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SignTools 3 Setup Notes for a GCC Lynx S-60
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 the Cut button, followed by the Cut Settings button. Select the GCC Lynx S-60 from the Cutter drop down box and select your port.
Please note: If the GCC Lynx S-60 is not listed in the SignTools Cutter drop down click on the Update button in the SignTools Cut Settings dialog.
You must use a Serial (Com) port. Next click on the "Properties" button and set the following options.
Bits per second : 9600
Data bits: 8 Parity:
None Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware
Plotter Configuration (Dip Switch
Below are the recommended Dip Switch Settings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
u d u u d d d d
u = Dip Switch Up d = Dip Switch Down
IMPORTANT: You must use a RS-232-C serial cable for plotters. If the serial cable you are using wasn't supplied with the cutter, it is more than likely that it is not a RS-232-C cable.
Setup a Landscape
page in CorelDRAW of 3200mm x 590mm (126 x 23.2 inches) To do
this follow 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 Corel DRAW 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 Corel DRAW 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 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 Corel Draw, simply place on the page in the bottom left corner. If you wish to cut in a portrait fashion simply rotate your graphics.
SignTools 3 cuts from the bottom left of the page either manually place object(s) in the bottom left of the Corel DRAW page or use the "Vinyl Saver" tool with the sliding bar all the way to the left.
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