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Was wondering how everyone is setting up there cutters to cut out of Flexi, all i can get is the cutter to make a little jog on the vinyl and then it says its waiting. I tried for hours on the weekend and just can't get it to cut..
The first thing I would check is to make sure that the comunition speed for the program and the plotter are set the same. The most common setting is 9600 bps but some of the earlier pcut's shipped with it set at 19200 bps.
Here are my settings under set-up proprieties>communication
hardwires-DTR, DSR, RTS, CTS
I had heck getting a driver to work with it and to this day it still cuts everything mirrored. I thought it was because I use 6.5 and they really don't make a driver for it, but your problems are sounding eerily familiar. I'll try to remember how I got mine working but no promises I drunk a lot of beer since then LOL
Kevin those are the same settings I tried and all I get is the cutter cuts a small triangle, then it says waiting as if it isn't getting the info, or if I try a different set up the cutter does nothing and the Flexi production manager says the cutter is cutting... Wierd crap....... I like designing with flexi but if I export the file, the cheap cutting software i got with the cutter will not import the file.. No matter what format I try to use.. If you can remember now you got your cutter to work that would be great! Thanks Dennis
For WinXP: press and hold the "windows" key on your keyboard (just to the left of your spacebar, it will have a window icon on it) and then press the "Pause - Break" key (above your "home" and "end" keys). This will bring up your "System Properties." Select the "hardware" tab and then click on "device manager." Click the "+" next to "ports" and you should see the ports you have installed on your computer. One should be "com1". Right click on it and select "properties." Select the "port settings" tab. Make sure the settings match what you said above (baud rate, etc.) The flow control is the same as the "handshake" in flexi.
You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the com port from the device manager. just right-click on "com1" and select "uninstall." after it has been removed select "action" then "scan for hardware changes."
Dennis I still haven't remembered what I did. I'm on my way to the store for a 6 pack maybe that will jog my memory LOL There is a little forum at SSk's website, I remember getting some good info there when I was having my problems.