This is from the May 15, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:55 User having problem opening some files and problem modifying some files – Check first to make sure that the file and/or layers are not locked. You may need to “split” or “break” a design to modify.
Also note: If you are not running the most recent version of MTC (4.1 as of this date) but instead are running an older version, you may encounter a problem opening all MTC files you may find in the gallery or elsewhere. The most recent version can open a file created in any version. However, you cannot open newer files with older versions.
00:06:20 Bryan explains difference between “split” and “break” commands; Performing a “split” is demonstrated
00:08:00 Bryan demonstrates using the Edit > Delete by Area
00:09:45 Bryan demonstrates the “break” command
00:12:00 Bryan discusses what happens if you “weld” objects or shapes to create one new shape (Note: Once two or more objects have been “welded” to create a new single object or shape and been saved as one, you cannot use the “split” or “break” commands to undo the weld.)
00:15:00 Possible Corrupt File – Bryan says possible but rare, he has only seen a couple – usually occur when file was saved. Copy images to a new MTC file project and then save.
00:18:00 Bryan answers questions from a user who wanted to know about updating MTC to latest version when getting new cutter. Can she update, best way to do so, use new software on CD shipped with cutter or just upgrade from online. Running multiple copies of MTC on one computer, etc.
00:22:00 Where to find list of MTC updates made through the different versions of the software; see the make the cut forum in the updates category for listing for each release.
00:25:10 Node Editing Tools – How to close a Node to the Nearest Node (4 ways to do so with node editing; can also do with Fuse-n-weld). Bryan demonstrates them all.
00:32:55 What is a “Node” - Nodes are the “end points” to a line segment. Bryan explains the “node.” “end points,” and “control points”
00:38:25 Discussion on ways to “smooth” out and make a shape more symmetrical.
00:41:00 Bryan uses airplane file to show how to smooth out lines by deleting nodes or modifying shapes using other tools.
00:51:33 Bezier Warp – How do you resize letters while maintaining integrity of the circle. Bryan gives basic discussion on the Bezier Tool in general.
00:57:50 Bryan explains why the Wrap Object to Path tools would be better to use than the Bezier Warp tool for putting text around a circle.
01:05:15 Is there a way to change the angle of the letters when wrapping object to Path (short answer: no not really)
01:12:45 Julie gives a full demonstration of her Tutorial on “How to make a Diamond Fold Card” – for full written copy of tutorial to follow along with you can find the tutorial at the MTC_Tuts Yahoo Group)
01:44:35 End of Julie’s Demonstration – Opened up for follow-up ?s; Julie addresses how to cut different layers from one file without having to remove the mat (i.e. first doing score lines, then the outside box container.)