This is from the December 30, 2014 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut! and Popup Card Studio
Make the Cut version 4.6.1 & Popup Card Studio 1.1.0 are used in this Webinar. Each question notes if MTC or PCS is being discussed.
You can find the thread on the MTC Forum with questions addressed in this Webinar here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/40815/december-30th-webinar-going-on-now-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:02 MTC: Question regarding the “accuracy” of a heart file with the cutters. See this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/40822/die-cut-machines-not-cutting-accurately
Bryan reviews different things that can have an effect on a cutter’s accuracy
00:21:30 MTC: Bryan reviews question raised on this thread regarding placement of registration marks: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/40811/mtc-registration-marks-any-way-to-space-them-out-from-the-objects
00:31:50 MTC: Question on downloading the software program
00:33:55 MTC: Bryan shows how to import a PDF or PNG file into MTC to create a cutting file for cutting out of fabric. He first addresses the different types of PDF files a user might have (one is a raster PDF and another is a vector PDF and shows how to tell the difference and why it matters). He then shows how to use MTC to do a “pixel trace” of the raster PDF file and explains how and why you will get a “double cut” and then shows a couple of ways how to “fix” that with a simple file like the snowflake being used. Reviews other ways to create a “vector” file for importing into MTC.
00:57:15 MTC: Bryan then briefly talks about cutting fabric and some things you have to consider and look at on the object to be cut to decide what will cut best
01:03:50 MTC: Find the online access to the MTC manual through the help?instructions & Tutorials (sections 3-8 cover MTC regardless of your cutter)
01:09:50 MTC: Just general “chit chat” on information covered–using the snowflake file already imported – different “topics” briefly covered; looks at different ways to find “snowflakes” to create cutting files; then talks about different file formats and tricks with them like DXF; creating cutting files to create appliqué files;