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Using Contour Cut

Contour Cut is a feature that creates one or more cutting lines around objects, either vector or bitmap.

This allows you to output an image to a printer and then cut its contours using a cutting plotter. If you have a hybrid device (printer with cutting capabilities), you can print and cut using the same machine.

To allow Contour Cut to trace the outline of objects in a bitmap, make the background of the image transparent using the Make Transparent function. Otherwise, the effect will only trace around the outside of the bitmap. (See RIP and Print Dialog Box - Contour Tab for more information.)

1. Contour Cut

See Also

Working with Effects

Creating a Contour Cut or Cuts around Objects

Adjusting Contour Cut Using DesignCentral

Adjusting Contour Cut Using Control Points

Tracing Bitmaps with the Contour Cut Effect

Transforming Objects into a Cutting Line

Common Features

Using the Blending Effect

Using the Lens Effect

Using Engraving Fills