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Ivan
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:49 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Apr 2007 Posts: 355 Location: Montreal
WinPCSIGN already installed the cutters drivers, so you only need select your plotter from the plotter list. ( Setting/Plotter Code /Port :Com, USB, Lpt1 etc)
If your plotter is not on the list, please contact us via email.

Note: WinPCSIGN 2009,2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018 are compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10 32 & 64 bits.

99% of the problem with vinyl cutter is related to communication. Please verify if a port: Com, USB, Adapter, CH3 or Parallel is enabled on your Windows Device Manager. (See picture). WinPCSIGN cannot invent a port on your computer automatically. WinPCSIGN only sends your job through the enable port.

Related error message:
Can't initialize the cutting device, please check configuration!

Depending on the plotter connection, you can select:

-Serial port (Com1,2) (9 pin male connection in your computer.)

If your new computer does not have a serial port, and your cutter does not offer USB connection, you need to buy a USB to Serial adapterVery important: you must use with your original serial cable. (see picture below)


-USB FTDI(need cable driver) Select USB or Com port 1,2,etc from WinPCSIGN.
-USB standard (need a printer driver) Select USB port from WinPCSIGN.
-USB to Serial adapter (Select Com or USB port from WinPCSIGN) (need FTDI driver)
-CH3 Need driver (select Com port from WinPCSIGN)
-USB to parallel adapter (Experts only. Select LPT1, LPT2,3,4... )
-Parallel Port ( standard print port Lpt1, Lpt2) (25 pin female in compu.)
-Windows port (Need printer driver) Normally using by GCC plotter.
Ethernet connection. (network) Special cable and configuration.

Important:
The default Baud Rate is 9600, however some new cutters use: 38400 or different. Set it from WinPCSIGN /Plotter Code/Baud rate
Review the Flow control ( in Windows Device manager) Xon /Xoff .
If you want to change Com port number, select Port settings


What about the vinyl cutters? :
Graphtec, GCC
and
APD-Magnum

If you cannot configure your plotter, we can help you via remote control.
Click here for more details



If you dont have the USB FTDI cable driver,click here to download
After downloading , double click to unzip and install it.


If you have WinPCSIGN Pro 2007 with Rockey 4 and you are trying to install it in Windows 64 bit
Click here to get a solution


Installation picture :
Double Click to enlarge the picture



We also recommend to check your COM Port in Command prompt DOS.
Type CMD from the search screen (run). Then on the black screen, type MODE and press Enter.
If you want to see if Com1 or 2 is enabled in your computer, type the command Mode: Com1:96, N,8,1
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