Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) Support

(1) Download Trial or Purchase SCAL6

SCAL6 Trial Version: Try out SCAL6 regular or Pro for 15 days (note: a watermark cut will be added)

SCAL6 Thumbnail Viewer: Windows only application

Which version of SCAL6 do you need? Additional Features in SCAL6 Pro

Products available:

  • SCAL6 Regular- only $47!
  • SCAL6 Pro – only $179!
  • Already own a version of SCAL? Check out the upgrade pricing options:
  • SCAL6 – What’s New!!! How Does SCAL6 Differ from SCAL5?

    Upgrade to SCAL6 Regular

    SCAL6 Pro vs SCAL6 – Additional Features in SCAL6 Pro
    en español – Características de SCAL6 Pro – Resumen

    Upgrade to SCAL6Pro

  • SCAL5/6 Classroom: 150+ videos only $49!

  • Bundled Pricing:

  • SCAL6 Regular + Classroom of 150+ videos only $89!
  • SCAL6 Pro + Classroom of 150+ videos only $195!

  • (2) User Manuals and Tutorials


    SCAL6 User Manual – October 14, 2023: SCAL6 User Manual

    SCAL5 User Manual – May 6, 2023: SCAL5 User Manual

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

    Extra SCAL-Related “Stuff”

    Table – SCAL6 Shortcut Keys

    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 – Controlling What Prints and What Cuts

    Table – Cut Line Type Table

    Table – MTC vs SCAL Terminology

    Table – Cricut Design Space vs SCAL6 Terminology

    Table – Silhouette Studio BE vs SCAL6 Terminology


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

    (3a) Video Support in English:

    ***SCAL6 – My Favorite Things Playlist of Videos!***

    Scrappy Dew Classroom

    ***Scrappy Dew Training Program – Over 150 SCAL5 Videos for only $49!***

    Features and Functions

    My Favorite Things – Part 1 Overview
    My Favorite Things – Part 7 First 3 Properties Panels
    My Favorite Things – Part 8 The Rest of the Properties Panels
    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


    My Favorite Things – Part 2 Text
    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


    My Favorite Things – Part 5 Designing Effects
    My Favorite Things – Part 6 Other Designing Functions
    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
    Creating a Custom Color Template

    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

    My Favorite Things – Part 3 Print and Cut
    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 SCAL’s Scan2Cut to Accurately Cut Out Preprinted Images


    My Favorite Things – Part 4 Editing
    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

    (5) User Forums and Groups: