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									1. General .............................................................................................................. 3
     1.1          Introduction of cutter master V6.x’s functions ............................. 3
     1.2. How to distinguish the original Cutter Master V6.x .............................. 5
     1.3          Shortcut table of menu .................................................................. 5
2. The ABC of Cutter Master .............................................................................. 10
     2.1. System installation ............................................................................... 10
     2.2. How to log in Cutter Master V6.x........................................................ 14
     2.3.Settings of layout................................................................................... 14
     2.4 how to input the characters ................................................................... 15
     2.5 character attribute .................................................................................. 15
     2.6            the usage of graphical library .................................................... 15
     2.7 Operations of graphics .......................................................................... 16
     2.8          Cutters output .............................................................................. 16
3. Attribute of character and layout..................................................................... 17
     3.1          Input of characters ....................................................................... 17
     3.2 Attribute of characters ........................................................................... 19
     3.3 Operation of typeset .............................................................................. 23
4. Graphic processing.......................................................................................... 33
     4.1          line ............................................................................................... 33
     4.2 rectangle ................................................................................................ 33
     4.3 circle ...................................................................................................... 34
     4.4            polyline/polygon........................................................................ 34
     4.5 Bezier curve .......................................................................................... 34
     4.6 settings of right polygon/right polygon ................................................. 35
     4.7 additional rectangle ............................................................................... 35
     4.9 form(TABLE) ....................................................................................... 35
5. Distortion processing ...................................................................................... 37
     5.1 Common ................................................................................................ 37
     5.2 Transform .............................................................................................. 39
     5.3          clip ............................................................................................... 40
     5.4          Cutting ......................................................................................... 41
     5.5.         Thickening and thinning of lines................................................. 43
6. Graphical library................................................................................... 45
     6.1          Operation of graphical library ..................................................... 45
     6.2 Management of graphical library .......................................................... 46
7. Editing of node ................................................................................................ 47
     7.1 logging in the editing of node ............................................................... 47
     7.2 Introduction of toolbar .......................................................................... 48
     7.3 Operational instructions of toolbar........................................................ 49
8. Selecting of colors and using of pallette ......................................................... 51
     8.1          Selecting of colors ....................................................................... 51
     8.2          Setting of background ................................................................. 51
9. Scanning of images and sketching of curves .................................................. 52
     9.1 Scanning of images ............................................................................... 52
     9.2 Reading of images ................................................................................. 53
     9.3 Sketching of images .............................................................................. 53
     9.4 Sketching of screen images ................................................................... 54

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     9.5 Vectorizing bar (grayscale vectorization) ............................................. 54
10. Output ........................................................................................................... 55
     10.1        Output of cutters.......................................................................... 55
     10.2        Off-line output /multiple output .................................................. 58
     10.3        Print ............................................................................................. 59
11 Frequently Asked Questions .......................................................................... 60




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                                 1. General

1.1   Introduction of cutter master V6.x’s functions
This software can support plotting machines and printers, it is widely used for
commercial advertisements, printing, decorating and ornament, nameplates,
audience handout, and cards etc.
We hope that you can understand about the functions of cutter master V6.x. the
functions of the V6.x are as followings:
Completely new operational interface:
The completely new operational interface of Windows95/98, and convenient
shortcut keypad that make the operation much easier, with friend interface of
Chinese messages, the users can complete all operations such as modification,
edition and point modification without special training.
Various graphical library:
There are more than ten thousand graphics in this graphical library, at the same
time we also provide an easier-used graphical library management system, the
users can customize their own graphical library. So this graphical library is the
most advanced graphical library domestically.
Settings of Chinese-English proportion:
We also configure the homologous English fonts and punctuation marks for your
Chinese character library, and the configuration of corresponding English
parameters.
Easier to input the characters:
This system can support the input of mass Chinese characters and input with
typing and typesetting method, you can insert the text files with the postfix of .txt,
and you can also directly connect this software with the others.
Graphics scanning function:
The users can directly scan the graphics in this software with scanner, this
software can automatically generate line drawings.
Vectorizing images:
This system can directly handle the scanned monochrome two-value graphics to
line drawings for the output of plotting machines.
Customized output locations of cutters:
You can complete the large-scale output with small-scale plotting machine. The
users can customize the output location, and output the large characters and
graphics at any locations and with any methods. At the same time, this system
can also support repeating function of cutting area so as to obtain prompt
seamless connecting.
Cutter Master

Compensated and closed curves output function of plotting machine:
The perfect output of plotted graphics is come from the unique curve’s
compensated and closed functions.
Good compatibility:

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This system can provide the standardized interfaces for other Chinese typesetting
software and graphic processing software such as Word, WPS, Photoshop,
CoreIDRAW etc so that the Cutter Master can much more compatible with
others software.
The point editing is easy for using.
This software has advanced images editing function.
Zoom in/out
The users can display the output images in any scales and printout in actual scale.
Off-line plotting
Some homemade plotting machines haven’t buffers so that the computers are
occupied as plotting, this new software has solved this problems.
Perfect output functions:
This system has been used for color preliminary, specified color output, zoom
output, sorting output, mirror output, rotating output, off-line output, multiple
output etc, and it is can also be connected to any plotting machines.
Multiple languages:
The software of Cutter Master V6.x can support the input of characters of the
minority nationality such as Korean character and Russian character, we also
provide the input of Mongolian character, Uygur character and Tibetan character
in the subsequent versions.
The functions provided by Cutter Master and some traditional tools are easier for
operation, how to effectively combine these functions to improve the work
efficiency is what the users must continuously grasp and accumulate their
experience to complete.

                              BeiJing JiaYeCheng Technology and Trade Co.Ltd


                                                    March, 2000




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1.2. How to distinguish the original Cutter Master

V6.x
Firstly thanks for purchase the Cutter Master V6.x, and congratulate on your
becoming one of the users of Cutter Master. You can obtain the perfect technical
service.
If you order the Cutter Master for the first time, please inspect the followings:
1. One operation instructions of Cutter Master V6.x
2. One operation instructions of graphical library of Cutter Master V6.x
3. One softLock .
4. One disk.
5. One guaranty of Cutter Master V6.x.

There is CUTTER MASTER embossment on one side of SOFTLOCK.
There are different software numbers for Cutter Master, you can call us (BeiJing
JiaYeCheng Technology and Trade Co.Ltd ) for the original version.
Cutter Master


1.3 Shortcut table of menu
1. Files
New: you can create a new file, shortcut key is Ctrl+N
Open: you can open a file with the postfix of m98, shortcut key is Ctrl+0
Close: close the files of the current window
Save: save the current files
Save as: save the current file with new file name
Import: you can import the other formatted files, graphic files or former version
of Cutter Master.
Export: you can save the files of the cutter system as other format
Graphical library: read the graphics of the system (P49)
Image: call the other files of BMP.TIF into Cutter Master (p59)
     Scan: select the brands, types of scanner and call the scanner driving,
        scanner operating. Change the scanned graphics into line drawings (p58)
Print: output the current files to print, the shortcut key is Ctrl+P(P67)
Print Setup: settings of printer types, and printed paper size and orientation.
Cut Out: output the current plotting machine (p62)
Exit: exit form the system of Cutter Master V6.x
2. Edit
Undo: cancel last operations, the shortcut key is Ctrl+Z(P39)
Cut: delete the replicated images or characters, the shortcut key is Ctrl+Z
Copy: Copy the selected images or characters, the shortcut key is Ctrl+C(P40)
Paste: Place the latest clipped or replicated images or characters into current


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layout, the shortcut key is Ctrl+V(P38)
Delete: delete the selected images or characters, the shortcut is Del
Multiple copies(Multi Dup): one-off replicated the selected contents to as much
as possible, the shortcut key is F7 (P35)
Cards copies(NameCard Dup):one-off replicated the selected contents to as
much as possible, the shortcut key is Shift+F7 (P35)

