Today we have a really exciting and log awaited new feature! Now you can create cutter sets, multi cutters and puzzles! You’ll find the option in the “Thing to make” dropdown on app.cookiecad.com.
Let’s dive right in! We’re going to make this three piece cutter set. Two puzzle pieces and one small heart cutter. Lower down I’ll show you how to make a one piece multi-cutter.
To start we will need three shapes separated.
Next upload it to Cookiecad Designer and from “Thing to make” select “Cutter set”.
Cookiecad now makes our cutter set with the pieces sized proportionally!
When making a cutter set, the size you set will be the size of the largest cutter. The others will then be sized proportionally to the proportions in your image.
If you are making a cutter set don’t put the shapes too close to each other or the handles will overlap. We may let you arrange the items in a future update - for now you’ll have to separate them in your image.
Once you download the STL in order to arrange it on your bed, or print them one at a time in the slicer you’ll need to separate the objects.
In PrusaSlicer just click the "separate to objects" button in the menu. Click for screenshot
In Cura you can use meshtools. Click to learn how.
Click marketplace, then meshtools and install it.(You’ll need to restart Cura afterwards)
After that right click, click mesh tools and split object to parts:
Now you can manipulate the objects independently, arrange them on the bed or print them one at a time.
Create an image with multiple shapes tiled with a small space between them. (Inkscape is a great free tool for this. In Inkscape open your image and click Edit → Cone → create tiled clone.) Here is an example:
Now upload to Cookiecad and select “Cutter Set” just like we did above. Since these are close together
the handles overlap creating a single cutter.
The size setting will be the size of a single bone.
Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you make with this! I’d love if you can share photos here in the community once you’ve tried this out.