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Driver for gerber plotter

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by jowen, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. jowen

    jowen Member

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    I need a driver for the GERBER SELECT 15 for the flexisign pro 7.6. It don't have this driver in the gerber drivers, I test all the drivers but none of them work with my plotter. How do I find this driver?
     
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  2. Replicator

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  3. jowen

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    yes is a legal version. It have a list for gerber plotters but it don't have the gerber SELECT 15 .
     
  4. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I am not familiar with that particular plotter, but if this machine is older than the software itself,

    it may not be compatible . . . !

    If that is the case you may never get the two products to work together . . .
     
  5. Fred Weiss

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    Did you read the reply from Tony Teveris with Gerber? it would indicate that you should be able to drive the plotter using the GS15 driver which should be in your Flexi driver list. The difference with your plotter is that it uses a different punch pattern for the sprocket so you may have a problem getting vinyl to fit it.

    You can read Tony's reply by clicking HERE.
     
  6. jowen

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    I try to use that driver also I test all the others and nothing happened.
     
  7. Pro Image

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    Well then you got something else wrong.........Try a new cable or port config........
     
  8. jowen

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    I bought a new cable in radio shack a usb to serial and I set it to com 1 and follow the gerber and flexi instructions of the setup. I am thinking that is a problem with the plotter.
     
  9. Pro Image

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    If Im right you need a NULL modem cable.....not just a regular serial cable......try on of those if that doesn't work.....You might have a bad cutter......
     
  10. jowen

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    Ok I purchase it from ebay the null cable. I hope this fix the problem. thanks
     
  11. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    The only other thing I can think of why the GS 15 does not work is because the Gerber plotters have an ID string that identifies the type of plotter they are (ie Gs15, GS15+, Envision 15, etc) I will have to ask the firmware guys (if any of them are still around) if the Gerber Select 15 had it's own ID. The Gerber software does not ask from the ID but I think Flexi might.
     
  12. jowen

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    Thanks a lot. This fix my problem. I was using regular serial cable, the null cables fix the problem. thanks again for your help
     
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