Select: select images and characters etc of the layout.
Text: the characters can be entered in current cursor position.
Select all: select all contents in the layout, the shortcut key is Ctrl+A.
3. View
State bar: display the message for reference.
Fill Mode: display the final results of color on the screen
OutLine Mode: display the final results of hollow line on the screen
Zoom: display the contents on the screen in different scales
Zoom in: double the displayed layout, take the current cursor location as the
center, the shortcut key is F2
Zoom out: reduce the displayed layout to 50%, take the current cursor location as
the center, the shortcut key is F2
Zoom Normal: display the contents of whole layout in the window, the shortcut
key is F4.
Fit in Window: display all contents in the window, the shortcut key is Ctrl+S
Graphic Manager(Management of graphics library): append the customized
graphics to libraries of Cutter Master system (P50)
ShowProperty: display all kinds of configurations in this attribute bar for
adjusting.
Text Editor: batch input the characters for calling in the layout repetitively.
Measure: when you select measure, the cursor become rules for measure the
distance-limited observation: display all objects of layout on the screen.
4. Layout
Group: combine the different types of objects (contents) into one object (group
block)
Ungroup: decompose one group block into several objects (P36)
Combine: integrate different glyph blocks into one glyph block
Separat: segregate each outline of one glyph block into single glyph block
Coordinate: accurately set the correct position of objects in the layout.
Block Adjust(Alignment operations of blocks):
left: aligning several objects at the left side, the shortcut key is Ctrl+←
right: aligning several objects at the right side, the shortcut key is Ctrl+→
bottom: aligning several objects at the bottom side, the shortcut key is Ctrl+↓
top: aligning several objects at the top side, the shortcut key is Ctrl+↑
Horz Center: aligning several objects at the horizontal central line, the shortcut
key is Ctrl+End
Vert Center: aligning several objects at the vertical central line, the shortcut key
is Ctrl+PgDn
center: aligning several objects at the center position, the shortcut key is Ctrl+5
Left/right uniform spacing: adjust the horizontal equidistance of several objects

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Top/bottom uniform spacing: adjust the vertical equidistance of several objects
Adjust Page (Alignment operations of layout):
Left: moving several objects to the utmost left side of the layout
Right: moving several objects to the utmost right side of the layout
Bottom: moving several objects to the utmost bottom side of the layout
Top: moving several objects to the utmost top side of the layout
Horz Center: aligning Text Block at the horizontal central position of the layout
Vert Center: aligning Text Block at the vertical central position of the layout
Center: array the Text Block to the middle of layout
TextBlock Typeset (Layout of Text Blocks):
Left->Right(Forward landscape): the characters can be adopted horizontal mode
from left to right
Right->left(Backward landscape): the characters can be adopted horizontal mode
from right to left
Top->Down(Forward portrait): the characters can be adopted vertical mode from
top to bottom & left to right
Top->Down2: the characters can be adopted vertical mode from top to bottom &
left to right & right to left
With Line: the characters can be arrayed along a curve
Valut: the characters can be arrayed along a specified Valut
Arct: the characters can be arrayed along a specified arc line
Just left: aligning the characters at left side
Fill Line: the whole screen can be filled with Text Blocks
Text:
Indent: automatic indent
Unident: cancel the automatic indent

Turn Prev: turn one or more blocks to the front of the other blocks
Turn Back: turn one or more blocks to the behind of the other blocks

5. Draw
Line: you can draw a line on the screen (see page 41)
Rectangle: you can draw a rectangle on the screen (see page 41)
Circle: you can draw a circle on the screen (see page 41)
Others:
Polyline: you can draw lines of different points on the screen (see page 42)
Polygon: you can draw a polygon on the screen (see page 42)
Bezier curve: you can draw a Bezier curve on the screen (see page 42)
Right polygon: you can draw a regular polygon on the screen (see page 42)
Right polygon set: you can modify the parameters of regular polygon (see page
42)
OutRect: you can add a rectangle frame for selected graphics (see page 42)
Table: you can draw a form (see page 42)
6. Font
Font Set: you can change the type,size , angle of characters (see page 25)
Normalsize: standard font size mode (CHN Only)
Abssize: absolute size of characters(CHN Only)

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Relativesize: relative size of characters (CHN Only)
BaseLine set: you can set the size and base line of English
7. system
Page set: you can setup the size and color of layout.
Capture:
Reference line (see page 40)
Border:
grid:
Help:
Help Content:
About: the system version, copyright and hotline of Cutter Master V6.x
Path set: you can setup the file paths for the Cutter Master
8. windows
New windows: you can open a new window
Cascade: decrease the window and arrange them in multiple layers
Tile: you can array all windows with tile method
Arrange icon: setup the window icons
Other windows: the users can switch different windows here

                       1.4 Basic concepts of Cutter Master V6.x
You can understand the basic windows and basic terms of Cutter Master, the
first step for your using of the software is learning of the ABC of Cutter Master.
The basic concepts of Cutter Master
1. menu bar
2. toolbox
3. attribute bar
4. character attribute bar
5. character editor
6. window toolbar
7. file toolbar
8. color palette
9. region-position list
10. status bar

Public toolbox and attribute bar:
1). Main toolbox
2). 1. Choose (Select) status     2.Text status
3. Node editing status            4. Graphical library status
5. Rotary                         6 Slope
7. Artistic change                 8 Mirror
9. Segregation of contour line 10 combination of contour
10. Integrating of group           12. Segregation of group
13. Printout                      14 cutter output

15. Align left                    16. Align right
17. Align top                     18 Align bottom
19. Center horizontal             20. Center vertical

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21. Position settings
22. Horizontal uniform spacing     23. Vertical uniform spacing

Some of these buttons are double functions, when the mouse is moved to button,
the message with black letters and yellow background will appear. If the mouse
is moved to the selection status button, message of “ Choose (Select) status,
select all” will be appeared. Press the left button of mouse is the left of the
comma and the right button is the right of the comma, in this case, press the right
button of mouse is for selecting all.
2. Character attribute bar
a. Character library types b. Font c. Font size d. Standard font size e. Uniform
   font size f. Absolute font size g. Alignment of line head h. Canceling of
   alignment of line head i. Chinese characters j. Korean characters
3.Window toolbars
a. Displayed and hidden toolbox b: displayed and hidden status bar c: displayed
   and hidden color palette d. Displayed and hidden character editor e. Displayed
   and hidden region-position list f. Displayed and hidden attribute bar

4. Color palette
a. Expanding color palette b. Color control bar
5. Status bar
Status description of mouse:
1. Choose (Select) status (the cursor is used for display the status)
This status is used for selecting one or more blocks
2. Text status (the cursor is used for “I” status)
This status is used for character entering or selecting status
3. the node editing status (the cursor is used for display the status)
This status is used for editing glyph block or changing the attribute of other
blocks
Description of various types of blocks
1. Text Block: there are only character contents in this Text Block
2. Graphical block: there are graphics of graphical library in Cutter Master in
   this graphical block
3. Glyph block: this block is the combination of lines or contour line
4. Line block: this block is used for single line
5. Rectangle block: there is a rectangle or rounded rectangle in this block
6. Circle block: there is a circle or arc shape in this circle block
7. Distortion block: this is the artistic block of Cutter Master
8. Group block: it is composed by various types of blocks
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               2. The ABC of Cutter Master
If you want to master the ABC of this software in a short time, then please to
directly read this chapter. Here we will introduce the ABC of this software such
as “system installation, how to login in cutter master V6.x, layout, how to input
character, layout of character, output of cutter, etc”.
According to what we prompted, you can operate step by step.

2.1. System installation

2.1.1     The system requirements of cutter master
1. CPU
Processor: 586 or over 586, PII was recommended
Memory: 32M RAM or over
Hard disk: 840M hard disk space or over (the requirements of cutter mater is
600M space after installation)
Display: 14VGA or over, the resolution is best up to over 800*600 (including
800*600)
2. Operation system: Windows95/Windows98 or Windows2000
3. Configuration of recommendation
PII300 64M          10.0G      40X     15”


2. 1.2 Installation of cutter master
Install the SOFTLOCK:
Connect the SOFTLOCK (its appearance is just like a connector) to printer port,
if you have parallel scanner, please connect SOFTLOCK to the back of scanner
first. The basic connecting order is as following:
Scanner-SOFTLOCK-printer (or parallel plotting machine)
If the plotting machine is serial, please directly connect to computers.
(2) Install the software:
1. Switch on the power, log in the Windows95/98
2. Place the CD of cutter master system into the CD driver.
3. Search for the symbol of CD driver in the “My computer” (E.g. D: or E:)
4. Double click the icon of CD, search for SETUP.EXE file in the root directory.
Cutter Master

5. Double click the SETUP.EXE
6. Install according to prompted message of system until the message “finished
   installation” appeared



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a. Here, you must agree to license protocol of software, press YES to
continueCutter Master




b. Set up the path of installation, and press Browse to select a directory. If you
    have finished your selection, then you can press Next> button to continue.




