what is the name of the material that is left uncut when cutting through material to avoid the cutout spinning out if control?
Ryan nailed it. If you have the option, I’ve found that triangular tabs are superior to rectangular ones, they leave less surface marking on the side of the profile.
thanks, does easel have a function to create them tabs, or I will need some special software?
When you click on the item that you want tabs on, a window should pop up with the depth of cut and other settings. Under the Outline or Fill options, there is a check box that says “Use Tabs” that you click on. Under that are the dimensions you can enter for the width/height of the tabs.
oh ok thanks a lot, but can I choose how many tabs I want or easel does that for me?
I think it only allows 4 tabs (they appear as a brown color around the perimeter of the object), and you can click and move those tabs where you see fit. I think they are trying to add the feature of specifying the # of tabs.
I don’t use Easel a whole lot anymore, so someone with more experience will chime in.
depending on the software, it can also be called bridges.