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Large Design

I am interested in doing a family tree for my wall. Of course, the tree is going to be bigger than a 14" mat size, I have with the KNK Zing Air. I thought I read somewhere, many moons ago, that you can design and MTC will split design into different pages (mats). Does anyone have any information regarding this?

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  • GabeGabe Moderator Posts: 4,475
    @lmanda2015‌, try this: While running the MTC program, click on the word HELP at the top of the screen. Then, in the drop-down menu, click on Tutorials and Instruction. Or something like that. :) Then click on Download the manual. Choose whichever form of the manual you prefer. I like the PDF style. Finally search the manual for "Tiling".
  • MeFlickMeFlick Member Posts: 9,119
    Yes, MTC can do that. You want to use the "tiling" feature.
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,334
    Here's a video I made on Tiling:


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  • lmanda2015lmanda2015 Member Posts: 9
    Thanks so much for all the responses! I did come across the Tiler function. When I use the Tiler, it seems that the design shows outside of the cutting area on each of the mat layouts it shows. Is it the version of MTC I am using, or is it user error? I am using an older version to cut on my "dumb" machine. I have ordered a KNK that will be delivered soon. I can't wait. I am hoping the newer version of MTC will solve this issue.

  • lmanda2015lmanda2015 Member Posts: 9
    Thanks Sandy, Great Video! One thing I did not do is change my original size. I left it at what ever it came in as. Is the only reason to change the original size, so that you can use it to lay your pieces over it so that to figure out how the puzzle fits together? Is there any other reason to make the change to the original size? With the KNK Zing Air, can it take materials up to 18"? Wouldn't that allow you to cut edge to egde 14". Does the newer version of MTC have default options for the Zing like it does for the Silhoutte and C?
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,334
    You change the original size based on some particular reason. I believe I mentioned in the video that there might be a situation where make the design a little bit smaller might end up fitting better on the available material you have. But there might be other reasons.

    Yes, the Zing Air can fit materials up to 18" wide and then will cut up to 14" in width (when using Knife Point mode), from the point of where the head is located upon turning on the ZA. In other words, you can;t choose where that 14" range is located on that 18" inserted material because there's no room to shift it right or left. Hope that makes sense!

    There's a plugin at Make The Cut's web site that you download and install. Then the Zing/Zing Air shows up in the menu under Cut Project With.
    Sandy McCauley
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  • lmanda2015lmanda2015 Member Posts: 9
    Thanks Sandy,

    I have done all that you suggested. See my other thread about my Zing not cutting. I did play with tiling but just did not try to cut that yet. Was just excited playing with Make The Cut before I did any more with the Zing Air.
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