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SignTools 3 Setup Notes for a Roland CX-24
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
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware
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.
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.
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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