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Adjusting Contour Cut Using DesignCentral

The following Contour Cut attributes can be adjusted in DesignCentral:


Selects the type of Contour Shape. Options are Contour, Rectangle, and Ellipse.


Contour mode


Rectangle mode


Ellipse mode


Selects the Stroke (line) Style of your contour cut. To create a custom cut line, choose Edit from the dropdown menu.



Opens the Customize Line Styles dialog box. Lets you modify an existing line style by adjusting the dash and gap widths.




Adds a new line style to the Customize Line Styles dialog box.




Allows you to make adjustments to the Dash and Gap parameters. Click to save the changes.




Permanently deletes a customized line style from the Customized Line Styles list.

Specifies the Offset distance from the object to the cutting line. Negative values can be entered, allowing you to make a contour cut line inside the design. This prevents misalignments during the printing and cutting process (only available in Contour mode).

To manually adjust the contour offset using a handle:




1. Reference Location. Specifies where the Offset distance will be measured from. Drag this point around the design and drop it where you want the Offset distance to originate from.


2. Offset distance. Specifies the distance between the Offset point and the Reference Location.


3. Offset point. Adjusts the offset distance. Drag this point toward or away from the contour cut line to specify the offset distance.

Specifies the width of the contour shape (not available in Contour mode).

Specifies the height of the contour shape (not available in Contour mode).


When checked, ensures that the cutting line will be resized proportionally when you change its height or width. (Not available in Contour mode.)

With Holes

When checked, all holes in the selected objects will have an inner contour cut line (only available in Contour mode).


Contour with Holes

Contour without Holes

Specifies the color of the selected contour.

CutContour and PerfCutContour colors are compatible with VersaWorks.

Joint Type. Selects how the corners will be contoured. Options are Round, Bevel, and Square.

See Also

Using Contour Cut

Creating a Contour Cut or Cuts around Objects

Adjusting Contour Cut Using Control Points

Tracing Bitmaps with the Contour Cut Effect

Transforming Objects into a Cutting Line