Frequently Asked Questions

We do our best to answer every question we receive, but there are questions that we've known our customers to ask more often than others. Here is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions.
If you have a question not answered here, please do not hesitate to
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Hardware Questions

Will my plotter work with StyleCAD?


StyleCAD supports a wide range of plotters. These include plotters made by Algotex, Avion, DGI, Eclipse, Gerber, Gerber, Graphtec, IOLine, Lectra, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Neon.
We are adding support for new plotters all the time, so please check with us to see if a non-listed plotter will work with StyleCAD.




Will my digitizer work with StyleCAD?


StyleCAD supports a wide range of digitizers.
These include digitizers made by Accugrid, Calcomp, D-Scan (Investronica), Gerber, GTCO, Kurta, Lectra, Numonics, PAD, Polygon, Richpeace Hipo, Summa, and Wacom.
We are adding support for new digitizers all the time, so please check with us to see if a non-listed digitizer will work with StyleCAD.




Does StyleCAD work with the new generation of USB digitizers?


Yes!
StyleCAD works seemlessly with a wide array of USB digitizers.
StyleCAD engineers work hard to integrate new technology so you can focus on the job at hand rather than on the underlying technologies.




How do I setup a separate cutting machine version of Output Manager?


though this is an advanced technique and requires extensive knowledge of Windows, it can be accomplished quite easily by a knowledgable technician.

Cutting Machine version of Output Manager


In case a separate cutting machine output manager needs to be set up on the same machine where the plotter output manager exists, simply follow these steps.
Although this is an advanced technique and requires extensive knowledge of Windows, it can be accomplished quite easily by a knowledgable technician.

  • 1. Copy the current OutputMgr50.exe file and rename it as CutMgr50.exe.

    2. Double-click on the CutMgr50.exe file to start.

    3. Click on Settings -> Select Device. Select the Cutter.

  • 4. Click on the Cutter Configuration icon under Setting Control.

    5. Select the cutter from the cutter model list. Click on Save to File so that the file output director field is editable.
    Enter a folder name such as C:\Cut Files and click OK. The user should create the folder [Cut Files] using Windows Explorer.




    6. CutMgr50.exe must have its own spool folder. C:\SCAD\Spool is assigned to the current Output Manager.
    Create another folder such as C:\SCAD\Spool-Cut using Windows Explorer.

    7. Click on Settings -> Program Configuration. Enter the newly created spool folder in the Plot Spool Folder field as shown in the picture.
    Also enter a different Job Submit Port number such as 3799 to avoid a conflict with the current Output Manager.




    Enter a new Program Title as necessary for clarification.

    8. Right-click on the CutMgr50.exe file, and click on Create Shortcut. Place this shortcut on the desktop as necessary.
    Right-click on this shortcut and click on Change Icon under the Shortcut tab. Select the cutter icon for clarification.





    9. In Marking, select Setting -> Program Configuration.

  • Make sure the Cutting Server's port number is the same as was set in the Cutter Manager above.




  • Click OK to exit all windows, and restart both the Cutter Manager and the Marking programs before continuing.




How do I setup a Lectra Flypen Plotter with StyleCAD?


Lectra Flypen Plotter Setup
StyleCAD can work with almost any plotter used for apparel design. A popular plotter is the Lectra Flypen Plotter, and StyleCAD can take full control over this plotter. Follow these simple directions for setting up StyleCAD to work with a Lectra Flypen Plotter.

Required Communication Parameters:

Frame Length: 14.959" (38 cm). Please look #2 if encounter problem.

Paper Width: 70.87" (180.0 cm) // 90.55" (230 cm) is maxium, 61" may also work.

Spacing: 3.94" (10.0 cm)
Port: COM1/COM2
Baud: 9600
Protocol: CTS/RTS
Parity: Odd or None
Stop Bits: 1
Data Bits: 8


To change the communication protocol from Lectra to CTS/RTS on FLYPEN.


1. Press VAL. ("VAL" means "Enter")

The screen reads "Mot de passe" (Enter password) 0123456789

Use the left/right arrow keys to enter 1994, the password.

Move the cursor to 0123456789 and press VAL.


