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Re: Files for this group

dusty dusty
 

How can the company still sale MTC when there is no longer any support?


Re: Files for this group

Pamela Rezach
 

I agree! Thanks so much, Julie, for the quick responce.


On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 7:39 PM, mama brood
<r.bijma2@...> wrote:

WOW! Julie you are quick!!! I was searching through former posts about this, but you already answered my questions! You are such amazing persons, thanks so much!

I will get working with MTC right away tomorrow!! (IT’s 2.30 am over here, so I think I should get some sleep before getting tot he fob right? Haha…)

Thanks so much and greetings from the Netherlands,

Marijke

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Julie Flanagan
Verzonden: zaterdag 19 december 2020 01:49
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; mama brood <r.bijma2@...>
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

The MTC Gallery is back on line, but only about half of the original files are available. I am not sure if we add new files to the gallery if they will show up there. Right now the oldest and the newest files are not available. Some you can see the thumbnail, but the actual file is not available. 

 

There is an MTC Thumbnail viewer that allows you to see the thumbnails in your system file folders if you select the Large or Extra large view. You can download the Viewer here: http://www.make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx

The nice thing about the downloadable archived files, is that they are filed according to topic, so finding what you need is easier.

 

Julie

 

On 12/18/2020 4:16 PM mama brood <r.bijma2@...> wrote:

 

 

WOW Sandy what a lot of working saving all these files for us…..thank you so much!

I finally start understanding and using MTC a little bit…took me such a long time haha.

But still have so  many questions:

 

  • Can I some way get those files into the MTC gallery or do I just save those (collection 1 and collection 2) in some maps I create on my own computer (since the gallery was online and not anymore?)
  • If so: can I add more maps tot he gallery or import other files into the gallery?
  • Am I understanding it right that if the gallery is closed/unusable you just have to search through all the files of all the so painfully rescued files and open them to see what they are or is there a quicker way to go through them?

A you see I still never got to using the software well I am sorry: just getting started now and am still ignorant but willing to try and learn…..

 

Greetings and so many thanks for all the great work everyone is doing, especially Sandy….

Marijke

 

 

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Liz Ackerman
Verzonden: zaterdag 12 december 2020 00:28
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

There are a number of gallery items that still have a thumbnail view but the underlying MTC or SVG file that it links to does not exist - you get a blank layer in MTC instead. Very early files were lost in a website upgrade a long time ago, and then we lost some more in the middle at another time.

Files saved from the Gallery are available from a google drive. Last items on this page:

https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

Thanks to Sandy McCauley and some others who spent time downloading files from the Gallery as insurance.

Liz

On 12/11/2020 7:46 AM, Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:

I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks

-- 
Liz A.

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


Re: Files for this group

mama brood
 

WOW! Julie you are quick!!! I was searching through former posts about this, but you already answered my questions! You are such amazing persons, thanks so much!

I will get working with MTC right away tomorrow!! (IT’s 2.30 am over here, so I think I should get some sleep before getting tot he fob right? Haha…)

Thanks so much and greetings from the Netherlands,

Marijke

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Julie Flanagan
Verzonden: zaterdag 19 december 2020 01:49
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io; mama brood <r.bijma2@...>
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

The MTC Gallery is back on line, but only about half of the original files are available. I am not sure if we add new files to the gallery if they will show up there. Right now the oldest and the newest files are not available. Some you can see the thumbnail, but the actual file is not available. 

 

There is an MTC Thumbnail viewer that allows you to see the thumbnails in your system file folders if you select the Large or Extra large view. You can download the Viewer here: http://www.make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx

The nice thing about the downloadable archived files, is that they are filed according to topic, so finding what you need is easier.

 

Julie

 

On 12/18/2020 4:16 PM mama brood <r.bijma2@...> wrote:

 

 

WOW Sandy what a lot of working saving all these files for us…..thank you so much!

I finally start understanding and using MTC a little bit…took me such a long time haha.

But still have so  many questions:

 

  • Can I some way get those files into the MTC gallery or do I just save those (collection 1 and collection 2) in some maps I create on my own computer (since the gallery was online and not anymore?)
  • If so: can I add more maps tot he gallery or import other files into the gallery?
  • Am I understanding it right that if the gallery is closed/unusable you just have to search through all the files of all the so painfully rescued files and open them to see what they are or is there a quicker way to go through them?

A you see I still never got to using the software well I am sorry: just getting started now and am still ignorant but willing to try and learn…..

 

Greetings and so many thanks for all the great work everyone is doing, especially Sandy….

