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David Mitchell

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Post Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:20 am

plotter cutting stop start

hi guys , i have a graphtec CE6000-60

whenever i send it a large file through cutting master 3 , it runs very stop start, like cuts a small line then stops and so on.

is this a cutter issue or a computer memory problem?

its connected by USB with an extension.

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Post Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:22 pm

Re: plotter cutting stop start

David, normally a memory/buffering problem with stuff like this, don't use cutting master personally so don't know if this will help but I use to get problems if the number of files in the completed job folder got to large.
Try deleting the jobs that have been completed to see if that helps.

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Post Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:06 pm

Re: plotter cutting stop start

Sounds like a USB problem, attach a short usb lead and see if the problem persists. My graphtec doesn't like along usb lead.


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Post Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:26 pm

Re: plotter cutting stop start

As Martin says, sounds like buffer overrun or underrun when the baud rates are too high or low / file spooler is off.

Run through your settings. I don't use that program so no specific info.


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Post Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:55 pm

Re: plotter cutting stop start

We have the same issue with our FC8000, although it doesnt happen when using signlab.

I'd imagine it's a setting somewhere in CM, but I have not had time to mess about with it.

I find keeping CM3 as the top window helps but isn't practical.

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