Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Betty Boop
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Cutting "Stitched" objects

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I have sent 3 requests for help to Craft Edge support regarding an issue I am having, with no response. Most likely, it is “operator error”, as I am not particularly savvy in the use of my wonderful SCAL 4 Pro (latest ver. 4.08) system. I have pored over the tutorials and searched the forum to no avail (that I can understand). SO, I would appreciate some help with this:

There are many die cuts on the market for hand crank cutters – “stitched rectangles”, “stitched hearts”, “stitched circles” and the like, in which one cuts a solid outer line, with an inner scored or dotted line cut 1/8” to ¼” inside the main cut. These things cost a fortune and I have spent my share of money on them, before realizing there was a way to create them in SCAL. Or so I thought. Clearly, I am doing something wrong.

I create, for example, a 6” square, solid cut line. I then create a 5.75” square, dotted or scored cut line, centered over the 6” square. The preview and cut screens BOTH “say” the score AND solid cut lines will be cut (it makes no difference whether or not I group the 2 objects). I send the project to the cutter (24" Silver Bullet professional). Only the outer, SOLID line is cut. I have done this at least 12 times, with the same result.

Any assistance (in simple, plain English, please) would be appreciated. Thank you. Adrienne

SandyMcC
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Can you post some screenshots? Specifically, have the dashed line selected and then show both the Style Panel settings and the Fill & Stroke Panel settings.

We'll get this figured out... could be a software bug!
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Betty Boop
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Thank you Miss Sandy! See the attachments you requested. Please do let me know how else I may provide information to help solve this mystery.
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061720 Stitched Rectangle Dashed line Fill and Stroke.JPG
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SandyMcC
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Well, it worked fine for me, but then I don't have a Silver Bullet to test. One thing I want you to try... these changes:
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Betty Boop
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Thank you for the idea. unfortunately, the results were the same - only the solid line was cut.

SandyMcC
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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I think your best bet is to take this issue to the Silver Bullet forum and see if you can find others there to test the same thing. Once other owners confirm the issue, then you should be able to get it reported as an actual bug to SCAL because I don't see how it could be something you're doing wrong. Even before I had you change those settings, it should have been working.
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Betty Boop
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Thank you for your help - at least we know I am not losing my mind, ha-ha!! :lol: You confirmed it worked on your machine, so that is a start. Also, there may be someone on this forum with a Silver Bullet who can shed some light on the issue. Fingers crossed. I will take it to the SB forum as well.

dragonlord666
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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I have a Silver Bullet Pro I can take a look at the file if you want to send it to me. I have SCAL 5 pro but I might be able to spot something

only thing I can think of is try not using inset and just resize a copy of the original rectangle to make the stitch lines, set the copy to the dash lines for the effect you want. it might be the shadow layer causing the problem.

I'd also be replacing the blade with a pen/pencil and use scrap / photocopy paper to test - won't waste as much paper until you get it right. then you can swap back - remember to use a low pressure for the pen/pencil.
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Re: Cutting "Stitched" objects

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Believe it or not, someone else has this same exact issue in SCAL5 Pro. I've been working with her for 2 days and a few things we've discovered are that it doesn't happen on a dashed line... only on the close dashed shapes she wants to use. Also, it's not related to the cutter at all. With the Skycuts you can save as PLT directly from the Cut Settings window to then use a USB flash drive on the cutter itself to cut the PLT file. If she saves a PLT from her SCAL, then the dashed shape fails on my Skycut. If I save the PLT from SCAL, then it works on her Skycut. SO... not related to the cutter. But I cannot figured out why her SCAL is doing this but not mine. :(
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