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  1. These cutters are not designed to cut through material, they need something on the back side to support the material being cut, ie vinyl. They make cutting mats that you can stick your material to so that the cutter can cut all they way through yet still have a "backing" that holds everything in place. Why are you cutting through the vinyl and backing?
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    2002 camaro hood decal

    ha, no Slice answered the OPs request and sent him to a place to buy said decal. Granted, I'm pretty sure op was asking for the design file so they could cut it themselves but they weren't specific and specificity is key in this world.
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    It's Softball Season

    For that design, I would try a solid red circle, then yellow with the red areas cut out, then white, then black. I could see maybe doing the black part of the laces before the white but with practice as haunmana said, you should only have to do as many layers as colors.
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    It's Softball Season

    Looks great, but one bit of nit picking about the image itself, the laces are backwards on one side. The bit of a V shape created by the laces should be going up on one side, and down on the other. Sorry, one of those things that was pointed out to me once and now I notice all the time.
  5. Just to be clear, the few times you used it before upgrading, did you do contour cutting and that worked? The problem you're describing does not sound like it would be software related, sounds more like a problem with the cutter itself.
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    Background removal

    I don't believe JPG supports transparencies. Try exporting as a PNG and see if you get that option.
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    Punch out from 2 Curves

    Vinyl master is really good at a lot of things, but node editing them is not one of them, at least it's not a skill I've figured out yet. I played around with this for awhile and can't come up with a way to do in in Vinyl Master. Inkscape however, I did it in about 2 min. I used Bezier tool to join the two make the two blue lines into a closed shape that covered the entire body of the dog. I then punched the new shape out of the dog and the only thing left was the legs. I have to believe something like this is possible in Vinyl Master but how to do it eludes me.
  8. how small are the pieces. Some times it's just the size and there's nothing really you can do other then weed very carefully. If you're doing the install, some times you can do the weeding after installing depending on the size of the piece you need to pull off.
  9. What OS you using. I know windows 11 causes something similar with my MH cutter.
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    MH Cutter material

    I doubt it, but if you have a cutting mat, can't hurt much to give it a try. Would likely to need to expose the blade a bit more, and do multiple passes.
  11. Depends on the line, is it an actual line, or is it an object? If it's an object, and it is all actually joined like it looks and not individual lines, you can do a break apart and then delete/weld parts to get the design you want. If the line is an actual line, and again they are all joined, you just need to apply a fill. I doubt they are lines though. AutoCad typically creates drawings that look good, but the are actually composed of a individual lines and don't import nicely into other vector programs.
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    Vinyl Master Won't Work

    Are you using USB? Does the computer register a USB device is connected? If not, try a different port or different cable. Or try using the serial connection option.
  13. And a sign detailing the correct way to set blade height.
  14. If university funding works anything like ours, they have to spend within a set time limit or loose it.
  15. I've never looked for the SC2 driver before but from what I could find it looks like it's built into Vinyl Master. https://support.uscutter.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037961271-How-to-Install-your-Cutter-Driver-through-VinylMaster