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Need Help Signlab CDL files

Discussion in 'Signlab' started by Jogger, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Jogger

    Jogger New Member

    Mar 16, 2019
    I have been using signlab 5 for 18 yrs. Looking to upgrade computer/software/cutter.
    Question is which programs will read older version CDL files ?
    Thanks for help & suggestions.
  2. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    Middleburg, Florida
    New version of SL should read them just fine. I had no problem when I went from 5 to 8. I think the newest is 10
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Vaughan, Ontario
    I'm on 8 and it reads all the old files...mind you some of the font names must have been changed over the years as my really old files from the century before can have issues finding fonts..not all but some
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Kysignman

    Kysignman New Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    louisville, kentucky
    I just upgraded Signlab 7 to 10. Had a hard drive go out and had to upgrade computer to win 10 also. The old computer was Win XP, new signlab would not work with XP.
    This also meant I would have to upgrade other programs as well because of using win10. We have n older Mimake jv3 160 SV and it took 3 weeks to get the printer to work. I am having trouble with singlab 10 reading files from one of our other computers using Signlab 7. I have tried to load several fonts I use with 7 ( 3 party fonts) and I am having trouble getting them to show.This is not a negative post on Signlab, I have used Signlab/Cadlink since they first started with the Gerber Sigmaker conversion, I think the program is great.

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