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Setting up Graphtec to use with Illustrator

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by kentsboots, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. kentsboots

    kentsboots New Member

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    Im new to plotters, i have been having someone else cut my vinyl. I just got a Graphtec ce5000 60. And i just got Adobe CS4 package. I can use the plotter from the Robo cut Pro, but not from Illustrator...I have seen a few youtube tutorials that make it look as easy as saving the file format to ".dxf" file...but i dont see the option to do that...

    Is there a good tutorial that i can look thru for using illustrator and the graphtec ?
     
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    S'N'S Active Member

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  3. briankb

    briankb Active Member

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    there is a plugin for Illustrator provided by Graphtec.
     
  4. Kevin-shopVOX

    Kevin-shopVOX Active Member

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    Yep thus is what you want...you will also have to a data change on the plotter itself through the menu interface. I can t remember the acronym but one starts with an h the other with a g.
     
  5. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    you've already recieved the right advice... just wanted to say i have the same graphtec and using CS4 with cutting master download. you'll find tutorials on the graphtec site. with good clean files.... piece-o-cake... you'll be cutting away in no time.
     
  6. Case

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    Yes, the plugin requires the GPGL language to work properly...


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  7. Double Diamond

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    BTW... just in case your running a 64 bit windows, and you probably are not, it will most likely not work. I found this out and had to reload windows 32 bit and cuttingmaster works quick and easy.
     
  8. briankb

    briankb Active Member

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    It works on 64 bit Windows 7 with no issues.

    If it's 64 bit XP then most things do not work.

    Next time if you are using Windows 7 64bit before doing a reload try going to the app properties and check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" in the Comparability tab.
     
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