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c. Select types of installation as following:




1. Typical: install the main program, graphics library, simplified Chinese
    character, unsimplified Chinese character
2. Compact: install the main program, graphics library
3. Custom: install the contents under the following selected options
Press [Next] button to continue.

c. Here, you can select the parts that you want to install, press [Next] button to
    continue.




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d. Here, you can create a name of file document at Windows Starting menu.




Press “Next(N) >” , then the program will start to install automatically.

*Installation of Foreign language (English) character library.
Select the “Control panel” in “My computer”, and select “Font” in the “Control
panel”, and then the system will popup a dialog box:
Select the “Install the new font” in “File” menu, then the system will popup “add
font” dialog box;
Select the driver E: if you want to install in the CD.
Select the directory of font loading in the CD directory such as E: \TTF\ENG.
At this time, the computer will search the font in CD driver.
When finishing to search, the system will select the “select all”.
After press OK, the system will automatically install all foreign character
libraries.




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2.2. How to log in Cutter Master V6.x
1. Click to “Start” button in the Windows95/98
2. Move the cursor to “master V6.X”
3. Click the left mouse button, and log in cutter master V6.X.


2.3.Settings of layout
1. You can move the mouse to “Pageset” under “system” menu, click the left
   mouse button, the layout setup will be appear (or shortcut key is Ctrl+F10).




We can design the required shown layout as your own requirements, if you need
the length is 60cm, then you can setup the length of 600mm. If you need the
length is 1m, then you can setup its length of 1000mm
Width of instantaneous offset paper (mm)            width of layout (mm)
450                                                430
600                                                580
900                                                880
2. If you need the fixed layout such as standard shown layout, A4 paper, A3
   paper etc, then click the pulling-down arrow at the right side of layout types to
   select what you want to.
3. If you want to setup the background color of layout, then you can click the
   button of Background Color.
4. You can setup the alignment grids and their colors.
At this time we will see the configured layout




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2.4 how to input the characters
1. Select the “TEXT” option at the “Edit” menu, (or click T button in toolbox),
   the cursor turn to I status.
2. Click the left button of mouse at the position where need to input the
   characters, the prompt cursor will flash on layout
3. Select the input methods: you can press the Ctrl key on the keyboard, the
   input method can be changed for each pressing of Shift key.
4. We now describe the input method by the Text Block “cutter master”

2.5 character attribute

2.5.1.change all character attributes
Click the right button of mouse, the system will go back to selection(choose)
status
Select the Text Block of Cutter Master, click the right button in T of toolbox or
Select “FontSet” of “Font” of Menu, then select the required character types and
character styles and their sizes.

2.5.2.change the attribute of character part
 (for example, you can only change the two characters of Cutter)
You can select the Cutter by painting when the cursor is at I status, that is, you
can move the cursor to the front of character of “C”,press the left button of
mouse and drag the cursor to the end of character of “u”, and then release the left
button of mouse.
Click the right button of mouse in T of toolbox, select the required character
types and character styles and their sizes.




2.6 the usage of graphical library
1. Press the icon of the library first.
2. And then press the left button of mouse at the required position of screen
3. Select a graphic and then press OK button (see page ??)




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2.7 Operations of graphics
1. Ellipse/Circle
Select the specified region of Circle option in “Draw” Menu, drag the left button
of mouse and then release it, the ellipse will appear on the layout.
If you click left button on same point , then the system will popup a dialog
window,
You can add the x- radial parameter and y-radial parameter, and then press OK
button




2. Rectangle/ square
Select rectangle or square option in “Draw” Menu, drag the left button of mouse
on the required position of layout, then the rectangle or square will appear on the
layout




2.8 Cutters output
1. You can select Cutters Output option in File menu (or click the button of
   cutters output)
2. If you first use the Cutter Master system, then you can select the user’s
   plotting machine at plotting Machine, and setup the required port at Port
3. Setup the width and length of instantaneous offset paper at the Material
   Width and Material Height.
4. Cutter and output some buttons’ description
5. Test the plotting machine, adjust the knife pressure and velocity etc.
6. Click the Cutter Output button.




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         3. Attribute of character and layout
We will introduce the input of characters and graphics and their own attributes,
and the layout knowledge about characters and graphics. It is important for your
using and understanding this software

3.1 Input of characters
We mainly introduce the input methods of characters, and using methods of
every function.
There are two input methods of Cutter Master, one of the input methods is typing
and typesetting method, the other is mass input.

3.1.1 Typing and typesetting method
1. You can select T button on the shortcut icon of Character Input after you
   have entered the Cutter Master system, (or select “TEXT” option in Edit
   menu), the cursor can turn to I status, press the left button of mouse at the
   required position, the cursor will flash at the selected position




2. Input the some characters of Cutter Master shown as figure F3-1 on layout,
   the font, font size of the four characters is set to default attribute, there is a
   red line on the top of Cutter Master, called the base-line for typesetting.




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3.1.2     Input the characters by batch processing method
1. Select the       button in toolbar, the system will pop up the dialog box of
   Text Editor




2. Move the cursor to the input region, press the left button of mouse, the cursor
    I will flash in the frame.
3. Select the input methods
4. Input the characters such as the characters of “Cutter Master”
5. After the characters have been input, the cursor turn to I status, blacken the
    characters required to be called in the layout, and then press the Ctrl button,
    double click the left button of mouse, then the input characters will be shown
    on the layout.
Remarks:
 You can greatly improve the input speed by batch processing method, so you
can use this method when you have a great deal of characters. Otherwise, we
have provided a standard port of Windows for batch processing method, that is,
you can input the characters in the other software (such as Notepad or Wordpad
of Windows). Blacken the whole page of characters and select copy mode, and
then paste these contents to batch characters editor of Cutter Master. Thus the
whole characters will be called into the Cutter Master system or directly called to
the layout of Cutter Master, or directly called into Cutter Master system by the
File Paste option in File of Cutter Master.
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3.2 Attribute of characters

3.2.1     The modification of font type and font size
Ⅰ). The modification of dialog box
For example, the characters of Cutter Master, the attribute is: “EnglishWin
Fonts”, “Times New Romance”, the height of the characters is 50mm, the width
is 50mm
1. There are two cases for modifying the characters’ attribute:
1). Modification of the whole characters block
2). Modification of the part characters block (you can reference the fifth part of
Attribute of Characters in The ABC of Cutter Master)




After select characters block or part of characters, you can select Change Font
Size option (or with the shortcut key Ctrl+F, or click the right button of mouse in
the T of toolbox) in Characters menu. The system will popup a dialog window,
you can setup EnglishWin Font Characters Library, TimesNewRoamce Font,
15.51mm height, and 15.51mm width as shown above
Ⅱ. The modification of characters attribute bar
After selected the Chinese block or part of characters, you can directly modify
the attribute of each item in the Character Attribute Bar of Windows

| types            | Font        | Size |
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Ⅲ). Directly modify the font size




When one of the Text Block is selected, there will appear 8 black control points,
you can drag the control points at the four corners, then you can directly change
the size of the whole characters block
Ⅳ). The using of Absolute font and Absolute Uniform font(only for Chinese
Fonts)
For the different fonts, there will be error between the output characters size and
real input value, if you want to reduce the error, we here provide two styles:
a. Relative font size
For coordinating the overall beauty of Chinese, We can draw the longest side
(height or width) to required length, and then the other side can multiply its
drawing proportion, you can only press the button in the toolbar.
b. Absolute font size
Draw the each side of a character to required length, you can use the button in
toolbar.
We don't commend you in Absolute operations, otherwise the beauty of
characters will be affected