2. The screen reads "Maintenance CNUM2.4* Language Systeme".

Press VAL

* If CNUM is 2.5 change Frame Length to 14.520


3.The screen reads "Parameters, Tests, Commandes, Etalonnages"

Press VAL


4.The screen reads "Pmachines, Pstylo, Pvitesse, Pconvoye"

Press down arrow key 3 times then the screen reads "Pdialogue, Pgain, Poption, Pcourroie"

Press VAL


5.The screen reads "Compensation elasticite: (Elasticity Compensation), Oui (Yes)"

Press VAL


6.The screen reads "Type de dialogue: (Type of dialog, i.e., Communication Protocols), Lectra"

Press right arrow key then "Type de dialogue: Lectra"

Now press the upper-arrow key to select CTS/RTS

Press VAL


7.The screen reads "Avance Continue: Non"

Press QUIT


8.The screen reads "Pdialogue, Pgain, Poption, Pcourroie

Press QUIT


9.The screen reads "Voulez-vous sauver (Do you want to save?)"

Press VAL


10.Press QUIT until the screen displays "Machine OK".


11. Turn off the machine and then turn it back on.




How do I setup a Gerber Infinity Plotter with StyleCAD?


Infinity 45 plotter Software Installation with StyleCAD
Pre Requirement for Installation:

If any version of Sentinel Protection software is installed(most likely when you installed StyleCAD on to the computer), please uninstall it. The Winplot program will attempt to install Sentinel Protection software while installation and if any version of it is found, installation will not complete the software settings and won’t run properly even though all of the required files to the computer.


Installation process for software:

1. Open the installation Disc or installation folder likely named ‘accumark8.2.1’
2. Go into ‘WinPlot’ folder
3. Run ‘Setup.exe’ in WinPlot folder
4. Press ‘Next’ at initial installation prompt
5. Press’Yes’ at license Agreement
6. Either choose desired destination folder or leave it as default. Default location :C:\Program Files\Gerber Technology\AccuMark V8 Press ‘Next’after completing installation destination folder.
7. Select ‘Typical’ at Setup Type and press ‘Next’
8. Select ‘no, do NOT install Algotex’ at Choose Install and press ‘Next’
9. Setup will continue and when finished, it will prompt for Problem Enhancement and Report Utility application. Press ‘OK’
10. Press ‘Next’ at Gerber Problem and Enhancement Report Utility installation start
11. Select destination folder or just press ‘Next’
Default location :C:\Program Files\Gerber Technology\Problem Report\ 12. Press ‘Next’ at Confirm Installation
13. Press ‘Close’ when Installation Complete
14. Setup will prompt for GTLM Security application, press ‘OK’
15. Press ‘Next’ at initial GTLM Security installation.
You might have to open up the GTLM Security –InstallShield Wizard window from the task pane if installation window is hidden behind previous installation window.
16. Press ‘Finish’ when Installation Completes.
If you encountered any error message, it means you didn’t uninstall the previous version of Sentinel protection software. Please uninstall all the programs installed in previous steps and Sentinel Protection software, then, restart the installation process from Step 1.
17. Installation will prompt to load license files for AccuMark Program. Just disregard the message and Press ‘OK’
18. Press ‘Finish’ when installation Completes
19. Installation window will close and ‘read me’ file will open. You can close the ‘read me’ file.


Software Configuration: Gerber Device Configuration:

1. Go to control panel of the Windows System
2. If view setting is set to ‘Category’ at the top right corner, select either ‘Large icons’ or Small icons’
3. Find and open ‘Gerber Devices’ in Control Panel. If you encounter error opening the ‘Gerber Devices’ it means you had error message during the installation process but disregarded it. Please follow the installation process steps carefully by removing all of the Gerber softwares and Sentinel Protection software from the computer. Most likely, if the StyleCAD software is installed before the WinPlot software, the Sentinel Protection Software that installed along with StyleCAD software is causing the problem. Please remove the Sentinel Protection Software from the computer before starting Installation Process of Winplot software.
4. Select ‘Gerber Infinity 45 (inf-45)’ under Type at the top right corner of Gerber Device Configuration
5. It will grey out all the fields except for under Settings ‘Output: COM 1’ and ‘Baud Rate: 19200’ Select the appropriate Com port and Baud Rate.
6. Press ‘OK’, then Restart Plotter Program window will appear
7. Select ‘Finish active jobs’ and uncheck ‘Advance paper when done’, then press ‘OK’
8. If Plotter Shutdown Progress window does not disappear, press ‘Finish Now’, then Gerber Device Configuration window will close

WinPlot Configuration:

