Brochure What´s new in Gerber Omega 5.0
What’s New in OMEGA 5.0
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Chinese
1/20/2012
Omega 5.0 is the TIME-SAVING RELEASE! Dozens of enhancements in
GSPPlot, Composer and other OMEGA programs produce better quality results, more efficient results, and
easier-to-use output…All designed to save you time!
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Highlights and Videos of OMEGA 5.0 Features (Click on links)
On Screen Fills
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/on_screen_fills_overview/on_screen_fills_overview.html
Composer Guidelines
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50guidelines/50guidelines.html
Nesting in Composer
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_Nesting_Composer/50_Nesting_Composer.html
Distort Gradient Fills
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_Distort_Gradients/50_Distort_Gradients.html
Surround Border is
“ReActionable”
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_surround/50_surround.html
English Metric Units
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_english_metric/50_english_metric.html
Single Barcode
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_barcode_single/50_barcode_single.html
Raster To Vector Engine
Improvements
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_r2vsmallerobjectsimproved/50_r2vsmallerobjectsimproved.ht
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Optical Character
Recognition (OCR)
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_r2v_OCR/50_r2v_OCR.html
Raster to Vector Preprocess
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_r2v_resampleweblogo/50_r2v_resampleweblogo.html
Raster to Vector Old R2v or
New R2V
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_r2vblendtheengines/50_r2vblendtheengines.html
Raster to Vector Centerline
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_r2v_centerline/50_r2v_centerline.html
Decal Cut with Resample
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_r2v_decalcut/50_r2v_decalcut.html
Turn regeneration OFF
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_regenerate_off/50_regenerate_off.html
GSPPlot Weedlines
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/weedlines50/weedlines50.html
GSPPlot Perforation Cut
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_Perf_Cut/50_Perf_Cut.html
SplView Enhancements
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_splview_Overview/50_splview_Overview.html
Preview Jobs from
GQManager
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_splview_from_gqmanager/50_splview_from_gqmanager.html
Perform Foil adjust from
SPLView
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_foiladjust_from_splview/50_foiladjust_from_splview.html
GSPPlot User Interface
Enhancements
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_GSPPlot_UI/50_GSPPlot_UI.html
Export to Hot Folder
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_hotfolder/50_hotfolder.html
Check For Updates
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_checkforupdates/50_checkforupdates.html
FHWA Fonts for Positive
Contrast Use
http://www.gspinc.com/downloads/video/OM50/50_FHWA_fonts/50_FHWA_fonts.html
ART Path Auto Process
Rules by Layer
Automatic Print/Cut
alignment (enVision 375
Only)
Faster Composer Drawing
and Selection
Barcode Overview
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Table of Contents
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Highlights and Videos of OMEGA 5.0 Features ...................................................................................................................................2
Installation and Technical Notes ............................................................................................................................................................6
Automatic Software Updates ................................................................................................................................................................6
OMEGA 5.0 Security Keys more reliably upgrade with a password....................................................................................................7
Previous GSP Fonts and Libraries are Automatically Copied to the OMEGA 5.0 Folder upon 5.0 Upgrade Installation ...................7
Side by Side Installation is Available with Certain OMEGA 5.0 Upgrades .........................................................................................7
GSP ImageRIP is No Longer Supported...............................................................................................................................................7
Firefile Updates.....................................................................................................................................................................................7
OMEGA 5.0 Folder Locations ..............................................................................................................................................................7
GSPPlot and Output Enhancements ......................................................................................................................................................7
GSPPlot>File>Print Preview shows print and cut data in SPLView without saving a SPL file. ..........................................................7
SPLView Enhancements .......................................................................................................................................................................8
Jobs in GQManager can be viewed using SPLView when being output from GQManager. ...........................................................8
SPLView “ALL COLORS” overlay mode shows all colors at the same time .................................................................................8
SPLView maintains the same scroll position and zoom level for each color. ..................................................................................9
SPLView shows the vinyl used for a job in the title bar...................................................................................................................9
SPLView allows for foil color registration adjustments AND allows users to choose which colors to be output from a spool file.
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GSPPlot Weed Sectioning / Weedlines...............................................................................................................................................10
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Automatic Weedlines............................................................................................................................................................11
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Manual Weedlines ................................................................................................................................................................11
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Weedlines can be manually adjusted and removed in GSPPlot............................................................................................11
Print to Cut Auto-Alignment using the EDGE and enVision 375.......................................................................................................13
GSPPlot Backcut Mode has an option to send backcut data to a plotter first, then front-cut data. .....................................................14
GSPPlot Perf. Cut ...............................................................................................................................................................................15
GSPPlot Long Job Cut Mode uses a second target at the end of a print job for alignment, eliminating the need to unwind the vinyl
to access the print/cut registration target.............................................................................................................................................17
GSPPlot Look and Feel Improvements:..............................................................................................................................................18
GSPPlot Tabbed Windows .............................................................................................................................................................18
GSPPlot Layer View ......................................................................................................................................................................18
GSPPlot Job Details displays important JOB, CUT and PRINT information ................................................................................19
GSPPlot Customized Toolbars, Menus and Keyboard Shortcut Accelerator Keys:.......................................................................20
GSPPlot Customized Toolbars, Menus and Keyboard Shortcut Accelerator Keys:.......................................................................21
GSPPlot Warm-up Bar........................................................................................................................................................................23
Total Material Used field has been added to the GSPPlot Layout dialog box. ...................................................................................23
GSPPlot Auto-Archive automatically helps to track output or recreate the exact same output at a later date. ...................................24
GSPPlot Provides Archive File Messages and Warnings at Start-Up.................................................................................................25
GSPPlot Start-Up Tips show helpful tips about GSPPlot ...................................................................................................................26
GSPPlot Recovery Mode (Windows 7 Only) automatically restarts GSPPlot and automatically reopens any jobs if GSPPlot closes
unexpectedly .......................................................................................................................................................................................26
End-cap strokes print properly on 600 dpi and HiRez diagonal lines .................................................................................................26
Spot color Gerber Edge prints can now have near white backgrounds filtered using the Omega color management black white filter
settings ................................................................................................................................................................................................26
Composer Enhancements......................................................................................................................................................................28
Large files redraw, show filled, and select much faster in Composer.................................................................................................28
Radial Fills and Large Text Blocks Select More Quickly in Composer .............................................................................................28
English/Metric Units for ALL Composer rulers and dialog boxes can be changed independently of Windows settings ...................28
New Raster to Vector Dialog Box and Vectorization Capabilities .....................................................................................................29
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All Raster to Vector operations (raster to vector, decal cut, posterize image, OCR, image preprocessing) can be accessed
from a new tabbed dialog box. .......................................................................................................................................................29
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The Decal Cut and Posterize functions can either use the new raster to vector engine, or the traditional Gerber raster to
vector engine. .................................................................................................................................................................................31
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Image pre-processing improves vectorization results of small images. ................................................................................31
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Regions of an image can be selected and vectorized. ...........................................................................................................31
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If the image is monochrome (black and white or 1 bit per pixel), the Omega Trace tab will automatically be chosen when
the raster to vector dialog box is first entered.................................................................................................................................32
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With OMEGA 5.0, color images can vectorized as black and white (instead of using Posterize Image) by simply clicking