Marijke

 

 

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Liz Ackerman
Verzonden: zaterdag 12 december 2020 00:28
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

There are a number of gallery items that still have a thumbnail view but the underlying MTC or SVG file that it links to does not exist - you get a blank layer in MTC instead. Very early files were lost in a website upgrade a long time ago, and then we lost some more in the middle at another time.

Files saved from the Gallery are available from a google drive. Last items on this page:

https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

Thanks to Sandy McCauley and some others who spent time downloading files from the Gallery as insurance.

Liz

On 12/11/2020 7:46 AM, Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:

I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks

-- 
Liz A.

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


Re: Files for this group

Pamela Rezach
 

I'm having the same problem as this person mentioned - copied from the list:

Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:

I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks

I haven't been able to use my MTC for several years because of this. I really miss it! I used it al the time before this problem. Can anyone provide a solution?
Pamela Rezach

On Dec 18, 2020 6:16 PM, mama brood <r.bijma2@...> wrote:

WOW Sandy what a lot of working saving all these files for us…..thank you so much!

I finally start understanding and using MTC a little bit…took me such a long time haha.

But still have so  many questions:

 

  • Can I some way get those files into the MTC gallery or do I just save those (collection 1 and collection 2) in some maps I create on my own computer (since the gallery was online and not anymore?)
  • If so: can I add more maps tot he gallery or import other files into the gallery?
  • Am I understanding it right that if the gallery is closed/unusable you just have to search through all the files of all the so painfully rescued files and open them to see what they are or is there a quicker way to go through them?

A you see I still never got to using the software well I am sorry: just getting started now and am still ignorant but willing to try and learn…..

 

Greetings and so many thanks for all the great work everyone is doing, especially Sandy….

Marijke

 

 

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Liz Ackerman
Verzonden: zaterdag 12 december 2020 00:28
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

There are a number of gallery items that still have a thumbnail view but the underlying MTC or SVG file that it links to does not exist - you get a blank layer in MTC instead. Very early files were lost in a website upgrade a long time ago, and then we lost some more in the middle at another time.

Files saved from the Gallery are available from a google drive. Last items on this page:

https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

Thanks to Sandy McCauley and some others who spent time downloading files from the Gallery as insurance.

Liz

On 12/11/2020 7:46 AM, Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:

I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks

-- 
Liz A.

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com



Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

The MTC Gallery is back on line, but only about half of the original files are available. I am not sure if we add new files to the gallery if they will show up there. Right now the oldest and the newest files are not available. Some you can see the thumbnail, but the actual file is not available. 
 
There is an MTC Thumbnail viewer that allows you to see the thumbnails in your system file folders if you select the Large or Extra large view. You can download the Viewer here: http://www.make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx
The nice thing about the downloadable archived files, is that they are filed according to topic, so finding what you need is easier.
 
Julie
 

On 12/18/2020 4:16 PM mama brood <r.bijma2@...> wrote:
 
 

WOW Sandy what a lot of working saving all these files for us…..thank you so much!

I finally start understanding and using MTC a little bit…took me such a long time haha.

But still have so  many questions:

 

  • Can I some way get those files into the MTC gallery or do I just save those (collection 1 and collection 2) in some maps I create on my own computer (since the gallery was online and not anymore?)
  • If so: can I add more maps tot he gallery or import other files into the gallery?
  • Am I understanding it right that if the gallery is closed/unusable you just have to search through all the files of all the so painfully rescued files and open them to see what they are or is there a quicker way to go through them?

A you see I still never got to using the software well I am sorry: just getting started now and am still ignorant but willing to try and learn…..

 

Greetings and so many thanks for all the great work everyone is doing, especially Sandy….

Marijke

 

 

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Liz Ackerman
Verzonden: zaterdag 12 december 2020 00:28
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

There are a number of gallery items that still have a thumbnail view but the underlying MTC or SVG file that it links to does not exist - you get a blank layer in MTC instead. Very early files were lost in a website upgrade a long time ago, and then we lost some more in the middle at another time.

Files saved from the Gallery are available from a google drive. Last items on this page:

https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

Thanks to Sandy McCauley and some others who spent time downloading files from the Gallery as insurance.

Liz

On 12/11/2020 7:46 AM, Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:

I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks

-- 
Liz A.

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


Re: Files for this group

mama brood
 

WOW Sandy what a lot of working saving all these files for us…..thank you so much!

I finally start understanding and using MTC a little bit…took me such a long time haha.

But still have so  many questions:

 

  • Can I some way get those files into the MTC gallery or do I just save those (collection 1 and collection 2) in some maps I create on my own computer (since the gallery was online and not anymore?)
  • If so: can I add more maps tot he gallery or import other files into the gallery?
  • Am I understanding it right that if the gallery is closed/unusable you just have to search through all the files of all the so painfully rescued files and open them to see what they are or is there a quicker way to go through them?