3.2.2     The words gap and lines gap
The Cutter Master provides two methods for modifying the words gap and lines
gap. One of the two methods is to modify the word and line gap by blacking
modified characters, this method can modify the word and line gap of all
characters, and also modify the word and line gap of part characters. The other is
the method of selecting of characters block, the word and line gap of selected
characters block can only be adjusted wholly
Ⅰ. Adjust the word and line gap accurately
1. Blacken the characters that need to be modified
The cursor moves to the I status, input the characters of Cutter Master, at this
time we need to change the word gap of “Cutter”. Move the mouse so that the
cursor can be placed on the word “Cutter”. Press the left button of mouse and
drag cursor to the word “Master”, release the left button of mouse, the two
words of “Cutter” are blackened and selected as shown

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When the cursor is on the I status, the users can adjust the word gap with Space
key or Backspace key, and the shortcut key Ctrl+F, the system will pop up a
dialog window, you can directly input values to change the word gap. Here we
setup the word gap as 20 (the unit of word gap is mm), at this time, the system
can automatic select and adjust the corresponding characters




2. Change the words and lines gap by block operations
Let the cursor on Choose (Select) status, select the characters block that need to
be modified, click the left button of mouse, then select the required characters
block.
Let the cursor on I status, you can use shortcut key Ctrl+F, the system will popup
dialog window, and then you can directly input values to change the word gap.
You can setup the corresponding word gap as your requirements, and then the
selected Text Block will be adjusted as your requirements.
 The line gap is just the same as the adjusting method of word gap
Ⅱ. Directly adjust the word gap

The Cutter Master provides the easier method for adjusting the word gap, you
can select one Text Block in Choose (Select) status, then there will appear a red
base line. You can only adjust the distance of base line, select Text Block
Typesetting, Fill Line in Typeset menu, and then you can adjust the word gap as
shown below:




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3.2.3     the rotary and skew of characters
 Select the Change Font Size option in Character menu (or use the shortcut key
Ctrl+F), the system will popup a dialog window shown as below, you can setup
the accurate angles of slope or rotary.




The results are shown as above




Note: (1). The final results of sloping and rotary of characters or Text Block is
different, for the Text Block, the slope and rotary is the whole Text Block.
(2). The operations of skew and rotate of Text Block (see the 1st section of 5th
chapter for the rotary part)




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3.3 Operation of typeset
We will introduce the align operations of characters, layout of characters block,
automatic uniform spacing of character typeset, uniform spacing settings of Text
Block, Punctuation inhibiting mode, up-turn and down-turn etc, you can typeset
your characters much more beautiful by using these functions

3.3.1     Layout of Text Block(TextBlock Typeset)
1. Forward landscape(left->right), backward landscape(right->left), forward
   portrait (top->down)and backward portrait(top->down2).
The operations of the four types are identical, we also take Cutter Master for an
example:
Input the four words of Cutter Master, click the right button of mouse and go
back to Choose (Select) status, select this Text Block.
Choose the left->right (forward landscape), right->left (backward landscape),
top->down (forward portrait) and (top->down2)backward portrait in “TypeSet”
Menu. The fault attribute of this system is forward landscape, click the left
button of mouse at the right of pulling-down arrow, select the required methods,
the results are shown as above.




2. Vaulted typeset, arced typeset and typeset with line
(1). Vaulted typeset
Operational instructions: we also take the Cutter Master as an example:
Input the four words of Cutter Master, click the right button of mouse and go
back to Choose (Select) status, select this Text Block.
Select the Vaulted Typeset in “TypeSet” Menu, the results are shown in figure
F3-11.
If you want to change the redial of Text Block vertically, you can only click the
red square point at the center of left button of mouse, and then move up or down
until adjust it as you requirements.




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                                                         The results are shown
                                                         as left
                                                         Remarks:
                                                         This      results    are
                                                         different from the later
                                                         arced typeset.




Attribute adjustment



Press the attribute button in Window Toolbar, or press Alt until popup attribute
toolbar after double click the left button of mouse in Text Block
Consist of:




Typeset the characters above the arc line




Typeset the characters below the arc line




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Center alignment of the characters’ line




Center alignment of the characters




Backward landscape:




180rotation of the characters




Automatic uniform spacing
Press Enter after the adjustment is over

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(2). Arced typeset

                                                  Operation instructions: we also
                                                  take the Cutter Master as an
                                                  example:
                                                  Input the four words of Cutter
                                                  Master, click the right button of
                                                  mouse and go back to Choose
                                                  (Select) status, select this Text
                                                  Block.
                                                  Select the arced Typeset in
                                                  “TypeSet” Menu, the results are
                                                  shown as above
If you want to change the redial of Text Block by rotation, you can only click the
red square point at the center of left button of mouse, and then move left or right
until adjust it as you requirements. The results are shown as the right
Attribute adjustment:
Press the attribute button in Windows Toolbar, or press Alt until popup attribute
toolbar after double click the left button of mouse in Text Block




|           1-7                           | 8           |     9 | 10 |
Consist of
1-7 typeset along the same arc line 8. Typeset angle of initial arc
9 typeset angle of end arc 10. The length of redial
Press Enter after the adjustment is over
(3). Typeset along curves
                                                  Operation instructions: we also
                                                take the Cutter Master as an
                                                example:
                                                Input the four words of Cutter
                                                Master, click the right button of
                                                mouse and go back to Choose
                                                (Select) status, select this Text
                                                Block.
                                         Draw the required curves with mouse (in
                                         the “Draw” Menu), the graphic is shown
                                         as right

                                        Select the Typeset Along Curves in
                                        “TypeSet” Menu, the results are shown
                                        as following:




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3.3.2     alignment operations
1. The operations such as align left, align right, align bottom, align top of
    various blocks are identical.
We take the align left of Text Block and graphics block for examples,
(1). First we input the Text Block or
graphic block into the layout, and then
select the block that require to be aligned
left shown as right figure.




                                         (2). Select: shortcut key of the align
                                         left (the align left or Ctrl+ ← ) in
                                         alignment commands of “TypeSet”
                                         Menu, the results is shown as above
                                           Remarks:
                                           Align righ: aligning several blocks at
                                         the right side, the shortcut key is Ctrl+
→
Align bottom: aligning several blocks at the bottom side, the shortcut key is
Ctrl+↓
Align top: aligning several blocks at the top side, the shortcut key is Ctrl+↑
2. the operations such as center horizontal, center vertical, center align, center
   layout, horizontal uniform spacing and vertical uniform spacing are the same
   as align left.

3.3.3     select and move of objects
Ⅰ). Selection of objects
The cursor is placed on Choose (Select) status (select the Choose status button
with mouse), move the cursor to the required object, click the left button of
mouse and select the object, the object then will be boxed by red box and then
this object is proved to be selected.
Ⅱ). The movement of objects
Move the cursor to the required object, press the left button of mouse until the
object can move with the cursor by moving the mouse.
Cutter Master

Remarks:
If you adopt selection of box dragging, you can select several objects at the same
times, press Shift key until move the cursor to other objects after selected an
object, click the left button of mouse and you can select the second object
continuously. Thus you can select several objects by this method, you can only
move the mouse if you want to move.


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3.3.4     Copy of characters and graphics
1. copy of characters and graphics
If you want to copy the characters or graphics, you can operate by the followings:
First: select the target object, copy first in Edit option of menu (or use the
shortcut key Ctrl+C), and then paste (or use the shortcut key Ctrl+V)
Second: select the target object, press Ctrl button and move the mouse, the
system will automatically copy what you want
Remarks: the replicated objects can be pasted for unlimited times
2. multiple copies(Multi Dup)




You can adopt the method above if you want to copy an object for one time. If
you want to copy for more than one copy, you can adopt the second method, that
is the Multiple copies(Multi Dup) in Edit of menu (or shortcut key F7), the
system will popup the following dialog window shown as figure F3-19:

You can select the horizontal or vertical, the horizontal space and vertical space
between objects and adopting copy of whole page.
Cutter Master

3. card copy (this function is used for making of cards)




Firstly, you must setup the paper size (such as A4-210X297)
Typeset the card in card region of the left top corner of the layout shown as the
left figure, press the Edit→card copy or Shift+F7 button in menu, the system will

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popup dialog box.
Input various parameters, press the (replicate) button.
Note: the system can automatically calculate the required copies by pressing the
button of Copy Whole Page.

