TYPE EDIT V13 - Discover the new features

TYPE EDIT V13 - Discover the new features

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Here is the new version continuously improved of our CAD/CAM Software for artistic & industrial design milling dedicated to CNC rotary & laser machines.

Our goal : Make you gain always more productivity, simplifying tools manipulations providing flexibility to your creations thanks to the numerous improvments and new features.

This new version will especially facilitate your life if you cut heavy metals. TYPE EDIT Cette nouvelle version va notamment vous faciliter la vie dans le cas de découpe de métaux lourds.

Discover without further ado the main novelties of this new version 13: an introduction to excellence in CAD/CAM Solutions.

1. Top New features

text-multiple-arc 1.1 Multi-line text on arc(s)

A new text feature developed for all users who need, in a practical and functional way, to create several texts at once and positioned them accordingly to an arc(s). With the help of its user-friendly interface, Users in a variety of industries (ball bearings, clock making, coins, wheel rims etc.) will be able to compose texts within one single dedicated assistant. Furthermore, these multiple texts can be re-edited one-by-one or all together.
Four attributes are configurable: the arc radius, the start angle, the direction of writing and the deformation.



spiral 1.2 Spiral

The "Spiral" tool has been added to the "Geometrical shapes" ribbon.
The spiral can subsequently be used as vectors, in order to design paths for tools, or 3D shapes such as in the example below:



The "Center point" YXZ can be defined in absolute position from the origin of the working area.
Number of "Revolutions" can increase the overall size of the Spiral.
"Start angle" orientates the spinning departure from 0 degree angle, from and along X.
"Clockwise" respect the direction of the computation accordingly to the hour directions.
"Radius" defines the half size of the overall bounding box of the Spiral being designed.

extension arc 1.3 Extend an arc

Note, the extremity of the vector line being extended must be an actual arc. It cannot be a segment. The purpose of this new feature being extending an arc. To extend a segment, the “Extend” feature can do so, or the combination of the snap up mode and the Polycurve tool can help to extend a segment methodologically.

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Follow the arc to extend with the “Along the contour” snap. Grab the extremity with a click, the arc is being dynamically extended until you snap and click on another vector stopping the progression of the extension.

decalage multiple 1.4 Multiple offset

Another way to optimize your machining: The Multiple Offset. It may become advantageous to build several offsets so toolpath calculations of excess thickness for example can be managed, and thus can limit the areas to be engraved with the smallest tools available. Doing so can reduce waste of time as well as the overall tool wear.

alignement 1.5 Alignement tools

Eight (8) new alignment tools appear in this new version V13. The first four tools will align your object to the outside of the reference set (i.e. first object selected). With only one click, the other four will place your object where you want within the limits of the working area. Quick & Easy way to align.

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code barre 1.6 1D/2D barcodes

This is a key evolution in V13 for 1D barcodes. An enormous effort has been put into compiling the biggest barcode library on the market. V13 offers now 94 references for 1D Barcodes and 11 references for 2D Barcodes. The new interface has been more visual and way easier to use.




dome 1.7 Dome out of markers

This new TYPE ART feature allows you to create new variations of domes based on the XY position(s) of the marker(s). Select the marker(s) and click on the “Dome” tool to display the wizard on the right:


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Choose the desired “Shape” between Gaussian, Spherical and Quadratic Bezier. Then define the diameter base of the dome and finally its height.


2. Improved tools

led remplissage 2.1 LED with matrix filling

The LED feature was introduced with version V12 and it has already been possible to position LEDs along contours with various adjustment options, such as management of the distance between elements, accurate positioning within angles etc… With V13 the LED function is improved by integrating the notion of matrix filling (pave) and allows extending this feature to many other industries than just Signage.

This additional option « Fill matrix » appears under « LED array » when this right icon is activated (pushed down). Click on arrows to open the « Fill matrix » wizard:

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By ticking the box «Included LEDs only», the result will only take in consideration the LEDs inside the selected contours. These contours represent the boundaries which cannot be exceeded while computing the positions.

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decoupe matricielle 2.2 Automatic Matrix Cutting of remnant generated from Nesting 

With version 12, it was already possible to retrieve the shape of the remnant and save it in the “Symbols library” in order to reuse the remnant at a later date, saving Users huge amount of materials.

With V13, a new “Matrix” feature allows further managements of the removal of the remnant. For cutting "heavy" material such as hard metal, removing the remnant can sometimes present considerable problems: shapes remaining undefined, not easy to handle, too heavy to manipulate, sharp etc…
Here, the process is simple: upon completion of Nesting, Users will be able to automatically launch the creation of “Matrix Cutting lines” which are also associated with colour machining and removal by cutting them out.

Example involving a nesting of objects inside a square:

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Result of the cutting lines:

selection toucher 2.3 “Crossing Selection” (Selection by touch)

With version 13, objects selection becomes even simpler on circular designs.

Now curves need only to be "touched" in order to be taken within the selection.
In the Edit menu, click on the “Selection and classification modes” icon, and then click on the «Crossing selection» icon. The icon is then shown as pushed down. Then, simply create lines or curves that pass through the objects so they can be part of the selection. A double-click to complete the selection process is needed at the end.

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mode accrochage 2.4 Center of Arc - Snap mode (F3)

If you click on the “Snap up” mode icon  and then on “Center of arc”  snap mode, then your mouse pointer will be able to show the arc centre by displaying a red circle at the centre point position. It is easy then to add a marker at this centre position or start a new Geometrical shape from this new set accurately location.


type rognage 2.5 Types of cropping

Holding the Ctrl key down, click on the “Crop” tool simultaneously. The “Type of crop” dialog box comes up.


There are 3 types of cropping strategies available:

type rognage 2.6 Types of punch

Holding the Ctrl key down, click on the “Punch” tool simultaneously. The “Type of punch” dialogue box comes up.


There are 3 types of cropping strategies available:

optimisation courbes 3d 2.7 Optimization of 3D curves in Projection and Mapping features

TYPE EDIT has for nearly 30 years a unique know-how within the Engraving markets, when projections and mappings of advanced shapes on simple or advanced surfaces are involved. Even for bas-relief computations the Mapping options of TYPE EDIT are probably the strongest within the industries, placing its users ahead of their competition. The smart algorithms available prevent excessive deformations of the vector and paths within the solid/surface.

Wizards help to position the expected engraving results accurately further than if dealing with direct solids computation. The additional optimizations on points guarantees a considerable time saving in machining; savings recognized widely in the Mold Industries. 

With version 13, it is now possible to manage several optimizations of point computation, bringing more flexibility when search of detailed engraving is the main need.

Note:For engravings with small dimensions, it is not recommended to Reduce the number of points, as the accuracy is critical to obtain the needed details.

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In this example of mapping located on the shoulder of a bottle, the table below summarises the number of points sent to the machine, according to the optimization mode chosen (the Precision applied is 0.1 mm):

No optimization With optimization
Mode 1
With optimization 
Mode 2
With optimization 
Mode 3
57, 008 points 47, 498 points 54, 154 points 48, 525 points
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