eCut Adobe Illustrator plugins: nesting, plotting, cnc - Main

eCut for Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 may work not on all PC.

For now, unfortunately, latest version of AI CC 2019 is not supported on 100%. Because it does not support connection from external plugins. Many plugins face with this problems. Waiting Adobe to fix this. And now you can try early beta version to try if eCut will work on your PC.


eCut plugins for Adobe Illustrator

Supported versions:

Adobe Illustrator version:
Windows 32/64 bit
Mac OS
CS4 and earlier
CS5 (15.0.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CS5.1 (15.1.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CS6 (16.0.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CC (17.0.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CC 2014 (18.0.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CC 2015 (19.0.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CC 2015.3 (20.0.x.x) 32bit/64bit
CC 2017 (21.0.x.x) 64bit
CC 2018 (22.0.x.x) 64bit
CC 2019 (23.0.x.x) 64bit
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CC 2020 (24.0) 64bit
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CC 2021 (25.0, 25.2) 64bit
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What is eCut?

This remarkable collection of plugins for Adobe Illustrator that allows many advanced utilities for computer designers who work with Vinyl, CNC machines, or laser cutters.

For now it is compatible with Windows OS only.

eCut has many little and powerful functions which are parts of different packs: rStones, Starter, Nesting, CNC and Plotter.
And you can buy any depending on the needs of your production.

Below I will describe all packs and all built-in functions. eCut is powerful tool, and of course, you must be able to use it, because sometimes people do not realize how useful functions can be! Their indirect use can also open up new possibilities of the program!

eCut for Adobe Illustartor: Nesting pack.

Nesting pack contains most powerful nesting functions that allows you to allocate complex objects on sheet with minimum waste.
Function list:
  • Nesting - One of the main functions of ecut. It alows you nest objects in few seconds for CNC or plotter cutter..
  • Rectangle nesting - Nesting feature, that works with rectangles.
  • Multiply - Use this feature to make copies of selected objects. Also you can fill specified area with selected object..


eCut for Adobe Illustartor: rStones.

rStones pack contains only one feature for working with rhinestones.
Function list:
  • rStones - Great function for creating rhinestones artworks and stencils for apparel.
    It was made especially for designers who make rhinestone artworks for:
    • T-shirts
    • apparel
    • cell phone covers
    • patterns
    • and many other gifts...


eCut for Adobe Illustartor: Starter pack.

Strater pack contains fucntions, that can be used in different fields of activity.
Function list:
  • Perimeter - Easy to use function for calculating perimeter of selected objects.
  • Area - Area calculator, allows to process curves with and without overlaps.
  • Cost - Cost calculator, for quick calculating sheet and service costs.
  • Align - This function has many features of aligning and distributing objects.
  • Set size - This function set size of all selected objects as user specified in parameters - maximum or minimum.
  • Replace - Function for swap all selected shapes with Master-Shape.
  • Create lines - Quick and simple method to create straight lines.
  • Create grid - Quick method to create simple grid. All you need is specify cell width, height, row and column count.
  • Create boundbox - This function to creates bound box for each selected shapes with specified gap.
  • Create cropmarks - Very useful function, that creates simple cropmarks for print output. Useful for print and cut jobs.


eCut for Adobe Illustartor: CNC pack.

CNC pack contains many useful functions for making CNC files.
Function list:
  • Crete signbox - Use this function to quickly create boxes from composite material. Best choice for light box and facade.
  • Smart divide - Best choice if you want to break word to letters or break complex curve to simple shapes. Very useful when processing files for CNC machines or cutters.
  • Create edge roll - This function creates edge roll. Also marks control points, right and left turns.
  • Fillet curve - Great function for CNC machine users - it allow you to round corners according to selected method.
  • Create center line - Create center line of object using build in eCut magnificent algorithm.
  • Export to DXF - DXF export function for exporting shapes to ACAD format using ARCS and POLYLINES.


eCut for Adobe Illustartor: Plotter pack.

Plotter pack contains functions for working with plotter/cutter.
Function list:
  • Cut/Plot - Perfect tool for plotter output. It can print files on system driver and on COM port (using eCom). Many built-in algorithms makes plotted curves looks perfect and weeding process be faster. Supports offeset emulation.
  • Time calculator - Unique function! It calculates time that plotter will spend to plot selected shapes. Best choice to optimize your work time.
  • Weeding lines - Very powerful function to create weeding lines. It has few methods and helps designer save a lot of time.