Thanks to 611 backers, TECH?NO! BOWL funded on Kickstarter today in what can only be described as the most epic of finishes! BOOM! Not only the game get funded, but we managed to unlock every stretch goal including getting ALL 32 MFL teams in the box! The graphic below chronicles the 30 day drive down the field. You can read my thoughts about it here. WE… DID… GO… ALL… THE… WAY!!!
Question, on the Wargame Vault download site (http://www.wargamevault.com/product/201370/TECHNO-BOWL-Pixel-Block-Players) it says these files are pre-formatted to cut with Silhouette machines. When I import the PDF as a vector, there are no cut lines found. I see the print registration marks, but as far as cutting goes, I don’t see how the software / machine would have any way to know where to cut.
Am I missing something?
It’s my understanding that the black lines are for the cut. I didn’t do the set-up for the Silhouette machines/CraftROBO printers, so I’m not sure. I had someone who does a ton of paper craft business/files do the cutter set-up for me.
Let me know if it’s not working. I’m going to have someone test it for me in the meantime.
Sorry this thing is giving me trouble replying back. If you get a bunch of dupes, I apologize.
Yeah the black lines would be for the cut, but without the cut lines embedded in the PDF as a layer, the machine has no idea where to cut. The registration marks included in the files serve as a point of reference for the machine, but it still needs the software to know where the cuts actually go (like coordinates). This video (https://youtu.be/mSeGXmt6D00?t=33s) shows how it should work. However these files look like this when imported (https://screenpresso.com/=wXJjb). Note the cut line – the software is treating the entire image as a single piece.
So as far as I can tell, the only way to successfully cut these out with the Sillhouette would be to manually draw the cut lines, which for 544 individual pieces would take an extraordinary amount of time. The software does have a trace function which will allow you to cut the outer edge of a highlighted area, but since the graphic extends past the intended cut line, that cannot be used.
Thanks Todd! I’ll change the description for now and either get the files back to the guy that did the Silhouette set-up or see if I can get it sorted out myself.