Instructions for sending patterns created in CanvasWorkspace to the cutting machine for cutting or drawing.

There are 2 CanvasWorkspace applications that allow you to create and edit cutting or drawing pattern data on a Brother cutting machine.

 

 

For CanvasWorkspace, go to CanvasWorkspace.

You can download the CanvasWorkspace from the Downloads section. Click here to visit the download page.

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For CanvasWorkspace (Web), go to CanvasWorkspace (Web).

If you use Tablet, go to CanvasWorkspace (Web).

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CanvasWorkspace

A pattern can be sent to a cutting machine using the following three methods.

 
 

 

Sending via a wireless network connection


A pattern created in CanvasWorkspace can be sent via a wireless network connection to a cutting machine, where it can be cut out.
Before sending data with this method, the following setup operations must be performed.
 



 

  1. In CanvasWorkspace, create the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  2. Select [Export / Transfer FCM File] from the [File] menu.

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  3. Select the file [Transfer FCM File via the internet] .
    The pattern data is transferred to the cutting machine. 

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  4. Click [OK] .

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    If the following screen appears, register your machine from Account Settings in the Help menu. For details, refer to How to register Your Machine with CanvasWorkspace.

     

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  5. Select [Pattern] in the home screen that appears in the LCD panel of the cutting machine.

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  6. Touch image .
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    The pattern transferred from CanvasWorkspace is displayed.
    Check the pattern, and then touch [OK] .

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  7. Attach the material to the mat, and then insert the mat into the cutting machine.


     
  8. Install the blade holder.


     
  9. From the LCD panel of the cutting machine, select Cut (or Draw).
     

    Before cutting the material, be sure to perform test cut (trial cut). For details on trial cutting, refer to How do I perform trial cutting? (Test Cut).



     
Sending using a USB flash drive

 

 

  1. Plug the USB flash drive into the computer.
    The "Removable Disk" icon appears in "Computer (My computer / This PC)" on the computer.

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  2. In CanvasWorkspace, create the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  3. Select [Export / Transfer FCM File] from the [File] menu.

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  4. Select the file [Export FCM File] .

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  5. Save the pattern data to “Removable Disk”.
    The pattern data is converted to cutting data and saved as an FCM file.


     
  6. Unplug the USB flash drive from the computer, then plug it into the cutting machine.

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  7. Recall the pattern in the cutting machine.
    Select [Pattern] in the home screen that appears in the LCD panel of the cutting machine.

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  8. Touch [Saved Data] .

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  9. Touch image.


     
  10. Select the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  11. Check the pattern, and then touch [OK] .

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  12. Attach the material to the mat, and then insert the mat into the cutting machine.


     
  13. Install the blade holder.


     
  14. From the LCD panel of the cutting machine, select Cut (or Draw).
     

    Before cutting the material, be sure to perform test cut (trial cut). For details on trial cutting, refer to How do I perform trial cutting? (Test Cut).



     
Sending using a USB cable

 

 

  1. Connect the computer and cutting machine with a USB cable.
    The "Removable Disk" icon appears in "Computer (My computer / This PC)" on the computer.
     
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    (1) USB port for computer

    (2) USB cable connector

     

     

  2. In CanvasWorkspace, create the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  3.  Select [Export / Transfer FCM File] from the [File] menu.

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  4. Select the file [Export FCM File] .

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  5. Save the pattern data to “Removable Disk”.
    The pattern data is converted to cutting data and saved as an FCM file.


     

  6. Recall the pattern in the cutting machine.
    Select [Pattern] in the home screen that appears in the LCD panel of the cutting machine.

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  7. Touch [Saved Data] .
     
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  8. Touch  image.


     
  9. Select the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  10. Check the pattern, and then touch [OK] .

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  11. Attach the material to the mat, and then insert the mat into the cutting machine.


     
  12. Install the blade holder.


     
  13. From the LCD panel of the cutting machine, select Cut (or Draw).
     

    Before cutting the material, be sure to perform test cut (trial cut). For details on trial cutting, refer to How do I perform trial cutting? (Test Cut).



