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Cutter Controller V1


The application (cutting software) is mainly targeted at users who do paper crafting, scrap booking, card making and general crafting, but can be used to do vinyl cutting and vinyl sign making.

The application will work with most existing software that can read or manipulate vector drawings, such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Inkscape. The application is basically a post processor that will perform various operations on the vectors to make them suitable for cutting with a drag knife (or a pen or a pricking/punch tool), such as adding a small overlap when cutting and reducing duplicate vectors. This is similar to SignCut Pro.

It can control electronic cutting machines (also known as digital die cutters), vinyl cutters and pen plotters. The command languages supported are HPGL (Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language) and DMPL (Digital Micro-processor Plotter Language).

The vector files (cutting files) supported are DXF (Document Exchange Format), EMF (Enhanced Meta File), FCM (Brother), GSD (Graphtec), PDF (Portable Document Format), Studio/Stidio 3 (Silhouette America) and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

Main Features

There are three methods of importing a vector drawing into the Cutter Controller application: -
  1. Opening a file (DXF (R14), EMF, FCM (Brother), GSD/GST (Graphtec), PDF (1.4), Studio/Studio3 (Silhouette America) and SVG/SVGZ (1.1)), or dragging a file onto the drawing canvas
  2. Using a plug-in to export the drawing from CorelDRAW (at least version 10)
  3. Copying and pasting the drawing using the clipboard (EMF, MTC, SVG)
  4. Export the drawing as FCM (Brother), with the thumbnail in colour
The full release has a Max Width = 1,250mm (49.213"), Max Length = 50,000mm (1968.504")

Supported Machines

System Requirements

The Main Form

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