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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:59 pm

Sequential plotting...

Before I went down the full colour path I used to use Omega software and Gerber plotters and there was an option on the plot screen that allowed for sequential plotting, ie the machine would cut the individual elements in a sequential order from left to right and not in the order the job was generated.

I hardly do any cut vinyl anymore but I wondered if there is such a thing in either Illustrator or VersaWorks?

Thanks in advance for any help...
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:11 pm

I miss that feature so much, also select by color.
Wish Corel and Cutting Master had that.
Just chiming in nostalgically, I have no good advice.
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:45 pm

Chime away Jill!

I'll have have a hunt online and see if there is a way of 'tricking' Illustrator into it...
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:05 pm

This may not help you Jill if you are not using Illustrator but I found that somebody had posted this in reply to a similar question that has been asked elsewhere. They didn't specify what software they were using but I hoping it is Illustrator!

I control the order of cut by manually layering the cutlines into the order I want them to cut. (bottom cuts first, and up from there) It can be time consuming if it is a large complex file.

Hopefully that is the answer, it does sound quite time consuming though but I suppose once I get the hang of it I should be able to quickly sequence a job.

EDIT: From another of his posts it would appear that he is using Illustrator, yippee!!!
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:I miss that feature so much, also select by color.
Wish Corel and Cutting Master had that.
Just chiming in nostalgically, I have no good advice.
Love....Jill


Cutting Master has a cut 'by colour' check box Jill, does that do it? I've never used it.
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:16 pm

I sort of do that with Cutting Master.
It's Corel that I wish had the "select by color" part.
Maybe I'm just stupid.
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:26 pm

I never noticed that feature on Omega, only had it 12 years!
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:04 pm

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:Maybe I'm just stupid.
:lol1:


'You may very well believe that, I could not possibly comment'. :D
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:03 pm

Jill it might be worth exploring the layers feature in Draw, you can put items on different layers and then alter the order of the layers.
Just as a side note Signlab has this feature when cutting
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:21 pm

Jill,

Have a look at http://www.gdgmacros.com/details.php?prodId=48, I use this in corel, well worth the cost.

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Post Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:27 pm

:D
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Post Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:19 pm

Jill Marie Welsh wrote:I sort of do that with Cutting Master.
It's Corel that I wish had the "select by color" part.
Maybe I'm just stupid.
:lol1:


Edit, Find and Replace, Find Objects,....from the Find Wizard you should be able to select all objects based on whatever properties you specify.

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