GMC Operating Software

Take your AiOX CMC to new creative limits!

The GUNNAR MAT CREATOR [GMC] software is the state-of-the-art user-friendly CMC operation software completely developed in-house by framers, for framers.

Teamed up with new GUNNAR AiOX CMC, the feature-rich GMC operating software will bring almost limitless cutting options into every framing business.

GMC is the result of over 20 years experience, featuring a combination of the feedback and requirements of our customers and users across the planet, with the very latest research and development for software and hardware engineering practice.

GMC permits total creative freedom, tapping into previously unused potential.

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GMC Software Highlights

Dynamic 3D View - See the visualised matboard, or even framed image, from different dynamic viewing angles.

Rich & intuitive design - features such as intelligent snapping, dynamic sizing, draw mode, tracing, merging and overlapping

Extensive template and clipart libraries - Libraries with over 200 dynamic mat design templates, hundreds of cliparts, and fully compatible to any installed fonts for letter cutting

ArtView 3D Visualisation - now you can create 3D rendered previews of final artwork with mats and frames, completely integrated within GMC! Compatible with popular webcams and cameras for taking photos of frame design options and layouts.

Direct Draw Mode - Introducing for the first time, the industry's most advanced and user-friendly, dynamic "click and draw" system, direct onto the layout screen (with no external software or programs required). Modify or manipulate ANY shape or design straight on the screen, as simple as "click and drag" with the mouse, on the fly. You can even import a picture or photo in the background, and trace directly around it!

Unlimited Flexibility – You have the freedom to install GMC software on as many PC’s as you require, without any licensing issues. Extra copies are FREE. 

Extensive Library of Video Tutorials - Become and expert at your own pace, or train your own staff using the industry's most comprehensive library of tutorial videos, by industry recognised CMC expert, Jared Davis - designed to teach every level of expertise from Beginner, up to Advanced. 

Integrated Boxing and Packaging templates - all included and FREE. 

GMC Advanced Features 

Graphic Tablet Interface - You can now draw your own shapes and designs directly into GMC software with ease, using a graphics tablet. Handy for designs you may wish to use in conjunction with the T2 Scribe Pen tool, including signatures! Another world-first from Gunnar.

Merge and Overlap any Shapes -  GMC software is capable of merging any shapes to create new shapes, and will also give the operator the industry unique feature of being able to use overlapping shapes to create "intersected" shapes, "trimmed" shapes, and even dynamic contour pathing between shapes as well, which is unique to GUNNAR.

Customize-Your-Own Interface  - Streamline the new Vista-styled Tool Ribbon interface to suit your preference, with customization of the quick access toolbar, favorite templates and even a range of skins.

Dynamic Corner Templates - GMC's highly configurable templates also allow you to "mix and match" any corner templates together, to create new custom shapes.

Dynamic Outside Sizing – No more diagrams and "mud maps"! With GMC's Dynamic OM feature, Outside mat dimensions are automatically adjusted and calculated as desired, when creating multiple opening mats.

Intelligent Snapping - When it comes to multiple openings, GMC features an intelligent & flexible “click & drag” snapping layout system, with automatic snapping alignment, spacing and centering of openings. GMC also features automatic spacing of objects, to a custom preferred value, to make it quick & easy to accurately place openings next to each other.

Create-Your-Own Clip Art Library - Additional to extensive library of existing clip arts, GMC allows you to create and customize your own clipart library, saving any shape or design as a clipart, with the easy-to-use "instant click" clipart interface. 

True 3D Dynamic View - The powerful 3D graphics engine allows your to see true 3D representation of different mat thicknesses, bevels, v-grooves and debossing based on the real scaled dimensions of the mat.

Jersey Support Templates - Create and cut accurate internal jersey supports with our full range of jersey templates, straight cut into matboard or 3mm or 5mm foamboard.

Infinite Dynamic Zoom - use the mouse wheel to zoom in an out of your design on the fly.

Dual Field Input - Choose between metric and imperial input in any input field, on the fly, without re-install or restarting the software. Click on any template preview guideline to alter the relevant dimension.

Streamlined Keyboard Shortcuts - for experienced users, who want "fewer clicks to cut a mat!"

Cut to the Edge – GMC allows “edge to edge” cut for touching outside edges of mat layouts, and cut to edge of matboard. Save time and wastage.

Spliced Mat System  - Spliced mats are a breeze with GUNNAR's simple template system to allow you to seamlessly join two mats to create a larger mat.