on the OMEGA Trace Tab, choosing the settings, then clicking OK. All colors in the color image automatically get reduced to
be one bit per pixel, then the Omega trace vectorization process will occur..................................................................................32
OCR is available in the Gerber text entry and small text dialog boxes ...............................................................................................34
Raster to Vector Image Preprocessing ................................................................................................................................................34
Composer On Screen Fills ..................................................................................................................................................................38
Composer Automatic Guidelines: .......................................................................................................................................................40
Automatically add guidelines using selection handles: ..................................................................................................................40
Add Angled Guidelines ..................................................................................................................................................................40
Nesting in Composer...........................................................................................................................................................................41
Distorted Gradient Fills.......................................................................................................................................................................43
Tools>Surround Function is now “ReActionable”..............................................................................................................................45
Create Individual Barcodes without variable data with the “Text-to-Barcode Generator” .................................................................46
QR Barcode Error Level can be set.....................................................................................................................................................46
Composer Autotext data can be pre-checked to be sure the characters in the .TXT merge data are available in the fonts being used
in the &1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................47
Convert to Image allows the path to be set for resultant image files...................................................................................................48
Select Menu Enhancements ................................................................................................................................................................48
Preferences can be set for Set Stroke Same as Fill..............................................................................................................................49
Absolute Move “Move a Copy” Preferences now works properly .....................................................................................................49
Paper Print “Print Window Only” now prints only the information in the zoomed area of Composer...............................................49
Close All and Save All commands in the Composer File menu. ........................................................................................................49
Medial Axis (Centerline generation) offers two ways to eliminate medial axis corner extensions: Remove Fingers and Centerline 50
For on screen graphical edits ONLY, Automatic ReAction regeneration can be turned OFF completely..........................................51
The selection box refreshes properly when using arrow move on ReAction objects..........................................................................51
Pasting text into text entry no longer aborts the paste if a character is not present. A space is inserted instead................................51
Import and Export Improvements .......................................................................................................................................................52
New Import Filter for RS-274X Gerber Circuit Board Formats.....................................................................................................52
DXF / DWG Import Improvements................................................................................................................................................52
Export to Hot Folder Now allows Multiple Preset Folder and Export Settings .............................................................................52
New image export wireframe mode is available ............................................................................................................................53
Imported files with clipping paths will import more accurately to the original .............................................................................54
Angled gradients Exported to EPS and AI files will export successfully.......................................................................................54
Exported files with the same name will successfully replace the existing file. ..............................................................................54
Copying vector WMF files from other programs and pasting in Composer may provide brighter colors and smoother results in
Composer. ......................................................................................................................................................................................54
Imported PDF strokes will be more true to the original strokes .....................................................................................................54
AI, EPS and PDF Spot Color Mapping now will map named Pantone colors to spot colors. Named Pantone colors previously
remained CMYK colors. ................................................................................................................................................................54
Font Enhancements ...............................................................................................................................................................................54
New Federal Highway Administration highway fonts are available...................................................................................................54
Font Designer allows for the creation of Gerber Edge Fonts (Resultant fonts are for use with Omega 5.0 only) ..............................55
ART Path Changes ................................................................................................................................................................................55
ART Path “Auto Processing” uses layer names to determine automatic toolpath generation rules. ...................................................55
ART Path: Ability to set "climb milling" for the female toolpath in cleanouts...................................................................................57
ART Path RPM is available for cleanouts...........................................................................................................................................57
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M Series 7 Target Print to Cut Alignment...........................................................................................................................................58
ColorID Changes....................................................................................................................................................................................59
New ColorID Accelerator Keys. .........................................................................................................................................................59
ColorID On-Screen Color Match Tool................................................................................................................................................59
ColorID includes Federal Standard Colors as a cross reference palette ..............................................................................................60
ColorID includes the traditional Pantone® Solid Coated and Pantone®+ Colors as palettes.............................................................60
Reference ................................................................................................................................................................................................61
OMEGA 5.0 Folder Locations ............................................................................................................................................................61
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Build 32 1/16/2012
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Chinese
Installation and Technical Notes
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Please note that Omega 5.0 UPGRADES can reside side-by-side with Omega 2.6.1, 3.0, and or 4.0. New OMEGA
5.0 seats CANNOT run side by side with previous OMEGA versions.
After loading Omega 5.0, be sure to go to Composer>Help>Check for Updates (must be connected to the Internet) to
get any additional updates.
Automatic Software Updates
OMEGA can OPTIONALLY check the GSP website automatically to be sure the latest software is installed on
you OMEGA system. The OMEGA 5.0 PC must be connected to the Internet for this function. Autoupdate
will load the OMEGA translated language (French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese) based on the
language to which the PC is set.
Start Button>Gerber Omega 5.0>Check for Updates
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If a readme file is available, this can be downloaded and
read first.
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Composer>Help Menu>Check for Updates OR
Right Click GSPTray>Check for Updates
If the OMEGA version is up to date already, then
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In some cases, the Auto Update program itself will
update and require a restart of the Auto Update program.
Click OK to restart the auto update program and proceed
with the OMEGA 5.0 update.
OMEGA 5.0 Security Keys more reliably upgrade with a password
OMEGA upgrades will successfully occur when a password is used for OMEGA 2.0 upgrades and later.
Previous GSP Fonts and Libraries are Automatically Copied to the OMEGA 5.0
Folder upon 5.0 Upgrade Installation
When installing an OMEGA 5.0 Upgrade on the same system that had a previous version of OMEGA already
installed, the GSP Fonts and Libraries will be copied from the previous version folder location to the new
OMEGA 5.0 folder.
Side by Side Installation is Available with Certain OMEGA 5.0 Upgrades
Omega 5.0 UPGRADES can reside side-by-side with Omega 2.6.1, 3.0, and or 4.0.
New OMEGA 5.0 seats and other upgrades not mentioned above CANNOT run side by side with previous OMEGA
versions.
GSP ImageRIP is No Longer Supported
GSP ImageRIP will not be shown in the OMEGA 5.0 Program Group and is no longer supported. This does
NOT refer to the ONYX versions of ImageRIP but the GSP version that was discontinued more than 7 years
ago.
Firefile Updates
OMEGA 5.0 automatically loads the latest EDGE firefiles that include Fireball Red and Electric Green. If you
have an EDGE FX, be sure to load the EDGE FX SRE file version 291 onto the FX itself.
OMEGA 5.0 Folder Locations
Certain OMEGA 5.0 Folder locations have been moved to be in compliance with Microsoft security settings.
Go to START>All Programs>Gerber OMEGA 5.0>Gerber Folder Locations to go directly to all OMEGA
folders. Click here for a complete list of OMEGA 5.0 Folder Locations.
GSPPlot and Output Enhancements
GSPPlot>File>Print Preview shows print and cut data in SPLView without saving
a SPL file.
This feature renders the job from GSPPlot to a SPL file and launches SPLView with a single click of a button.
The preview job can be printed and or cut from SPLView if needed.
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SPLView Enhancements
SPLView is a very useful feature that shows the exact print data and cut data that is sent to the EDGE and
plotters. This allows for viewing files to determine if it is the proper job being output, or to check colors and
settings in jobs without using any material or time. SplView can be accessed several ways:
• GSPPlot>File>View Existing Spool File>File>Open>Choose a SPL file that has already been saved
• GSPPlot>File>Print Preview>the job in GSPPlot will be opened in SPLView without saving the File
• START>Gerber OMEGA 5.0>SPLView>File>Open> Choose a SPL file that has already been saved
• GQManager>File>SpoolView>File>Open> Choose a SPL file that has already been saved
• GQManager>Right click on a job in the Queue>Preview. SPLView starts with that job displaying.
Jobs in GQManager can be viewed using SPLView when being output from
GQManager.
