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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:07 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Feb 2011 Posts: 8
Hi, I have a Graphtec plotter and my problem is: Something is sized within the artboard, for example, 2”x2” and it seems to be reading it as feet or something and cutting things way too big. Do you have a suggestion at all? Thank you.

Le logiciel lance bien la découpe, en revanche, les dimensions indiquées ne sont nullement respectées. La découpe d'un simple rectangle est beaucoup plus importante que les dimensions indiquées.

El software se inicia bien, sin embargo, las dimensiones indicadas de ninguna manera se respetan en el corte. Un rectángulo 2x2 pulgadas se corta mucho más grande que las dimensiones indicadas.
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Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:54 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Apr 2007 Posts: 353 Location: Montreal
This problem is related to the plotter scale Setting the Step Size). You need to change it in the cutter. If the machine is working in mm, you must change the value to 0.025. But if you are working in inches change to 1016.
The resolution of the plotter must be set. In this case, it will probably be best to set the resolution (also called Step Size) to .025mm or 1016 points per inch.

You can also change this value in WinPCSIGN, The default value XY resolution on the WinPCSIGN is 40.0 select Setting, Plotter code/Commands/Other Commands and enter the new value in the X&Y axis resolution.
You can use a Rule of three to find the right value. To do so, draw a rectangle 1x1 inches and send it to the cutter, measure and apply this mathematical calculation and enter the new value to AXIS Resolution X&Y:

Ce problème est lié à l'échelle du traceur (Setting the Step Size). Vous devez le changer dans le decoupeur. Si la machine travaille en mm vous devez changer la valeur à 0,025. Mais si vous travaillez en pouces, passez à 1016.
Vous pouvez également modifier cette valeur dans le logiciel. Dans WinPCSIGN, sélectionnez Configuration, Découpeur, Commandes... et entrez le nouveau valeur dans X & Y Axis.
Vous pouvez utiliser la règle de trois pour trouver la bonne valeur. Pour ce faire, dessinez un rectangle de 1x1 pouces et envoyez-le au cutter, mesurez et appliquez ce calcul mathématique et entrez la nouvelle valeur dans AXIS Résolution X&Y

CAUTION: The Graphtec in WinPCSIGN, must be set to GPGL. Check your manual for instructions on how to switch between HPGL to GPGL,
Here is a video

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