3.3.5     integrated and UnGroup
Whether the block is different colors or the same type or not (such as characters
block and graphics block), the Cutter Master can combine these blocks into
groups. You can move or zoom a group of objects with this function and don’t
change the relations between blocks. You can click the Group and UnGroup in
“TypeSet” of menu with mouse or press the corresponding buttons in toolbox

3.3.6     integrated and segregated contour
(combin/separate glyph) Integrated contour: when you want to integrate several
graphics into one graphic (for easier to operation), press the Combin after
selected these graphical blocks
Segregated contour: segregate each block of one graphical block into single
graphical block, select one graphical block, and press the Separat.

3.3.7     decomposed/ combined the curves
Some operations in Cutter Master can only used for glyph block (such as node
editing).
When you only carry out the operations of glyph block for characters block or
graphical block, you must carry out Combine the Curves after select those Text
Block or graphical block. You can select Combine the Curves option in
Distortion in menu, the Cutter Master system will automatically change the
contents above into glyph blocks
When you select several blocks a time, and carry out decompose the Curves
operations, then you can combine glyph blocks into one block. If you select the
Combine the Curves, then you can combine them as one glyph block after
decompose all blocks into glyph blocks.

3.8 settings of location(Coordinate)

                                                 Select one or much more block,
                                               press the settings of location,
                                               then a dialog box will appear
                                               shown as right figure.
                                               You can select the relative
                                               position in the layout, (such as
                                               left or top etc), and you can
                                               directly setup the accurate place,
                                               the horizontal and vertical values
are the origin location of right top.




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3.9. Chinese punctuation and symbols
The Cutter Master provides such a symbol input method because some of the
Chinese platform can’t provide the input of Chinese symbols.
Press the Word button on the right of screen, a dialog box of region-location list
will appear on the screen shown as right figure, there are some adjust buttons on
its top.
In the typing and typesetting status, you can firstly place the cursor at the end of
a word, and double click the left button of mouse on the required punctuation
and symbols, and then you can typeset the required punctuation and symbol in
the location where the cursor is placed.

3.10 horizontal /vertical uniform spacing(Horz/Vert EvenlySpace)
This function can automatically adjust the inter-space of several blocks. The
system can calculate the total length of several blocks, and then calculate the
inter-space according to the quantity of blocks

3.11 automatic uniform spacing and punctuation inhibiting(Auto FillLine)
Ⅰ). Automatic uniform spacing
Select the Text Block and then click Automatic Uniform Spacing in Layout, you
can typeset the Text Block, the Cutter Master will automatically align the end of
each line.
Ⅱ). Punctuation inhibiting
The punctuation can’t be placed at the head of lines in special typesetting field
(punctuation inhibiting). You can select the Punctuation Inhibiting in Typeset,
and typeset a Text Block again, the Cutter Master will automatically carry out
the function of Punctuation inhibiting.

3.12 Alignment of line head and cancel the alignment of line head(Indent)
For the special requirements of typeset, we adopt the method as following:




Blacken the characters that require to be aligned, and select the command
Typeset→Text→Indent or press the Indent button in the character attribute bars.

3.13 Re-typeset of Text Block
Select the required target Text Block, and there are a large black box and a red
base line near the Text Block, you can draw one end of the red base line and then
the Cutter Master will automatically re-typeset.

3.14 Settings of English parameters
(only for Chinese system)For coordinating the output proportion of English and

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Chinese, this software can used for setup the English parameters. You can select
English Parameter Setting in Character, then the dialog box will display as the
left figure
The English base line is used for adjust the proportion of English and Chinese
base line, the font size proportion is the ratio of width and height of Chinese and
English.

3.15 the attribute of layout
Ⅰ). Zoom in/out of layout
Zoom in or zoom out the contents on the layout in order to look clearly, the
operational steps are as following:
Method1: select the Zoom in or Zoom out in Zoom option of View menu, and
then take the mouse’s location as center to zoom the contents (or shortcut key of
zoom in is F2 and shortcut key of zoom out is F3)
Method2: press Shift key, and press the right button of mouse to draw box (the
contents that need to be zoomed in or zoomed out may be in the drawing-box)
And display the contents full screen.
Ⅱ). Zoom normal
We can check the final results what we input on the whole page, its operations is
the same as zoom in and zoom out, the shortcut key is F4
Press Shift and press the right button of mouse, and then the system will display
the contents in full page.
Ⅲ). Fit in Window
This function can display all contents in and out the layout, its operations is the
same as zoom in and zoom out, the shortcut key is F4+A
If you have selected one or several blocks, then you can display it with the
maximum mode

3.16 up/down turn(Turn Prev/Back)
With this function, you can setup the hierarchy of one block in Typeset, such as
you can place one block on the other or at the end of other block, and carry out
adjustment for this block

3.17. Other editing operations such as paste
1. Undo (shortcut key is Ctrl+Z)
Select this function to go back to the last operation. This function can go back
more than ten steps. If you have opened several windows, it can only operate in
the current window.
2. Delete
Delete the selected characters or blocks
3. Copy
This function can copy the selected characters or blocks to buffers (that is
memory these contents and different from the normal copy)
4. paste
This function can copy the contents in buffer
5. cut
This function is equal to Copy+Delete

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3.18 Seizure of aligning line/boundary
Press the left button of mouse at the place of ruler, drag to layout and then a pair
of aligning lines will appear on the screen. If you drag it out of layout, then you
delete it
Press Z button when you move a block, and then you can seize the aligning line
Press X button when you move a block, and then you can seize the boundary of
layout




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                     4. Graphic processing
We will introduce the strong manual drawing functions in Cutter Master

4.1 line
It is easier to draw a line. You can select line operation, press the left button of
mouse on the layout and drag. When you select line, you can directly adjust the
line at its ends with the mouse

4.2 rectangle




Method 1: you can directly drag a rectangle with a mouse. If you press Shift
when you drag, then you can drag a square
Method 2: when you have selected rectangle operation, you can select a mouse at
the original point. And then a window will appear shown as the right figure, you
can input accurate values in this window and press OK

                                          When you have selected this rectangle,
                                         you can double click this rectangle
                                         (enter into node editing), then there will
                                         be red squares at the four corners of this
                                         rectangle, you can drag this rectangle to
                                         a rounded rectangle shown as left figure.




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4.3 circle
Method 1: you can directly drag a circle
with a mouse. If you press Shift when
you drag, then you can drag a regular
circle
Method 2: when you have selected
circle operation, you can select a mouse
at the original point. And then a
window will appear shown as the right figure, you can input accurate values in
this window and press OK




When you have selected this circle, you can double click this circle (enter into
node editing), then there will be red squares at this circle, you can drag this circle
to an arc, pie or bow shape.

4.4 polyline/polygon
The polygon is a closed contour, but the polyline is non-closed contour, and their
operation instructions are identical.
Select polyline command, and drag some lines with mouse continuously, press
the right button of mouse and then the work is over.
Note: the polygon will automatically close the contour

4.5 Bezier curve
The operational instructions are identical as above




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4.6 settings of right polygon/right polygon
When you have selected polygon, a window will appear shown as figure below:




The difference of an acute angle polygon and polygon is shown as above, you
can adjust the laterals of ploygon, the width can be adjusted as graphic of double
line
You can select polygon command after adjustment is over, and drag a polygon in
layout with mouse.

4.7 additional rectangle(OutRect)
When you have selected a block, you can select an OutRect command. A dialog
box will appear shown as the right figure. If you select double line, you can add
relative values in horizontal width and vertical width, thus it can become a
double line rectangle. And setup the horizontal spacing and vertical spacing




4.9 form(TABLE)
The window shown as right will appear after you select the form generating
command.
The width and height of each box can be separated with comma and the unit is
mm

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The purpose of width of outside line and inside lines are as following:




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                   5. Distortion processing

5.1 general Distortion

Ⅰ.Common.Scacle




Scacle functions are used for zoom in or zoom out the input characters and
graphics according to the ratio.
Select the Zoom in the Common of Distortion, the system will popup a dialog
box of Scacle. The X and Y on layout represent the height and width of current
selected contents. Enter values in Ratio, zoom out if the value is less than 1 and
zoom in if the value is more than 1. When you select geometric proportion, the
zoom will carry out horizontally and vertically at the same ratio.
You can also directly draw the 8 small black squares at the selected block to
carry out zoom processing. The left-top, left-bottom, right-top, right-bottom will
be draw at the same ratio. The top, bottom, left and right are draw along single
direction.

