Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) Support

(1) Purchase SCAL5 or SCAL5 Pro or SCAL5 Training Videos

Which one do you need? Additional Features in SCAL5 Pro

Products available:

  • SCAL5 Regular- only $47!
  • SCAL5 Pro – only $179!
  • Already own a version of SCAL? Check out the upgrade pricing options here!
  • SCAL5 Classroom of 150+ videos (covers SCAL5 Pro features, as well)- only $49!
  • OR… purchase SCAL5 Regular PLUS the 150+ Video Classroom:

  • SCAL5 Regular PLUS video classroom – only $89!

  • (2) User Manuals, Tutorials, and Software:


    SCAL5 User Manual – May 18, 2021: SCAL5 User Manual

    SCAL5 – What’s New!!! How Does SCAL5 Differ from SCAL4?

    SCAL5 Pro vs SCAL5 – Additional Features in SCAL5 Pro

    SCAL5 versus MTC – Features and Functions in SCAL5 that are
    not in Make The Cut

    SCAL5 versus MTC – FACTS regarding MTC and SCAL with Cricuts, Cameos, and ScanNCuts

    SCAL5 – What’s New!!! (Spanish) SCAL5- Nuevas Funciones y Cambios

    SCAL5 Pro vs SCAL5 (Spanish) – Funciones o Características del programa SCAL5 Pro

    Extra SCAL-Related “Stuff”

    Tutorial –Facts About Proportional Resizing in SCAL

    Tutorial –Converting a KNK File to SVG for use in SCAL

    Tutorial –Printing a PNC project from outside of SCAL

    Tutorial –Understanding Cut Line Type

    Tutorial –Creating a Filled Pattern for Engraving, Foiling, Drawing, etc.

    Tutorial –Extra Info on Using Effects>Line Fill

    Tutorial –Calibrating the X-Y Resolution under Cutter>Cutter Settings

    Tutorial –Possible Solution for Slow Cutting from Windows 10

    Table – SCAL5 Shortcut Keys

    Table – SCAL4 Shortcut Keys

    Table – Cut Line Type Table

    Table – MTC vs SCAL Terminology


    SCAL4 User Manual – June 29, 2018: SCAL4 User Manual

    SCAL4 Software Download – SCAL Download Page for Older Versions of SCAL

    (3a) Video Support in English:

    Scrappy Dew Classroom

    ***Scrappy Dew Training Program – Over 150 SCAL5 Videos for only $49!***
    Free SCAL Webinar by Scrappy Dew
    How to Set Up Your Scrappy Dew Account

    Features and Functions

    Knife Tool vs Split Path
    Recently Discovered Shortcuts
    Using Knockout to Remove Overlap Between Shapes
    Marquee-Select and Merging Interior Shapes with Exterior
    Recoloring Shapes to Match Other Shapes
    Understanding Proportional Sizing Defaults


    Putting Text onto a Circle
    Welding a Word into a Frame
    Replacing Letters in Typed Text
    Stacked Letter Designing
    Importing a List of Names for a PNC Project
    Cleaning Up a Grunge Font
    Resizing Text with Ascenders and Descenders


    How to Stencil Letters in SCAL2 (because you don’t own SCAL 4 or 5)
    Designing an Isosceles Trapezoid
    Filling a Shape with Wavy Lines
    Welding a Cityline to an Outside Frame
    Filling a Shape with a Photo
    Designing a Polka Dot Pattern
    Using Knockout to Design Interlocking Rings
    Designing a Name Card
    Designing a Christmas Advent Clock
    Welding to the Inside of a Shape
    Cutting a Shape Out of a Vector Background
    Equally Spacing Names Along a Circle

    Tracing: Auto and Manual

    Manual Tracing
    Using Both Color Layers and Single Color in a Trace
    7 Key Points in SCAL5 Tracing

    Preparing Print and Cut Projects

    Using GIMP to Remove a Colored Background and/or Crop Excess Space Around the Image
    Creating a PNC PlaceCard with a Popup Cut
    Setting Up a PNC for Labels
    Creation and Use of a Registration Mark Template File for Printing in AI and then Cutting In SCAL5
    Using SCAL5’s Scan2Cut to Accurately Cut Out Preprinted Images (on Auto PNC Cutters)
    Using SCAL5’s Scan2Cut to Accurately Cut Out Preprinted Images (on Manual PNC Cutters)


    Tiling in the Regular Version of SCAL
    Setting Exact Spacing Between Different Shapes
    Separating Shapes using Break Path
    Converting Poorly Traced Circles into Perfectly Round Circles

    Importing and Exporting

    Solving SVG Import Problems
    Why 3 PNG Import Options
    Preparing a PNG Import for PNC
    Importing MTC Files
    Sending a File from SCAL 3,4, or 5 to SCAL2
    Associating SCUT4 Files with SCAL5 in Windows 10

    Rhinestone Designing and Editing

    Designing a Rhinestone Spray
    Linear Rhinestone Sprays
    Creating a Deboss Pattern

    Output (Printing, Cutting, Drawing, etc.

    Matching Print Colors between Programs on a Canon printer
    Print and Foil and Cut
    Foil and Cut
    Printing SVG Files

    (3b) Video Support in Spanish:

    Panel de Capas
    Seleccionando Figuras
    Redimensionar Figura Controlador Avanzado
    Control Sobre Marcas de Registro Impresión y Corte
    Grupo Subgrupo
    Escribir en Herramienta de Trayectoria
    Video Relleno de linea (Line Fill in SCAL)
    Cargando Fuentes temporeras
    Diseñar Bebé en Scal4 Para Cortarlo en KNK Force
    Impresión y Corte

    (4) Upgrade and Tech Support Issues

    Upgrade from an older SCAL Version to SCAL5
    Upgrade from an older SCAL Version to SCAL5 Pro
    Retrieve SCAL Serial Code
    Submit a Support Ticket

    (4) User Forums and Groups: