Beginner FAQs

Do SVG files from Dreaming Tree (3DSVG.com) work with Sure Cuts A Lot and eCAL?

Yes, our files are 100% compatible with Sure Cuts A Lot versions 2, 3 and 4 as well as eCAL and eCAL2. You can get a copy of the software from our sister site SVGTools.co by clicking here!

Software Installation and Activation

Click the image above or click here to see our article on how to install and activate Sure Cuts A Lot 5.

Do I need to size Dreaming Tree SVG files to the sizes indicated in the PDF?

No, Sure Cuts A Lot version 2 or higher and all version of eCAL open our files at their native size. You do not need to size anything, just import and cut!

Do I have to extract/unzip your files before I can use them in Sure Cuts A Lot and/or eCAL?

Yes and No! Depending on how you wish to import the files, unzipping may not be necessary. Check out the importing SVG files video below, this method allows you to use our files without unzipping!

Where can I get a copy of Sure Cuts A Lot and/or eCAL?

You can get a copy of Sure Cuts A Lot or eCAL and a $10 Dreaming Tree gift card for $54.99 (prices may change based on demand) here: http://www.svgtools.co/category-s/1822.htm

Sure Cuts A Lot Classroom

Curving Text With Bridge Warp Tool

Click the image above or click here to see our article on how to curve/warp text using the Bridge Warp tool in Sure Cuts A Lot. 

Main Toolbar

Click the image above or click here to see our article on how to use the Main Toolbar in Sure Cuts A Lot 5.

The video covers the following topics: 

  • New icon
  • Mat Sizes
  • Units 
  • Text Tool
  • Fonts
  • Alignment Guides
  • Pages
  • Naming and Saving Projects
  • Opening .SCUT Files
  • Cut / Copy / Paste
  • Undo / Redo
  • Import Feature
  • Library
  • Saving/Removing Favorite Fonts
  • eShape Store
  • Preview Function
Tracing, Resampling and Smoothing

Click the image above or click here to see our article on how to use the Main Toolbar in Sure Cuts A Lot 5.

The video covers the following topics:

  • Downloading Images (Resolution Recommendations)
  • Resampling 101
  • Choosing an Image to Trace
  • Resampling
  • Contrast
  • Smoothing
  • Nodes
Using Solid Score Lines

Click Here to learn how to use solid score lines in eCAL 3 with your Sizzix eclips2.

SCAL/eCAL Communities

Looking to connect with other SCAL/eCAL users? Check out our preferred online communities!

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