GQManager>Right click on a job>Preview. SPLView starts with that job displaying.
SPLView “ALL COLORS” overlay mode shows all colors at the same time.
SPLView>View>All Colors. SPLView shows all the colors of
the Gerber edge job, plus any cut data that is in the spool file, all
at the same time, and overlaid on top of each other. This makes
it easier to see how a job might look once it is printed.
Important note for viewing SPLView jobs in ALL COLORS
overlay mode: When using SPLView in overlay mode, for the
cuts to properly align with the print data you must turn on
checkbox in GSP Plot>Tools Menu> Options>Options> Make
SPL files for Omega systems older than 5.0. By default, this
setting is off.
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The color of the SPLView overlay cut data can be changed by
clicking on the “Merge Cut Color” dropdown at the top of the
SPLView dialog box.
SplView ALL Color (Overlay Mode)
SplView 1 color at a time
SPLView maintains the same scroll position and zoom level for each color. Open a job in
SPLView>Click in the display area to zoom in>View Menu>Next Color. There is no need to re-zoom or scroll
to see the same position for other colors.
SPLView shows the vinyl used for a job in the title bar. Open a job in SPLView>Look in the
title bar. The vinyl name is displayed.
SPLView allows for foil color
registration adjustments AND allows
users to choose which colors to be
output from a spool file.
SPLView>File>Adjust>Name the new SPL
file>choose the adjustments to be made>Save or
print the file
• Colors can be included or excluded for output
from the SPL File. Turn off the “INCLUDE”
checkbox for a color to eliminate it from the
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newly saved SPL file. This is useful to recover
from a job that may not have completely
output successfully, and only certain colors
remain to be reprinted.
Color registration x-axis adjustments can be
made. This functionality is similar to
FoilAdjust, except that the adjustments are
saved to the new SPL file. Type in a positive
number to adjust that job color that number of
pixels to the right; type in a negative number to
move that color to the left. Do NOT adjust all
colors in a job as this will not allow colors to
register to a reference color.
Once X-axis foil adjustments are entered in the
dialog box, a sample registration print file can
be output to assess if the adjustments are
adequate. Click on PRINT PATTERN and
turn on Include Above Adjustments to create
a sample print. Once the pattern is printed, it
can be examined and the adjustments can be
made to the actual SPL file to be printed.
For the alignment test pattern, click on the
reference color drop down to choose the color
to which other colors will be adjusted. This
color will print first in the test pattern.
Click on SAVE to SAVE the new SPL file
with the registration adjustments and and/or
selected colors.
Click on PRINT to print the adjusted job
directly to the printer selected in the drop down
list at the top of the dialog box.
Click on CANCEL to exit the dialog box and
discard all changes.
GSPPlot Weed Sectioning / Weedlines
This new feature adds cut lines (weedlines) that cut through
background vinyl, but skip over the vector shapes. As a
result, the job is divided into sections (weed sections).
These weedlines make it easier to remove the background
vinyl when weeding. Weed sections can be added using a
new dialog box (GSPPlot>Layout>Weed Sectioning), or
can be manually added by holding down the CTRL key
while dragging lines from the GSPPlot rulers.
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Weedlines are blue. GSPPlot panel lines are red.
Jobs/shapes must be cut-only or print/cut to have weed lines skip the shapes. Print only jobs with weedlines
will cut through the vector shapes (Don’t do this!).
Objects with multiple inside shapes such as “O’s” or concentric circles will have weedlines apply to every
other inside object.
Weedlines extend to the weed border, or, if the weedborder is off, to where the weedborder would be.
Automatic Weedlines can be added to GSPPlot through the use of the dialog box.
• Open a job in GSPPlot and Choose LAYOUT>Weed Sectioning. Click on an Automatic Weed
Sectioning Type. Types include horizontal, vertical, angled or grid (horizontal and vertical).
Automatic weedlines can be based upon dimensions of the weed section, or number of sections. If number
of sections is used the job is divided into equal-sized sections based on that number.
If angled weed sections are selected the user can set the number and angle of the weed sections.
If Grid is selected, set the height and width of each weed section.
Click Cancel to discard any dialog box changes and return to the job as it was before entering the dialog
box.
Click Off to remove all weedlines.
Keep Existing Weedlines: If weedlines are manually added or adjusted (see below for instructions),
certain dialog box settings (section offset, discard inside and outside settings, and invert weed sections) can
be changed by clicking on the Keep Existing Lines checkbox. If Keep Existing Lines is turned off, then one
of the other dialog box weedline types will be added to the job.
Click Preview to see the dialog box settings applied to the job in wireframe mode. Click Auto Preview to
see the dialog box settings applied as the changes are made.
Invert Weed Segments places weed segments On the
outsides of shapes for regular weeding or on the insides of
shapes for reverse weeding;
Weed section offset will make the weed lines to be set
away from cut shapes by a user-settable value. This offset
value can also be a negative number meaning that the weed
segments will cut into the vector objects in the job.
Discard Inside Segments and Discard Outside Segments sets minimum segment size limits to eliminate
tiny weed lines from inside or outside shapes. Set Discard Inside Segments to be large to prevent
weedlines from appearing inside O’s or A’s or other objects with inside shapes.
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If a job is resized or axis swapped, weed sections will be recalculated using the type and number of weed
sections set in the Weed Sectioning dialog box.
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Manual Weedlines can be placed into the GSP plot work area by holding down the control
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key and clicking and dragging from the rulers. Angled weed sections cannot be manually added.
Weedlines can be manually adjusted and removed in GSPPlot. The position of horizontal,
vertical and grid weedlines can be manually adjusted by placing the cursor over a weedline then clicking
and dragging to a new position. Weedlines can also be manually removed by clicking and dragging off the
work area. Angled weed sections cannot be manually adjusted or removed.
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Keep Existing weedlines: If weedlines are manually
added or adjusted, certain dialog box settings
(section offset, discard inside and outside settings,
and invert weed sections) can be changed by
clicking on the Keep Existing Lines checkbox. If
Keep Existing Lines is turned off, then one of the
other dialog box weedline types will be added to the
and any manual adjustments will be removed.
job
Click and drag on weedlines to manually adjust the location. Click on
“Keep Existing Lines” in the Weed Sectioning dialog box to prevent
these manual adjustments from being removed when other changes are
made in the dialog box such as discard inside shapes, or invert.
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Print to Cut Auto-Alignment using the EDGE and enVision 375
GSPPlot>Print Options (F11)>Targets>Turn ON Auto Align
Auto-align enables an enVision plotter to automatically position the knife to the target center at the beginning of
a job, eliminating the need to use the bombsight for print to cut alignment. After a simple one-time calibration
setup, this feature allows the user to skip the manual alignment to the target using the bombsite. There is also
an "Instructions" dialog that provides details the one-time calibration process and usage. If auto-align is used, a
new Auto-Align label is printed next to the target. That same label will also be displayed in the "Print Info" tab
of the "Job Details" window.
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Open a job in GSPPlot and choose an enVision 375 plotter
Go to Print Options (F11)>Targets
Be sure the target type is lower left, center left, lower left/ right, or center left/right
Turn ON Auto-Align
Click on instructions and perform the one-time calibration as shown in the instructions
dialog box.
6. Optionally turn on “Pause Before Cutting.” This feature moves the plotter tool to the
target and allows for double-checking the alignment and alignment adjustment before
cutting.
7. Home the EDGE.
8. Send the job to the EDGE and plotter
9. Print the job
10. Home the enVision by pressing the Home key on the enVision keypad.
11. Load the vinyl in the plotter so the EDGE print information and target is located before or on the feed side
of the enVision tool holder.
