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SignTools 3 Setup Instructions

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SignTools 3 for CorelDraw


$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 250 popular vinyl cutter / plotter models.

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Vinyl Cutter Model: Roland PNC-1000

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 PNC-1050 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

Set the following settings in the Roland PNC-1050 Display Menu.

In the Select XY Axis window choose RO - 90.

In the Select Command window choose Mode 2.

In the Select Cutter or Pen window choose Cutter.

CorelDraw Settings

In CorelDraw's Layout menu select Page Setup. A dialog box will appear. Set Width to 335mm (13.2 inches) and Height to 970mm (38.2 inches).

Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.

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.

Additional note

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.


Other SignTools Support Pages

SignTools Frequently Asked Questions

SignTools Support Enquiry Form

SignTools Activation Help


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