1. Go to Computer(My computer)
2. Go to Local Disk C: if you installed Winplot to its default location.
3. Go to Program Files
4. Go to Gerber Technology
5. Go to AccuMark V8
6. Go to WinPlot
7. Right Click on ‘winplot.exe’ and select ‘copy’
8. Go to the desktop of the computer and right click and select ‘Paste Shortcut’
9. Open WinPlot.exe program or the shortcut you just made
10. Select ‘Configuration’ at the left bottom of the WinPlot window
11. WinPlot Comfiguration window and a prompt for ‘Refresh Settings’ button to apply changed settings will appear. Press ‘OK’ at the prompt
12. Go to ‘Spooler’ tab at the top menus
13. Check ‘Enabled’, then select the Default Location to C:\PLT, If you do not have the PLT folder at C:\ already, please make one now.
14. Do not close WinPlot Configuration window and Go to ‘HPGL Files’ tab at the top menus of WinPlot Configuration window
15. By default, input Units is 1016. Change it to 1000. If this is incorrect, it will change the calibration of the plotter depending on the plotter driver you select in StyleCAD Output Manager software. For ‘STYLECAD MARKER PLOTTER’ driver we will be using, correct value is 1000.
16. Press ‘OK’ to exit the WinPlot Configuration
17. Press ‘Refresh Settings’ on WinPlot window
18. You can check if the computer and the plotter have proper connections by pressing ‘add’ button at the WinPlot software, Select and add any Samples PLT files at the default opened folder, then press ‘Plot’ button at the WinPlot software to see if infinity 45 plotter plots through WinPlot software.
19. Either put the WinPlot program in as one of start-up programs in the windows or instruct the user to open WinPlot program all the time or it won’t plot automatically.

StyleCAD Output Manager Configuration:

1. Open Output Manager Program
2. Under Settings menu, select ‘Plotter Configuration'
3. Select ‘STYLECAD MARKER PLOTTER’ under Plotter Model
4. Uncheck ‘Plotter’ and check ‘Save To File’ under Output Destinations
5. Select the ‘File Output Directory’ to C:\PLT
6. Uncheck ‘Auto Screen Pause (No Plot)
7. Change Frame Length to 3000 and Paper Width accordingly to use
8. Press ‘Save as Default’
9. Under Settings menu, ‘select Plotter Drivers’, make sure ‘HPGL’ is selected
10. Plot 30”x30” square to see if everything is setup properly and check calibration.




How does the HP DesignJet Printer connect to my StyleCAD system?


Serial Cable Pin layouts for HP Designjet Printer (with StyleCAD)
StyleCAD works with a wide array of plotters and printers, including the HP DesignJet series of wide format printers.
To better understand how the printer is connected to your system, please view the pin diagram below.




Numonics Accugrid Digitizer with USB connection?


Yes!
Numonics USB Digitizers

1. You will need to install Virtual Tablet Interface driver (version 6.12 is the latest) that should've been included with your digitizer kit.
Make sure that you install the driver for Numonics Accugrid series 3648 (USB). It will be set at Numonics Accugrid series 2024 (16button)by default.

2. Plug in both the power cord and the USB cable (unlike GTCO-Calcomp boards, you will need a separate power source to run the digitizer even when using USB connection).

3. Open the digitizer windows in StyleCAD Grading.exe, select SETTING, DIGITIZER SETUP, and make sure WINTAB is selected in DIGITIZER SELECTION. Close the program to allow the grading.ini file to update. (Make sure you have the proper cursor button settings selected).




How do I setup a Gerber S93 Cutter with StyleCAD?


In StyleCAD Output Manager, select Gerber GGT 7200/7250 and make sure to turn off pattern annotation.





Software Questions

Will my plotter work with StyleCAD?


StyleCAD supports a wide range of plotters. These include plotters made by Algotex, Avion, DGI, Eclipse, Gerber, Gerber, Graphtec, IOLine, Lectra, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Neon.
We are adding support for new plotters all the time, so please check with us to see if a non-listed plotter will work with StyleCAD.




Will my digitizer work with StyleCAD?


StyleCAD supports a wide range of digitizers.
These include digitizers made by Accugrid, Calcomp, D-Scan (Investronica), Gerber, GTCO, Kurta, Lectra, Numonics, PAD, Polygon, Richpeace Hipo, Summa, and Wacom.
We are adding support for new digitizers all the time, so please check with us to see if a non-listed digitizer will work with StyleCAD.




Does StyleCAD work with the new generation of USB digitizers?


Yes!
StyleCAD works seemlessly with a wide array of USB digitizers.
StyleCAD engineers work hard to integrate new technology so you can focus on the job at hand rather than on the underlying technologies.




How do I setup a separate cutting machine version of Output Manager?


though this is an advanced technique and requires extensive knowledge of Windows, it can be accomplished quite easily by a knowledgable technician.

Cutting Machine version of Output Manager


In case a separate cutting machine output manager needs to be set up on the same machine where the plotter output manager exists, simply follow these steps.
Although this is an advanced technique and requires extensive knowledge of Windows, it can be accomplished quite easily by a knowledgable technician.