12. Cut the job. The plotter will move to and cut the target then the job.
13. If “Pause Before Cutting” is ON, the plotter will move to the target and stop. Perform a fine-tune alignment
and cut the job.
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If an EDGE has been aligned to a specific enVision 375
plotter, there will be values shown in the Auto-Align Xvalues and Y-Values. Otherwise, if an EDGE has not been
aligned to a specific enVision, there will be no values and
Auto-Align cannot be used.
If auto align is turned on for a Gerber Edge and an enVision
plotter that have not been calibrated to each other, a
message appears when the job is sent to these devices
alerting the user that the calibration procedure has not been
performed. The user can choose to either print and cut the
job in a normal manner, or cancel the job.
If auto align is turned on when a job is printed to a Gerber Edge, the word “Auto Align” appears in the job
information text at the start of the printed job, along with the calibration data for the EDGE and envision 375
being used for the job.
GSPPlot Backcut Mode has an option to send
backcut data to a plotter first, then front-cut data.
GSPPlot>File>Backcut>set up the job as needed>turn ON send backcut
data first.
GSPPlot>Backcut is an output mode where decals can be printed and cut
as usual, then flipped over in a plotter to have the liner cut. The final
result is die-cut decal emulation that does not allow the decals to fall out
of the liner during cutting, nor does it cut through the liner to harm the
plotter drum or cut strip. For some materials, it can be advantageous to
cut the liner first then cut the decals on the front. Added "Send Back-Cut
Data First" check box to the "Back Cut" dialog. This check box is only
available when sending cut data directly to GQMgr. No changes are
made when making a SPL file.
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GSPPlot Perforation Cut
GSPPlot>Layout>Perf. Cut>Choose to perf-cut the weed border or a specific layer; Set the Pattern down length
and Pattern up length.
GSPPlot can output user selected vectors as perforation patterns, making it easy to separate a decal from the
background liner. This feature works with any plotter because the actual vectors are modified for output.
Choose whether to perf
cut the just the weed
border, all shapes, or a
specific layer created in
Composer.
OPTIONAL: Click on
RULES to change the
speed, weight,
acceleration and corner
settings for enVision
plotters for the perf cut.
Set the Pattern down
length and the Pattern
up length. The down
pattern will usually be
much larger than the up
length.
Click on USE
SETTINGS
To change Perf Cut
settings for the
Weedborder ONLY,
click on Rules for Perf
Cut Weed Border. To
change settings for a
perf cut layer, click on
Rules By Layer.
Change the speed,
acceleration, force or
Sharp Corners.
CLICK ON SET.
Click OK.
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The GSPPlot worksurface shows a very loose preview representation of the perf cut.
To see the actual pattern, click on GSPPlot FILE>Print Preview to see the print and cut data as it will be sent to
the output devices.
Because this performs a through-cut through the liner this technique may wear a plotter cut strip or drum. If
using a drag knife plotter, be sure to adjust the blade so only enough blade is exposed to cut through the vinyl in
the liner. Alternatively, see the OMEGA 4.0 GSPPlot>File>Backcut feature to create finished decals using
another technique to create finished decals that will not wear the cut strip or plotter drum.
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GSPPlot Long Job Cut Mode uses a second target at the end of a print job for
alignment, eliminating the need to unwind the vinyl to access the print/cut
registration target.
This feature is designed to save time when cutting
many repeats or long jobs. Instead of unrolling the
vinyl to expose the leading target, the job may be cut
by aligning to a target at the end of the job.
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GSPPlot>Print Options (F11)>Targets. Choose
either Lower Left/Right or Center Left/Right for
the Target Configuration,
Turn ON the "Align to Right Target" check box.
Once this feature is turned on, when loading the vinyl
in the plotter, rotate the vinyl 180 degrees and align to
the trailing target. The cut objects are automatically
re-oriented to cut properly in reverse.
Instead of unrolling the vinyl to expose the leading
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This feature does not work with paneled jobs.
This feature may not be combined with the "autoalign" feature.
This feature is designed to work with sprocketed
Gerber plotters only.
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GSPPlot Look and Feel Improvements:
GSPPlot Tabbed Windows:
GSPPlot Window>Tabbed Windows.
When showing multiple files, GSPPlot
now can use tabbed windows or the
standard Multiple Document interface.
Click on the down arrow at the far right of
the tabbed windows to activate a specific
window.
GSPPlot Layer View: GSPPlot View
Menu>Toolbars and Docking
Windows>Layer View: This mode shows a
layer tree view of PLT files on the left side of
GSPPlot, similar to the information shown in
the F11 Print Options dialog box.
• Click on the checkbox to print or not
print a color.
• Click the plus sign + next to a color to
show and control double print and target
options.
• Click on the checkbox next to Layers,
colors, double print and targets to turn
these options on and off.
• Move the mouse over a color to see
output details.
• Right click a color to substitute color,
change heat settings and to view GSPPlot
options.
Click on the
icons.
icon in Layer View to show large or small
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Click on the down arrow in Layer view to show different
display options.
• Docking will make the layer view attach to the side of
the GSPPlot window
• Floating will make the layer view detach from the side of
GSPPlot. Once the window is floating, To make the
layer view dock again, click and drag in the Layer View
Title bar and drop the layer view window on one of the
arrows that appear. The windows will dock on the side
that the arrow points to.
• The layer view can also float by clicking and dragging
the windows away from the side of the GSPPlot main
window.
GSPPlot Job Details displays important JOB, CUT and PRINT information at the bottom of
GSPPlot. View>Toolbars and Docking Windows>Job Details: Bottom of GSPPlot: A Job Information screen
displays important JOB, CUT and PRINT information in different tabs at the bottom of GSPPlot in a new
window. This window can be set to autohide or permanently display by clicking on the down arrow at the right
of the Job Details screen
Job Info
Cut Info
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Print Info
Any of the docked windows
can be made to dock in
different areas of GSPPlot.
Click and drag the title bar of
the particular window so it
moves away from it current
docked position. A series of
docking arrows appear on the
screen. Move the mouse
onto one of the arrows. The
section of the screen where
the window will dock will
highlight. Release the mouse
to set the location.
GSPPlot Customized Toolbars, Menus and Keyboard Shortcut Accelerator Keys:
View>Toolbars and Docking Windows>Customize.
This feature allows users to modify existing toolbars, menus or create their own custom toolbars, and modify
existing toolbars.
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NOTE: All GSPPlot toolbars, menus, commands and
keyboard shortcuts can be reset to factory defaults by
clicking GSPPlot Tools menu>Reset All Docking
Windows and Toolbars. GSPPlot must be restarted to
make the defaults take effect.
GSPPlot Customized Toolbars, Menus and
Keyboard Shortcut Accelerator Keys:
View>Toolbars and Docking
Windows>Customize.
This feature allows users to modify existing
toolbars, menus or create their own custom
toolbars, and modify existing toolbars.
To modify or create a new toolbar, menu or
keyboard shortcut: GSPPlot View menu>Toolbars
and Docking Windows>Customize>
• Click on the tab that needs to be changed or
created>click on new…>Name the toolbar
• Click on the commands tab
• Drag the icons from the various categories to
the new toolbar.
• Once a toolbar is created, it can be modified by
right clicking on a toolbar and using the
options shown:
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GSPPlot Warm-up Bar
GSPPlot>Print Options (F11)> Click on Output Job Settings> Click on INVERT (Warm-Up Bar)
By converting the job output settings, the job settings at the beginning of an edge job are printed in inverse
mode. This may help warm the printhead at the beginning of the job, and may improve print quality (reduce
dropout) especially at the beginning of jobs.
