to-Zoom now works while placing objects designed on-tool
Improved robustness of Origin’s motor control software systems
Elimination of the cause behind several rare software crashes
Improved thermal management by better detection of system idle states
More intuitive software update flow and notifications
Fixed an issue where copied objects could exhibit a scaling discrepancy
Fixed some rare software crashes that could result in a “recovery loop”
Fixed a bug where the update progress bar could sometimes behave erratically
Minor security patches
On-Tool account creation provides more useful error messages on failure
It is now possible to “lock” origin into Auto mode (with a chosen feedrate) by double-clicking the green button at the start of a cut.
Origin’s design import menu now remembers where you left off to make your design process faster.
Origin will now properly understand SVGs that were created from single line fonts and allow them to be engraved.
Improved responsiveness of plunge stop when creating a grid.
Fixed a software crash that can occur when leaving Origin idle for a long time
It is now possible to mirror a design on-tool by entering a negative scale value
Grid tool now properly treats probe diameter as different from tool diameter
User will be reminded if a scan is “low accuracy” on each load of that workspace
Fixed several rare issues that could cause Origin to hang or crash when working with complex files
Fixed several software crashes that could be caused by placing certain design files
Origin now boots to a usable state faster after a software update has occurred
Various error messages have been improved to better recommend corrective actions
Users are now prompted to retry Z-Touch after it is prevented due to the spindle being on
Origin’s Wi-Fi MAC address is now shown on the Info page in the Settings menu
Changed out-of-box cut settings to default to aircut depth
Fixed an issue that could cause factory resets to fail on Origins with a lot of saved workspaces
Origin’s new keyboard now supports a wider variety of special characters
When using the keyboard, users can now use a magnifier tool to ensure that they are entering their intended letters, numbers and characters
When a user creates a Low Accuracy Scan, Origin will notify the user and then give the user the option to use this Low Accuracy Scan or to create a New Scan. Note: for most accurate results, we recommend performing a New Scan instead of using a Low Accuracy Scan.
Users can now interact with Origin in French or German, in addition to English
To change your tool’s language or region settings once you have installed Emeryville, go to: Settings ⇒ Info ⇒ Language/Region
Fixed bug that was preventing some users from logging into ShaperHub on Origin
Addressed issue that forced users to power cycle after deleting all their workspaces
Improved spindle power state detection during Z-touchoff and cutting
Improved error messages and better onboarding experience
Origin will now retract the spindle quickly when finishing a cut or going out of bounds to save you time when cutting projects with lots of paths
In Castro, you could only start a pocket on its edges. Now, you can start a pocket cut from anywhere inside of the shape.
When multiple paths are underneath the range circle, a Select button will appear in Design and Cut. Tapping Select will allow you to select precisely the path you want.
Hold down the Select button to see which paths can be switched to.
See your workpiece up close so you can more precisely place designs
Selected paths are much more obvious, now rendered in a thicker, more contrasting color (green)
Nearby paths show the area that will be cut so that you can see where paths may overlap
When placing or copying designs, your last-used anchor point type (Top left, Middle, Bottom right, etc) will be saved and used the next time you place or copy.
You’ll be notified when there’s an update available, and have up to 5 days to install, so you can get the latest software on your schedule.
Revised tool settings so you can see critical information at a glance
Moved ‘erase cuts’ button to a more deliberate on-screen location
Significant improvements to SVG parsing and rendering
Touch screen performance improvements
Performance and efficiency improvements (may result in reduced tool temperatures)
The 'Add to Scan' allows users to make changes on their workspace (adding ShaperTape, inserting guide marks, etc.) and seamlessly incorporate this information into their original scans
Cutter is now able to move automatically in a controlled helical descent to a specified depth.
Helix mode becomes available for Inside paths that are smaller than the corrective range.
Cutter is now able to move automatically in a controlled helical descent to a specified depth.
Tool will plunge at regular speed until reaching ‘Aircut’ height (just above your workpiece).
Number entry now includes mathematical operators.
Can more easily input fractions in bit size and cut depth.
Plunge to your desired probe depth without performing Z-Touch first.
A bit diameter can be specified for grid that does not affect your current cut settings.
Fixed issues that could lead to unintended cuts
Improved visual representation for already cut depths
Improved time required to process scans
Improved time required to place designs
Added ability to set anchor points when creating rectangles and circles on tool
Improved overall stability
Improved touch screen responsiveness
Changed background color of unscanned areas allowing to see placed designs
Updated some icons and illustrations
Users can now create a grid on their workpiece to ensure accuracy when placing designs from SVGs and creating designs using on-tool CAD.
Designs created on-tool can be copied, rotated, and locked to specific grid coordinates
The file import screen now displays thumbnails and is sortable via file name or last-modified date
The Pen Tool can now be used to create open shapes
Increased stability when performing larger scans
Can now remove Wi-Fi networks
Origin is now better able to parse a wide variety of SVG files, giving users more freedom when designing files
Users can navigate among folders when importing files from a USB drive
The 'tape health indicator' tracks how much scanned ShaperTape is within the tool's field of view at all times
Offset and cut depth presets allow for easy adjustments to cut specs in between passes
A reminder notification alerts the user
Improvements for switching between multiple WiFi networks
Scan a workspace
Update workspace (to add new tape)
On startup, Auto-Return to workpiece
Select a previous workspace
Delete old workspaces
Place a SVG transferred via USB
Place a SVG transferred via ShaperHub
Add a grid with spacing (⅛”, ¼”, ½”, 1”)
Create a rectangle
Create a rectangle with manually entered dimensions
Create a rectangle with rounded corners
Create a circle
Create a circle with manually entered diameter
Use Pen tool to create closed shapes
Remove designs from workspace
Set size of bit (Custom or standard presets)
Set cut type (Inside, Outside, Online, Pocket, or Guide)
Set cut depth (Custom or standard presets)
Set cut offset (Custom or standard presets)
Automatic Z touch off
Automatically change cut type based on SVG colors
Erase cut history
Tape indicator to show tape health
Set up WiFi
Login/Logout with your Shaper Account
Create a Shaper Account
Change default units (in. or mm.)