With the cutting template functionality, you will be able to pave extremely complex surfaces by respecting the exact outlines and dimensions imposed by the various elements comprising the surface.
The use of a cutting template consists in removing zones from a tiled floor to obtain the exact outline of cut desired. The software recalculates the quantities of slabs needed.
The following video show all types of cutting templates and how they can be moved and modified with the mouse:
See some examples of the possible use of a cutting template below:
Bevel and triangular cuttings
The bevel shapes are obtained by entering the position of two points on opposite sides. see below:
Triangular shapes are obtained by entering the position of two point on adjacent sides for a cut corner or by entering the position of the three corners for a triangle. see below:
This kind of cut can be used or example for a terrace against a house without right angles.
Rectangular and polygonal cuttings
The rectangular shapes are defined simply by entering the position of two opposite corners. The polygonal shapes with four or five sides are defined by entering the position of each corner making up the shape. see below:
The rectangular shape is usefull for example to define precisely the position of a swimming pool in the middle of a paving. The others kind of shapes will be rarely used in specific cases where complex cuttings are needed.
Circular and elliptical cuttings
The circular or elliptical shapes can be defined with two different ways: by entering the position of two opposite corners of the frame cantaining the shape, or by entering the position of the center and the value of the two radius, see below:
This kind of shape will be used to define the shape of pool, fountains or rosettes inside a paving.
Circular and elliptical partial cuttings
The partial circular or elliptical shapes are defined firstly by entering the position of two opposite corners of the frame containing the shape and secondly by entering the position of the two points that define the limit relative to the center of the circle or ellipse. See below :
With this kind of shape, you can create a cutting template for a swimming pool with circular outlines.
In the same way, you can define an inversed circular or elliptical cutting template. see below:
For example, this shape will allow you to create a paving layout for a balcony with a half circle handrail: