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SignTools 3 Setup Notes for a Graphtec FC7000-75
After installing CorelDRAW the next step is to install SignTools. Follow the instructions on 4 and 5 of the SignTools 3 User Guide.
After installing SignTools 3 click on the
"Cut" button, followed by the "Cut Settings"
button. Choose Graphtec FC7000-75 from the
drop down list and choose your port.
PLEASE NOTE: If the Graphtec FC7000-75 is not listed in the "Cutter Select" drop down list, click on the "Update" button and try the above step again.
If you are using a Serial (Com) port click on the Properties button and set the following settings:-
Bits per second : 9600
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware
Graphtec plotters use two languages HP-GL and GP-GL. You must set your plotter to HP-GL emulation through the plotter's control panel. Please refer to plotter's User Manual for more information.
Setup a Landscape page in CorelDRAW of 762mm x 3200mm (30 x 126 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 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 or 11 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.
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.
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