A you see I still never got to using the software well I am sorry: just getting started now and am still ignorant but willing to try and learn…..

 

Greetings and so many thanks for all the great work everyone is doing, especially Sandy….

Marijke

 

 

 

Van: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> Namens Liz Ackerman
Verzonden: zaterdag 12 december 2020 00:28
Aan: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group

 

There are a number of gallery items that still have a thumbnail view but the underlying MTC or SVG file that it links to does not exist - you get a blank layer in MTC instead. Very early files were lost in a website upgrade a long time ago, and then we lost some more in the middle at another time.

Files saved from the Gallery are available from a google drive. Last items on this page:

https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

Thanks to Sandy McCauley and some others who spent time downloading files from the Gallery as insurance.

Liz

On 12/11/2020 7:46 AM, Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:

I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks

-- 
Liz A.

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: My zing is dying

Elisabeth Bier
 

Brenda,
Please contact me directly at
E l i s a b e t h . b i e r at gmail . com

Take out the spaces between the letters and notice that my name is spelled with a s not a z.
Elisabeth

On Dec 12, 2020, at 10:58 AM, Brenda Bennett via groups.io <bea4him_true=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have a Zing that I would sell. It is very slightly used. I could just never get the hang of it and bought a Cricut Maker instead, which I love.

Have a blessed day!

On Dec 11, 2020, at 10:38 PM, Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you so much.
I already own a Cameo, it was the first plotter I bought after my Cricut small (forgot the name for the little ones) and Expression.
Then I bought the zing and it worked fine for many years. The laser stopped working, so it was hard to cut. I bought one second hand and that one now stopped working, it does not cut any more.
I hate to throw good money after bad so am considering a new plotter.
I would not mind buying another second hand Zing from someone who does not use it much. That is so common, someone buys it, and does not use it.
Pazzles in the past always has had deals, but not this year?

Over the years you have spoken so highly of the Pazzles that I am seriously considering it. But it would require me to learn another soft ware program, grr.

I am NOT as tech savvy as you are, but not completely lost either.
For now my Silouette works with the plug in from MTC, and I do have the designer version of their software, just not installed on my current computer. I even found my “key”.

Since all I cut and probably will cut is cardstock and paper And a tiny bit vinyl, I’m probably fine for now. For print and cut I guess I have to learn Silouette designer software. Are you familiar with their pnc?

I love to be able to whip up cards and scrapbook pages so easily. For the grandkids, I love pnc, they don’t appreciate the svg piecing.

Thanks so much Julie

Elisabeth
On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@comcast.net> wrote:
I like to have perfect cuts. I test each machine I get for accuracy. Most machines do not cut accurately. I prefer Pazzles, because I can adjust the step size so that a 10" square on the screen cuts a perfect 10" on the mat. It is a multi-purpose cutter that is easy to use and ships with excellent software that allows import and export of SVG files and advanced editing features. It cuts with up to 1000 grams of pressure, so that it can cut a wide variety of media. I use this machine the most. Also, I can export my MTC designs as SVG, and those import into the Pazzles software at the correct size, and will imbed JPG images for print and cut. No Internet connection is required, unless I want to access the built in Image Gallery.

I like Scan N Cut because it cuts around printed media or stamps, etc. I really appreciate the wide format scanner. A SNC is worth it to me, if only for its scanning. I can scan and save images of my 12"x12" scrapbook pages. I can use this machine without a computer and without internet if needed. This is the first choice among our grandchildren.

The only machine that I have that will cut unstiffened fabric as well as very thin papers such as crepe, construction, tissue, etc. is the Cricut Maker with rotary tool. I HATE using their software, though. So I create my designs in other software, export as SVG and import into Cricut Design Space. For most other projects, I use my other cutters. Relies on a fast Internet speed on my end as well as on their server. Peak usage times make this a real pain at times. Software crashes are too common.

Silhouette Studio software does not work on my computer, and the Cameo features still use a very low cutting pressure of 210 grams with its main tool. Additional tools are required, and don't always work for cutting specialty media with its 2nd cutting head. Software fixes are needed before I will invest in another Cameo. You need to purchase a major upgrade to their Business edition if you want to export your own designs in SVG format. And opening SVG files requires a software upgrade to Designer Edition.

Julie

On 12/11/2020 11:18 AM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:

I have two actually. I know that you Julie have a ton of different ones. I could perhaps send it in to be fixed, but that is very costly and I hate to throw good money after bad.

Which one do you recommend and why? Pazzles?

Elisabeth













Re: Make The Cut Gallery is Working!

dusty dusty
 

If the owner is no longer supporting the program it would be niece if he would just take out the code so that you would not need to register or active it.  My not supporting it or caring that it gets no money from it maybe if anyone knows him they could request that they do it for those put who you have the program and own it but misplaced their key.


Re: My zing is dying

Brenda Bennett
 

I have a Zing that I would sell. It is very slightly used. I could just never get the hang of it and bought a Cricut Maker instead, which I love.

Have a blessed day!

On Dec 11, 2020, at 10:38 PM, Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you so much.
I already own a Cameo, it was the first plotter I bought after my Cricut small (forgot the name for the little ones) and Expression.
Then I bought the zing and it worked fine for many years. The laser stopped working, so it was hard to cut. I bought one second hand and that one now stopped working, it does not cut any more.
I hate to throw good money after bad so am considering a new plotter.
I would not mind buying another second hand Zing from someone who does not use it much. That is so common, someone buys it, and does not use it.
Pazzles in the past always has had deals, but not this year?

Over the years you have spoken so highly of the Pazzles that I am seriously considering it. But it would require me to learn another soft ware program, grr.

I am NOT as tech savvy as you are, but not completely lost either.
For now my Silouette works with the plug in from MTC, and I do have the designer version of their software, just not installed on my current computer. I even found my “key”.

Since all I cut and probably will cut is cardstock and paper And a tiny bit vinyl, I’m probably fine for now. For print and cut I guess I have to learn Silouette designer software. Are you familiar with their pnc?

I love to be able to whip up cards and scrapbook pages so easily. For the grandkids, I love pnc, they don’t appreciate the svg piecing.

Thanks so much Julie

Elisabeth
On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@comcast.net> wrote:

I like to have perfect cuts. I test each machine I get for accuracy. Most machines do not cut accurately. I prefer Pazzles, because I can adjust the step size so that a 10" square on the screen cuts a perfect 10" on the mat. It is a multi-purpose cutter that is easy to use and ships with excellent software that allows import and export of SVG files and advanced editing features. It cuts with up to 1000 grams of pressure, so that it can cut a wide variety of media. I use this machine the most. Also, I can export my MTC designs as SVG, and those import into the Pazzles software at the correct size, and will imbed JPG images for print and cut. No Internet connection is required, unless I want to access the built in Image Gallery.

I like Scan N Cut because it cuts around printed media or stamps, etc. I really appreciate the wide format scanner. A SNC is worth it to me, if only for its scanning. I can scan and save images of my 12"x12" scrapbook pages. I can use this machine without a computer and without internet if needed. This is the first choice among our grandchildren.

The only machine that I have that will cut unstiffened fabric as well as very thin papers such as crepe, construction, tissue, etc. is the Cricut Maker with rotary tool. I HATE using their software, though. So I create my designs in other software, export as SVG and import into Cricut Design Space. For most other projects, I use my other cutters. Relies on a fast Internet speed on my end as well as on their server. Peak usage times make this a real pain at times. Software crashes are too common.

Silhouette Studio software does not work on my computer, and the Cameo features still use a very low cutting pressure of 210 grams with its main tool. Additional tools are required, and don't always work for cutting specialty media with its 2nd cutting head. Software fixes are needed before I will invest in another Cameo. You need to purchase a major upgrade to their Business edition if you want to export your own designs in SVG format. And opening SVG files requires a software upgrade to Designer Edition.

Julie

On 12/11/2020 11:18 AM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:

I have two actually. I know that you Julie have a ton of different ones. I could perhaps send it in to be fixed, but that is very costly and I hate to throw good money after bad.

Which one do you recommend and why? Pazzles?

Elisabeth









Re: My zing is dying

Julie Flanagan
 

Silhouette PNC has not been perfect for me in the past. I cannot speak for the newest machines and software, as the software to run the new machines does not work on my computer.

Pazzles PNC works for me. And if I want to do a PNC without registration marks, Scan N Cut cuts around printed shapes nicely.

Julie

On 12/11/2020 3:35 PM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:


Thank you so much.
I already own a Cameo, it was the first plotter I bought after my Cricut small (forgot the name for the little ones) and Expression.
Then I bought the zing and it worked fine for many years. The laser stopped working, so it was hard to cut. I bought one second hand and that one now stopped working, it does not cut any more.
I hate to throw good money after bad so am considering a new plotter.
I would not mind buying another second hand Zing from someone who does not use it much. That is so common, someone buys it, and does not use it.
Pazzles in the past always has had deals, but not this year?

Over the years you have spoken so highly of the Pazzles that I am seriously considering it. But it would require me to learn another soft ware program, grr.

I am NOT as tech savvy as you are, but not completely lost either.
For now my Silouette works with the plug in from MTC, and I do have the designer version of their software, just not installed on my current computer. I even found my “key”.

Since all I cut and probably will cut is cardstock and paper And a tiny bit vinyl, I’m probably fine for now. For print and cut I guess I have to learn Silouette designer software. Are you familiar with their pnc?

I love to be able to whip up cards and scrapbook pages so easily. For the grandkids, I love pnc, they don’t appreciate the svg piecing.

Thanks so much Julie

Elisabeth
On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@comcast.net> wrote:

I like to have perfect cuts. I test each machine I get for accuracy. Most machines do not cut accurately. I prefer Pazzles, because I can adjust the step size so that a 10" square on the screen cuts a perfect 10" on the mat. It is a multi-purpose cutter that is easy to use and ships with excellent software that allows import and export of SVG files and advanced editing features. It cuts with up to 1000 grams of pressure, so that it can cut a wide variety of media. I use this machine the most. Also, I can export my MTC designs as SVG, and those import into the Pazzles software at the correct size, and will imbed JPG images for print and cut. No Internet connection is required, unless I want to access the built in Image Gallery.

I like Scan N Cut because it cuts around printed media or stamps, etc. I really appreciate the wide format scanner. A SNC is worth it to me, if only for its scanning. I can scan and save images of my 12"x12" scrapbook pages. I can use this machine without a computer and without internet if needed. This is the first choice among our grandchildren.

The only machine that I have that will cut unstiffened fabric as well as very thin papers such as crepe, construction, tissue, etc. is the Cricut Maker with rotary tool. I HATE using their software, though. So I create my designs in other software, export as SVG and import into Cricut Design Space. For most other projects, I use my other cutters. Relies on a fast Internet speed on my end as well as on their server. Peak usage times make this a real pain at times. Software crashes are too common.

Silhouette Studio software does not work on my computer, and the Cameo features still use a very low cutting pressure of 210 grams with its main tool. Additional tools are required, and don't always work for cutting specialty media with its 2nd cutting head. Software fixes are needed before I will invest in another Cameo. You need to purchase a major upgrade to their Business edition if you want to export your own designs in SVG format. And opening SVG files requires a software upgrade to Designer Edition.

Julie

On 12/11/2020 11:18 AM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:


I have two actually. I know that you Julie have a ton of different ones. I could perhaps send it in to be fixed, but that is very costly and I hate to throw good money after bad.

Which one do you recommend and why? Pazzles?

Elisabeth







Re: My zing is dying

Elisabeth Bier
 

Thank you so much.
I already own a Cameo, it was the first plotter I bought after my Cricut small (forgot the name for the little ones) and Expression.
Then I bought the zing and it worked fine for many years. The laser stopped working, so it was hard to cut. I bought one second hand and that one now stopped working, it does not cut any more.
I hate to throw good money after bad so am considering a new plotter.
I would not mind buying another second hand Zing from someone who does not use it much. That is so common, someone buys it, and does not use it.
Pazzles in the past always has had deals, but not this year?

Over the years you have spoken so highly of the Pazzles that I am seriously considering it. But it would require me to learn another soft ware program, grr.

I am NOT as tech savvy as you are, but not completely lost either.
For now my Silouette works with the plug in from MTC, and I do have the designer version of their software, just not installed on my current computer. I even found my “key”.

Since all I cut and probably will cut is cardstock and paper And a tiny bit vinyl, I’m probably fine for now. For print and cut I guess I have to learn Silouette designer software. Are you familiar with their pnc?

I love to be able to whip up cards and scrapbook pages so easily. For the grandkids, I love pnc, they don’t appreciate the svg piecing.

Thanks so much Julie

Elisabeth

On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@comcast.net> wrote:

I like to have perfect cuts. I test each machine I get for accuracy. Most machines do not cut accurately. I prefer Pazzles, because I can adjust the step size so that a 10" square on the screen cuts a perfect 10" on the mat. It is a multi-purpose cutter that is easy to use and ships with excellent software that allows import and export of SVG files and advanced editing features. It cuts with up to 1000 grams of pressure, so that it can cut a wide variety of media. I use this machine the most. Also, I can export my MTC designs as SVG, and those import into the Pazzles software at the correct size, and will imbed JPG images for print and cut. No Internet connection is required, unless I want to access the built in Image Gallery.

I like Scan N Cut because it cuts around printed media or stamps, etc. I really appreciate the wide format scanner. A SNC is worth it to me, if only for its scanning. I can scan and save images of my 12"x12" scrapbook pages. I can use this machine without a computer and without internet if needed. This is the first choice among our grandchildren.

