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Discussion in 'Flexi' started by svenner, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    Hello all, first time poster!
    I've been using Gerber Omega for a number of years and I am currently setting up my own operation. I'm trying to figure which software to go with, Flexi or Omega? Function is important as well as pricing so any input anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers - svenner
     
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  2. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Welcome. Dont be bashful. Step up and introduce yourself with a little info about youself! :rolleyes:
     
  3. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Welcome from PA. Software depends on what hardware/equipment you are intending to use.
     
  4. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    Mainly for use with a 15 inch plotter for sandblasting materials, HS-15 etc...
    whatever I can find.....
    I read that Flexi can handle gerber .plt files as well as run on a gerber plotter.
    Am I incorrect with this?
     
  5. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    If you are only cutting either will do, If you want to run an Edge flexi will do it but most people have better success with Omega and SignLab.
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA
     
  7. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    How about pricing? Is there a difference between the two? I cant seem to find anything for either product line on their respective sites......
     
  8. Rod

    Rod Member

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    Finding a local CADlink dealer

    From the CADlink.com site, there is a dealer lookup along the top menu bar. Failing that, it's best to contact CADlink Sales to get help finding a local representative.

    Cheers,

    Rod at CADlink
     
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    Oh, and when speaking with Sales, make certain to explain the sort of work and equipment that you're involved with, as well as what you want to do in future. Understanding your setup helps Sales to provide useful feedback.
     
  10. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    FlexiPro 7.6v2 will open a Omega 1.56 plt file- not O 2.5- not sure about
    F 8.0.
     
  11. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    You could find a legal copy of FlexiSIGN-Pro on ebay with Dongle for anywhere
    between $1800.00 and $2300.00 . . . Thats your cheap way out 7.6v2

    your new Flexi8 around $3850.00 - $4200.00
    IMHO - Best damn software on the market today !

    I do still however use SignLab and Omaga to run my gerber . . .
    I only use Flexi for my Roland plotters and printers.

    Hope this helped in some small way !
     
  12. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    That's everything I needed to know guys!
    Thanks so much for the information....
    I'll let you know which way the decisions go!~
     
  13. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    Just an update. I chose to go with Omega 2.5, which included a design station (perfect for travelling sign work). My decision was based solely on my years of experience with gerber. Thanks for all the helpful info!! :)
     
  14. kent moss

    kent moss New Member

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    svenner, I've been a Gerber Baby since day 1.

    I use Omega 2.1.1, thinking of moving up 2 Omega 2.5, is this design station something they add in package deal? What does it do? Is it 4 laptop? I've heard they give U 3 months of free tech sevice w/ sale of 2,5
     
  15. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    I was (thankfully) given a bit of a break on the design station portion of this promotion, due to fact I wasnt upgrading but purchasing Omega 2.5. The design station is an away from home (read:laptop) application that cannot be used for printing or plotting. I dont know about the free tech service you speak of but check with your rep...and hurry up, my promo ends March 31!
     
  16. svenner

    svenner New Member

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    I wonder if this thread should be moved on over to omega land by now?
    ;)
     
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