Cake Topper with Two Stakes (SVG Generator) πŸŽ‚, and Making cute animals in Cuttle 🐦

Cake Topper with Two Stakes (SVG Generator) πŸŽ‚, and Making cute animals in Cuttle 🐦

Hi everyone,

Here's the latest with Cuttle.

Cake Topper with Two Stakes πŸŽ‚βœŒοΈ

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After we released our Cake Topper template, several folks requested a version with two stakes.

This new variation has two stakes. You can customize the text, the font, and the placement of the stakes!

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We are happy to take requests for templates β€” variations on existing ones or new ones! Just reply to this email if you have an idea πŸ€—

Making cute animals from basic shapes 🐦

Federico posted a charming short video (1 min) to our Instagram, showing how to make cute animals from Ed Emberley’s classic Drawing Book out of basic shapes in the Cuttle editor.

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Check it out on our Instagram!

This video is a study for a Beginner’s Course that Federico and I are working on. We’re trying to make a structured introduction to laser cut design in Cuttle for absolute beginners. If you’d be interested in taking a first version of this course, let me know! (Reply to this email.)

New basic shapes πŸŒ’

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Based on user feedback we added a few new basic shapes: Semicircle, Pie Slice, and Moon Phase.

Moon Phase is particularly fun as you can change the moon with the phase parameter:

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Categories on the Templates page πŸ—‚οΈ

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There were getting to be too many templates in our library πŸ˜… so we did a quick redesign to organize them into categories!

Other Improvements and Fixes 🐞

  • Undo and redo has been improved to better preserve the selection and focused component.
  • Cuttle now saves your project only when it actually changes. Previously, when you made a selection, expanded something in the inspector, or changed the focused component, we would treat that as a change to the project and save. This resulted in published projects showing a blue βœ”οΈ (indicating the project had changed since last published) or the browser to show a warning about leaving the page before saving changes.
  • The styling of YouTube embeds has been improved.
  • More compact SVG export: Cuttle now simplifies geometry by removing groups before exporting.
  • Fixed a bug where the <title> tag was missing from exported SVGs.
  • Fixed image rasterization when exporting to SVG and PDF. Previously the rasterization setting was ignored and images were always rasterized.
  • Fixed Axis/Ray intersections with cubics. This caused some snapping points between guides and paths to not appear.
  • Fixed a bug where tooltips would appear even while dragging.
  • Fixed a styling issue that made the Pro upgrade modal unusable on mobile.