What's New in Cut2D Desktop V10.0





Node Editing

Node Editing can now be performed on multiple vectors selected at the same time. Additionally, individual spans can be dragged interactively, changing their shape in the case of arcs and Beziers, or moving the whole span in the case of lines (or when the Ctrl key is held down). The start and end directions of Bezier curves can be fixed when being dragged directly, by toggling on Keep Bezier Tangency mode. Also, two selected open contours can be joined at two selected end nodes, the direction of the resulting joined vector following the node selection order.

Maintain Object Rotation

When rotating and scaling objects, the original bounds are maintained which allows you to scale rotated objects along their axes more easily and intuitively. Changes to the interactive movement, rotation and scaling in the selection tool. Added support for it in the mirroring and distortion tools.

Bitmap Improvements

Support was added for Bitmap rotation and better integration with general object rotation

Welding Text

The Welding Tool now keeps the internal regions of characters with the option of keeping the original text.

Movable text on the curve

When the text is placed on the curve, its anchor can now be freely moved, rather than being limited to three predefined locations. The text can also be detached from the curve.

Shape Editing Shortcut

If a vector is selected which is able to be modified by one of the shape drawing forms (Circle, Ellipse, Rectangle, Polygon or Star) then pressing E will now automatically open the correct form to allow editing of that shape.

Space Selection behaviour

A change has been made to the behaviour of the Space SelectionAlignment Tools form, by default these will now maintain the X or Y ordering of any selected vectors and space between the top and bottom or left and right items in the selection.

Font List Improvement

The font list on the Create Text form will now save the 5 most recently used fonts at the top of the list to allow quicker selection of frequently used fonts.

Draw Polygon improvements

It is now possible to specify side length in addition to radius when drawing polygons.


Improved Tool Database

The Tool Database was re-designed to provide more powerful means of organizing your tools.

The database now supports multiple materials and machines. This enables the user to define tool geometry once and maintain a set of feeds and speed, organized by combination of material and machine.

New, flexible tool naming scheme will help to make tool names consistent, while allowing advanced users to customize it.

The Tool Database now features a built-in chipload calculator.

VCarving Text

Text is welded automatically with the Welding Tool before being V-Carved. This avoid issues arising when characters intersect with each other.

Preview Shading - Lithophane

A lithophane shading mode has been added to the Toolpath Preview Form to allow a toolpath to be previewed with a backlit effect. The brightness of the preview will vary with the thinnest areas being the brightness and the thicker areas darkest.

Rotary Toolpath Projection

Support projection of toolpaths on the model when they fall outside a Rotary job (for example, when creating a spiral toolpath).

Post Processor List Improvement

The post processor list on the Save Toolpaths form will now save the 5 most recently used post processors at the top of the list to allow quicker selection of frequently used post processors.

Raster strategy improvements

The toolpaths that utilise the raster strategy should now generate more consistent toolpaths in regards to machining direction, even for complex shapes. This should be especially relevant for the 3D Finish Toolpath.

Show All With This Tool

It is now possible to quickly select all the toolpaths using the same tool. See the Toolpath List for more details.

Toolpath groups

It is now possible to organize toolpaths into arbitrary groups. This makes the selection of multiple toolpaths easier, for the purpose of simulation and saving.


Improved access to documentation

The drawing and toolpath tabs now feature a icon. Clicking this icon will open a reference manual page relevant to the currently displayed tool or toolbox.

File Dialog Default

Remember the last location of the File Dialog for a particular operation. See Options Dialog.

Material Texture Importing

Custom textures can be imported more easily directly from the list in Preview Toolpaths dialog and Job Setup.

Tab Resizing

Tabs can be now freely resized, making it easier to use longer names for toolpaths or model components.

Clipping Level Effect

The Clipping effect on the right click menu for levels will dynamically clip the combined components on the level to the closed vectors which were selected when the effect was checked on.