Our software, Plotmaster USB, has the ability to import CAD files from many different formats into our file format, .uc. This guide will show you how to import a DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) file with groups. This results in a single master file and individual files for every group. In Draft Sight: Open DraftSight andContinue reading “Importing .dxf Files with Groups”
There are a few necessary steps to make sure your plot files are extremely accurate. You will need PMU version 4.0.758 or higher for the following procedure. For version history, see the changelog. First, you will want to carefully align your blade. You will visually try to get it as close as possible to doContinue reading “Super Accurate Plotting”
A few notes on how to select the right blower for your application.
If you are experiencing skips in your plotters movement, or intermittent failure of the pen or cutter, you may have a signal cable that has a faulty or broken connection. To check your cable, do the following: Unplug both ends, and put both ends in a vice, or something to keep them stationary while youContinue reading “Check Signal Cable”
When plotting and cutting, if the pen or cutter does not “snap” back up, here are a few quick tips for fixing.
DraftSight is a free full-featured 2D CAD program that will allow you to make patterns that can be imported into Plotmaster.
We have selected a few tutorial videos that are particularly relevant to creating patterns for your Carlson Plotter/Cutter. You can find the complete series of videos at the DraftSight YouTube page.
Table of Contents HPGL Print Driver Windows HPGL Driver (Windows ME, 98, 95) Mutoh HPGL Driver (Windows XP, 2000, NT) Exporting from Adobe Illustrator Exporting from AutoCad with HPGL Driver Exporting *.DXF CAD files Exporting from Draftsight Exporting from Rhino Exporting from Inkscape Converting a JPG to UC in Inkscape Carlson Design plotter/cutter controller, Plotmaster,Continue reading “Exporting From CAD to Plotmaster”
Whether you purchase a Phillocraft vacuum table from Carlson Design or build your own vacuum table, you will need to place a disposable cutting surface to prevent cutting into your table top. There are a variety of different cutting surfaces that range in price and application. We will go over those in this post. HowContinue reading “Choosing a Cutting Suface”
Static Vs Conveyor Vacuum Tables. Simple wins every time.
Making bad plots/cuts? Our systems are simple — follow this article for 3 easy areas to check to make your plots accurate and repeatable.
Carlson Design visited Pensacola, FL the beginning of 2011 to provide training and service for Breathing Systems. Breathing Systems is using the PT-72 for prototyping a new medical device. They installed their own system Jan. 2010 and now familiar with the system, asked us to visit for advanced training.
New valance software allows you to quickly make a wide variety of industry standard valance.