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SignTools 3 Setup Instructions

Product details

Title


SignTools 3 for CorelDraw
 

Price


$395 AUD
 

Brief Description


SignTools 3 turns CorelDRAW into a very powerful sign making program. Contains 30 sign making and design tools, as well as direct vinyl cutting. Compatible with Corel 7 and above. Supports over 300 popular vinyl cutter / plotter models.

For detailed description click here.
 

Other Products

Vinyl Cutters
Vector Illustrations
Fonts
Vehicle Templates
Royalty Free Photos

 

Vinyl Cutter Model: Creation P-Cut CT630


SignTools Settings

After installing Corel DRAW the next step is to install SignTools. Follow the instructions on 4 and 5 of the SignTools 3 User Guide.
 

Once you have installed SignTools 3, open Corel Draw, click on the Application Launcher (see picture below) and choose SignTools 3.

 


Next click on the "Cut" button, followed by the "Cut Settings" button. Choose Creation PCut CT 630 from the "Cutter Select" drop down list and choose your port.


PLEASE NOTE:
Ensure that you are using the latest version of SignTools (3.24). To see the version build number click on the "About SignTools" button. If your build number is lower than 3.24 download and run the "SignTools 3 Service Pack 8" from our SignTools Downloads page http://www.asigns.com/SignTools_Downloads.htm.



Serial (Com) Port Settings

If you are connecting your cutter via a serial (Com) port click on the “Properties” button SignTools "Cut Settings" dialog box and set the following Com port settings:-


Bits per second : 9600 
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware

For Serial port trouble shooting click
here.

 

USB Connection

If you are connecting your cutter via a USB connection you must install the USB driver that came with your cutter first. This will create a an extra Com port that you can select in the SignTools "Cut Settings" dialog box.


CorelDraw Settings

Setup a Landscape page in CorelDRAW of 3200mm x 630mm (126 x 25.2 inches). To do this follow the instructions below:-

(a) Go to the Layout menu and choose Page Setup.
(b) In the Dialog box that appears, make sure you choose Landscape and type in the page size and click OK.

To set this as a default page in CorelDRAW 7 click on the Tools menu and choose Setting for New Documents. Make sure all of the options are ticked and click on the Save Settings Now button.

To set this as a default page in CorelDRAW 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, X3 or X4 click on the Tools menu and choose Options. Click on the word Document on the left hand side and ensure all of the options are ticked and click on the OK button.

To cut any object in CorelDraw, simply place on the page in the bottom left corner. If you wish to cut in a portrait fashion simply rotate your graphics.


Additional Note

SignTools 3 cuts from the bottom left of the page. Either manually place object(s) in the botton left of the CorelDRAW page or use the "Vinyl Saver" tool with the sliding bar all the way to the left.

 

Other SignTools Support Pages


SignTools Frequently Asked Questions

SignTools Support Enquiry Form

SignTools Activation Help

 


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