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Roland XC-540 Vinyl Cutter Setup instructions

Please note: the driver in SignTools is a cut only driver and will not print
 


SignTools 
Installation Steps
 

NOTE: If your network has been setup or maintained by a Network Administrator it is HIGHLY recommended you refer to them if required.


It is assumed your LAN is setup correctly and connectivity is working between the Network Cutter and workstation.

1) Install SignTools 4 on the desired workstation - follow the standard install instructions contained in the user manual.

2) Open
Corel Draw and click on the Application Launcher (see picture below) and choose SignTools 4.

 

CorelDraw Application Launcher

 


3) Select Cut -> Setup, Roland XC-540 (CUT ONLY) from the "Cutter" drop down box.

4) Select the "Local" radio button, then click the Drop-down to see the available ports. If your Cutter network address is included
    in the drop down list, select it and click OK. You should now be able to test and begin cutting.

5) If your cutter's network address is not included in the Ports Drop Down list, follow the steps below to add it as a Windows Printer
 Port:

    i) Close SignTools
    ii) Navigate to Windows Printers:
        a) Windows XP: Start -> Printers and Faxes
        b) Windows Vista: Start -> Control panel -> Printers
        c) Windows 7: Start -> Devices and Printers
    iii) Right-Click on the SignTools4 printer, select Properties (For Windows 7 select Printer Properties)
    iv) Click the Ports tab -> Add Port
    v) If your LAN is a standard TCP/IP LAN (the most common) select Standard TCP/IP Port -> New Port. If your LAN is not a
       TCP/IP LAN you will need to add a new port type. Click the "New Port Type" button and follow the dialogues to install your
       Port driver, then select New Port.
    vi) Enter your Cutter's Network Address for "Printer Name or IP Address", the "Port Name" field will populate automatically.

        Please note: You can find the TCP/IP address in your Roland VersaWorks software by clicking on the "Printer" menu and
        choosing "Printer Setting". Usually it will be 192.168.2.10
  
    vii) Click Next and then Finish to complete adding the port, follow the instructions from Step 2) to restart and configure
        SignTools 4 to use the new port.


CorelDraw Settings

In CorelDraw's Layout menu select Page Setup. A dialog box will appear. Set Width to 3200mm (126 inches) and Height to 1346mm (53 inches).

Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.

CorelDraw Landscape Page
 

To set this as a default page in CorelDRAW click on the Tools menu and choose Options. Click on the word Document on the left hand side and ensure all of the options are ticked and click on the OK button.

To cut any object in CorelDraw, simply place on the page in the bottom left corner. If you wish to cut in a portrait fashion simply rotate your graphics.


Additional note

SignTools 4 cuts from the bottom left of the page either manually place object(s) in the bottom left of the CorelDRAW page or use the "Vinyl Saver" tool with the sliding bar all the way to the left.