We are excited to announce the latest update of xTool Creative Space V1.2, packed with amazing new features and optimizations to improve your laser engraving experience. Here's a rundown of the new features:
With the [Precise Vector Path Selection] function turned on, the element is selected only after the mouse is close to the line of the object.
This makes it easier to select the elements you want when multiple vector objects overlap, are close, or wrap around each other.
Before: You want to select the purple outer outline, but since the selection area of the orange lines overlaps with the purple line, you always misselect another line which makes you feel frustrated.
After: You can accurately select any line!
How to turn on the precise vector path selection mode?
In XCS settings, turn on the [Precise Vector Path Selection] switch, and then restart XCS software to take effect!
When should you use Precise Vector Path Selection?
⚠️:Warm reminder: In this mode, placing the mouse in the closed area of the vector graphic cannot select the graphic. For example, if you draw a circle, placing your mouse in the center of this circle cannot select it. Instead, your mouse has to be close to the line of the circle to select it. It might take some time for you to adapt.
The [Bitmap Invert Color Function]is a game-changer for engraving bitmaps on dark material surfaces (such as dark coating on transparent or semi-transparent acrylic, mirror, black slate, rubber, , etc.). It allows you to invert black-and-white, grayscale, and color images for a stunning effect on surfaces mentioned before.
When black and white images are inverted, black pixel points become white and white pixel points become black.
When a grayscale image is inverted, light color pixels become dark and dark color pixels become light.
Since laser can only engrave three colors: black, white and gray, all color images are converted into grayscale images before being inverted.
Please note ⚠️: Some pictures will have transparent or semi-transparent backgrounds, so the transparent parts of the picture will not be inverted, and will still remain transparent. And the opaque parts of the picture will be inverted.
The welding function allows you to "melt" the text into a whole. When the outline of a character overlaps with another, click the [Weld] button, the overlapping part of the two characters will be welded together.
How to use the text welding function?
Add the texts you want into the canvas, select them, and click [Weld] on the text setting panel.
Now you can check all the hot key references for XCS under the General section, making it easier for you to use the software efficiently.
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In the event that you do not wish to receive the pop-up too often, you can always opt to mute it for the next 7 days.
The upper limit of canvas zooming is adjusted from 1000% to 4000%, which will help you better select and view some small elements and details inside complex drawings.
Upgrade to xTool Creative Space V1.2 now and enjoy the improved and exciting new features!