Total Material Used field has been added to the GSPPlot Layout dialog box.
GSPPlot>Layout Menu>Layout dialog box>view total material used. This can make it easier to set size, repeats
and border values.
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GSPPlot Auto-Archive automatically helps to track output or recreate the exact
same output at a later date.
GSPPlot>Tools>Archive>Turn on Auto Archive and Choose dialog box settings. Once on, a ZIP file with the
selected contents gets created every time a job is output from GSPPlot. Every time the Cut Button, Print Button
or File>Save to Spool File is used, this feature writes user-specified PLT, PRM, SPL, Image Files, Font files
and a summary to a separate archive ZIP file. What gets saved, where it gets saved, what the zip files are
named, and many other options may be set in the "Archive Output" dialog. Depending on the information that is
archived, this feature can be used to keep track of daily output information only, or can allow for full replay
capability of any job from any particular day and time. Once a job is archived, browse to the archive folder and
double click the ZIP file to view or replay the archived information. Use Windows File Manager to sort by date
or by name. Standard ZIP file actions can be performed on the ZIP file or its contents.
This feature is turned ON by default. PRM, SPL, Job Summary and PLT thumbnails will be archived for 15
days automatically. See below for details about changing these default settings.
PLT Thumbnail Size: Choose the size of a small BMP file that can be included. PLT
Thumbnail must also be turned on.
Turn ON Automatically
Archive Output to archive
output.
Choose the file types to be
archived. More files types
= larger files. See below
for a Summary of the file
types.
Choose the folder where the
archive ZIP files will be
stored.
Click on the checkboxes to
include this information in
the archive zip file
filename. The order that
the checkboxes are clicked
determines where that
information resides in the
file name. Turn off all
these fields, then turn them
on in the order they should
appear in the filename.
Choose the action if an
archive name already
exists.
Choose how to manage the
size of the archive folder.
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File Types that can be archived:
• PLT files: this is the job that is in GSPPlot. If QuickPlot is used, only the QuickPlot component is
included, not the full Composer PLT file. The PLT file can be opened and edited in Composer, or output
from GSPPlot. PLEASE NOTE that GSPPlot discards PLT file smart edit information, so the archived PLT
file cannot be smart edited. Embedded images are included in PLT files automatically.
• PRM File: This is a GSPPlot PaRaMeter file that includes PLOT output settings for a particular job, such as
scale factor, axis swap, repeats, backing white, and almost all GSPPlot settings. If a PRM file and a PLT
file have the same base file name and are in the same folder, the PRM file settings will apply to the PLT file
when output from PLOT. It is recommended to Include PRM files because they are small and make it much
easier to get the same output from GSPPlot.
• SPL file: This is the actual raster data sent to the EDGE and vector data sent to plotters. If you archive SPL
files you lock in the job exactly as it was output, allowing for exact duplication of a job, even months later.
To output a SPL file, use GQManager>File>Open and Cut or FILE>Open and Print.
• NOTE: If a job is output by pressing the F8 Cut button, then printed by pressing F10 Print, the cut data will
be in 1 archive and the print data will be in another. IF GSPPlot File>Save to SPL file is used, the print and
cut data can be included in a single archive SPL file. NOTE also that SPL files can be viewed using
SPLView, so it is easy to determine the contents of a SPL file.
• Linked Images: If a PLT file has linked images (not embedded), this will grab the linked images and
include them in the archive.
• Truetype Fonts: This will grab any Truetype fonts included in a PLT file. The Truetype fonts would have
to be installed in the Windows Fonts folder if the archive is moved to a different folder or PC location.
• Color Correction Files: These are the ICC output profiles use in the job. The ICC profiles would have
to be installed in the Windows color folder if the archive is moved to a different folder or PC location.
• Job Summary File is a TXT file that includes material, vinyl foils, render time, date, time, output devices for
the job. It is recommended that this be turned ON.
• PLT Thumbnail: This is a small BMP representation of the PLT file as it appears in GSPPlot.
GSPPlot Provides Archive File Messages and Warnings at Start-Up
Start>GSPPlot>Delete archive message appears. To turn the message on or off, go to
GSPPlot>Tools>Archive>Change the Archive File Warning setting and Archive File Remove settings
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GSPPlot Start-Up Tips show helpful tips about GSPPlot
GSPPlot>View>Helpful Tip
Tips can be preferenced to show tips once each day, each time GSPPlot starts, or never.
GSPPlot Recovery Mode (Windows 7 Only) automatically restarts GSPPlot and
automatically reopens any jobs if GSPPlot closes unexpectedly
If GSP Plot closes unexpectedly it will automatically restart itself, and it will automatically reopen any jobs that
were open in GSP Plot.
End-cap strokes print properly on 600 dpi and HiRez diagonal lines
Spot color Gerber Edge prints can now have near white backgrounds filtered
using the Omega color management black white filter settings
When printing images to the EDGE using spot colors using 600 x 300 or HiRez, white backgrounds with
speckles can be eliminated by using File>Color Management>Black/White Filter> Vinyl Printer Apply White
Filter. This feature did not previously work with spot color images.
NOTE: GSP does not currently recommend the use of the APPLY BLACK FILTER Vinyl Printer Filter. This
black filter tends to be overly aggressive in its under color removal function.
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Composer Enhancements
Large files redraw, show filled, and select much faster in Composer
Large files.- with 20,000 to 100,000 objects or more - draw, redraw, click-and-drag select, show filled and
zoom / unzoom much faster. Depending on the size of the file, the times have been reduced from minutes to
seconds.
Radial Fills and Large Text Blocks Select More Quickly in Composer
Radial Fills in Composer select more quickly. Large Text blocks in Composer select more quickly
English/Metric Units for ALL Composer rulers and dialog boxes can be changed
independently of Windows settings
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All Composer rulers and dialog box units are changed
to the chosen setting. For example, by changing this
setting in composer, the units in outline, shadow,
distortion, warp, in text entry will change to the desired
units. Previously, the units in control panel had to be
changed to affect the units in these other dialog boxes.
• Composer>View>Toolbars>Edit>Choose Units of
system, Inches, Millimeters or Centimeters.
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New Raster to Vector Dialog Box and Vectorization Capabilities
Raster to Vector (R2V) is the process of converting images (print data) into vectors (outlines that are cuttable on
a plotter, or can be filled with the fill bucket). OMEGA 5.0 offers the following vectorization improvements:
• improved raster to vector results – especially for small objects –
• a new raster to vector interface with new settings
• centerline vectorization
• optical character recognition or OCR
• Image Preprocessing improves the quality of images going into the raster to vector engine, thus improving
the quality of overall raster to vector results.
• All Raster to Vector operations (raster to vector, decal cut, posterize image, OCR, image preprocessing) can
be accessed from a new tabbed dialog box.
• Even though color images may be selected, they can now be vectorized using EITHER posterize image or
raster to vector
Omega Trace is a new GSP Raster to vector engine that will either use a new GSP raster to vector engine –
designed for smaller objects, or the traditional Gerber raster to vector – better for larger objects. The user can
choose the size threshold where the different raster to vector engines are used.
Follow the steps below for improved R2V results, especially for small objects.
Select the image to be vectorized>Tools>Raster to Vector>Click on
the Omega Trace tab>
• Set the Small / Large Shape Size Threshold to 3
• Each number = .5 inches. If 3 is used as the setting, any
objects smaller than 1.5 inches will use the new R2V engine,
and all other objects will use the legacy R2V.
