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WinCut 2.1

Discussion in 'Summa' started by 1234, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. 1234

    1234 Member

    Dec 16, 2006

    i wish to cut from wincut 2.1, but, unfortunately my summacut d60

    doesn´t have USB plug.

    it´s connected via parallel cable to pc, but couldn´t work properly .

    the program setting contains just com1,2,3,4 and file, but not LPT .

    i have another cutting softwares, byt this is my favorite one .

    could you help me please?

  2. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Does your computer refer to your LPT as parallel? They are the same. A LPT is a printer port. If you can not connect LPT a serial port (com) is a a good choice. Com ports are a bit faster. If the cutter and the printer is connected LPT, I would think that they are not configured correct. They used to call this "handshake". Go into the wincut and add the drivers and connection to the software. I hope some of this helps.
  3. 1234

    1234 Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    good idea,

    as i mentioned before, wincut 2.1 doen´t offer set up to LPT 1,

    just com1,2 etc.

    it´s strange, because winplot does.

    any idea???

    i think parallel cable should allow some communication between summa

    and pc, but why does´t in this case???
  4. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    It seems that a com connection its the way to go. I had a Roland PNC1000, only com and lpt connections. The com connected worked very smooth and it was faster than lpt.
  5. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Is this what you need....or am I interpreting incorrectly?

  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

    Oct 5, 2005
    The com port is what is usually used to connect a plotter. with the com port the plotter can tell the computer/software size of media etc. Most plotter have parallel port due to the original use as pen plotter for the cad industry, which they were used as a large format printer.
  7. Decal_Designs

    Decal_Designs Member

    May 10, 2003
    Fox Lake
    Are you positive that your D60 doesn't have a USB port?
    It would be directly under the power chord socket. It's not the slim rectangular slot called a USB type A, but it is more a square shape.
    It's called a USB type B plug. Sorry if you already know this.
  8. BobbyFosson

    BobbyFosson Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    If I remember correctly, the Summa D60's did not include a Parallel Port connection... Only Serial or Serial/USB with the D60u models.

    If my memory is correct, why do you need an option for the LPT port (Parallel/Printer)
  9. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    they wanna cut direct from corel. That needs a paralell port. Most people have no idea how to send to a serial port.
  10. 1234

    1234 Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    hi everyone,
    thank you everyone for your help and interest!
    sorry, i´ve been off for a while.
    i´m sure, my d60 doesn´t have usb switch/please check it by yourself :)
    the male switch cable from plotter is parallel, and the male switch to my pc is serial.
    the main problem is, that when i like connect plotter with summa cutting control, i can´t finish it, the is no option for non usb connection.
    plotter is connected to LPT1, but how can i set it up, there is no free ltp1 port in general option.
    winplot is fine for cutting, but i prefer wincut, i use it at work.
    what do you think?any ideas?

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