SigngoPosted by Jodie on July 5, 2002 at 8:32 pm
Have just installed Signgo on my new laptop and was pleased when it ran under XP, I have just spent 4 hrs sorting out the com port and I am pleased to report to you all that Signgo will run and cut from Window XP Home edition. Brian 😆
MemberJuly 5, 2002 at 8:36 pm
Thats great to know, how are you finding the actual programe?
MemberJuly 5, 2002 at 8:57 pm
thanks Brian – I don’t use SignGo but I know a man who does – in fact quite a few people on here who do!…thanks for the update.
MemberJuly 6, 2002 at 7:38 pm
I have been a corel user for years now and to be honest using anything else is a little strange, The beauty of signgo for me is that it has the most powerful cutting menu I have ever seen. You can load a piece of vinyl into the cutter (CX24 ) and press piece and the cutter measures the lenght and width of the vinyl and signgo will actually read that information from the cutter and display it on the screen, this allows you to cut multi copies really easy without to much work, I save all my work from corel draw as a HPGL plot file and import it into signgo to cut its by far the easiest way even thought I can cut direct from corel with the roland cx24.
I have done a little designing with signgo and find it ok to work with, but its all to easy to drop back to corel draw for me.
So to sum up a great program for cutting from for me. Brian 😀
MemberJuly 6, 2002 at 8:23 pm
hi brian… just a thought mate. does signgo have a nesting option. i think signlab 6 does but not sure. i havent used it before the first time i saw this function was at the signshow a few years ago. it came with “type 3” a 3D routing package… 🙄
MemberJuly 6, 2002 at 11:56 pm
Yes SignLab e6 does have a “nesting” feature. It also has some of the “jogging” features that Brian speaks off. I’m very new to the program and haven’t concentrated much effort in the cutting end of the program to date, instead, concentrating on design and other elements. I hope to be able to change that status within a few short weeks.
I find that such a difficult task to overcome, the “comfort” zone. Knowing that you can do it in your preferred program in a fraction of the time is a massive “wall” to overcome for myself. I’m in the process of learning the ins and outs of Sign Lab currently and have decided that “after hours” is the most productive time for me to accomplish that task. If I discover a neat little “gem” of a tool or different approach to a task, I can invest the time to learn it inside and out before moving on instead of thinking I have to get onto the next job done.
MemberJuly 7, 2002 at 4:51 pm
If by nesting you mean, shuffling all the same coloured bits of vinyl around to use the least anmount of vinyl when cutting well yes it dos but only on multipul copies of the same thing It wont as far as I know shuffle 10 diiferent bits of artwork around that are all the same colour to use less space. I hope this answers your question Robert, Brian 🙂
MemberJuly 7, 2002 at 6:37 pm
Yep! thats what i wanted to know brian. 😀
its so handy when you do router work. say you have a load of letters and a sheet or perspex 1m x 1m you select all the tesxt and it shuffles the letters to fit the space… saves allot of time and lets you know pronto if you need more material for the job.
thanks for the reply 😉
Deleted UserDeleted UserJuly 10, 2002 at 9:24 am
Here is an alternative way of transferring designs from CorelDraw to SignGo. You may find it a little easier than exporting HPGL.
1. Select your design in CorelDraw and choose Copy from the Edit menu
2. From SignGo Edit menu choose Paste Special, then select the Enhanced Metafile option from the dialog and click OK. The picture appears on the SignGo layout.
3. From the Object menu choose Convert to Editable Shape. Ensure the Error tolerance is set to zero and click OK.
MemberJuly 10, 2002 at 11:25 am
Kevin – Wish I’d tried that on a job I did at the weekend – I kept only getting a partial transfer from a Corel graphic with paste – just tried again with enhanced metafile and it didn’t work till I went back to Corel then grouped all the objects in the graphic then copied. This time it worked and I got the tolerance scale box coming up in Signgo. – Should solve some headaches, as I have a couple of customers who send jobs in Corel format – Cheers!
MemberJuly 10, 2002 at 12:01 pm
Have you been talking to George at football heaven?
He was having some problems with the demo of signgo, cutting random numbers and letters. I told him to email you.
He’s really new to all this, and i’ve been trying to help him out as much as i can.
George if your reading this why not pop into the say hello forum and post a little about what you do. Everyone will do their best to make you feel welcome here.
Deleted UserDeleted UserJuly 10, 2002 at 12:52 pm
Paul – You shouldn’t have any problems pasting multiple objects from CorelDraw. This might sound silly.. but did you select everything before choosing Copy? Also, CorelDraw can sometimes take some time to transfer everything to the Clipboard. You may be pasting into SignGo before all of the data was transferred.
Lorraine – No I haven’t spoken to George. Sounds like his cutter is using the wrong language for the driver. Should just be a case of changing the cutter setting to match the SignGo driver, or change the SignGo driver to match the cutter.
MemberJuly 10, 2002 at 6:57 pm
I spoke to George this afternoon and he’s all sorted out, He was very impressed with the speed of response with the email support.
MemberJuly 10, 2002 at 7:53 pm
Thanks for the info kevin, will save me a lot of time and trouble, great stuff. Brian 😀
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