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does this happen to anyone else in signlab?


Dave Springate

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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:18 am

does this happen to anyone else in signlab?

Hi all,
Running Spandex thermal edition of Signlab V6, tried to do a simple thing with it yesterday, Had a yellow background, two white letters, applied a black outline the letters then inlay welded the letters over the outline then the same with the outline over the yellow background. Every time i inlay welded the letters to the outline one of the letters disappeared then when welding the outline over the yellow background Signlab crashed. Tried loads of different approaches gave up in the end and did it in Corel.
Beginning to loose faith with Signlab rapidly.


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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:22 pm

Came across this the other day (may not be your problem though) Using some postscript fonts and probably some VEF ones which were conversions. When applying shadow, with or without outline part/s of the shadow will drop off - convert letters to curves and with node edit reverse the path direction of offending letter and those nearest. E6 and E7 users should see shadow redraw properly if still in replay list.

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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:10 pm

although all our comps run signlab i havent been using it in ages, im on the tools too much just now. out fitting vans etc...
anyway.. im sure this si something i would get way back when i was starting out on signlab.. for the life of me i cant remember what i did wrong. :-? "great help rob" i hear you say :lol1:
could it be the type of weld you have chosen?
the colour properties before welding... arghh this is frustrating, my memory is bad..

im guessing you know if you weld white it discards that layer?

if your doing a layer weld... i give up on this one.. ide need to be doing it on the screen.. im very good at sorting this like this, but ask me to tell you how i got there? :o :o

maybe if andrew (vectorwise) is on later, he will be able to help.. hes working on signlab 8 hours a day at the mo.. :wink:

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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:59 pm

Re: AAAAARRGGGG B****y Signlab !!!!!

racer132 wrote:
Beginning to loose faith with Signlab rapidly.

Welcome to the club :D
Listen cadlink, he did in ***corel*** !!!!!!

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Post Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:49 pm

Hello Dave,

Can you go to the About box in Signlab and tell me what the Signlab version, revision and build numbers are.

Its sounds as though Spandex have sent you an old build.

Also didnt you buy this very recently, because I though you would have got Signlab version 7.

Also can you send me the file

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-David Evans


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Post Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:32 pm

Join the "I HATE E6" club - more members on the floor than a sex change clinic

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Post Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:30 pm

Tryin to figure out what you were doin.
You inlay welded the white letters over the outline giving you a black outline and white letters? Then you took this onto the yellow and inlay welded the letters and outline to the yellow background.
This as far as I can see gives you seperate yellow,black and white.
I did this and had no problems at all with my version I downloaded the update Revision 16 I am on.
I have had the problem with the VEF fonts mentioned above but haven't tried this solution yet I just choose another font at the time as it wasn't critical.



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Post Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:38 am

Forbie wrote:I downloaded the update Revision 16

Revision 16? - That speaks volumes. Many thanks to all the unpaid, (and now probably hairless), Beta Testers from all of us here at Cadlink


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