What's New For VinylMaster V5
Plugins & Modules
Turn color or monochrome images and photos into cuttable artwork which appears to be a photo from a distance!
Measures the length of the perimeter of a selected vector object or text. Ideal for working out the length of the material (aluminium/plastic/metal etc.) required to make extruded letters or shapes
The Rhinestone module allows you to create an outher path and/or to fill a shape or text with all popular rhinestone sizes with several fill styles (patterns) to be cut out and used as a stencil
Automatically interlocks objects of the same color together on the page to significantly reduce media (vinyl) wastage
New option to automatically create a clipping path around images, when generating a cutting contour (allows nesting images with opaque backgrounds, hiding the parts outside the cut line) so they can overlap and save media
Create perfectly horizontal and vertical lines, inc. to any angle with an auto-join feature. Ideal for making fold lines and developing geometric shapes
Curve & Shaping Tools
Bezier curves are easy to draw and to edit on the fly because the curve itself is completely contained within the convex hull of its control points. This means the curve can be manipulated intuitively to easily create almost any shape!
Import the most popular raster (image) formats including .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .psd, .raw, .rle, .tga and .tiff and Export .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .tiff
Import the most popular vector based formats including .ai, .dxf, .emf, .eps, .hpgl, .pdf, .plt, .ps, .psd, .pdoc, .vClip, .vLogo, .wmf
1. New import PDF now allows you to quickly assign cutting tools by color (Cut Contour, Fold Contours, etc) and 2. to bring in the artwork relative to the page it was designed on
Interactive Contour Cutting Wizard that supports Auto-Mark (Auto-Detect) Cutters and Laser Pointer Cutters to quickly guide you to Print and Cut on 2 Devices or to Print, Laminate and then Cut on the same device. Easily calibrate your laser pointer and work with rotated artwork
Supports all major and popular ARMS (laser sensor) and CCD (camera fitted) cutters for the most accurate of contour cutting
Cut Document Tools
Cutfile editing tools to improve layout and cutting including Automatic and Manual Align Marks, Chopping Guide with Overlap, Lift Marks, Speed-Weed, Group/Ungroup, Break Apart/Combine, Rotation and Duplicate
Automated feature that operates with Optimal Packing to repeat Print Jobs and only RIP a single instance of the repeated file
Automatically positions separate Print Jobs together into a Single Print Queue ready to be immediately Ripped or printed out to minimize media waste
Trim Options (Trim from: Left, Right, Top and Bottom) to Position your Artwork precisely where you want it to cut out on the vinyl
Cut/Plot to multiple plotters at the same time over multiple ports and/or an Ethernet connection
Ability to detect CCD marks for artwork designed in another program where supported by the cutter driver
Save, Hold, Resend and Archive Cut Files. Force contours to be cut either in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
Support for QR and dual QR Codes which allows loading the sheets upside down or normally, where supported by the cutter driver