  • 1. Copy the current OutputMgr50.exe file and rename it as CutMgr50.exe.

    2. Double-click on the CutMgr50.exe file to start.

    3. Click on Settings -> Select Device. Select the Cutter.

  • 4. Click on the Cutter Configuration icon under Setting Control.

    5. Select the cutter from the cutter model list. Click on Save to File so that the file output director field is editable.
    Enter a folder name such as C:\Cut Files and click OK. The user should create the folder [Cut Files] using Windows Explorer.




    6. CutMgr50.exe must have its own spool folder. C:\SCAD\Spool is assigned to the current Output Manager.
    Create another folder such as C:\SCAD\Spool-Cut using Windows Explorer.

    7. Click on Settings -> Program Configuration. Enter the newly created spool folder in the Plot Spool Folder field as shown in the picture.
    Also enter a different Job Submit Port number such as 3799 to avoid a conflict with the current Output Manager.




    Enter a new Program Title as necessary for clarification.

    8. Right-click on the CutMgr50.exe file, and click on Create Shortcut. Place this shortcut on the desktop as necessary.
    Right-click on this shortcut and click on Change Icon under the Shortcut tab. Select the cutter icon for clarification.





    9. In Marking, select Setting -> Program Configuration.

  • Make sure the Cutting Server's port number is the same as was set in the Cutter Manager above.




  • Click OK to exit all windows, and restart both the Cutter Manager and the Marking programs before continuing.




How do I setup a Lectra Flypen Plotter with StyleCAD?


Lectra Flypen Plotter Setup
StyleCAD can work with almost any plotter used for apparel design. A popular plotter is the Lectra Flypen Plotter, and StyleCAD can take full control over this plotter. Follow these simple directions for setting up StyleCAD to work with a Lectra Flypen Plotter.

Required Communication Parameters:

Frame Length: 14.959" (38 cm). Please look #2 if encounter problem.

Paper Width: 70.87" (180.0 cm) // 90.55" (230 cm) is maxium, 61" may also work.

Spacing: 3.94" (10.0 cm)
Port: COM1/COM2
Baud: 9600
Protocol: CTS/RTS
Parity: Odd or None
Stop Bits: 1
Data Bits: 8


To change the communication protocol from Lectra to CTS/RTS on FLYPEN.


1. Press VAL. ("VAL" means "Enter")

The screen reads "Mot de passe" (Enter password) 0123456789

Use the left/right arrow keys to enter 1994, the password.

Move the cursor to 0123456789 and press VAL.


2. The screen reads "Maintenance CNUM2.4* Language Systeme".

Press VAL

* If CNUM is 2.5 change Frame Length to 14.520


3.The screen reads "Parameters, Tests, Commandes, Etalonnages"

Press VAL


4.The screen reads "Pmachines, Pstylo, Pvitesse, Pconvoye"

Press down arrow key 3 times then the screen reads "Pdialogue, Pgain, Poption, Pcourroie"

Press VAL


5.The screen reads "Compensation elasticite: (Elasticity Compensation), Oui (Yes)"

Press VAL


6.The screen reads "Type de dialogue: (Type of dialog, i.e., Communication Protocols), Lectra"

Press right arrow key then "Type de dialogue: Lectra"

Now press the upper-arrow key to select CTS/RTS

Press VAL


7.The screen reads "Avance Continue: Non"

Press QUIT


8.The screen reads "Pdialogue, Pgain, Poption, Pcourroie

Press QUIT


9.The screen reads "Voulez-vous sauver (Do you want to save?)"

Press VAL


10.Press QUIT until the screen displays "Machine OK".


11. Turn off the machine and then turn it back on.




How do I setup a Gerber Infinity Plotter with StyleCAD?


Infinity 45 plotter Software Installation with StyleCAD
Pre Requirement for Installation:

If any version of Sentinel Protection software is installed(most likely when you installed StyleCAD on to the computer), please uninstall it. The Winplot program will attempt to install Sentinel Protection software while installation and if any version of it is found, installation will not complete the software settings and won’t run properly even though all of the required files to the computer.


