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Tiling problem 5 months 1 week ago #6166

  • Salutka
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Hi everyone!

I have an old Zericon plotter (22"x32") that's Huston Instruments DMP-100 compatible and I'm currently using the generic DMPL driver. Everything works great except when I Try to make designs over 32". The first tile cuts fine but when I print the second tile it goes back to the top and cuts over the first one... Only if I manually advance the vinyl 32" will it work. I understand it's a badly outdated plotter but I can get this feature to work in SignBlazer. Changing the Origin/Endpoint settings has little affect on this problem. Additional X move at end and Horiz/Vert. tile spacing either. Any help would be appreciated!



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Tiling problem 5 months 1 week ago #6167

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It does look like the Endpoint is set to Origin and not Next Drawing.
Change the outport to file and re cut, saving as a TXT file, then copy/paste the results in a reply. We might be able to tell more from that.
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Tiling problem 5 months 1 week ago #6170

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Ok, so this is what was output in TXT (1"X48" rectangle):

;:H A L0 ECN U V10 U0,0 U31999,5 D19,5 D19,1005 D31999,1005 U0,0 U0,0 U0,1005 D16020,1005 D16020,5 D0,5 U0,0 @ U0,0 U F U @
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Tiling problem 5 months 4 days ago #6176

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I sort have found a work around... If I change "EndJob=|@ U0,0 U F U @" to "EndJob=|@ U0,0 F31999 U F U @" It will advance the vinyl to the correct position, but I need to manually select the next tile to be cut (very frustrating but at least its working). Is there a way to inject the F31999 command between each tile?
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Tiling problem 5 months 4 days ago #6177

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Have you gone to Cut/Plotting Defaults /Setup and changing your Machine Limits length to 32 or 31.999

Undo your Endjob change.
Its the Tile= line that does the work.
Every 32 inches , the Tile = line kicks in.

Here is my output with Machine length set to 32 inches with a 35 inch long job
;:H A L0 ECN U V10 U0,0 U32000,5 D5,5 D5,1536 D32000,1536 U32000,0 F32000 U0,0 U0,1536 D3005,1536 D3005,5 D0,5 U3010,0 F3010 U0,0 @ U0,0 U F U @

So if anything, modify you TILE= string in the Generic section.
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