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  • Is there an easy way to do this?

    Posted by Kevin.Beck on September 13, 2004 at 8:57 pm

    Sometimes I take the laptop out to customers.

    Signlab is loaded on it, with varous bits of clipart/outlines etc.

    Although it hasn`t happened yet, but sooner or later I`ll forget my dongle, and end up looking a right prat.

    So I thought, I could always use Corel to show them layouts etc, after all its just for their visual needs.

    But most, if not all of the artwork/clipart is in CDL formate.

    my question is, have I got to save every file singular in a formate so they can be opened by Corel, or is there a way to do them all at once?

    thanks Kev.

    Kevin.Beck replied 19 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Andy Gorman

    September 13, 2004 at 9:20 pm

    Did I read somewhere that you can buy legitimate replacement dongles for 75 squids?
    If so, this might be a simpler answer. Just keep one with your laptop in the case or something.

    Your alternative is some kind of batch file conversion utility. I would imagine Cadlink (or whoever sold you signlab) would be the best people to ask. I’m not sure how legal it would be to convert a clipart collection to another format for use in another application.

  • Phill Fenton

    September 13, 2004 at 10:09 pm

    Wht not use a “demo” version of signlab. This allows you to open and view files but you can’t save or cut from them.

  • J. Hulme

    September 13, 2004 at 10:46 pm
    quote big G:

    Did I read somewhere that you can buy legitimate replacement dongles for 75 squids?

    No you can’t mate. Unless you send the old dongle back to Cadlink to be verified that you have a damaged one, the way to get another dongle means buying another full program less your discount of course 😉

    As I tend to work at home at night I try to save / export everything in (the lowest version) .ai to the same folder as the files then anything can open it, I assume corel can, don’t know rarely use corel.

  • David Evans

    September 14, 2004 at 9:30 am

    RightSigns is right (no pun intended), use the demo version and you can open the CDL files, you just cant save them.
    If you want to work on the files and save them, but not output you can buy a Designer package which opens and saves CDL files, but doesnt output. The Designer package is considerably cheaper than the full package.

    The £75 for the dongle is for faulty or stolen dongles, not for second copies of Signlab, but there are site licenses and neworking versions of Signlab that all are cheaper for second copies required rather than have to buy a full package.

    Best regards

    -David Evans

  • Kevin.Beck

    September 14, 2004 at 12:34 pm

    I got a designer package on another comp, you also need a dongle for it.

    I`m trying to get over the carrying of a dongle, just in case I forget it.

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