Ⅱ. Common.Rotate




There are two different methods of rotary, you can select the Rotate in Common
of Distortion. The system cans popup a dialog box of Rotary shown as right
figure. Press OK after you entered the accurate values.
You can also place the mouse to Chinese Text Block or graphics status, click the
left button of mouse shown as right figure. Press one of the four corners with the
left button of mouse, The graphic will be rotated. The center blue point is the
control point (can be moved). At this time, you can press Ctrl to copy in rotation


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method.




Ⅲ. Common.Italic




The Cutter Master provide two different Italic methods, you can select the Italic
in Common of Distortion. The system cans popup a dialog box of Skew shown
as right figure. Press OK after you entered the accurate values.
You can also place the mouse in Choose (Select) status to select characters and
graphics, click the left button of mouse shown as figure F4-5. Press one of the
four laterals with the left button of mouse, The graphic will be sloped.
Cutter Master

Ⅳ.Common.Mirror
Shift of mirror is used for changing the characters or graphics to the image with
the results that seen from mirror. You can take the horizontal or vertical line or
both the horizontal and vertical line as the mirror base line. The dialog box is
shown as right figure.




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5.2 Transform
The Cutter Master has provided the users with plenty of Transform resource, the
users can carry out the Transforms for any Text Blocks. The results is shown as
following:




The operation instructions are as following:




1. Firstly you must input the characters or graphics in the layout of Cutter Master,
2. In the Choose (Select) status, the mouse can select the required characters and
   graphics
3. A dialog box will be displayed at the Transform of Distortion.
4. Select what you want in result names or icons, and then press OK.
5. The detailed adjustment of various Distortions can be modified in the node
   editing status shown as the following figures. In this case there are two circles,
   the outer circle is base circle and can’t be modified, the inner circle is
   proportional circle and you can adjust it with the mouse as the mouse is in the
   node editing status.


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5.3Blend

Ⅰ.Weld
The merge function is that you can take out the common part of two graphics
and merge them as a whole graphic shown as figure F4-6:
The operational instructions are as following:
1. Firstly you must choose the required contents
2. And then select the Merge command in Clip of Distortion




Ⅱ. Cut
Operational instructions: the same as the Merge functions




Ⅲ. AND
Operational instructions: the same as the Merge functions




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Ⅳ XOR
Operational instructions: the same as the Merge functions




5.4 Cut

Ⅰ. Line cutting
We provide the users with three line cuttings. Cutting is just like that the users
are given a knife to cut the whole Text Block or graphic into several parts, the
cut parts can carry out the operations such as select, color and Distortion shown
as the following figure:




The detailed cutting operation is described as following:
1). Select the Text Block Cutter Master, this block must be draw with frame.
2). Select Line Cut in Cut of Distortion, the cursor turn to slope line after the
typeset is over.
3). Move the cursor to Typeset menu to select UnGroup shown as above figure
4). Select the cut Text Block with cursor, you will find that the character has
been divided into two parts, select the top half of the Text Block to color shown
as the following figure.




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Ⅱ. Glyph cut
This function is that you can cut the other contour with a specified Glyph.
Firstly, you must select two glyph blocks, and then carry out the command of
GlyphCut


Ⅲ. Parallel cutting
The parallel cutting is described as following:




1). Select the Text Block of Cutter Master and circle it with frame
2). Select Parallel Cutting in Cutting of Distortion
3). You can carry out the cutting operation according to the provided parameters
in the windows such as angle, width of cutting line, the initial point of cutting etc




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Ⅳ. Radiation cut
Operational instructions: the same as above, the results are as following:




Ⅴ. Cirlce cutting
Operational instructions: the same as above

5.5.      Thickening and thinning of lines(Expand)




This function is mainly used for
crocheting of characters, its operation
instructions is as following:
Input the characters and select the block,
press the Distortion → Thickening and
thinning of lines, the screen will display
the dialog box shown as the left figure,
the functions of parameters are as
following:
Thickening and thinning of lines (mm):
the degree of thickening and thinning: the positive values represent thickening
and negative values is thinning.




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The processing of turnings:
When the angle of turning is very small, the following change will be appear
during thickening and thinning shown as right figures:
The length of l will be lengthened with the decreasing of α, you must adjust the
processing method of turnings for avoiding this case.
Rounded turnings(Smooth):
You can replace the turning with arc if the angle of
turning has been less than Turning Threshold during
thickening and thinning shown as the right figures.


Turnings maintenance(Angle)
You can replace the turning with others if the
angle of turning has been less than Turning
Threshold during thickening and thinning
shown as the right figures.
Retain original state(Keep)
Without any processing, the characters or graphics are keeping original state.

Crocheting of characters(Word)
The left figure adopts the crocheting processing but the right figure doesn’t.




Accuracy:
It is used for calculating, at special condition you can increase the accuracy.




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                          6. Graphical library


6.1 Operation of graphical library
The Cutter Master system provided the users with more than ten thousand easy-
to-use graphical libraries such as trademarks, computers, clothing, sports,
identifiers, traffics, transportation and banking etc.
Move the cursor to Graphical Library of toolbar (shortcut icon), or select
Graphical Library in File menu, press the left button of mouse on the screen,
then the Dialog of graphical library will appear shown as the following figure:




1. The graphical library of Cutter Master V6.x includes five types such as
   foreign graphical library, foreign characters library, system graphical library 1,
   system graphical library 2, system graphical library 3, and Chinese traditional
   patterns. Move the cursor to the name of graphical library, click the left
   button of mouse, the system will display the types of library. You can select
   one of the five types of library.
2. Move the cursor to left and right arrows at the right side of Number item,
   click the left button of mouse to select the numbers of graphics (see graphical
   library manual), the selected graphic is displayed in black.
3. Move the cursor to required graphic and click the left button of mouse, move
   the mouse to layout region, and then click the mouse at the location of
   designing of layout, the required contents will be displayed in layout region
   shown as the following figure
4. The size of graphical library can be customized. Click any black spot with
   mouse to change the size of library after you have selected the library.




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6.2 Management of graphical library

The users can save their customized graphics into the library of Cutter Master
with the management of graphical library. The users can use these graphics at
any time.


Ⅰ. Setup of graphical library
Click the left button of mouse in Graphic Manager of View Menu, the system
will popup the following dialog window shown as the below:




Input the saved filename (*.LIB) in New item, and press the new button. Then
there is a New Library on the left side. Select the New Library and click it with
mouse, there will be a frame by the New Library, thus you can modify the name
of graphical library.


Ⅱ. Create a new type of graphical library
Press the New Type button after selected the library (such as New Library), you
can append a new library type in the New Library. The modified name of type is
shown as above.

Ⅲ. Append of graphics
1. Append graphics from the other libraries
Select a graphical type at the left, and select other graphics from the right
window, double click this graphic. And then this graphical library can be
appended to the left types.
2. Append the new graphic
Press the graphical library button, and select required library and type in the
library toolbar, press the button, thus the graphic in the working window can be
appended.r




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                         7. Editing of node
We will introduce how to edit with the node. Every graphic, character and
vectored contour is composed by lots of nodes, so the users can obtain great
benefit if they can grasp the tool of node editing.


7.1 logging in the editing of node
If we want to carry out the node editing for a character or graphical unit, we must
select this Text Block or graphical unit and then select Change to Curve on
Distortion. At last click the node-Choose item in shortcut key with left button of
mouse (shortcut icon) or double click left button of mouse in graphical block, the
screen will display the node-editing status shown as figure F6-1.




Some users usually make the following two mistakes:
1). If you haven’t selected this graphic or character, you can’t carry out the
graphical editing by selecting Node-Editing at this time. So we emphasis that
you must firstly select this graphic or Text Block before you enter the node-
editing status.
2). You must change this graphic or Text Block into glyph block, thus you can
carry out the node-edit for the graphics or Text Block.




