Cut-Tools is a handful of routines to aid in the creation of geometry for 2D Profile cutting using cutter / plotters, CNC routers and lasers. Could these tools be useful for your business?
Supported CAD Platforms
The tools can be installed in three leading CAD software environments:
Are you a CAD operator who prefers to use the menu? Or ribbon? Or Command Line? You will be pleased to know that Cut-Tools comes complete with a rich user interface.
- It has a custom ribbon panel:
- Tools can be activated using the Command Line:
New tools are being added to Cut-Tools all the time. The following list is incomplete and due to be revised:
This tool takes a selection set of LINE and / or ARC elements and converts them in small segments using your chosen settings.
Draw Cut with Multiple Gaps
This tool takes a selection set of LINE and / or ARC elements and converts them into a series of CUT segments using your chosen settings.
This tool takes a selection set and assists you in drawing a border around the entities to a specific size using your chosen settings.
Draw Single Cut
Use this command to add a single Cut length of a variable length into a Crease line.
The following window is displayed when you start the command for you to enter the Cut length:
Then select the (Crease) line and indicate the position where you would like the Cut to be. The position you indicate would be where the middle of the Cut line would be.
It then breaks the line with a gap the length of the Cut line you entered in the dialog and then inserts the Cut line.
Dimensions and Registration Marks
This encompasses three commands:
This example shows both the dimensions and register marks:
Use this tool to insert annotation on to the drawing. The list of annotation can be customised by adjusting the supplied XML database file.
Provides an easy way for you to manage the Materials database:
This tool takes your selection set and calculates the extents for all the supported entity types. It displays the width and height in the status bar.
Create New Viewport
This tool will take your selection set and create a new paperspace layout with a new viewport.
It automatically sets the following:
- Printer: Print as PDF
- Plot area: Window
- Plot offset: Center on page
- Scale: 1:1
The intention was to create the required custom page size but this is not possible yet with the available APIs.
This completes the introduction to the routines provided in the Cut-Tools software suite! Could …
- … your business use these tools?
- … these tools be refined with new options to fit your company requirements?
- … an additional tool be developed to meet your specific needs?
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