Jersey Cutout Templates - Create customized support inserts for sports jerseys out of matboard or foamboard, with the flexible range of custom shaped jersey templates.

Matboard Corner Protectors - GMC features a template to allow you to automatically create your own protective corner templates, out of cardboard and matboard off-cuts!

Limitless Layering - Extremely simple creation of multiple layer mats, with unlimited layering. Also, limitless layering of v-grooves & debossing – so now you can put a v-groove or deboss on ANY layer of a multi-layered mat – not just the top layer only.

Box Making Templates - GMC features a comprehensive range of fold-up box-making templates, for making multi-purpose packaging and storage boxes out of cardboard and matboard.

Transform Tools - GMC features a complete range of popular figure transform tools for grouped object scaling, 360° rotation and mirror imaging.

GMC Standard Features

Designed by Framers for Framers- Intuitive design and operation, which is easy to understand for anyone with a picture framing background. GUNNAR write their own software in-house, and nothing is outsourced to private software companies.

Easy to Learn - GMC software has been intuitively designed to "think like a framer", so you can teach someone to use over 80% of the software abilities in less than two hours.

See More detail! - GMC features the industry's largest percentage of mat layout view screen, and infinite dynamic zoom with the mouse wheel.

Comprehensive Range of Alignment Tools - Choose your weapon! These simple tools allow you to easily create aesthetically pleasing multiple openings without the need to use a calculator, saving time and reducing mistakes.

Intelligent Layout Systems - Production jobs become simple and profitable, as GMC software can automatically generate  and arrange multiple production layout mats, at the click of a button. The "nesting" feature of GMC will also allow you to cut small mats inside the fallouts of larger mats in the same process. This dramatically reduces wastage and saves time.

FREE Upgrades - Every 12 months, new upgrades of the software are released, FREE of charge (a feature not offered by all CMC's!)

Automatic Outside Cut - GMC not only cuts the openings in matboards, but also cuts the outside dimensions of your matboard to size as well.

Save your Designs - Do the work once. Any mat created can be saved for retrieval at a later date, saving you time.

Cut from "the back" or "the front" of the matboard - You choose this as required depending on your needs for production and quality.

Reverse Bevels - Fillets no longer become a chore. Absolutely perfect reverse bevels can be cut at at the click of a button, with guaranteed no overcut.

V-Grooves - Accurate v-grooves can be automatically cut in any shape or design at the click of a button, in one un-interrupted step, onto any layer of the matboard. You can also vary the width of the v-groove desired.

Debossing - GUNNAR are famous for introducing the industry's first debossing feature for CMC's, allowing you to deboss any shape or design, with no physical limit to size, onto any layer of matboard.

Notes - All GMC files can be saved with written notes for future access.

Print - All designs can be printed out at the click of a button, with dimensions indicated.

Cut Words & Letters - GMC software gives you the ability to cut text in any true type font, with the extra ability to modify and touch-up any font on the fly, with the new GMC "Draw Mode" feature.

Copy & Paste from Corel DRAW® - Copy & Paste any design from Corel DRAW® into GMC – with no need for specialized file conversion (such as DXF) or importing of files.

Import Common CADD files - Import files such as DXF, PLT, EMF for maximum integration.

Seamless Integration any Pricing Software - GMC software can integrate with any pricing software package, through it's "Autoload Mode" to automatically create cutting files, saving time and steam-lining your production.  

Multi-lingual Interface- GMC software can be installed in multiple languages, including English, German & French.

Comprehensive Library of Tutorial Videos - Train yourself; remind yourself; or even train new staff with these quick reference tutorial videos you can watch over and again.

Choose from almost 200 categorized templates, at the click of the mouse.


Merge, Trim and Weld any overlapping shapes to create unique collages and effects.

Specialized jersey templates, for creating & cutting accurate internal jersey supports.

Easy to use, built-in alignment systems for aligning and placing multi openings.


Extensive clipart library with usable, localized designs for our market.


Create your own accurate custom shapes on the fly using Direct Draw Mode, and image background.


Cut, v-groove or deboss words and letters from any font.


Dynamically zoom into any detail with the mouse wheel.

"Mix & Match" any corner templates, with auto-zoom for detail.

Intelligent automatic layout tools (Nesting Mode) calculate production jobs at the click of a mouse.


Unlimited layering, with true 3D graphic rendering.


Comprehensive range of templates for creating elaborate fold-up box designs.


Comprehensive range of pen tool templates