The Digitizing Eye works by bouncing an extremely fine laser point off the table -- Fiberoptics see the difference between light and dark or dark and light. The new Eye can precisely detect the edge of a pattern against a contrasting backgound, or a line marked by fine-line Sharpie or similar marker on white paper. With a single click, Plotmaster XP drives the Digitizing Eye to first find an edge of the pattern and then crawls around it with a special search algorithm - all automatically without operator interaction.
The pattern develops on the screen in true plotter steps - no scaling or processing required. Once a round trip is completed, the pattern is automatically saved and is immediately plottable by the system, fed to PEdit for manual editing, or exported. The Eye is now operational can be integrated into the STx/CTx/PT plotter/cutter multi-tool head.