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SignTools 3 Setup Notes for a Roland CX-24

 

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 the Cut button, followed by the Cut Settings button. Select the Roland CX-24 from the "Cutter" drop down box and select your port.


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
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware


Plotter Settings

The next step is to set the plotter to “Rotate” on. To do this go into the setup on your plotter by turning the wheel below until the word Rotate is visible on the control panel. If it is “OFF” press the “Menu/Param” button and turn the wheel to change it to “ON”. Finally press to Menu/Param” button to lock it in.

You may also wish to set the “Offset” to 0.175 for more accurate cutting.

CorelDraw Settings

In CorelDraw's Layout menu select Page Setup. A dialog box will appear. Set Length to 3200mm (125.984 inches) and Height to 584mm (23.03 inches). Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.

Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.

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 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 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 bottom 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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Revised: October 10, 2009.