Key Features

EuroCUT Basic is an autonomous, proven and affordable cutting software for daily tasks in a small signmaking business.

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Drawing Tools

The tools are comparable with tools from the well-known illustration programs CorelDRAW and Illustrator.

  • Vector tools
  • Square, rectangle, circle, ellipse, star, polygon, line, curve, sector of a circle
  • Color fill, outlining pin, gradient fill tool
  • Ruler and dimensioning function
  • Node editing tool - used for manipulation of the Bezier nodes
 

Text Editor

The EuroCUT text editor is a text tool, which offers functions one knows from word processing and also fulfills more sophisticated typographic requirements. That includes "text on circle", extended character set and tabulators.

The following vector font formats are supported: OpenType (.OTF), TrueType (*.TTF), URW (*.BE) and Adobe type 1 (*.PFM, *.PFB).

 
 

Capital Height Font Handling

The EuroCUT text editor supports capital height font handling. This means that the height of a written word only depends on the capital letters. The advantage of this technology is that the height of different words remains comparable, no matter if the word contains lowercase letters with a descender like "g, y, j".

 

Plug-Ins

A Plug-in is a macro, which is integrated in the menu structure or toolbars of a host program, such as AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Inkscape or CorelDRAW. It works like a generic part of its host program. Plug-ins extend range of functions of the host program.

EuroCUT plug-ins export data from host program's desktop to the EuroCUT desktop simply by clicking on their respective toolbar icon.

 

CorelDRAW
 
AutoCAD

Import Filter

EuroCUT has a wide variety of file import filters - vector and bitmap formats. That means nearly all data can be imported and given out.

Vector / CAD:

*.PDF, *.AI, *.EPS, *.WMF, *.EMF, *.DXF, *.IK, *.GTP, *.JTP, *.JOB, *.HPGL, *.CMX

Bitmap / Photo:

*.PCX, *.TIF, *.BMP, *.GIF, *.JPG, *.CMP

 

Node Editing

The node editing tools serve the individual editing and manipulation of vector objects. This tool is particularly useful before the output, when post-editing at the contours is required.

Particularly noteworthy is the possibility of horizontal and vertical alignment of nodes at a reference node, and the positioning of nodes using X / Y values or coordinates.

 
 

Rounding

The rounding is used to round the corners of objects e. g. fonts. Whose nodes can be rounded defining an appropriate radius?

The rounding can be done inwards or outwards. It can, as well, pertain to the entire object or only to a few selected nodes.

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Close Open Objects

While importing all open contours are closed, that lie in a pre-defined distance to each other. This option is necessary, if the objects have to be filled with a fill color. Only closed vector objects may be equipped with a filling.

 

Reorder Objects (Sorting Manually)

This function serves the optimization of the cutting paths. For output time it is critical in which order objects are handled. EuroCUT has the possibility to determine start (S) and end (E) of a vector and order of processing.

 

Simulation of Traverse Path

Traverse path can be simulated for each layer before output. Simulation speed can be adjusted continuously.

Aim is to shorten the traverse path. A base sorting after selection of main direction is done by EuroCUT itself. Improvements can be done at any time and validated with a new simulation.

 

Tracing Tool

From a pixel picture (bitmap) by means of tracing a vector graphic is produced. This vector graphic can be printed and/or plotted in contrast to the bitmap arbitrarily scaled and without quality losses.  

Clipart Manager

The Clipart Manager permits fast access to frequently required graphic vector objects such as logos, cliparts, pictograms, …

The organization takes place via individual groups. Access to contents of the respective group is done by double clicks or "Drag & Drop".

Each graphic a short info text can be added.

 

Output

Figure on the right shows which output device, mode, tool, material and parameter set is used, while data is given out.

 

Plot Manager

Figure on the right shows which and how many devices are driven by EuroCUT. Preview shows which data was given out. A Job Queue for each device let user manage Job order and priority.

 

Export Filter

EuroCUT has a wide variety of file export filters - vector and bitmap formats. That means nearly all data can be exported.

Vector / CAD:

*.EPS(OPI), *.EMF, *.DXF, *.PDF, *.HPGL, *.CMX

Bitmap / Photo:

*.PCX, *.TIF, *.BMP, *.JPG

 

Remote Maintenance / Support

Integrated in EuroCUT is the possibility to support and maintain the system via internet. The supporter is given a secure access on the user's computer system.

In addition to the online support you can of course ask questions regarding the software by phone or e-mail.

 

Text Module Tool

The text module tool named "PhraseWriter" permits editing and administration to any number of individual modules of text.

These text modules can be inserted via click to the EuroCUT Text Editor or directly to the working area.