[View] Menu

[View] Menu includes functions as following:

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Full View

Allow user to see the entire marker:

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Click menu_image164 button on the upper-right corner, or click menu [View]-[Full View] to close the full view window.

Cut View

Click this item to turn to Cut View environment. Under Cut View environment, user can check and modify the knife starting point, knife sequence, or add external punch hole with tools.

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Tools in Cut View toolbar

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  • menu_image167 Pointer

    Select one or many pieces in Cut View.

  • menu_image168 Zoom In/Out:

    To reduce or enlarge the general view:

    1. Zoom In:select the tool, left-click the position you wish to zoom in. Keep left-clicking till you get desired scale; or left-click without releasing the mouse button and drag a rectangle covering the position you wish to zoom in, then release the mouse button.
    2. Zoom Out:select the tool, hold down Alt key, the arrow converts to a minifier glass, click the area you want to reduce.
  • menu_image169 Ruler

    Measure the distance between two points. How to do: select the tool, click the first reference point and then the second one. The “Point to Point Distance” dialog box appears to show the measurements.

  • menu_image170 Sequence

    By default, the numbering of the pieces is laid out in a way to minimize the movements of a robotic cutter. To change this order, use the Sequence to reorder pieces for pattern cutting.

    How to do:

    1. Select the Sequence tool.

    2. Click the pieces in the order you wish them to be cut: for example, when you wnat to start from the 3rd piece, then click the 2nd piece first, the system will remeber to take 2nd as a reference, and then click the new 3rd piece and 4th.... piece

      For example:

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  • menu_image171 Knife Starting Point

    The Knife Starting Point tool enables you to reposition the starting point for each piece. A start point should be positioned in a corner and cannot be on a notch.

    As following picture is shown, the nifte starting point is on the front center hem, now it needs to be relocated to a upper-right corner:

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    How to do:

    1. select menu_image171 Knife Starting Point tool;

    2. click the new starting point of the piece

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  • menu_image172 Add External Punch Hole

    This tool was mentioned when we introduced Exporting Cut File in File Menu section menu_image177 option.

    Some cutters use a vacuum to keep the fabric stable during cutting. By adding punch holes between your pieces, the pieces adhere better to the cutting table, thus keeping the pieces more stable during cutting.

    How to add external punch hole:

    1. select menu_image172 Add External Punch Hole tool;

    2. left-click the desired location between pieces to add punch hole, menu_image178: external punch hole.

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Note

After adding external punch hole, select menu_image177 option (M43/M44, select machine M43/M44 according to actual situation) in the export Cut ANSI File dialog box, to activate external punch hole cut command. The cutter will cut the punch hole first to keep the fabric stable.

Select Layers

Allow user to view more than one layer in the same simulation area.

Click [Select Layers...], open the dialog box:

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For example:

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Note

If you select to view view more than one layer in the same simulation area, then the layers will be printed at the same time. If you don’t want to print more layers in the same time, then select to hide the undesired layer number in the dialog box, or select the settings in the Print dialog box.

Opticut View...

After completing a marker and exporting a marker file, open OptiCut View environment to optimize and adjust the knife point(relocate the knife point not on the corner to the piece’s corner), and make common cutting according to actual situation (that’s to say, according to the settings, the adjacent lines of pieces become common lines, the cutter cuts common lines once.)

Note

Before using OptiCut View, go to menu [Options]-[Preferences]-[Cutter], select “Activate Optimization”, and enter desired values: menu_image183

Tools in OptiCut View

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  • menu_image167 Pointer

    Select one or many pieces in Cut View.

  • menu_image168 Zoom In/Out:

    To reduce or enlarge the general view:

    1. Zoom In:select the tool, left-click the position you wish to zoom in. Keep left-clicking till you get desired scale; or left-click without releasing the mouse button and drag a rectangle covering the position you wish to zoom in, then release the mouse button.
    2. Zoom Out:select the tool, hold down Alt key, the arrow converts to a minifier glass, click the area you want to reduce.
  • menu_image169 Ruler

    Measure the distance between two points. How to do: select the tool, click the first reference point and then the second one. The “Point to Point Distance” dialog box appears to show the measurements.

Steps to open OptiCut View for marker optimization:

  1. before exporting the finished marker file, click [Vie]-[OptiCut View];

  2. select the desired fabric and layers in OptiCut View

  3. the system adjusts the knife points automatically (relocate the knife point not on the corner to the piece’s corner). Dialog box appears to show you which knife points of pieces have been modified. Click [OK] to enter OptiCut View environment;

  4. In OptiCut View environment, you can see result: the knife point of piece(the hollow circle on the contour is the knife point), and the thick line between pieces is the common line.