• To ONLY use the new R2V, set this value to 0. To ONLY use
the legacy R2V, set this value to 20.
• Set the Pixel Fidelity to 3.
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This is a smoothing factor. Lower settings smooth less, higher
settings smooth more. The typical range is between 1 and 5.
Set the Smoothing setting to 5
• This is a second smoothing setting. Lower settings smooth
less, higher settings smooth more. The typical range is
between 3 and 10.
Click OK.
Original 200 dpi image
Omega Trace Using Size threshold of 3, Pixel
Fidelity of 3 and Smoothing of 5. Small objects
have more points, but look smoother and more
consistent.
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Legacy Raster to Vector. Small objects have fewer
points, but tend to be more angular and less consistent
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Small/Large Object Threshold: these are 1/2 inch increments that will force the raster to vector engine to use
the new raster to vector versus the traditional Gerber Raster to vector from OMEGA 4.0 and earlier.
• If you set this to be zero, it will only use the new raster to vector engine.
• If you set it to be 20, it will only use the old Gerber raster to vector engine.
• If you set it anywhere in between each number represents 1/2 inch; so if you set it to be five, anything that is
2.5 inches or less will use the new raster to vector engine and anything larger than 2.5 inches will use the
traditional Gerber raster to vector engine.
Pixel Fidelity: a higher number equals more smoothing. Higher Pixel fidelity will smooth the original pixel
data more.
• Keep Pixel Fidelity between 2 and 5 for most images.
• f you want more smoothing, or if your original image is very pixilated, set pixel fidelity to 6 or 7.
• Higher resolution images typically require a higher pixel fidelity number.
Smoothing: a higher number equals more smoothing. Start at 3, and usually keep less than 10, but if you
need more smoothing go as high as needed.
Other raster to vector usage notes:
• You can choose to vectorize a particular area of the selected image by using the preview area of the new
raster to vector dialog box. Click on the image selection tool under the preview, then click and drag in the
preview area to select the area to be vectorized. Click on the small X icon under the preview to cancel the
selection for that image.
• The preview area also allows for zooming in and out (using the magnifying glass), panning (using the hand),
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zoom pan select region cancel select region
The Decal Cut and Posterize functions can either use the new raster to vector engine, or the traditional
Gerber raster to vector engine. To use the new raster to vector engine, click on the USE OMEGA TRACE
checkbox in the decal cut and posterize tabs.
Image pre-processing improves vectorization results of small images.
Regions of an image can be selected and vectorized. Click on the Region Selection Tool > Click and drag
in the preview area of the image>click OK.
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If the image is monochrome (black and white or 1 bit per pixel), the Omega Trace tab will automatically be
chosen when the raster to vector dialog box is first entered
With OMEGA 5.0, color images can vectorized as black and white (instead of using Posterize Image) by
simply clicking on the OMEGA Trace Tab, choosing the settings, then clicking OK. All colors in the color
image automatically get reduced to be one bit per pixel, then the Omega trace vectorization process will
occur.
Small large object
Size threshold
(smaller than this
size uses Omega
Trace and Larger
uses original R2v)
Pixel Fidelity
Smoothing
Suggested Settings for OMEGA TRACE
Small Size and / or
Medium Size /
Large Size / image
image resolution
image resolution
resolution 600+
(100 – 200 dpi)
300 – 600 dpi
2
2
7
2
4
3
5
Original R2V Only
20
7+
10
NA
NA
New Centerline Raster to Vector Function.
• New Centerline Raster to Vector Function.
• Select the image to be vectorized,
Tools>Raster to Vector>Click on the
Centerline tab>click OK
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Instead of vectorizing the edge of image
objects, Centerline puts a single line through
the middle of objects. This is useful for
finding centerlines of certain types of
artwork used in monument and neon/LED
jobs.
The higher the resolution of the original
image, the better the centerline trace will be.
Consider using the resample capability to set
the smaller pixel resolution to at least 750
pixels if the centerline results are too
inconsistent
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Centerline results without Resampling (less accurate)
Centerline results with Resampling (more accurate)
New Optical Character Recognition Feature
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. This new feature will
examine an image (JPG, TIF, BMP) with raster text in it, then convert
the text into editable ASCII text.
• To use this feature, select an image in Composer that has fairly
good quality text in it.
• Go to Tools>Raster to Vector
• Click on the OCR TO CLIPBOARD tab of the dialog box.
• Choose a language as the desired OCR language
• Optionally choose an area to be OCR’d by clicking on the image
preview selection tool, then clicking and dragging around the
desired area
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Click OK
Once the operation finishes, paste the OCR results into any text
entry dialog box or another application.
If the original image is low resolution, try increasing the
resolution to 750 to 1000 pixels using the resolution setting at the
bottom of the raster to vector dialog box.
Always proofread or spell check after running OCR.
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Original raster text
OCR’d result once pasted into the small text dialog box.
OCR is available in the Gerber text entry and small text dialog boxes
Composer > enter the dialog box > click on the OCR button > browse/choose the image file with the text in it >
choose a language from the drop-down> click OK/continue
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When using the OCR function in the text entry dialog boxes, an image file is opened and the OCR results
are dropped directly into the text entry area of the dialog boxes.
Because of potential discrepancies between the original text and OCR, it is strongly suggested that the text
to be proofread or that spell check is run after the OCR operation.
Raster to Vector Image Preprocessing
Omega 5.0 includes the capability to add more pixel data to images before the vectorization occurs. In many
cases, especially with very small images, this image preprocessing can substantially improve the final
vectorized or OCR results.
To use image preprocessing for raster to vector:
• Select an image in Composer > Tools Menu > Raster to Vector > click on the Omega trace tab.
• At the bottom of the dialog box, set the smaller pixel resolution to be at least 500 pixels. If the smallest
pixels size is already larger than 500 pixels, then double the pixel dimensions
• Increase the smoothing value to smooth the edge quality if the vectorized results are too pixilated or wavy.
Start with a value of 6 and increase as needed
• As the smoothing increases, the image may get larger as a result of blurry edges. Increase the brightness
value to reduce the size back down closer to the original size.
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Original Image from www.gspinc.com
201 x 64 pixels
Omega Trace settings 1, 3, 5 (No Image preprocess)
Omega Trace same settings with Image Preprocess resampled to 1570 x 500 pixels
Legacy R2V (No Image preprocess)
Legacy R2V with Image Preprocess resampled to 1570 x 500 pixels
Original Image (200 dpi)
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Omega Trace settings = Size threshold=1, Pixel Fidelity=3, Smoothing=5
Original Raster to Vector
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Composer On Screen Fills
On Screen Fills (OSF) lets you assign virtually every attribute of a fill right on the Composer screen. For
example, you can:
• Assign and edit solid spot colors and spot colors with tints
• Assign and edit process colors
• Create linear or radial fills with single or multiple colors and tints
• Rotate linear fills and change the center point of radial fills
• Add or delete additional colors to linear or radial fills
• Change the location of colors in linear or radial fills
• Assign GerberColor Spectratone fills
Select object(s). Drag or
assign a color from the
existing spot or process
color palettes onto the
object(s).
Access the On Screen Fill pointer from
the Fill Bucket flyout in the main
toolbar (or press Alt+Shift+F). The
cursor becomes the On Screen Fill
cursor.
