I think I am going to have to buy a sheet of anodized aluminum, double stick tape it to the bottom and then etch a grid on it just so I have some kind of reference. Or get two rulers and glue them to the bottom of the machine. I also noticed that the waffle board that they provided is actually smaller than the cut area. It is probably in my best interest to figure this out soon. I need to get cutting.
I did run across a few pleasant surprises. When the software is firing a job it actually displays what part it is lasering on the screen. It is hard to see in the video below but there is a little red dot that follows the cut path as the gantry is moving. This is brilliant! This will help with registration if you keep the lid open so the laser does not fire. You can do an "air cut" to check location.