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Does Sure Cuts A Lot Really Work?

The Sure Cuts A Lot software program from Craft Edge helps send the shape you want, including OpenType and True Type fonts, to your craft cutting machine. No special cartridge is needed to work with the SCAL software. Once you download and install the Sure Cuts A Lot software, you will be able to import various image file formats, such as SVG and PDF files, and run the user-friendly WYSIWYG interface to edit, draw, and weld shapes together. Craft Edge makes Sure Cuts A Lot tutorial videos available as well as a free online user forum to learn how to get the most from your craft cutter. Sure Cuts A Lot is compatible with your Windows PC (XP/Vista/7) and Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.4/10.5/10.6) computers and works with Craft ROBO Silhouette/Wishblade and Craftwell eCraft cutters.

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Yes - Great software
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I adore this software. The only limitations are your imagination. I love that if I can think it up I can create it. You CAN save files in SVG format to export to other programs, you can put text on a curved path and so much more.

Melisa Repasky
April 15th, 2011
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Yes - SCAL is good, but a bit hard for me to use
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There are loads of people who swear by SCAL, and I agree it is a very good piece of software to use with your cutting machines that allow it to cut to them (Cricut is one, but due to a lawsuit it may soon not allow that). I prefer MTC as it has features that I prefer, and that seem easier to me to use; I bought both MTC (Make the Cut) and SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) in the same week, and eventually because the developer worked so hard to please us and there were really great features in MTC that SCAL seemed not to have, I worked more and more in MTC and now really don’t like the SCAL for my needs. But I have to say, SCAL will allow you to import .jpg’s and .svg’s to do traces on them to make your own cutting lines out of clip art.. that is very good that .svg’s can be opened. The down side is that as of now you cannot SAVE to the .svg format in SCAL, only in their own .SCUT format that you cannot move to other programs, these .scut will only work with SCAL. MTC will save to .svg, and the files can be used in Inkscape and other cutting programs, which is why I like it better as well. I’ts just an issue of preference perhaps. I’ve seen wonderful work others have created in SCAL, and love that it will cut to a Cricut (right now) without cartridges and allows you to create what you want, but I do find MTC more satisfying to me to use it, and easier to learn. The features seem to be richer in MTC, and as I said, it saves to .svg, so for that reason I now no longer use my SCAL except to open .scut files I have gotten as freebies or from other sources. Try the dowload ‘trial versions’ of both SCAL and MTC to see which is more comfortable for you, both make a good file for cutting, it’s just what you want for yourself and find fits your needs best.

April 14th, 2011
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I got SCAL for Christmas 2009, it has allowed me to use my Cricut E more then the limited cartridges available. I actually USE my Cricut now. With every update- it makes Scal better. I can’t wait to upgrade my cutter to a different more professional machine! Scal and everything about it GREAT!

April 14th, 2011
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Yes - Great Program
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This is a great program. They are constantly listening to their customers and improving the software. I would recommend this software, it does take a bit to learn it–but not too bad.

April 14th, 2011
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Yes - Not easy to learn
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I consider myself computer-literate, have even built a computer myself. But this program just was not intuitive or easy to learn.

Yes, it does what it says it will do, but it is just awkward to use. With the lawsuit against it by Provo Craft it will no longer be usable with the Cricut. I would recommend other programs (like Make The Cut).

April 14th, 2011
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Yes - I ♥ SCAL
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This software revolutionized the way I use my Cricut. In fact, I seldom to never cut with my machine anymore UNLESS I am using something from SCAL.

As a graphic designer, I collect fonts. Currently I have over 15k on my computer and download more all the time. SCAL allows you to cut the fonts on your computer and sites like http;//dafont.com make it easy to find free fonts and dings (shapes) you can cut with to keep your creations cutting edge (no pun intended).

There are some features I wish this software had, like the ability to put text on a curve, but because I am a designer, that’s not hard for me to do in PhotoShop or Illustrator and then trace in SCAL.

I will not be with without this program. If the current legal battle between Provo Craft and SCAL has the same outcome that it did with MTC well then that’s just all the more reason to change machines.

The customer service at SCAL is wonderful and the forum is great. They even sponsor a site that offers you SVG files available for download and always cheaper than any cartridge you can get for a Cricut.

If you ONLY cut your fonts with this software, it is worth it. If you get adventurous though and choose to cut other images, you will be pleasantly surprised at all the options SCAL gives you.

If you don’t already have a cutting machine but are thinking you might LOVE the options SCAL provides, I would encourage you to get a cutter that supports their technology (unlike the Cricut). I personally will be replacing my Cricut with an eCraft because Craftwell is working with SCAL to make their cutter compatible.

Faithfule Creations
April 14th, 2011
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Yes - Very, very pleased with the results
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I use SCAL2 for my cutting projects and very, very pleased with the results. I can print and cut (don’t have to buy the over-priced Cricut Imagine) and I prefer to color my images…not have a printer do it for me…buy store boughten cards if you want them colored already! I can sometimes bypass Inkscape and go directly to SCAL2 or Make the Cut (I also have the Fairy Cut software downloaded onto my laptop and use it occasionally.)and create my files. SCAL2 has the trace option, insert image for print and cut and alot of other features to numerous to mention or I haven’t had a chance to use yet.

Carolyn Smith
April 14th, 2011
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Yes - SCAL is a great product
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SCAL is a wonderful product and one that I would recommend.

Charlene Mcreight
April 14th, 2011
Oregon, USA
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