Make The Cut

This quick start guide assumes you have already installed MTC and connected your cutting machine to your computer.

Make sure your MTC is up to date.  

  • You can access updates through make-the-cut.com. This is a link to make-the-cut.com for the most current downloads.  http://www.make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx
  • For any other help with MTC visit their Customer Support page here.

1- Locate and click on the SVG button on the top of the program main window.

2- Navigate to your downloaded SVG file on your computer, select it and click "Open".

3- Once open you will see the shape all grouped together.

4- Select the entire shape and the corner red arrows allow you to scale the shape with out loosing the original proportions.

4- Right click the whole shape and select "Split" located in the sub menu called "Shape Magic".

5-This will enable you to separate the shape and cut each layer in a different color. All mats have markers on the borders letting you know the orientation of the mat.  Where you place your shape on the computer virtual mat will be the same place it cuts on your physical mat. If you move the zoom slider to show the entire mat, you can drag the other shapes to the right side of the mat (in the yellow area) and your machine will ignore the shape.

6- Load your machine and click the (scissors) cut button.  It will bring up a screen allowing you to adjust some settings.

7- Watch it cut!