Installation process for software:

1. Open the installation Disc or installation folder likely named ‘accumark8.2.1’
2. Go into ‘WinPlot’ folder
3. Run ‘Setup.exe’ in WinPlot folder
4. Press ‘Next’ at initial installation prompt
5. Press’Yes’ at license Agreement
6. Either choose desired destination folder or leave it as default. Default location :C:\Program Files\Gerber Technology\AccuMark V8 Press ‘Next’after completing installation destination folder.
7. Select ‘Typical’ at Setup Type and press ‘Next’
8. Select ‘no, do NOT install Algotex’ at Choose Install and press ‘Next’
9. Setup will continue and when finished, it will prompt for Problem Enhancement and Report Utility application. Press ‘OK’
10. Press ‘Next’ at Gerber Problem and Enhancement Report Utility installation start
11. Select destination folder or just press ‘Next’
Default location :C:\Program Files\Gerber Technology\Problem Report\ 12. Press ‘Next’ at Confirm Installation
13. Press ‘Close’ when Installation Complete
14. Setup will prompt for GTLM Security application, press ‘OK’
15. Press ‘Next’ at initial GTLM Security installation.
You might have to open up the GTLM Security –InstallShield Wizard window from the task pane if installation window is hidden behind previous installation window.
16. Press ‘Finish’ when Installation Completes.
If you encountered any error message, it means you didn’t uninstall the previous version of Sentinel protection software. Please uninstall all the programs installed in previous steps and Sentinel Protection software, then, restart the installation process from Step 1.
17. Installation will prompt to load license files for AccuMark Program. Just disregard the message and Press ‘OK’
18. Press ‘Finish’ when installation Completes
19. Installation window will close and ‘read me’ file will open. You can close the ‘read me’ file.


Software Configuration: Gerber Device Configuration:

1. Go to control panel of the Windows System
2. If view setting is set to ‘Category’ at the top right corner, select either ‘Large icons’ or Small icons’
3. Find and open ‘Gerber Devices’ in Control Panel. If you encounter error opening the ‘Gerber Devices’ it means you had error message during the installation process but disregarded it. Please follow the installation process steps carefully by removing all of the Gerber softwares and Sentinel Protection software from the computer. Most likely, if the StyleCAD software is installed before the WinPlot software, the Sentinel Protection Software that installed along with StyleCAD software is causing the problem. Please remove the Sentinel Protection Software from the computer before starting Installation Process of Winplot software.
4. Select ‘Gerber Infinity 45 (inf-45)’ under Type at the top right corner of Gerber Device Configuration
5. It will grey out all the fields except for under Settings ‘Output: COM 1’ and ‘Baud Rate: 19200’ Select the appropriate Com port and Baud Rate.
6. Press ‘OK’, then Restart Plotter Program window will appear
7. Select ‘Finish active jobs’ and uncheck ‘Advance paper when done’, then press ‘OK’
8. If Plotter Shutdown Progress window does not disappear, press ‘Finish Now’, then Gerber Device Configuration window will close

WinPlot Configuration:

1. Go to Computer(My computer)
2. Go to Local Disk C: if you installed Winplot to its default location.
3. Go to Program Files
4. Go to Gerber Technology
5. Go to AccuMark V8
6. Go to WinPlot
7. Right Click on ‘winplot.exe’ and select ‘copy’
8. Go to the desktop of the computer and right click and select ‘Paste Shortcut’
9. Open WinPlot.exe program or the shortcut you just made
10. Select ‘Configuration’ at the left bottom of the WinPlot window
11. WinPlot Comfiguration window and a prompt for ‘Refresh Settings’ button to apply changed settings will appear. Press ‘OK’ at the prompt
12. Go to ‘Spooler’ tab at the top menus
13. Check ‘Enabled’, then select the Default Location to C:\PLT, If you do not have the PLT folder at C:\ already, please make one now.
14. Do not close WinPlot Configuration window and Go to ‘HPGL Files’ tab at the top menus of WinPlot Configuration window
15. By default, input Units is 1016. Change it to 1000. If this is incorrect, it will change the calibration of the plotter depending on the plotter driver you select in StyleCAD Output Manager software. For ‘STYLECAD MARKER PLOTTER’ driver we will be using, correct value is 1000.
16. Press ‘OK’ to exit the WinPlot Configuration
17. Press ‘Refresh Settings’ on WinPlot window
18. You can check if the computer and the plotter have proper connections by pressing ‘add’ button at the WinPlot software, Select and add any Samples PLT files at the default opened folder, then press ‘Plot’ button at the WinPlot software to see if infinity 45 plotter plots through WinPlot software.
19. Either put the WinPlot program in as one of start-up programs in the windows or instruct the user to open WinPlot program all the time or it won’t plot automatically.

StyleCAD Output Manager Configuration:

1. Open Output Manager Program
2. Under Settings menu, select ‘Plotter Configuration'
3. Select ‘STYLECAD MARKER PLOTTER’ under Plotter Model
4. Uncheck ‘Plotter’ and check ‘Save To File’ under Output Destinations
5. Select the ‘File Output Directory’ to C:\PLT
6. Uncheck ‘Auto Screen Pause (No Plot)
7. Change Frame Length to 3000 and Paper Width accordingly to use
8. Press ‘Save as Default’
9. Under Settings menu, ‘select Plotter Drivers’, make sure ‘HPGL’ is selected
10. Plot 30”x30” square to see if everything is setup properly and check calibration.




