SmartCut Pro Software
The software is a full featured vector creation and editing tool that can be used as a stand-alone program or integrated with Smart Designer X3 and CorelDRAW, Illustrator, Freehand or AutoCAD.
SmartCut Pro represents the state of the art in vinyl cutting functions with the added benefit of the industry's best bitmap to vector conversion and vector creation and editing tools. The software is a full featured vector creation and editing tool that can be used as a stand-alone program or integrated with Smart Designer X3 and CorelDRAW. Scanned images or bitmaps can be easily converted to production-ready vector art work and exported in a variety of industry standard file formats. In addition, vector graphics can be created with user-friendly text tools and the industry's most intuitive vector drawing tools. The software has powerful vector editing tools including auto-welding, advanced outlining, block shadowing (with automatic trimming), contouring (print and cut contours) plus routing and engraving fills (hatch and island). SmartCut Pro also includes state of the art cutting functions for outputting graphics to a vinyl cutter/printer. SmartCut Pro is the ideal industry specific compliment for design software such as CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.
The SmartCut Pro AdvantageDigital Art Solutions has produced the only alternative to a “stand-alone” sign making program or a “bridge program”. By collaborating with Corel Corporation, we have turned CorelDRAW into a professional sign making program. CorelDRAW is the most popular design program in the world with over 50 million users worldwide. Unfortunately, CorelDRAW lacks several critical features necessary to produce signs. CorelDRAW does not have industry specific production features or a direct vinyl cutting capability. If CorelDRAW had these features, there would have been no reason for anyone to purchase an expensive stand-alone sign making program or a bridge program. With the help of Corel Corporation, Digital Art Solutions has developed a software solution, which adds the necessary industry specific production features and direct vinyl cutting CorelDRAW. Smart Designer X3 adds over 200 design and production features to CorelDRAW versions 12-X3. SmartCut Pro adds the industry’s best cutting features directly to CorelDRAW versions 12-X3. When combined together as a package, there is no more powerful or affordable sign making system on the market. Without adding any features, CorelDRAW versions 11, 12 or X3 already have vastly superior design capabilities as compared to sign programs. This is the reason that many of the sign making industry’s leading designers use CorlDRAW as there primary design program. In essence they are using their expensive stand-alone sign making programs as a bridge program for cutting. For this reason, thousands of sign makers have switched our CorelDRAW powered solution. We offer the industry’s only alternative to overpriced stand-alone sign making programs and under-powered bridge or driver programs.
NEW - Sophisticated Plot Manager:
- Cut via serial port, parallel port, USB port or TCP/IP network connection
- Cut across a network connection using a PC as a plot server
- Cut to multiple devices simultaneously using different ports
- Activate, deactivate or reactivate running jobs on the fly
- Scalable output size up to 98 feet by 98 feet - scale by “click and drag” or by entering absolute values
- Duplicate, position and scale objects prior to output
- Store material preferences such as pressure and velocity settings for specific jobs or materials
- Cut by color or selected object with full-color preview of each color or object in the design
- Cut preview which displays material consumption
- Increased tracking using sorted cutting order - designs are cut in an orderly fashion from left to right and top to bottom
Bitmap Tracing - VectorizeAmong the amazing cutting and editing tools is a top of the line vectorizing engine. It's powerful vector editing tools including auto-welding, advanced outlining, block shadowing (with automatic trimming), contouring (print and cut contours) plus routing and engraving fills (hatch and island). SmartVector Pro is a professional solution for creating and editing vector graphics for sign making, screen printing, embroidery, engraving and digital printing.
- Integrated bitmap editing functions including posterization and color reduction filters to prepare bitmaps before vectorization
- Powerful contour, curve and noise reduction filters allow complete flexibility over vectorization settings
- Special text setting automatically align and straighten all text elements in a logo or artwork
- Automatically create vinyl ready images or screen print trapping with the industry's most powerful automatic welding/trapping functions