Understand: Terms like "cutcontour" mean nothing to most Illustrator users. It's not an Illustrator term. It's just the name of a spot color that your cutter instructions (I assume) are telling you to use so that whatever driver software you are using for your cutter can use that spot color name as a "flag" to identify which path(s) to cut. Most users here have never used Illustrator for cutting on a plotter.
You have not described your complete workflow. You didn't say you applied the spot color named CutContour to your path's stroke. You said you're then exporting the file as an Illustrator 8 EPS, but you said nothing about what software you are then importing the EPS into. It's unlikely that anyone here is going to know anything about that specific software, unless someone just happens to be using the same cutter/driver combination.
I don't have your specific cutter, but have done similar cutting on Rowland devices. These are the thoughts that occur to me:
Some cutting software expects the cut path to not only be a specific spot color, but also within a particular stroke weight range. Read your instructions on your cutting software.
You say you are saving this as an Illustrator 8 EPS. Is that really necessary? Can your cutter software not open a regular Illustrator 8 (.ai) file? (Most can.)
Is your cut path also not filled?
Are you seeing an error message when you send the file to the cutter?
Have you been able to cut any other files? What Illustrator version are you using? What computer OS? How is the cutting device connected (what kind of interface)? If simply nothing is happening, are you sure it's not just a communication problem between your computer and your cutter?
You're probably going to fare better by inquiring the cutter manufacturer or a user forum for its users.
Perhaps the spot color has separated that is converted to process?
I use the Onyx RipCenter V7 prog. for the print.
My cutter/plotter-prog. is Onyx Cut-server v 2.0
OS is Windows 7 (pc)
But it's not the Ripcenter or any of those programs that are the problem that i have, i guess??
Its how to make a file ready for cutting (CutContour) in illustrator cs4 after i have drawn the line there i want it to be cut that is the problem..
And that is what i need an step by step explanation on.. If you understand what i mean.
Thanks in advance
Thank you very much Wade, I shall try it now