Cut/Plot Dialog Box - Advanced Tab

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

The Advanced tab allows you to set advanced options specific to cutting jobs.

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The following options can be adjusted in this dialog box:

Convert strokes to outlines
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Selects whether the strokes will be cut separately as objects.

Plot dimensions and labels
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Selects whether the labels and dimensions created with the Measure Tool will be cut or plot.

Auto-weld
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Removes intersections of overlapping objects of the same color.

Auto-trap

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Specifies the amount of overlap between objects of different colors.

Overcut

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If selected, when the software is cutting around closed lines, it will continue cutting around the line a second time, for a specified distance. This ensures that the line is cut out completely.

Optimize cutting order

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When this option is not selected, the objects are cut or plot in the order they were created. When selected, the software processes the objects within the specified section of length before moving to the next section.

Pause between pages

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Selects whether the Production Manager should pause after each page is processed, allowing you to load the media after each page.

Cut page crossings

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Cuts the borderline of a page when the output is tiled into several pages.

Apply copy spacing between pages

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Separates pages, tiles and panels using the amount of space specified for spacing out copies in the Copies group on the General tab.

Automatic registration marks

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Adds small rectangles to the corners of each layer to aid in positioning each piece.

If you want to use the automatic registration marks to align different colored objects to each other, either the panel size must be identical for all layers, or you must use Send All Colors with the single panel option enabled.

Eliminate line segment overlap

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When two objects have a line that overlaps, the line will only be cut once.

Cut Strip Crossings

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Cuts the borderline of a strip when the output is tiled into several strips.
Cut Segments from to ends to center
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Cuts segments from the outside in.
Fill plot

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Allows you to define the angle and pen width for fill plot.

Unidirectional cutting

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Ensures that all cutting will be done in a forward direction and never backwards. This is necessary for certain sensitive materials.

Cutting Direction

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Allows you to override the cutting direction of paths to clockwise or counter clockwise. Original will maintain the direction of paths specified in the design.

Reset

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Restores all parameters to their defaults.
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