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7.2 Introduction of toolbar
The user can see the toolbar of node-edit, this toolbar includes
various functions such as increasing of node, decreasing of node,
breaking of node, connecting of node etc, these functions is shown
as following:


    Node-edit selection status: used for selecting one point or points for moving.

    Moving a contour: Ctrl +click one contour line
    Appending of node: append a node on a line

    Deleting of node: delete the selected node

    Breaking of node: divide one line into two parts
    Connecting: connect two curves

    Changing into line: change selected curves into lines

    Changing into curve: change selected lines into curves
    Deleting one contour line

    Replacing one or much more continuous nodes with a curve

     Replacing one contour with a circle

    Replacing one contour with a square




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7.3 Operational instructions of toolbar
1.The selecting of node
Click the node in Choose (Select) status and then this node can be selected. And
you can also draw frame in the Choose (Select) status of node, thus several
nodes can be selected altogether in the frame.
Note: press Shift key to select
2.The moving of node
The Cutter Master V6.x can adopt relative
simply method, you can only click one or more
selected nodes in node-edit status with mouse
and then move to the required location and
release
If two nodes of one line have been moved, then
the location of this line have been moved.

3. Appending of node
Double click the left button of mouse at the line required to append nodes, or
select one node on line, then you can append a node according to the node-edit
toolbar.
4. Decreasing of node(delete nodes)
Select one or several nodes, press the button in toolbox, and then delete all
selected nodes.
Press Ctrl button and frame or click a node with the right button of mouse, and
then this node can be deleted
Otherwise, if you append two nodes on a line, you append a new line. At the
same time, if you delete two nodes on a line, you reduce this line
5. change the line into curve and change the curve into line (shortcut key is
   space button)
The users usually meet these cases, that is, you need to change a line into curve
or change the line into curve. Firstly you must select one point on line or curve,
and then press Space button or the button in toolbox, thus the line can be
changed.

6. replacement of circle and square (shortcut key is C or F button)
Press the button in toolbox after selected a node in a contour and then a contour
can be replaced by a circle or a square
7. deleting of contour (shortcut key is D button)
Press the button or D button in toolbox after selected a node in a contour and
then a contour can be deleted.
8. replacing of arc
Press the button or H button in toolbox after selected one or several continuous
nodes in a contour (shown as figure below) and select two control points with
mouse and then these selected nodes can be replaced by curve


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Others:
Press Shift+top/bottom/left/right keys after select several nodes, then these nodes
can be aligned
Press top/bottom/left/right keys after select several nodes, then these nodes can
be moved
Press Shift+moving of left button of mouse after select several nodes, then this
node and its fore-and-aft nodes can be draw into right angle.




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     8. Selecting of colors and using of pallette
The Cutter Master V6.x is color version, we will introduce how to color a Text
Block or graphical block and how to setup background colors.


8.1 Selecting of colors

1.    coloring with fixed colors
Select the required color from pallette after you have selected one block or
several characters, then the selected contents can be changed.

2.    expand the color coloring and appending of colors
       Press button, the system will popup a dialog box.
       Press OK button after selected required color, then this color can be
       adopted
       If you press Append to Customized Colors (A) button and OK button after
       selected the colors, then the selected colors can be appended to the current
       pallette.

8.2 Setting of background
The detailed operational instructions are as following:
1. Press Layout Setting option in System Setting (or shortcut key F10), The
   dialog window will appear shown as following figure




2. Select the required colors in the background colors of window, and then press
    OK button. (If the background need to be setup, you can setup size and the
    color of background grids by the size of background grids). There aren’t
    background grids if the size value is zero or less than zero.

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    9. Scanning of images and ImageVector

9.1 Scanning of images
This function is used for inputting your required identifiers into Cutter Master by
scanner. And then output by plotting machine, the operational instructions is as
following:
1). Install the drive of scanner, and connect the scanner
2). Select the Scan in Image of File menu, then the window will be displayed as
figure F8-1:




3). Select the required scanner in Selecting of Scanners
4). Press Start to Scan to scan the images.
Remarks:
There are different scanning programs in different scanners, we can list in this
software, please see the operation manual of your scanner.
Only white and black graphic can be processed by Cutter Master software,
please select the monochrome values or Line Art mode for scanning
The selection of resolution of scanner depends on the size of scanned images,
normally, the scanned size must less than about 1M (1024K)
(5). Press Confirm and Exit button after the scanning is over, the Cutter Master
can automatically vectorize the images, and save the vectorized images into the
layout of Cutter Master




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9.2 Reading of images
This function can call the other files saved and scanned by other software into
the Cutter Master system.
The detailed operation instructions are as following:
1). Select the Reading images command in Image of File menu, then the
following window will appear.
(2). Select the path of file
3). Enter your required files in filename, and then press Open button.


9.3 Images Vector
This function can change the images into vectorized images
The detailed operational instructions is as following:
1). Select the required graphic blocks
2). Select the Sketching of Images in Image of File menu, the system will popup
a dialog window shown as following:




Note: we call the 512 box as grayscale that will be used in the screen images
Vector.
3). You can select the commands in the window, and then carry out vectorization
processing shown as left figure.
4). The processing time will be different according to the
size of images, the results will be shown as following after
processed.
5). If you want to distinguish the results with the original
graphic, you can only zoom in what you want to see. If
you want to process the vectorized images, you can only
move and delete the original images.




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9.4 Sketching of screen images
This function is useful for the modification and sketching of images. The
modification and ImageVector in the other graphics processing software (such as
Photoshop, PhotoStyler, ImagePal etc) is that you must firstly scan the graphics
and then saved (the graphics can be displayed fully on the screen). For the Cutter
Master system, you can select Sketching of Screen Images in Scan of File menu,
the screen will automatically upturn the graphics processing software. You can
draw a frame to frame what you want to sketch with the mouse. The Cutter
Master will automatically sketch the framed images and save them into the
layout of Cutter Master.
Note: if the image is a color or monochrome graphic, you can adjust one item of
grayscale in Images Vectorization window to determine the points, the value
range is 1-768, the less the values, the more the points.


9.5 Vectorizing bar (GrayImageVector)
This function is used for the bar processing of grayscale images, the used images
must be 256 grayscale.
After readout the images, you must select the image, click File→Image→
grayscale vectorization in menu. Then the following window will be popup:




We will automatically calculate the total bars according to the height of images
and the height of each bar. The commended height of each bar is about 5mm,
and the error of fitting is 1-5. Press the Bar Processing button, the grayscale
vectorization will be carry out automatically.




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                                   10. Output

10.1        Output of cutters
The output functions of Cutter Master V6.x consist of preview, full color or
specified color output, multiple output, large-scale paging output etc, with these
easy-to-use functions, the users can output of cutters much easier.
Move the cursor to shortcut key of Output of Cutters, or select Output of Cutters
option in File menu, click the left button of mouse, the system will popup a
dialog box shown as the following figure




Descriptions of icons:
         Select: the mouse is at the status of selection
      Settings of output region: select the output contents on the layout
      Clear all settings in the output region: clear all settings in the output region
on the layout
       Setup the output region: move the settings of the output region, and select
the output contents and then output.
         Setup the unable output region: don’t output the settings of an output
region

       Output of cutters: click the Output of Cutters after selected the output
region, the system will popup a dialog window.
Cutter Master




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Ⅰ. Settings of output
The users must setup the output devices when they log in this dialog for the first
time, and also they must check the output devices before output, the output
devices consist of:




(1). Devices: the users can select the devices according to the type of plotting
machine, if there aren’t options in the pulling-down menu of plotting machine,
you must contact with dealer, or determine the languages accepted by plotting
machine are HPGL or DMPL, and then select the corresponding output options
2). Ports:
The settings of ports is very important, the plotting machine will be out of work
if the settings of ports aren’t correct. There are normally three ports such as
COM1, COM2 and LPT1, after all, you must ensure that your plotting machine
has been connected with the signal line of computers, and then determine your
ports. If you can’t determine, you can test them orderly.
There is File item in ports, it can be used to output the data for plotting machine
to a file. If you select this item, the system will prompt you entering the filename
as output
3). The width and height of instantaneous offset papers: consist of 45CM, 60CM,
90CM and 120CM. The real width usually less about 2-3CM for retaining the
roller’s width of plotting machine.
4). Velocity(Speed): you can setup the cutting velocity of plotting machine in
software, but some of the plotting machine can’t support the settings of velocity.
5). Cutter’s pressure(force): you can setup the pressure in software, but some of
the plotting machine can’t support the settings of velocity.