How does the HP DesignJet Printer connect to my StyleCAD system?


Serial Cable Pin layouts for HP Designjet Printer (with StyleCAD)
StyleCAD works with a wide array of plotters and printers, including the HP DesignJet series of wide format printers.
To better understand how the printer is connected to your system, please view the pin diagram below.




Numonics Accugrid Digitizer with USB connection?


Yes!
Numonics USB Digitizers

1. You will need to install Virtual Tablet Interface driver (version 6.12 is the latest) that should've been included with your digitizer kit.
Make sure that you install the driver for Numonics Accugrid series 3648 (USB). It will be set at Numonics Accugrid series 2024 (16button)by default.

2. Plug in both the power cord and the USB cable (unlike GTCO-Calcomp boards, you will need a separate power source to run the digitizer even when using USB connection).

3. Open the digitizer windows in StyleCAD Grading.exe, select SETTING, DIGITIZER SETUP, and make sure WINTAB is selected in DIGITIZER SELECTION. Close the program to allow the grading.ini file to update. (Make sure you have the proper cursor button settings selected).




How do I setup a Gerber S93 Cutter with StyleCAD?


In StyleCAD Output Manager, select Gerber GGT 7200/7250 and make sure to turn off pattern annotation.





Import & Export Questions

Will my plotter work with StyleCAD?


StyleCAD supports a wide range of plotters. These include plotters made by Algotex, Avion, DGI, Eclipse, Gerber, Gerber, Graphtec, IOLine, Lectra, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Neon.
We are adding support for new plotters all the time, so please check with us to see if a non-listed plotter will work with StyleCAD.




Will my digitizer work with StyleCAD?


StyleCAD supports a wide range of digitizers.
These include digitizers made by Accugrid, Calcomp, D-Scan (Investronica), Gerber, GTCO, Kurta, Lectra, Numonics, PAD, Polygon, Richpeace Hipo, Summa, and Wacom.
We are adding support for new digitizers all the time, so please check with us to see if a non-listed digitizer will work with StyleCAD.




Does StyleCAD work with the new generation of USB digitizers?


Yes!
StyleCAD works seemlessly with a wide array of USB digitizers.
StyleCAD engineers work hard to integrate new technology so you can focus on the job at hand rather than on the underlying technologies.




How do I setup a separate cutting machine version of Output Manager?


though this is an advanced technique and requires extensive knowledge of Windows, it can be accomplished quite easily by a knowledgable technician.

Cutting Machine version of Output Manager


In case a separate cutting machine output manager needs to be set up on the same machine where the plotter output manager exists, simply follow these steps.
Although this is an advanced technique and requires extensive knowledge of Windows, it can be accomplished quite easily by a knowledgable technician.

  • 1. Copy the current OutputMgr50.exe file and rename it as CutMgr50.exe.

    2. Double-click on the CutMgr50.exe file to start.

    3. Click on Settings -> Select Device. Select the Cutter.

  • 4. Click on the Cutter Configuration icon under Setting Control.

    5. Select the cutter from the cutter model list. Click on Save to File so that the file output director field is editable.
    Enter a folder name such as C:\Cut Files and click OK. The user should create the folder [Cut Files] using Windows Explorer.




    6. CutMgr50.exe must have its own spool folder. C:\SCAD\Spool is assigned to the current Output Manager.
    Create another folder such as C:\SCAD\Spool-Cut using Windows Explorer.

    7. Click on Settings -> Program Configuration. Enter the newly created spool folder in the Plot Spool Folder field as shown in the picture.
    Also enter a different Job Submit Port number such as 3799 to avoid a conflict with the current Output Manager.




    Enter a new Program Title as necessary for clarification.

    8. Right-click on the CutMgr50.exe file, and click on Create Shortcut. Place this shortcut on the desktop as necessary.
    Right-click on this shortcut and click on Change Icon under the Shortcut tab. Select the cutter icon for clarification.





    9. In Marking, select Setting -> Program Configuration.

  • Make sure the Cutting Server's port number is the same as was set in the Cutter Manager above.




  • Click OK to exit all windows, and restart both the Cutter Manager and the Marking programs before continuing.




How do I setup a Lectra Flypen Plotter with StyleCAD?


