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Make the Cut no longer opening - Mac user

Hi All, 

since upgrading my MacBook to macOS Catalina Make the Cut no longer opens. I have followed instructions that someone posted a couple of years ago regarding similar issues when they upgraded to macOS Sierra, however that does appear to work. If anyone has experience similar issues and resolved it please can you help me out :) making my Kliknkut redundant  :'(



  • MeFlickMeFlick Member Posts: 9,305
    edited April 2020
    Unfortunately, when the Catalina update came out, the Mac computer's ability to work with 32 bit applications like Make the Cut went away. It only works with programs that are for 64 bit.  Since MTC has not been updated in a number of years, it has not been updated to be a 64 bit application. 
    Post edited by MeFlick on
    Go Vols!
    Cutting with 18" Silver Bullet and a KNK Force (the rest are collecting dust!)
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,866
    There's another program that will cut to your KNK and it's a true Mac program, actively supported and updated by its creator.  You can read it about it here:


    There's a trial version there that you can download and test out for 15 days. If you have any issues getting it to communicate with your KNK, I'm here to help you. Post away!  :) 

    If you decide to purchase, you can save on the cost by using this link:


    Also, if you tell me which KNK model you own, I'll direct to the best user manual to use. I wrote several KNK with SCAL user manuals and have them on my site. 

    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • JoseJose Member Posts: 2
    I have The same problem and i still have not resolved the problem. I tired everything. and I can not get in contact with anyone from Make The Cut., This is real frustrating .!!
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,949
    @Jose - MTC will not work on a Mac running Catalina - it is 64 bit and does not run 32 bit programs, which is what MTC is. So choices are to purchase SCAL as described above, or resort to purchasing a cheap laptop and run MTC on that.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
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