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Creating Cutter Shapes with Artistic Digitizer 1.0

The Artistic Digitizer software has more to it then just digitizing. I love how I can use one program for all my embroidery, digitizing and cutting needs. I have put together a tutorial on cutting basic quilting triangles using this software.

Open Artistic Digitizer 1.0 software. Double click on the Company-Machine icon to the right of the screen.
Click on the Company drop-down menu and select Cutters.
Click on the Machine drop-down menu and select the mat to support your machine. For this tutorial we are using the Edge 12.
Select Create New.
Change the Auto-sequence to Manual.
Click on the Techniques icon.
Select the Cut Technique and click Ok.
Click on the From File icon.
Open the Embroidery Design folder located in the Public Documents folder on your C drive.
Open the Vector design-SVG folder located in the Artistic Digitizer 1.0 sample folder.
Select and Open the SquareTriangle file.
I like to change the Fill colour to match the outline. This is so I can see the design better.
Open the Cutter Presets and select Fabric with Terial Magic from the drop-down menu.
Change the pressure to 70 and the Speed to 40. These are the settings I like to work with to get the best results.
Select Export from the File menu and choose To Cutters from the drop-down menu.
Check the Artistic Edge is highlighted and click Connect.

Fabric Preparation and a clean High Tack mat are the key to successful fabric cutting.

Spray the fabric with Terial Magic so that it feels saturated. Lay the fabric between two non-stick applique mats and press with the ironing press until dry. The fabric should be dry and feel almost like cardboard. This is the desired result, the stiffer the better.

Press the fabric on to the high tack mat right side up. Using painters tape, tape the edge of the fabric to the mat.
Insert the mat into the cutting machine. Check that you have the correct blade in and on the correct settings. Line up the laser in the correct position and trace the design area. Once you are happy, cut out the fabric pieces.

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