Lectra Flypen Plotter Setup
StyleCAD can work with almost any plotter used for apparel design. A popular plotter is the Lectra Flypen Plotter, and StyleCAD can take full control over this plotter. Follow these simple directions for setting up StyleCAD to work with a Lectra Flypen Plotter.

Required Communication Parameters:

Frame Length: 14.959" (38 cm). Please look #2 if encounter problem.

Paper Width: 70.87" (180.0 cm) // 90.55" (230 cm) is maxium, 61" may also work.

Spacing: 3.94" (10.0 cm)
Port: COM1/COM2
Baud: 9600
Protocol: CTS/RTS
Parity: Odd or None
Stop Bits: 1
Data Bits: 8


To change the communication protocol from Lectra to CTS/RTS on FLYPEN.


1. Press VAL. ("VAL" means "Enter")

The screen reads "Mot de passe" (Enter password) 0123456789

Use the left/right arrow keys to enter 1994, the password.

Move the cursor to 0123456789 and press VAL.


2. The screen reads "Maintenance CNUM2.4* Language Systeme".

Press VAL

* If CNUM is 2.5 change Frame Length to 14.520


3.The screen reads "Parameters, Tests, Commandes, Etalonnages"

Press VAL


4.The screen reads "Pmachines, Pstylo, Pvitesse, Pconvoye"

Press down arrow key 3 times then the screen reads "Pdialogue, Pgain, Poption, Pcourroie"

Press VAL


5.The screen reads "Compensation elasticite: (Elasticity Compensation), Oui (Yes)"

Press VAL


6.The screen reads "Type de dialogue: (Type of dialog, i.e., Communication Protocols), Lectra"

Press right arrow key then "Type de dialogue: Lectra"

Now press the upper-arrow key to select CTS/RTS

Press VAL


7.The screen reads "Avance Continue: Non"

Press QUIT


8.The screen reads "Pdialogue, Pgain, Poption, Pcourroie

Press QUIT


9.The screen reads "Voulez-vous sauver (Do you want to save?)"

Press VAL


10.Press QUIT until the screen displays "Machine OK".


11. Turn off the machine and then turn it back on.




How do I setup a Gerber Infinity Plotter with StyleCAD?


Infinity 45 plotter Software Installation with StyleCAD
Pre Requirement for Installation:

If any version of Sentinel Protection software is installed(most likely when you installed StyleCAD on to the computer), please uninstall it. The Winplot program will attempt to install Sentinel Protection software while installation and if any version of it is found, installation will not complete the software settings and won’t run properly even though all of the required files to the computer.


Installation process for software:

1. Open the installation Disc or installation folder likely named ‘accumark8.2.1’
2. Go into ‘WinPlot’ folder
3. Run ‘Setup.exe’ in WinPlot folder
4. Press ‘Next’ at initial installation prompt
5. Press’Yes’ at license Agreement
6. Either choose desired destination folder or leave it as default. Default location :C:\Program Files\Gerber Technology\AccuMark V8 Press ‘Next’after completing installation destination folder.
7. Select ‘Typical’ at Setup Type and press ‘Next’
8. Select ‘no, do NOT install Algotex’ at Choose Install and press ‘Next’
9. Setup will continue and when finished, it will prompt for Problem Enhancement and Report Utility application. Press ‘OK’
10. Press ‘Next’ at Gerber Problem and Enhancement Report Utility installation start
11. Select destination folder or just press ‘Next’
Default location :C:\Program Files\Gerber Technology\Problem Report\ 12. Press ‘Next’ at Confirm Installation
13. Press ‘Close’ when Installation Complete
14. Setup will prompt for GTLM Security application, press ‘OK’
15. Press ‘Next’ at initial GTLM Security installation.
You might have to open up the GTLM Security –InstallShield Wizard window from the task pane if installation window is hidden behind previous installation window.
16. Press ‘Finish’ when Installation Completes.
If you encountered any error message, it means you didn’t uninstall the previous version of Sentinel protection software. Please uninstall all the programs installed in previous steps and Sentinel Protection software, then, restart the installation process from Step 1.
17. Installation will prompt to load license files for AccuMark Program. Just disregard the message and Press ‘OK’
18. Press ‘Finish’ when installation Completes
19. Installation window will close and ‘read me’ file will open. You can close the ‘read me’ file.


