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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:07 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Feb 2011 Posts: 8
Hi, I have Graphtec plotter and my problem is: Something is sized within the artboard, for example, 2”x2” and it seems to be reading it as feet or something and cutting things way too big. Do you have suggestion at all ? Thank you.

Le logiciel lance bien la découpe, en revanche, les dimensions indiquées ne sont nullement respectées. La découpe d'un simple rectangle est beaucoup plus importante que les dimensions indiquées.

El software se inicia bien, sin embargo, las dimensiones indicadas de ninguna manera se respetan en el corte. Un rectángulo 2x2 pulgadas se corta mucho más grande que las dimensiones indicadas.
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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:54 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Apr 2007 Posts: 355 Location: Montreal
This problem is related to the plotter scale (step size). You need to change it in the cutter. If the machine is working in cm, you must change the value to 0.025. But if you are working in inches change to 1016.
The resolution of the plotter must be set. In this case, it will probably be best to set the resolution (also called Step Size) to .025mm or 1016 points per inch.
You can also change this value in the software. From WInPCSIGN, select Setting, Plotter code, Commands and enter the value 90 inX&Y:

Ce problème est lié à l'échelle du traceur (Step size). Vous devez le changer dans le decoupeur. Si la machine travaille en cm, vous devez changer la valeur à 0,025. Mais si vous travaillez en pouces, passez à 1016.
Vous pouvez également modifier cette valeur dans le logiciel. Dans WinPCSIGN, sélectionnez Configuration, Découpeur, Commandes... et entrez la valeur 90 .00 dans X & Y:

[size=12]CAUTION: Graphtec in WinPCSIGN, must be set to GPGL. Check your manual for instructions. Sign software packages typically will use HPGL to run the Graphtec cutters. This will require a switch between HPGL to GPGL, If this bothers you, select any Roland driver from Plotter code.[img][/img]

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