     

CanvasWorkspace(Web)

 

 

A pattern can be sent to a cutting machine using the following two methods.

 

  • Internet connection required when sending the data via a wireless network connection.
  • The USB flash drive is sold separately.
    Enclosed accessories differ depending on model.



 

Sending via a wireless network connection

 

A pattern created in CanvasWorkspace (Web) can be sent via a wireless network connection to a cutting machine, where it can be cut out.

 

Before using this method, the following setup operations must be performed.


 

  1. Open CanvasWorkspace (Web) <https://canvasworkspace.brother.com> , and then log in.


     
  2. Create the pattern to be cut out (or drawn), and then click [Download] .

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  3. Click image.
     
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    If you cannot select the Transfer icon, register your machine on CanvasWorkspace. For details, refer to How to register Your Machine with CanvasWorkspace (“ScanNCut Online” Setting).

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  4. Select [Pattern] in the home screen that appears in the LCD panel of the cutting machine.

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  5. Touch image .
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    The pattern transferred from CanvasWorkspace (Web) is displayed.
    Check the pattern, and then touch [OK] .

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  6. Attach the material to the mat, and then insert the mat into the cutting machine.


     
  7. Install the blade holder.


     
  8. From the LCD panel of the cutting machine, select Cut (or Draw).
     
     

    Before cutting the material, be sure to perform test cut (trial cut). For details on trial cutting, refer to How do I perform trial cutting? (Test Cut).




     
Sending using a USB flash drive


 

  1. Plug the USB flash drive into the computer.

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  2. Open CanvasWorkspace (Web) <https://canvasworkspace.brother.com> , and then log in.


     
  3. Create the pattern to be cut out (or drawn), and then click [Download] .

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  4. Select image.
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  5. Open the "Computer (My Computer)" folder on the computer, and then select "Removable Disk" . Save the pattern data to "Removable Disk".

    >> The pattern data is converted to cutting data and saved as an FCM file.


     
  6. Unplug the USB flash drive from the computer, then plug it into the cutting machine.

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  7. Select [Pattern] in the home screen that appears in the LCD panel of the cutting machine.

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  8. Touch [Saved Data] .

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  9. Touch image


     
  10. Select the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  11. Check the pattern, and then touch [OK] .

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  12. Attach the material to the mat, and then insert the mat into the cutting machine.


     
  13. Install the blade holder.


     
  14. From the LCD panel of the cutting machine, select Cut (or Draw).
     

    Before cutting the material, be sure to perform test cut (trial cut). For details on trial cutting, refer to How do I perform trial cutting? (Test Cut).


     


 

Sending using a USB cable

 

 

  1. Connect the computer and cutting machine with a USB cable.
    The "Removable Disk" icon appears in "Computer (My computer / This PC)" on the computer.
     
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    (1) USB port for computer

    (2) USB cable connector


     
     

  2. Open CanvasWorkspace (Web) <https://canvasworkspace.brother.com> , and then log in.


     
  3. Create the pattern to be cut out (or drawn), and then click [Download] .

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  4. Select image.
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  5. Save the pattern data to “Removable Disk”.
    The pattern data is converted to cutting data and saved as an FCM file.


     
  6. Recall the pattern in the cutting machine.
    Select [Pattern] in the home screen that appears in the LCD panel of the cutting machine.

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  7. Touch [Saved Data] .
     
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  8. Touch  image.


     
  9. Select the pattern to be cut out (or drawn).

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  10. Check the pattern, and then touch [OK] .

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  11. Attach the material to the mat, and then insert the mat into the cutting machine.


     
  12. Install the blade holder.


     
  13. From the LCD panel of the cutting machine, select Cut (or Draw).
     

    Before cutting the material, be sure to perform test cut (trial cut). For details on trial cutting, refer to How do I perform trial cutting? (Test Cut).


     

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