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graphtec or flexi

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by cardfan4342, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. cardfan4342

    cardfan4342 Member

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    when sending plot file to plotter it cuts small single line numbers, have just replaced pc trying to get all re established seems plotter wants to control parameters and not flexi please help
     
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  2. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    You need to specify that in your setup properties in Production Manager then you can control the settings from Flexi.
     
  3. cardfan4342

    cardfan4342 Member

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    Have been in setup properties, cutter options and can't find the proper location
     
  4. cardfan4342

    cardfan4342 Member

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    This happened once before called graphtec or flexi and was easy fix. I have slept lots since then trying to get up by mon.
     
  5. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    If the mode is wrong, it can cut like this...
    HP or GL

    Make sure and power cycle the cutter after you change the mode.
     
  6. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    On your plotter bring up the background settings and then, I think, 'Condition Priority'. Set it to 'Program' to have the plotter listen to setup commands from the software or to 'Manual' where the plotter will ignore software set up commands and it's own control panel settings will prevail.

    While your there in the background settings you might see if you're using HPGL or GPGL. The driver you're using will dictate which one. Flexi uses HPGL if memory serves.
     
  7. cardfan4342

    cardfan4342 Member

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    Thanks all I believe I got it!
     
  8. TexasBob

    TexasBob New Member

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    Just to clarify if anyone comes across this again, Flexi uses an HPGL command interface. So when it's set to GPGL mode, it kinda goes haywire and cuts that strip of characters up the side. It's a simple fix tho.

    On an FC7000 series just lower down your lever and go into the initial menu, then hit interface, then command and it should take you to the screen to switch between modes. Should be similar on the other FC series cutters too, at least on the 5100s anyway but I can't remember for sure.

    I know he's already fixed it, but can't hurt to have it here for anyone else reading. :tongue:
     
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