The only machine that I have that will cut unstiffened fabric as well as very thin papers such as crepe, construction, tissue, etc. is the Cricut Maker with rotary tool. I HATE using their software, though. So I create my designs in other software, export as SVG and import into Cricut Design Space. For most other projects, I use my other cutters. Relies on a fast Internet speed on my end as well as on their server. Peak usage times make this a real pain at times. Software crashes are too common.

Silhouette Studio software does not work on my computer, and the Cameo features still use a very low cutting pressure of 210 grams with its main tool. Additional tools are required, and don't always work for cutting specialty media with its 2nd cutting head. Software fixes are needed before I will invest in another Cameo. You need to purchase a major upgrade to their Business edition if you want to export your own designs in SVG format. And opening SVG files requires a software upgrade to Designer Edition.

Julie

On 12/11/2020 11:18 AM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:


I have two actually. I know that you Julie have a ton of different ones. I could perhaps send it in to be fixed, but that is very costly and I hate to throw good money after bad.

Which one do you recommend and why? Pazzles?

Elisabeth






Re: Files for this group

Liz Ackerman
 

There are a number of gallery items that still have a thumbnail view but the underlying MTC or SVG file that it links to does not exist - you get a blank layer in MTC instead. Very early files were lost in a website upgrade a long time ago, and then we lost some more in the middle at another time.

Files saved from the Gallery are available from a google drive. Last items on this page:

https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

Thanks to Sandy McCauley and some others who spent time downloading files from the Gallery as insurance.

Liz

On 12/11/2020 7:46 AM, Jstfrmnita via groups.io wrote:
I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks
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Re: Files for this group

Liz Ackerman
 

There are so many who are still feeling this way.

On 12/11/2020 12:33 PM, Janet Schaefer wrote:
Same here. I have a 12 year old Cricut Expression and when it dies I’ll never buy another Provocraft machine.
 
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group
 
Yes, it is business practices like that which prevent me from buying provocraft machines.   This is not the only sort of dirty thing they have done, so I don’t buy from them.   It’s the only way to send a message.


On Dec 11, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Liz Ackerman <ackerliz@...> wrote:



Yes it is! However SCAL5 does not cut to any Cricut by itself. You need to find and install a plugin call libcutter. That enables the communication between SCAL and Cricut, which is what MTC and SCAL had to remove from their programs when the lawsuits were settled. The addition of the libcutter is a direct violation of Cricut copyright - so assume that if you install it you are in contravention of copyright, but SCAL can claim they didn't author it (although there is consensus they did or they assisted) nor are they selling it, so nothing at this point has been done by ProvoCraft to stop it. The libcutter plugin only works with legacy Cricut cutters and if it cuts to newer ones, its just basic cutting, doesn't do anything with AutoBlade, or two headed cutters, etc.

I do believe that ProvoCraft kind of learned a lesson...do not mess with people and their cutters or they will cut you off like a diseased limb and move on to something else, and may never come back. Most Cricut users today have never heard of MTC or SCAL or the lawsuits, so they buy oblivious to the past history.

On 12/11/2020 9:33 AM, salley schwartz via groups.io wrote:
Julie,
   How can SCAL 5 cut with Crichton. I thought that was exactly what MTC and SCAL got sued for?


On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 9:31 AM, salley schwartz
Thank you Liz for that information. Unfortunately I will not be able to pursue that avenue.
           Salley


On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM, Graham Toal
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 12:22 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.

 
I'm sure you must have already exhausted all the ways of recovering your MTC registration, so I won't ask about that; instead may I ask why you need a new machine?  If you have a lot of files that are in .mtc format only, then you need another copy of MTC (or at least a licence key - I'm sure someone who no longer uses their MTC could resell their key to transfer ownership, no?) to read those old files, and a new machine won't help; however if your files are in some other format than mtc (eg svg) then why do you need a new machine?  There are alternative ways of driving many machines that don't involve using MTC (or SCAL).  For example https://codelv.com/projects/inkcut/
 
Graham
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Liz A.

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Liz A.


Re: Files for this group

Janet Schaefer
 

Same here. I have a 12 year old Cricut Expression and when it dies I’ll never buy another Provocraft machine.
 

Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Files for this group
 
Yes, it is business practices like that which prevent me from buying provocraft machines.   This is not the only sort of dirty thing they have done, so I don’t buy from them.   It’s the only way to send a message.


