This is from the September 17, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Please NOTE: MTC Version 4.6.1 is used for the demos given in this Webinar.
You can find the thread from the forum with the questions for this webinar here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/34597/september-17th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:50 Is GCC 24” cutter compatible with MTC? Bryan shows where to go on the MTC webpage to find out what cutters are compatible with MTC. This information can be found here: make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx?ref=lp under the “Make the Cut! Plug-ins”. He then reviews other options to check to see if it might work with Printer options to print with “wireframe”. Right now, there is no direct plug-in for this particular cutter (If it is a Graphtec cutter, then it may work through your printer drivers as discussed here)
00:07:00 User wanted to know if there was a “fill in” option in MTC to create a “fill” pattern for use with engraving or with a pen. Bryan notes that there is not specific “fill in” option within MTC right now. He then shows how you can do something similar within MTC using the presently available tools however. Also shows how to create a crosshatch fill as well. (also see further discussion at timestamp 00:26:40 for follow up question.)
00:23:17 User had a question on doing a “print and cut” of items that fill the page and is having the alignment go off the further down the page it goes while cutting. (She came back and said her issue was working but didn’t say what she had done to fix it.) Bryan reviews some troubleshooting tips to look at when having a similar style issue with the cameo and the Zing style cutters.
00:26:40 Follow-up question on the “texture fill” for engraving discussion above at timestamp 00:07:00. The question is why is this different then when doing a join of a shape with texture so that the texture has to be on the top layer to retain the attributes of the top layer.)
00:31:32 Julie does a demo on how she created a split monogram tile design for a wedding gift she made and shared in this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/34577/monogram-wedding-gift#latest. Also see this thread where Julie shares a link to the full Regal Font monograms already split and ready to use here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/34648/split-mongram-set#latest
(also see this thread for where the Regal Font Julie used was cleaned up by members of the forum for use with cutters: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/21561/regal-font-corrections/p1) and also see this thread where the Annabel Font was cleaned up for cutting and shared on the forum: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/21603/anabel-font-corrections/p1 and finally, see this thread where Julie shared a link to Tina’s decorative split alphabet available with or without borders on Tina’s blog (forevermemoriesforyou): forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/35483/new-free-cutting-file-from-tina#latest (note there are corrections for the O and Q files in the thread on the forum)
Bryan noted in the “split monogram set” thread above that you need to make sure that “Bold” is turned off if you are having problems with the font
01:30:10 Bryan does a follow up demo on how to work with the letter A and thicken the cross bar of the A to use that for the area to split or add the name inside the A (also shows why it is important to work with the “modified” font that was cleaned up to work with cutters)
01:44:20 Bryan answers a question about using the Rhinestone Tool – how do you then get a “count” of how many rhinestones are being used (select the object, then right click and go to Advanced-- View Path Detail)
01:47:50 Bryan discusses how to install “single stroke” or “thin fonts” or OPF (Open Path fonts into MTC and then explains how they work. Also see this thread that Bryan was referencing for finding this type of fonts: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/34598/thin-font also see the pendoodle fonts found here: bedoodle.com/pendoodles.html