6). Test: this button is mainly used for adjusting pressure, when you have setup
the pressure, a square will be output to plotting machine after you selected this

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button. You can check the pressure and adjust as requirements.
7). Reset: a reset command will be send to plotting machine then the plotting
machine can reset to original status when you press this button
8). Cut: when you press this button, the plotting machine start to cutting.


Ⅱ. Operations:
1. save paper method
If this method has been selected, the plotting machine will automatically setup
the output from initial point. That is, if the Text Block is at the middle of layout,
but it must be plotted from the initial point for saving the offset paper.
2. output of specified color
If the full colors have been selected (there is a √ before the Full Color option),
all contents can be one-off output without the limiting of colors.
If you haven’t selected the full color, you can select the color in Output of Colors,
and then the plotting machine will output the corresponding colors after you
have selected Cutter option. If there isn’t this color, the plotting machine will not
output
3. Automatic paper feed
4. Text line: each character can be framed
5. PageRect: the output layout can be framed.
6. Sorting: sort what you want to output
7. CTM: with the off-line cutting, the users can do the other works after the
    plotting machine has started to work. At this time, the plotting machine hasn’t
    occupied the computers. With this function, the users can obtain high
    efficiency. The detailed description see the off-line cutting
*8. Using of half-cutting
    It likes the margin of stamps, a kind of cutting method that can made the
    margin with virtual real mode. It mainly used for half a paper
9. Accuracy: the accuracy value is 1.0-9.0, less the value, the higher the
accuracy. Cutter Master

10. Zoom: the machine can output according to the zoom in or zoom out, the
   value 1 represent the original size, 0.5 is 1/2 of original size, 2 is double size.
11. Paper feeding: when cutting is over, a little more paper need to be feed for
   cutting
12. Mirror: the whole contents will be mirrored horizontally.
13. Rotary: the whole contents will be rotated in 90°

Ⅲ. Output parameters:
Drawing mode/compensation
There aren’t hardware compensation in home-made plotting machine, and adopt
compensation by software, the compensation value is setup in Compensation,
when you use the drawing pen, please select the drawing mode
Closing:
For some reasons, some plotting machine can’t close the initial and end point of


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contour, thus we must adjust this value about 100.
Cascade of page: settings of interval between papers, the unit is mm
Pause: when you select off-line cutting, the output is not only one page. If you
select this item, the output will pause at interval and wait for command
Ratio adjustment: adjust the horizontal or vertical output ratio of plotting
machine according to requirements

Ⅳ. Settings of ports
This is the communication method between computers and output devices, these
settings can’t be changed except professors. You can press Reset Data to recall
the original value.


10.2      Off-line output /multiple output
The plotting machine will not occupy the computers if you adopt Off-line output
/multiple output, at the same time, you also can carry out the interval copy for the
same plotting contents
1. operational instructions:
Select Off-line Cutting in Cutter option(CTM)
Click the output button, the system will popup a dialog box shown




    This item is used for cutting start without pause, automatically cut the whole
data
   Start to cut, and pause after a work is over
   Start to cut, and pause at interval
   Pause the current cutting
   Stop the current cutting
    Stop the current cutting and clear the current cutting data
   Add the cutting copies
    Reduce the cutting copies
   Select the cutting data that wasn’t deleted last time in hard disk
   Delete all cutting data



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10.3      Print
The results can be output by printers, we will introduce how to print




1. settings of printing
Here you can setup the type of printer, and paper size
2. selection of output
    print boundary: print the outer frame of layout
    print image: you can print lattice image (graphics block)
    90rotation: print the layout with 90rotation
3. zoom
    zoom according to layout
You can calculate the scale according to size of layout, paper, and spacing
    zoom according to image
You can calculate the scale according to the real size of image, paper, and
spacing
    custom
You can manually customize the printing ratio and fill at ratio position
4. Settings of copies
        Copies
5. spacing
    settings of margin on layout




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            11 Frequently Asked Questions

Ⅰ. You can’t log in the Cutter Master system
There are three conditions:
1). The system files have been damaged, you must reload the Cutter Master
system with system disk
2). Whether you have opened the cutter system, you can check by press Alt+Tab
button to switch interface
3). If there are error messages after start the Cutter Master, you can try to delete
some characters libraries of Windows. The Cutter Master will automatically
check the font resource of Windows, this condition will occur if there are
problems in characters library.

Ⅱ. Output of print or cutter is of no effect
1). Check whether you have installed SOFTLOCK, see page 15 for details
2). The SOFTLOCK has been damaged, please contact with your dealer or
BeiJing JiaYeCheng Technology and Trade Co.Ltd
3). The ports of computer have been damaged

Ⅲ. How to define and cut the required size of characters
You can see page 23 for the using of Absolute font and Absolute uniform font

Ⅳ.Notifications of image vectorization
1). The scanner can be common type, you can adopt scanning software provided
by scanner
2). The format for curve processing of image consist of monochrome value
graphic, BMP or TIF, the size of image can’t too much large.

Ⅴ. Why the plotting machine start to output after it has plotted a
line
There is cutting command without cancelled because exit abnormally last time,
thus the cutter will cut a line before the next movement
You can turn off and turn on again the plotting machine, and then carry out the
output of cutters

Ⅵ. The plotting machine can’t output
1). The connections between computers and plotting machine aren’t correct.
2). There are error connection between computers and plotting machine
3). The settings of ports aren’t correct
4). The selections of plotting machine types aren’t correct
5). The plotting machine isn’t connected
Cutter Master

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6). There are error on plotting machine, you can contact with the dealer
7). There are error on plotting software, you can install the system disk again

Ⅶ. What we should pay attention to on cutting the small
characters
You must decrease the velocity of plotting machine, because the viscosity and
flatness of offset papers are less than requirements. If the velocity of knife is too
fast, the sharp will stick some strokes to generate inferior products

Ⅷ. What we should pay attention to on cutting the large
characters
The system can automatically divide pages so that you can combine several
pages to form a large character, but you must notice that the setting of width
must be confirm with offset paper. Otherwise, the velocity of cutting must be
slow, because velocity of some of the plotting machine is too fast when it moves
along lines, thus the plotting machine can’t work correctly.

Ⅸ. What can we do if the instantaneous offset paper can’t be
taken off
You should check the pressure before output, and adjust the pressure to meet the
requirements
Check that the plotting knife’ s service life, you can change as requirements

Ⅹ. How to use the Chinese input methods
The users can switch the input methods by pressing Ctrl+Shift: press Ctrl button,
and then click Shift button to change the input methods
There will be replicative codes in some of the input methods, click the + button
on keyboard to turn down, and click the - button to turn up

Ⅺ. Appending of new font
Select Control Panel in My Computer, and then select Font in Control Panel, the
system will popup a dialog box
Select Install New Font in File menu, the system will popup a dialog box of
Append New Font
Select driver, if you install from disk, you can select driver E:
Select load directory of font in the directory of disk, such as E:\TTF\ENG
At this time, the computer will check the font in disk automatically
Select “Select All” after the check of font
Press OK, the system will install all fonts automatically

Ⅻ. How to install printer
Select Printer in My Computer.
Double click Append printer button, the system will popup Append Printer
dialog box automatically, and select Next according to the messages


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Select appending the local printer or network printer, click Next.
Select the required printer in printer list, you can select Install from Disk if there
are printer driver disk
Select the corresponding disk and installation program and go on the next step
The system will prompt the required ports for printer, usually you can select
LPT1
Setup the printer as fault printer
At this time turn on the printer, and select Recommend printing test page on the
operational interface
Click Complete button, the system finish the installation of printer

ⅩⅢ. How to install scanner
You can start the installation program of scanner in Windows, usually the
installation program is SETUP.EXE or INSTALL.EXE.
You can install the scanner correctly according to the messages of system, you
must also complete the following steps after the scanner has been installed (only
for the first installation)
Select Source in File menu
Select “select” in Source
Select Easy Twain Module in Select and press OK
If there are unsolvable problems during installation, you can contact with the
manufacturer of scanner.




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