On Dec 11, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Liz Ackerman <ackerliz@...> wrote:



Yes it is! However SCAL5 does not cut to any Cricut by itself. You need to find and install a plugin call libcutter. That enables the communication between SCAL and Cricut, which is what MTC and SCAL had to remove from their programs when the lawsuits were settled. The addition of the libcutter is a direct violation of Cricut copyright - so assume that if you install it you are in contravention of copyright, but SCAL can claim they didn't author it (although there is consensus they did or they assisted) nor are they selling it, so nothing at this point has been done by ProvoCraft to stop it. The libcutter plugin only works with legacy Cricut cutters and if it cuts to newer ones, its just basic cutting, doesn't do anything with AutoBlade, or two headed cutters, etc.

I do believe that ProvoCraft kind of learned a lesson...do not mess with people and their cutters or they will cut you off like a diseased limb and move on to something else, and may never come back. Most Cricut users today have never heard of MTC or SCAL or the lawsuits, so they buy oblivious to the past history.

On 12/11/2020 9:33 AM, salley schwartz via groups.io wrote:
Julie,
   How can SCAL 5 cut with Crichton. I thought that was exactly what MTC and SCAL got sued for?


On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 9:31 AM, salley schwartz
Thank you Liz for that information. Unfortunately I will not be able to pursue that avenue.
           Salley


On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM, Graham Toal
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 12:22 PM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It seems that since I can't recover my MTC registration number I will need to buy a new machine to use my years of saved files. How do I find Julie's reviews of cutting machines and other files on this group.

 
I'm sure you must have already exhausted all the ways of recovering your MTC registration, so I won't ask about that; instead may I ask why you need a new machine?  If you have a lot of files that are in .mtc format only, then you need another copy of MTC (or at least a licence key - I'm sure someone who no longer uses their MTC could resell their key to transfer ownership, no?) to read those old files, and a new machine won't help; however if your files are in some other format than mtc (eg svg) then why do you need a new machine?  There are alternative ways of driving many machines that don't involve using MTC (or SCAL).  For example https://codelv.com/projects/inkcut/
 
Graham
-- 
Liz A.

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: My zing is dying

Julie Flanagan
 

I like to have perfect cuts. I test each machine I get for accuracy. Most machines do not cut accurately. I prefer Pazzles, because I can adjust the step size so that a 10" square on the screen cuts a perfect 10" on the mat. It is a multi-purpose cutter that is easy to use and ships with excellent software that allows import and export of SVG files and advanced editing features. It cuts with up to 1000 grams of pressure, so that it can cut a wide variety of media. I use this machine the most. Also, I can export my MTC designs as SVG, and those import into the Pazzles software at the correct size, and will imbed JPG images for print and cut. No Internet connection is required, unless I want to access the built in Image Gallery.

I like Scan N Cut because it cuts around printed media or stamps, etc. I really appreciate the wide format scanner. A SNC is worth it to me, if only for its scanning. I can scan and save images of my 12"x12" scrapbook pages. I can use this machine without a computer and without internet if needed. This is the first choice among our grandchildren.

The only machine that I have that will cut unstiffened fabric as well as very thin papers such as crepe, construction, tissue, etc. is the Cricut Maker with rotary tool. I HATE using their software, though. So I create my designs in other software, export as SVG and import into Cricut Design Space. For most other projects, I use my other cutters. Relies on a fast Internet speed on my end as well as on their server. Peak usage times make this a real pain at times. Software crashes are too common.

Silhouette Studio software does not work on my computer, and the Cameo features still use a very low cutting pressure of 210 grams with its main tool. Additional tools are required, and don't always work for cutting specialty media with its 2nd cutting head. Software fixes are needed before I will invest in another Cameo. You need to purchase a major upgrade to their Business edition if you want to export your own designs in SVG format. And opening SVG files requires a software upgrade to Designer Edition.

Julie

On 12/11/2020 11:18 AM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@gmail.com> wrote:


I have two actually. I know that you Julie have a ton of different ones. I could perhaps send it in to be fixed, but that is very costly and I hate to throw good money after bad.

Which one do you recommend and why? Pazzles?

Elisabeth



Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

You probably do not need the Pro version of SCAL unless you want to cut vinyl pieces longer than 24" on a machine without a mat.
 
Julie

On 12/11/2020 11:20 AM Elisabeth Bier <elisabeth.bier@...> wrote:
 
 
Good answer. I was thinking if I do have to get a SCAL, which version do I need? All I do is cards, scrapbooking, pnc, and a tiny bit of vinyl.