Software Configuration: Gerber Device Configuration:

1. Go to control panel of the Windows System
2. If view setting is set to ‘Category’ at the top right corner, select either ‘Large icons’ or Small icons’
3. Find and open ‘Gerber Devices’ in Control Panel. If you encounter error opening the ‘Gerber Devices’ it means you had error message during the installation process but disregarded it. Please follow the installation process steps carefully by removing all of the Gerber softwares and Sentinel Protection software from the computer. Most likely, if the StyleCAD software is installed before the WinPlot software, the Sentinel Protection Software that installed along with StyleCAD software is causing the problem. Please remove the Sentinel Protection Software from the computer before starting Installation Process of Winplot software.
4. Select ‘Gerber Infinity 45 (inf-45)’ under Type at the top right corner of Gerber Device Configuration
5. It will grey out all the fields except for under Settings ‘Output: COM 1’ and ‘Baud Rate: 19200’ Select the appropriate Com port and Baud Rate.
6. Press ‘OK’, then Restart Plotter Program window will appear
7. Select ‘Finish active jobs’ and uncheck ‘Advance paper when done’, then press ‘OK’
8. If Plotter Shutdown Progress window does not disappear, press ‘Finish Now’, then Gerber Device Configuration window will close

WinPlot Configuration:

1. Go to Computer(My computer)
2. Go to Local Disk C: if you installed Winplot to its default location.
3. Go to Program Files
4. Go to Gerber Technology
5. Go to AccuMark V8
6. Go to WinPlot
7. Right Click on ‘winplot.exe’ and select ‘copy’
8. Go to the desktop of the computer and right click and select ‘Paste Shortcut’
9. Open WinPlot.exe program or the shortcut you just made
10. Select ‘Configuration’ at the left bottom of the WinPlot window
11. WinPlot Comfiguration window and a prompt for ‘Refresh Settings’ button to apply changed settings will appear. Press ‘OK’ at the prompt
12. Go to ‘Spooler’ tab at the top menus
13. Check ‘Enabled’, then select the Default Location to C:\PLT, If you do not have the PLT folder at C:\ already, please make one now.
14. Do not close WinPlot Configuration window and Go to ‘HPGL Files’ tab at the top menus of WinPlot Configuration window
15. By default, input Units is 1016. Change it to 1000. If this is incorrect, it will change the calibration of the plotter depending on the plotter driver you select in StyleCAD Output Manager software. For ‘STYLECAD MARKER PLOTTER’ driver we will be using, correct value is 1000.
16. Press ‘OK’ to exit the WinPlot Configuration
17. Press ‘Refresh Settings’ on WinPlot window
18. You can check if the computer and the plotter have proper connections by pressing ‘add’ button at the WinPlot software, Select and add any Samples PLT files at the default opened folder, then press ‘Plot’ button at the WinPlot software to see if infinity 45 plotter plots through WinPlot software.
19. Either put the WinPlot program in as one of start-up programs in the windows or instruct the user to open WinPlot program all the time or it won’t plot automatically.

StyleCAD Output Manager Configuration:

1. Open Output Manager Program
2. Under Settings menu, select ‘Plotter Configuration'
3. Select ‘STYLECAD MARKER PLOTTER’ under Plotter Model
4. Uncheck ‘Plotter’ and check ‘Save To File’ under Output Destinations
5. Select the ‘File Output Directory’ to C:\PLT
6. Uncheck ‘Auto Screen Pause (No Plot)
7. Change Frame Length to 3000 and Paper Width accordingly to use
8. Press ‘Save as Default’
9. Under Settings menu, ‘select Plotter Drivers’, make sure ‘HPGL’ is selected
10. Plot 30”x30” square to see if everything is setup properly and check calibration.




How does the HP DesignJet Printer connect to my StyleCAD system?


Serial Cable Pin layouts for HP Designjet Printer (with StyleCAD)
StyleCAD works with a wide array of plotters and printers, including the HP DesignJet series of wide format printers.
To better understand how the printer is connected to your system, please view the pin diagram below.




Numonics Accugrid Digitizer with USB connection?


Yes!
Numonics USB Digitizers

1. You will need to install Virtual Tablet Interface driver (version 6.12 is the latest) that should've been included with your digitizer kit.
Make sure that you install the driver for Numonics Accugrid series 3648 (USB). It will be set at Numonics Accugrid series 2024 (16button)by default.

2. Plug in both the power cord and the USB cable (unlike GTCO-Calcomp boards, you will need a separate power source to run the digitizer even when using USB connection).

3. Open the digitizer windows in StyleCAD Grading.exe, select SETTING, DIGITIZER SETUP, and make sure WINTAB is selected in DIGITIZER SELECTION. Close the program to allow the grading.ini file to update. (Make sure you have the proper cursor button settings selected).




How do I setup a Gerber S93 Cutter with StyleCAD?


In StyleCAD Output Manager, select Gerber GGT 7200/7250 and make sure to turn off pattern annotation.





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