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Illustrator cs2

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by John362, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. John362

    John362 New Member

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    How do i cut things that i make in illustrator?
    im using robo software that came with my graphtec to cut but i would like to design stuff in illustrator

    thanks
    john
     
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  2. Jetmech

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    Save it as a .EPS, then import it into your cutting software. Not sure what Robo is, but this works for me with WinPCSign.
     
  3. John362

    John362 New Member

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    it said "this file format is not supported"
     
  4. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    You may need to save/export as an earlier version of Illustrator (Illustrator Legacy .eps)
     
  5. Jetmech

    Jetmech Member

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    That's right, I have to use 3 for my software to import it.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    I didn't know Graphtec made a hobby cutter. Interesting....Looking at the Graphtec site, it looks like .dxf is the only file you can import if you have the ROBO master software. Convert your tect to curves and make sure you have no stroke and everything is united or compound and it should work in .dxf (Autocad 13)

    You can download the manual off the site if you do not have it handy.
     
  7. John362

    John362 New Member

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    Hmm i just cant get it to work
     
  8. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    so are you saying you did get your file exported as a .DXF file...


    and then you are saying the .DXF file doesn't get recognized either?
     
  9. Fred Weiss

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    From Illustrator CS2, click Save As. Change "Save as Type" to Illustrator EPS. Click Save. The next dialog appears. In the topmost dropdown menu, select Illustrator 3 EPS the click OK.

    This file should appear without any problem when opened in the Graphtec software.
     
  10. John362

    John362 New Member

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    Hey fred i did exactley as you said and it still says "the file format is not supported"
    when i try to open it in the robo software
     
  11. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    Why not just contact Graphtec Tech Support or the place from which you purchased this cutter/software..? I would try as Rick stated...
     
  12. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Download this file and see if it will open or import into your software. It is an Illustrator EPS saved as version 3.
     
  13. John362

    John362 New Member

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    alright i got it to export as a dxf file but its only exporting the offsets of the text and not the actual letters
     
  14. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    All effects should be expanded and you may also need to convert your text to outlines before exporting.

    Unless you are running an engraver or a router, you will find that DXF is a garbage format when compared to EPS which preserves your Bezier curves and is particularly good for vinyl cutting.

    Download the file I gave you a link for and see if it comes into your Graphtec software.
     
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