AllenCAD seamlessly integrates with the 30″ iTech Vinyl Plotter to make plotting templates easy. Although this full featured CAD software is a complete computer aided design program, our major use of it is the Tiling feature which was designed specifically for countertop fabricators.
Allen DirectCUT Tiling produces tiled templates of your job with only a few mouse clicks.
- Import your job file (DXF/DWG) from Laser Tempaltor or TemplatePro
- Select the counter top
- Press Tile
- Select the layout you desire
- Press Cut
It really is that simple and no other commercially available CAD program has this unique capability. After AllenCAD tiles the job, it gives you the option to choose from multiple media usages or layouts. Some will use more material but have less pieces to place on the slab, some will use less material but have more pieces to layout. It is completely defined by the user how they want it to be cut.
Once the template is cut, you will see what are called puzzle notches on some of the ends. These are marked with the job name (i.e. “A. Smith”, “B. Smith” etc.) so once cut, they are easy to layout and put back together. There is no guesswork and no time consuming manual seaming of jobs that are wider than 30″ in any direction.
- Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/ XP
- Intel Pentium 4 (1.6 Mhz or faster)
- 64 MB of more RAM
- 90 MB free disk space
- Allen DirectCut Driver (requires Allen Datagraph cutting equipment)