Feature Reference Videos

This section has detailed videos on specific tools or topics to show all the options available within these particular features. These will help to fill in knowledge gaps or to add detail to your understanding or specific areas of the software.


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G01G01 - Text Creation and Editing

This tutorial covers methods for creating and editing text including accessing single line fonts, adjusting text parameters, creating text in a box, text spacing (kerning), text on a curve, converting text to vectors and distortion.

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G02G02 - Layer Management

This video shows the general concepts involved with using Layers, what they do and how to use them. It contains a very detailed demonstration of all aspects of using Layers to manage 2D data.

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G03G03 - Nesting

This video has two examples covering all the options available when nesting multiple parts into sheets of material so as to minimize wastage.

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G04G04 - Plate Production

This example shows how to create a name badge design template which can then be used to automatically create sheets of unique badges and toolpaths using data that is imported from a spreadsheet or database.

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G09G09 - Profile Toolpath

This video is a very detailed description of all the options available in the Profile Toolpath strategy, beginning with the most commonly used features and moving on to cover the advanced settings in the second half of the video.

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G10G10 - Quick Engraving Toolpath

This video shows the process for creating a Quick Engrave Toolpath, designed for etching or marking using a diamond drag or floating head engraving tool.

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G11G11 - Fluting Toolpath

This video contains two examples demonstrating the options available in the fluting toolpath strategy.

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G12G12 - Inlay Toolpaths

A focused look at the techniques and tools required for creating straight and stepped inlays.

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G13G13 - Toolpath Administration - Time Estimates

A detailed examination of the options available for viewing, analyzing, editing, duplicating and organizing toolpaths once they have been created. Also shows docking options for the toolpath tab.

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G14G14 - Tool Database – Form Tools

Detailed overview of managing your tools using the tool database. Shows how to add new tools (including Form tools) and methods to organize and group the tools. 

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G15G15 - Preview Toolpath

Demonstrates all the options available for previewing toolpaths in the 3D preview.

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G16G16 - Save Toolpath Options

Demonstrates the final step of saving toolpaths for a particular CNC machine. Includes discussion of automatic tool changer support and tool numbers.

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G18G18 - Application Data Folder

A demonstration of the how to locate, modify and extend the resource files used by the software on start-up to customize some options and default settings - including the toolpath preview materials, the tool database and post-processor list.

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