Path simplify and opening more than one SCUT2 file at a time

I found three more new features in SCAL 2.021.

One is the ability to open more than one SCUT2 file at a time.    If you click on the Import svg button or use Import from the file menu you can open multiple SCUT2 files.  Each one will open in a new page, but if you want them on the same page you can copy and paste them where you want them.

The font list is now alphabetical, no more lower case font names at the bottom of the list.

The other new feature is the ability to simplify your cutting files.  Here is how you use it.

  1. Select the Path that you want to simplify and from the menu use Path/Simplify.
  2. A dialog will appear.  You can change how severe the simplification by increasing or decreasing the threshold.  Click on Preview to see the change.  The number of nodes is shown above both the before and after images.  A higher threshold will result in more nodes being removed, but can cause distortion of the shapes.  Click OK when you like the results.
  3. This is what my simplified text looks like using the default of 50.  It originally had 623 nodes and the simplified letters had 194 nodes and will cut faster than the original.

I have updated my original post on the SCAL  2.021 update to include all of the features that I found after I wrote that post.

4 Responses to Path simplify and opening more than one SCUT2 file at a time

  1. Pat says:

    Thank You very much for all your tutorials! My husband bought SCAL 2.0 for me for my birthday and I wasn’t too happy with it initially. Your tutorials have helped out alot. Thanks again!

  2. 7524kes says:

    Thanks for the info. Lots of helpful changes. You’ve about convinced me to pony up the $35 and finally upgrade.

  3. another good one…thank you for the heads up o the new things SCAL can do.

  4. Eva says:

    Heather, keep up the good work and keeping us educated. I am so anxious to use this new version that the week is going soooooooooo slow! (lol)

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