More and more systems now support cameras, for both monitoring and for alignment / measurement of parts. They are also used for tracing and duplicating. I would love to have this ability on my X-carve. I have this on my laser system and it is incredibly helpful for aligning parts. For instance, I want to carve on a sign. In the software, I take a picture that becomes the background and I move the artwork until it is properly aligned with the stock. Then carve.
This can also be used so that I can draw what I want on a piece of paper, “scan” it with the camera, trace and then carve on some form of stock.
You will need a calibration routine to remove the camera distortion and get the proper mm per pixel that is saved in the Easel account.