i can’t speak to every other cutter out there. i can speak to the universal control panel for universal cutters, since i use that. i can’t find any way to mirror or scale. there is imposition of multiples of the same cut. GF can kind of do that with copy/paste, they just don’t have it automated and with automated spacing.
i think part of what was confusing about your original post is you talked about it in terms of design software (CAD/CAM) and not in terms of print driver/RIP, which is more about the kinds of things you’re asking for. and this is one of the things i think confuses a lot of users. you can easily do all of that in any decent design program, whether it’s CAD/CAM or illustrtation.
print drivers/RIPs/control panels for devices, however, implement varying levels with varying degrees of control of all of those things. i agree that it would be nice to have some basic scaling by size or %, rotating by degree, imposition, etc.