The On Screen Fill Arrow appears. Click on the small square
at the end of the arrow to choose a fill type of solid, linear or
radial. The Fill Type can also be assigned from the On
Screen Fill Toolbar. Or use accelerator keys:
• press Alt+Shift+S for on-screen Solid fills;
• press Alt+Shift+L for on-screen Linear fills;
• press Alt+Shift+R for on-screen Radial fills
If multiple objects are selected, the last selected object and its
combine will have the On Screen Fill Arrow on it, and other objects
will have blue dots on them. Changes to the On Screen Fill Arrow
will be applied to all the selected objects with the blue dots.
If Linear or Radial are chosen as the fill type, the On Screen Fill Line
has bars on it. These bars are called color stops. The largest color
stop is the selected color stop to which changes will be applied.
Rotate the angle of a linear
fill by clicking and dragging
on the line of the On Screen
Fill Arrow. This can also be
changed in the On Screen Fill
toolbar.
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Change the center point
of a radial fill by
clicking and dragging
in the circular area
surrounding the square
end of the On Screen
Fill Arrow.
Add colors to linear or radial fills by
clicking and dragging colors from
the palettes at the side of Composer
directly onto the On Screen Fill
Line.
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New color stops can also be
added by double clicking on
the On Screen Fill Line.
Move color stops by
clicking and dragging
to a new location on the
Arrow Line. Delete
color stops: Click on a
color stop and press the
delete key on the
keyboard.
Change the tints of color stops:
Click on a color stop then click the
Tint Field in the On Screen Fill
Toolbar. Change the tint then press
ENTER.
Choose the color type: Spot, Process
or Spectratone. Convert from 1
color type to another with a single
click.
Click on the big 1 in the On
Screen Fill toolbar to allow or
disallow more than 1 SPOT
color in a linear or radial fill.
Assign Spot and
process colors from the
NEW palette in the On
Screen Fill toolbar.
Select a color stop and
use the palette
Mix CMYK colors from the On
Screen Fill Toolbar.
Changes Only allows for the
CHANGING of ONLY 1 fill
setting. Use this setting for the most
flexibility in editing and assigning
fills.
Combine ON and OFF
knocks out centers of inside /
outside objects with the same
fill, and applies the same fill
across multiple selected
objects.
Edit Halftone changes
the halftone setting for
selected objects.
Overlap / Overprint On or Off. Lets
shapes print on top of each other
and controls the heat setting for the
top shape. Overlap = No Knockout
with regular heat. Overprint = No
kknockout with high heat.
Primer on and off adds a layer of
white or “color insulation” behind
selected objects.
If a new color stop has no
color, be sure the tint is set to
be greater than 0%.
Best if used with
Changes Only ON.
Best if used with Changes Only ON.
Best if used with Changes Only ON.
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Composer Automatic Guidelines:
Composer>Layout>Horizontal or Vertical
Guideline
This new Guidelines dialog box allows for the
addition of horizontal, vertical or angled
guidelines by using selection handles or
coordinates. The dialog box also shows the
position of existing guidelines already in the
job.
Automatically add guidelines using
selection handles:
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Select an object and go to LAYOUT>
HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL
GUIDELINE.
Click on a handle location, then CLICK ON THE ADD BUTTON. The guideline location is added to the
existing guidelines section of the dialog box, and the guidelines are also added to the Composer
worksurface.
Repeat this for each handle guideline to be added. Remember to click on the add button each time a
guideline is added
Once the required guidelines are added Click on the DONE button.
Guidelines can also be added to all handle locations automatically. In the TYPE drop down list, choose
ALL VERTICAL or ALL HORIZONTAL, then click on the ADD button.
Add guidelines at a coordinate
position: choose a guideline type of
horizontal or vertical then type in the X. or
Y. location for the guideline. Click on
ADD.
• Guidelines can also be removed by
clicking on a particular existing
guideline then clicking on the remove
button. All guidelines can be removed
by clicking on the remove all button
Add Angled Guidelines Angled
Guidelines can also be added in this dialog
box. Choose ANGLED from the guideline
type drop down, then choose X,Y location
or click on a handle. Next type in an angle
for the guideline. Click on ADD.
• Composer guidelines can still be added
by clicking and dragging from the Composer rulers.
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Nesting in Composer
Composer>Tools>Nesting
“Nesting” moves and rotates objects to reduce the amount of material used. Multiple objects with irregular
shapes can now be automatically nested in Composer. This allows for the reduction in output size for Cut vinyl
shapes as well as Print/Cut decals. Select object to be nested>Tools>Nesting>Set the dialog box options as
needed. The nested results are placed on a new layer called “NESTING” and the originals are left untouched.
If nesting is done multiple times, results will be on multiple layers. Nested results are automatically placed at
0,0 coordinates on these new layers.
• Vinyl only objects, solid fills, gradient fills, images, small text and clipping paths can all be nested.
• All fills properly rotate and move with the original vector
• Clipping path objects are nested based upon the clipping path, not the larger-sized image that is being
clipped.
• Nesting shapes must have the same vinyl setting.
• Nesting outside shapes cannot share a clipping path.
• Nesting outside shapes cannot share a combined fill.
• Objects must be on the same layer
• Nesting is NOT smart editable / ReActionable
• Overlapping shapes in the original objects to be nested will yield
unpredictable results.
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Select Objects>Tools>Nest
To nest objects to a particular height, said the height to that value and the length to 0. For example, for EDGE jobs, set
the height to 11.8 and the length to 0.
To nest objects to a particular length, said the length to that value and the height to 0
“Let nesting determine size” will automatically nest objects into an approximate square area
Manually enter values for height and length to nest objects to that size. If the height and length are too small, they will
automatically increase as needed.
DIRECTION works
with HEIGHT and
Lengths and orients the
nested results in a
horizontal or vertical
fashion. If height or
length are 0, direction is
chosen automatically.
SPACING defines the
maximum space
between objects. lower
= slower = tighter
spacing between
objects.
Copies repeats and
nests the original
selected objects.
Nest by Groups or
Outermost Contour
defines how original
objects are nested.
Groups: All members
of a group will be
nested. Use this to
keep lines of text or
other grouped artwork
together.
Outermost Contours:
Use this to nest labels
and decals with an
outside shape. The
relationship between
the inside and outside
shapes is maintained.
For example, the letter
O would nest as 1
object. A decal with a
halo cut will nest as 1
object.
Grid is the working
grid to which shapes
are nested. Lower =
tighter = more time.
Angle limits the nesting
calculations to the
degrees listed. Lower =
slower and does not
always produce tighter
results. Start with 90
degrees as a suggested
default. 0 degrees will
not rotate results at all.
Allow Shape Flipping
will flip shapes when
nesting to reduce space.
Usually not
recommended.
Nesting Duration Limits: Limits the time and density of nested
results. Higher iterations = more time; Less time = Less time
NOTE: Overlapping shapes in the original objects to be
nested will yield unpredictable nested results.
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Clipboard: Nesting
Information is
automatically placed on
the clipboard and in
Layer Notes. This
clipboard information
can be pasted into other
applications.
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Distorted Gradient Fills: Composer>Tools>Distortion>Click Distort Gradient Fills. This feature adds
a checkbox to Distortion that makes gradient fills into a series of stripes, then distorts those stripes. This allows
fades to follow the distorted shapes.
• To allow for smooth output of the gradients, the number /size of gradient stripes is determined by the size of
the objects and the halftone selected. For example, if and object has GerberTone selected as the halftone,
more stripes will be generated than Classical Dot at 70 lpi. Also, if the original object is scaled up, more
stripes will be generated when the reaction tree is regenerated to be sure a smooth gradient is created when
printing to the Gerber Edge.
