Cut/Plot Dialog Box - Panel Tab

(see also: Cut/Plot Dialog - General Settings and Overview)

Jobs that are bigger than the media should be tiled before output. The panel can be divided into several columns and rows. Each section or cell is called a Tile or a Panel.


On the preview pane itself, you can click and drag on any of the lines to adjust the placement of each panel edge. These Panel sizes will constrain to the maximum media width so you don't accidentally create a panel that's bigger than your plotter can handle.



The following parameters can be adjusted:

Panel Size The panel is the part of the job that will be split up into tiles and output by the software. If the panel is reduced in size so that it does not cover the entire job, only the parts covered by the panel will be output.


Shows the width and height of the panel. To adjust, enter a number or use the arrows.


The size of the margin. The margin is the part of the panel that extends outside of the boundaries of the job.

Tile The parameters below apply to the selected tile.


Shows the width and height of the selected tile. To adjust, enter a number or use the arrows. Note that the media width will automatically limit the panel width here.


Selecting this option divides the job vertically into the number of columns specified. Each column will be of equal width.


Selecting this option divides the job into the number of rows specified. All rows will be of equal height.


If you know that you want tiles of a certain size, enter the values for the width and height of the tiles here. All tiles will be changed to the specified size.

Overlap Specifies the amount of overlap between rows and columns. By overlapping, you can eliminate any gaps between the tiles when assembling the final output. Overlap is measured as the total amount two rows or columns overlap.


Check to create an overlap on the vertical edges of tiles.


Check to create an overlap on the top and bottom edges of tiles.


The width of the overlap. Enter a negative number to create an offset between tiles.

Panel to Border


The entire design page is automatically tiled. If the page is too large to fit on the selected media, it will be tiled so that each tile is the maximum possible size.

Automatic Tile Flip


If Automatic tile flip is checked, every other tile that is cut will be rotated 180° so that adjacent vertical edges are always cut with the same side of the blade. This helps them match up cleanly. You can see a preview of this with the Layout Preview or the General Tab of the Cut/Plot window when this is checked.


Panel Mode    
mceclip16.png Sets the primary direction of the panel mode to vertical. This allows for the vertical tiles to be split individually horizontally
mceclip17.png Sets the primary direction of the panel mode to horizontal. This allows for the tiles to be split individually vertically.
mceclip18.png Sets the panel mode to be adjusted both horizontally and vertically.
mceclip19.png Auto-panel
Automatically sizes the panel to fit the job.


Interleave Copies Defines in which order objects with multiple copies and multiple tiles will be cut. If checked, the objects will remain grouped together. If unchecked, similar tiles will be grouped together.
  Interleave copies checked GSCutPlotInterleaveCopiesYes.png
  Interleave copies unchecked GSCutPlotInterleaveCopiesNo.png
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