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  5. Now you can export it:

    1. click menu [File]-[Export], select export file fomat, for more information about exporting, please refer to [File] menu;

      1. click menu [View]-[OptiCut View...], the dialog box appears:

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Tool View

Open tool view environment. In this environment, user can set the cutting command: control the lift and plunge of knife, set the symmetrical cut, and set the internal cutting start point.

Click [View]-[Tool View...] to enter the environment:

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Tools in Tool View

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  • menu_image167 Pointer

    Select one or many pieces in Cut View.

  • menu_image168 Zoom In/Out:

    To reduce or enlarge the general view:

    1. Zoom In:select the tool, left-click the position you wish to zoom in. Keep left-clicking till you get desired scale; or left-click without releasing the mouse button and drag a rectangle covering the position you wish to zoom in, then release the mouse button.
    2. Zoom Out:select the tool, hold down Alt key, the arrow converts to a minifier glass, click the area you want to reduce.
  • menu_image191 Lift and Plunge

    The Lift and Plunge tool tells the cutting knife where to lift, pivot and plunge while cutting a piece. Commonly add lift&plunge point on the corner(corner angle ≤90°).

  • How to create lift&plunge point:
  1. select menu_image191 Lift&Plunge tool, the pointer becomes menu_image192 in the simulation area;

  2. left-click the desired location, the Lift&Plunge mark appears.

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  • How to delete lift&plunge point:
  1. select menu_image191 Lift&Plunge tool;
  2. hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) or Alt+Windows (Linux), the pointer becomes menu_image193 in the simulation area. Left-click the the Lift&Plunge mark to finish deleting.

Note

If view of working area is not large enough, use Zoom In/Out tool to enlarge the view (or hold down Space key and roll the mouse wheel up to enlarge the view).

  • menu_image195 Symmetrical Cut

    As manufacturing demand, some pieces need to be symmetrically cut for accuracy, so use menu_image195 Symmetrical Cut to set the start point and end point.

  • How to enable a symmetrical cut

  1. select menu_image195 Symmetrical Cut tool, the pointer becomes menu_image196 in simulation area;

  2. click the point where you wish the knife to start, and the pointer in the simulation area become menu_image197;

  3. click the point where you wish the knife to end;

  4. the knife will cut one in one direction, until it meets the end point. It will return to the starting point and cut the other side in the other direction, until it meets the end point again.

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  • How to remove a symmetrical cut point:
  1. select menu_image195 Symmetrical Cut tool;
  2. hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) or Alt+Windows (Linux) key, and the pointer becomes menu_image193, then left-click the point(s) you wish to delete.

Note

If view of working area is not large enough, use Zoom In/Out tool to enlarge the view (or hold down Space key and roll the mouse wheel up to enlarge the view).

  • menu_image199 Internal Start Point
  1. select menu_image199 Internal Start Point tool, and the pointer becomes menu_image192;
  2. click the internal segment where you wish the knife to start, repeat the same step to another the internal segment where you wish the knife to start. The number appears next to the start point indicated the cutting sequence.
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  • How to remove the internal start point:
  1. select menu_image199 Internal Start Point tool;
  2. hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) or Alt+Windows (Linux) key, and the pointer becomes menu_image193, then left-click the point(s) you wish to delete.

Note

If view of working area is not large enough, use Zoom In/Out tool to enlarge the view (or hold down Space key and roll the mouse wheel up to enlarge the view).

How to save the modifications mentioned above in Tool View

After finishing the settings, click [View]-[Tool View] to open the warn dialog box to save the settings:

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Show

Allow user to show or hide the “Guideline”, “Link” or “Block’s Internal Pieces” in the simulation area. Click to check the item, menu_image222 appears to show feature; click once more the item, the tick mark disappears to hide feature.

  • Guideline: show or hide the guidelines.

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  • Link: show or hide the link lines. For more information about Link Piece, please go back to last section. If select this item, the link line(s) will be shown in the working area.

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  • Block’s Internal Pieces: show or hide the internal blocks:

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    Note

    for more information about Block Piece and Block Piece Link, please refer to Chapter 3 Block a Piece tool.

Show Toolbar

Allow user to show or hide the toolbar.

Note

the original position of this item is in the [Options] menu. In V7.0, it is moved to the [View] menu.

The item is shown, the check mark (✓) menu_image222 is displayed next to the item. When the check mark disappears, the item is hiden.

For example:

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Open/Close Standby Area

Click the Open/Close Stand By Area item in the Options menu to show or hide the Standby Area:

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Note

In V7.0, the position of [Open/Close Standby Area] item is moved from [Options] menu to [View] menu.

The other way to open/close Standby Area:

  1. select menu_image167 Pointer tool;
  2. move the pointer to the double line and the pointer becomes double-arrow, left-click to drag the line to simulation area;
  3. release the mouse button, the standby area is open.
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If you want to close the standby area, then:

  1. select menu_image167 Pointer tool;

  2. click and drag the double-line to info bar;

  3. release the mouse button, the standby area is close.

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