Hi! I'm on the hunt for a new machine and I'm running into this MTC thing again. I remember when I got my Cameo a couple of years ago (my first cutter!) that I almost got a CriCut, but quickly discovered after some research that they use some weird software that force you to use pre-defined designs, and wouldn't let you import DXFs, which I use since it lets me go between the CAD tools I use, including Inkscape when I need to vectorize an image or convert formats. I remember seeing MTC at the time but researched some drawing tools and found that I could get 99% of my needs met with a free tool called QCAD, and only use Silhouette for positioning. So if you rely on the cutter software shipped with the machine, and you own muliple brands/models, MTC is your answer? Does MTC have drivers for multiple models, and knows how to run each one's full featureset?
I initially got into cutting as part of my efforts to restore a radio, but since then I've done a ton more similar work and am now wanting to cut much thicker and tougher material. I want the force range of a Silver Bullet/KnK machine, but with that I want to be able to control the way the knife interacts with the medium, and path order. Even on thinner stuff my Cameo can cut, and perhaps it's the Silhouette software, but it won't cut closed shapes in one fell swoop every time, it just hops around. Unsure if MTC is required to deal with with these things on certain machines or if it's already available on some.
So if I get MTC, would it work on a Silver Bullet? It's not listed as supported, but that may be okay, I might go for a KnK if MTC plays a big factor. If you have any recommendations on which machines work better than others with MTC versus without it, I'd be interested to know. I also don't see DXF listed on their site as a supported format. It's so common that's got to be an error, I'd be dead without it.