Scan It Saturday 9 – Converting GSD Files Into FCM Files In SCAL4 For Use With Scan N Cut Canvas

August 5, 2017 — 5 Comments

This week I received an email asking about whether I knew of a way to convert GSD cutting files into FCM cutting files from a lovely lady called Susan who had recently changed her machine from a Craft Robo to a Scan N Cut.

Once I had found a way of doing this I thought that this might be something that other people might like to know also so that is the subject of this week's Scan It Saturday.

As suggested by the title of this post you will need a copy of Sure Cuts A Lot 4 in order to do this conversion by the method that I will show, which is in my opinion, the easiest. To grab a copy, please head over to Craft Edge.

I am using the basic edition.


Hope you enjoyed that and will get some use of it.

As mentioned, if you would like to get hold of the Sure Cuts A Lot software you can grab a copy at Craft Edge.

If you are thinking of treating yourself to the Scan N Cut machine, this can be found in the UK exclusively at

Right, think that sums this one up. Hope it made sense.

Look forward to seeing bums on seats for next week's class!

J :)

5 responses to Scan It Saturday 9 – Converting GSD Files Into FCM Files In SCAL4 For Use With Scan N Cut Canvas


    This video was very very useful I have thousands of gds files which were such a waste until I heard about and watched your video thank you

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    shelleyday1501 August 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Hi can you advise if scal4 if worth investing ? I can’t find it any cheaper than 60£ and I don’t have those funds but peeps keep saying it’s better than canvas ?? Thanks

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    When you asked what we would like you to do for us, I couldn’t think of a thing, but this is excellent. I’ve been trying to do this for months, without success. Thanks John x

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