This is from the January 03, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:38 How to verify if MTC will work with my US Cutter
00:04:32 Can you change the default size on dash lines so that is always size
Short Answer – No (but Bryan gives a “trick” to help)
00:09:05 Molly waiting on Zing – does she need to download the MTC update from on-line or use the CD shipped with the Zing
00:13:15 When will MTC for MAC be available?
(Please note” MTC is not being rewritten in MAC specific programming – it is still the PC version Andy is getting to work on a MAC with Wine so that users don’t have to use Windows with Parallel or Bootcamp); Short Answer: Date unknown – getting closer
00:15:38 Not a ? – Fran shared an example of her Print and Cut after following information from prior webinar (12/27/11 and MTC User Manual directions)
00:17:20 Would there be a benefit to breaking nodes on a sharp interior cut so that it would cut smoother? (Short answer is No, doesn’t think so but try it and see)
00:23:24 How to manually reduce nodes (using auto simplify and smooth & simplify)
00:38:48 Is there a way to manually specify a specific size shadow (short answer is no but Bryan gives a tip to help)
00:40:55 Workaround for shadowing
00:45:28 Does reducing nodes reduce the complexity of the data in a file? (short answer is Yes)
00:53:48 Why “flatten” a design?
01:02:03 How do you get your toolbar back to its default location (2 ways, drag manually or go to help menu – advanced – reset interface then quit MTC and reopen)
01:04:10 New user wants to know best way to learn MTC? Use it also see inside MTC help menu – instructions & tutorials and MTC Forums – Webinar Recording links
01:12:30 How to know where something is going to cut on actual mat versus where it is on actual mat (user using landscape mode). 3 options or ways to cut: knifepoint, WYSIWYG, and “print and cut”
01:25:50 Print and Cut (Brief explanation – for more detail see 12/27/11 Webinar and others for more detail and examples)
01:29:20 Do you have to “calibrate” laser offset each time – No (discussion on when you need to have calibrated your machine. Mainly only need to do if you wish to have accurate print and cuts.)
01:33:58 Can you use PNG files with MTC? Yes, you have to do a “pixel trace”
01:35:20 How to “round” a corner of a triangle or a square