 

On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

I don't need the pro version of SCAL. It is not likely that you do either. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 10:57 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
Thank you again Liz for that detailed explanation. It sounds like that is probably what I need because even if I  buy a new machine I won't be able to open my old MTC files with out SCAL. With SCAL can I  convert my MTC to SVG? Sorry if this has already been addressed. When it comes to tech I'm not the brightest crayon in the box. 
   I am one of those people who has a prejudice against Cricut. 
  I hope this will be my last question. Do I need the professional version of SCAL. I can't find a description of the difference on the website.
       So grateful to you and Julie 
                  Salley

 

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:28 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
You may see a thumbnail of a design in the Gallery, but it may not work if it was added before 2013. There were over 15,000 files in the Gallery, but some were lost from the server for unknown reasons. I think that there are only half of those that are usable in the Gallery right now. However the lost files and more have been restored, and made available by Sandy McCauley on a Google Drive. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 6:46 AM Jstfrmnita via groups.io <jstfrmnita@...> wrote:
 
 
I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks
 


My zing is dying

Elisabeth Bier
 

I have two actually. I know that you Julie have a ton of different ones. I could perhaps send it in to be fixed, but that is very costly and I hate to throw good money after bad.

Which one do you recommend and why? Pazzles?

Elisabeth


Re: Files for this group

Elisabeth Bier
 

Good answer. I was thinking if I do have to get a SCAL, which version do I need? All I do is cards, scrapbooking, pnc, and a tiny bit of vinyl.


On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:


I don't need the pro version of SCAL. It is not likely that you do either. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 10:57 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
Thank you again Liz for that detailed explanation. It sounds like that is probably what I need because even if I  buy a new machine I won't be able to open my old MTC files with out SCAL. With SCAL can I  convert my MTC to SVG? Sorry if this has already been addressed. When it comes to tech I'm not the brightest crayon in the box. 
   I am one of those people who has a prejudice against Cricut. 
  I hope this will be my last question. Do I need the professional version of SCAL. I can't find a description of the difference on the website.
       So grateful to you and Julie 
                  Salley

 

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:28 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
You may see a thumbnail of a design in the Gallery, but it may not work if it was added before 2013. There were over 15,000 files in the Gallery, but some were lost from the server for unknown reasons. I think that there are only half of those that are usable in the Gallery right now. However the lost files and more have been restored, and made available by Sandy McCauley on a Google Drive. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 6:46 AM Jstfrmnita via groups.io <jstfrmnita@...> wrote:
 
 
I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks
 


Re: Files for this group

salley schwartz
 

Thanks again to all of you who have chimed  in to help me out.
         Salley


On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 12:17 PM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
I don't need the pro version of SCAL. It is not likely that you do either. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 10:57 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
Thank you again Liz for that detailed explanation. It sounds like that is probably what I need because even if I  buy a new machine I won't be able to open my old MTC files with out SCAL. With SCAL can I  convert my MTC to SVG? Sorry if this has already been addressed. When it comes to tech I'm not the brightest crayon in the box. 
   I am one of those people who has a prejudice against Cricut. 
  I hope this will be my last question. Do I need the professional version of SCAL. I can't find a description of the difference on the website.
       So grateful to you and Julie 
                  Salley

 

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:28 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
You may see a thumbnail of a design in the Gallery, but it may not work if it was added before 2013. There were over 15,000 files in the Gallery, but some were lost from the server for unknown reasons. I think that there are only half of those that are usable in the Gallery right now. However the lost files and more have been restored, and made available by Sandy McCauley on a Google Drive. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 6:46 AM Jstfrmnita via groups.io <jstfrmnita@...> wrote:
 
 
I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks
 


Re: Files for this group

Julie Flanagan
 

I don't need the pro version of SCAL. It is not likely that you do either. 
 
Julie

On 12/11/2020 10:57 AM salley schwartz via groups.io <salleys@...> wrote:
 
 
Thank you again Liz for that detailed explanation. It sounds like that is probably what I need because even if I  buy a new machine I won't be able to open my old MTC files with out SCAL. With SCAL can I  convert my MTC to SVG? Sorry if this has already been addressed. When it comes to tech I'm not the brightest crayon in the box. 
   I am one of those people who has a prejudice against Cricut. 
  I hope this will be my last question. Do I need the professional version of SCAL. I can't find a description of the difference on the website.
       So grateful to you and Julie 
                  Salley

 

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:28 AM, Julie Flanagan
<craftymusician@...> wrote:
You may see a thumbnail of a design in the Gallery, but it may not work if it was added before 2013. There were over 15,000 files in the Gallery, but some were lost from the server for unknown reasons. I think that there are only half of those that are usable in the Gallery right now. However the lost files and more have been restored, and made available by Sandy McCauley on a Google Drive. 
 
Julie
On 12/11/2020 6:46 AM Jstfrmnita via groups.io <jstfrmnita@...> wrote:
 
 
I have been able to open the gallery in MTC, but when I try to download an image, I get a blank. How do you get it into your project? Thanks
 

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