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CorelDrawX6 Home & Student - Graphtec Cutter

Good evening everyone,

It's been a long time since I've visited the forums, so please excuse me coming back with a question!

Some years back I used Coreldraw X3 I think with my Graphtec CE5000 cutter. From memory Coreldraw used a Graphtec utility go between - cutting master. It worked fine :)

I recently gave my cutter to my daughter who wanted to learn how to cut shapes out of vinyl. I bought Coreldraw X6 Home & Student for her and installed it on her computer. Also Graphtec's Cutting Master 3.

When I tried to show her how to cut a simple shape, I created a square, clicked the 'Launcher' tool and selected 'Send Cut Cut Lines to CM3, I think this is the way I used to do it!

The following error was displayed titled:

Lancher

'Could not connect to Coreldraw'.

I've tried to research the problem and discovered there are differences between Coreldraw x6 retail and X6 Home & Student.

I'm wondering if this is one such restriction in which case I won't spend any more time researching a resolution.

If the problem is not the result of a restriction, would anyone here have any suggestions for overcoming the problem?

Cheers

John

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  • Hi.

    If the "Send Cut Cut Lines to CM3" is a macro then this method won't work because the Home Version doesn't include a license to use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.

    Maybe you can export your item to a certain file type and import into your cutter software.

    ~John

     

  • Stitch-Up
    my Graphtec CE5000 cutter.

    Shouldn't you be able to print straight to the plotter/cutter from CorelDraw? When I ran my roland I always ran it from corel and not the software that roland included.

  • In reply to Mike Ver Duin:

    Thanks for the reply guys

    I believe the Cutting Master 3 interface between Coreldraw & the Graphtec cutter would be classed as a macro - that's just my guess of course.

    To be honest, if I'd known there were these differences between the retail & 'Home & Student' packages, I wouldn't have bought it. Perhaps it's hidden in the small print - I don't know?

    Seems like I've wasted £100+. I also read somewhere during my research there are other differences too.

    I'll contact Dell and ask for a refund. Nothing ventured and all that ...

    I don't think it's possible to just Print to the cutter.

    John

  • In reply to Stitch-Up:

    Stitch-Up
    I don't think it's possible to just Print to the cutter.

    If it has a windows driver, it should be. the trick was always setting up the page size and then sending the right lines, hairlines worked for the roland.

  • In reply to Stitch-Up:

    Stitch-Up
    I don't think it's possible to just Print to the cutter.

    Download the printer driver and give it a go, nothing ventured and all that Wink

    Looks like it should work to me. I always treated the roll as the height of the page, and the length of what I was cutting as the width of the page. Then align to the top LEFT corner and printed. At least, that's what I remember doing.

     

  • In reply to Stitch-Up:

    Stitch-Up

    Thanks for the reply guys

    I believe the Cutting Master 3 interface between Coreldraw & the Graphtec cutter would be classed as a macro - that's just my guess of course.

    To be honest, if I'd known there were these differences between the retail & 'Home & Student' packages, I wouldn't have bought it. Perhaps it's hidden in the small print - I don't know?

    Seems like I've wasted £100+. I also read somewhere during my research there are other differences too.

    I'll contact Dell and ask for a refund. Nothing ventured and all that ...

    I don't think it's possible to just Print to the cutter.

    John

    Hi.

    I'm not sure about Cutting Master but other programs let you import the file, or even direct drag and drop from Draw. Worth a try.

    ~John

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    It's a few years since I used my Graphtec cutter but I had need to contact them for some reason due to problems with their print driver [not compatable with Windows 7??? - can't remember off hand] but they were very helpful. Give them a call.