• If Spot to spot gradients are distorted, the multiple spot gradients are automatically set to overlap.
• Because this feature may create thousands of shapes, consider doing this operation as one of the last
operations before output.
Select objects>Tools>Distortion
Choose distortion type and click ON Distort Gradient Fills
Click Continue
Adjust distortion settings
Fill stripes are generated
The original objects and the fill stripes get distorted
Results are smart editable / ReActionable
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Distorted Gradients ON
Distorted Gradients OFF
Wireframe
Wireframe
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Tools>Surround Function is now “ReActionable”
This feature forms a single line border around selected objects. Now, as the original objects change size, the
surround border also will change size. This allows for the creation of automatic filled borders or cut paths
around variable text. And other ReAction objects.
Select Objects to be Surrounded>Tools>Surround and Extract Images Paths>Choose Surround>Set Parameters
as needed.
If selected objects are part of a reaction tree, the surround border will change to accommodate the new size.
Surround Border around original text
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Create Individual Barcodes without variable data with the “Text-to-Barcode
Generator”
This feature makes it easy to create a single barcode without generating any Autotext or Autonumber entries.
Composer>Select text to be converted to a barcode>Tools menu>Text-to-Barcode Generator>Choose the
barcode parameters>Choose the number of repeats in the first tab>click OK.
Each line of text converts into a separate barcode.
QR Barcode Error Level can be set
Composer>Tools Menu>Repeats/Merge or Text to Barcode>Choose the Barcode Tab>Choose QR Codes for
the barcode type>set the QR-Code ECC (error) Level.
QR barcodes have an option to create redundant data so a damaged barcode may still be able to be read. The
default setting is medium. Higher error levels create larger barcodes or smaller cells due to the redundant data.
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Composer Autotext data can be pre-checked to be sure the characters in the
.TXT merge data are available in the fonts being used in the &1.
Composer>Set up an Autotext job (&1, &2, etc.)>Tools>Repeats/Merge>Choose the Text Merge tab>Choose a
data file>click Check File.
When doing Autotext, an Autotext repeat will not generate if the data in the .TXT file includes characters that
are not in the fonts being used for the &1 or &2 design data. This feature alerts the user about characters that
are in the .TXT file data, but are not available in the fonts being used. The user can then change the font being
used in Composer, or remove the offending characters from the .TXT file. Note that many of the missing
characters in the &1 text are punctuation marks. Also note that the use of a Truetype font as small text, or a
Truetype font converted to a Gerber font increases the chances of having all the punctuation characters.
The characters shown above are NOT in Times Bold
used as the &1, but are in the .TXT data. Either remove
the characters from the .TXT data or change the &1 font
to a font that includes the missing characters.
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Convert to Image allows the path to be set for resultant image files.
Composer>Image Menu>Convert to Image>Change the path for image files.
This feature allows you to segregate converted images from other types of graphic image files.
Select Menu Enhancements
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Select By Spot and Select by Process allow for fills and/or strokes of the same color to be selected at the
same time.
These functions also allow images to be selected by color.
Select by Color also allow All objects (fills, strokes and Images) to be selected by color at the same time.
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Preferences can be set for Set Stroke Same as Fill.
Composer>Tools Menu>
Options>Palettes/Color tab>Click on Stroke
Same as Fill Set Default>Change
Settings>Click OK>Click
Preferences>Click “Save Current Page.”
A “Stroke Same as Fill” group box has been
added with a Set Default push button that
displays a dialog box where the default
stroke width and join type can be set. This
default setting applies only when “Set
Stroke to Same Color as Fill” is used.
Set Stroke to Same Color as Fill was added
in OMEGA 4.0 as an easy to use color to
color registration tool where selected shapes
are made slightly larger by adding a stroke
to selected objects that is the same color as
the fill, and the stroke has overlap turned on
so this small stroke can hide any color
misregistration when printing to the EDGE.
This feature is accessed by flying out the
stroke toolbar, then clicking on the last tool
in the toolbar.
Absolute Move “Move a Copy” Preferences now works properly
Select an object>Shape Menu>Absolute Move>click Move a Copy>click Preferences
Paper Print “Print Window Only” now prints only the information in the zoomed
area of Composer
File> Print>Options tab>Choose the “Print Window Only” checkbox.
Close All and Save All commands in the Composer File menu.
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Close All closes all Composer files and asks to save any modified files.
Save All command saves any named files, and does a Save As for any new files not yet saved.
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Medial Axis (Centerline generation) offers two ways to eliminate medial axis
corner extensions: Remove Fingers and Centerline
Select Objects>Tools>Medial Axis >Turn on “Remove Fingers” or “Centerline”>OK
Medial axis is used t o find the centerline of vector objects.
• Medial axis REMOVE FINGERS deletes the vectors that extend into the corners of the original objects.
This can make it easier to use the results for certain LED approximation and Monument applications.
Remove fingers does not works with the Facets setting and always creates non-fillable open shapes
• Centerline uses a completely different method (Raster to Vector Centerline) to create the centerline paths
without the corner extensions. Centerline tends to create slightly straighter results and may eliminate more
of the corner extensions. Centerline works more accurately on larger objects. Centerline supersedes all
other settings in the medial axis dialog box even if the other checkboxes are on.
Original
Tools>Medial Axis>Remove Fingers OFF
Tools>Medial Axis>Remove Fingers ON
Tools>Medial Axis>Centerline ON
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For on screen graphical edits ONLY, Automatic ReAction regeneration can be
turned OFF completely
Graphical ReAction regeneration can be turned OFF
completely in Tools>Options>General>Use PreReAction Graphical Edits. This means that outline or
distortion will not regenerate automatically when
doing graphical edits such as moving or sizing (unless
the ReAction dialog box is used). However, graphical
edits such as moving or sizing in Composer will not be
fed back to the base objects, meaning that results
might change when the ReAction dialog box is used.
The selection box refreshes properly when using arrow move on ReAction
objects
Pasting text into text entry no longer aborts the paste if a character is not
present. A space is inserted instead.
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Import and Export Improvements
New Import Filter for RS-274X Gerber Circuit Board Formats
File>import> choose the GBX – Extended Gerber RS-274X format>Choose the file.
File Converter can now import RS-274X files. These files are used to output circuit designs to various output
devices.
This format was originally created by a former Gerber division that made photo plotters. This format is now
owned by Ucamco (formerly Barco ETS), a maker of PCB CAM software and laser photoplotters.
DXF / DWG Import Improvements
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Composer File>Open or Import>Choose DXF or DWG as file type,
choose the file to import or open>Dialog box appears
automatically>Choose dialog box settings>click OK.
More DXF / DWG object types will import. Dimensions, leaders,
and hatch fills are now supported (occurs automatically).
DXF and DWG files can now OPTIONALLY import using fill colors
and strokes instead of vinyl only (see #1). The first 16 colors in the
Autocad color index map to Gerber Spot Colors, and colors 17 – 256
map to CMYK colors. In the OPTIONS dialog box, Turn Vinyl Only
OFF to import DXF/DWG files with print fills and strokes. Click on
vinyl only to import without fills and strokes.
DXF /DWG files can be imported onto black or white vinyl (see #2).
Click on the vinyl color checkbox in the options dialog box when it
appears.
Open shapes will be more consistently located when imported as part
of a DXF / DWG file (occurs automatically).
Stroke data will import more consistently.
Polylines with multiple widths can optionally be broken into separate
segments with separate widths (see #3). When this is ON, Auto Join
is disabled because this feature breaks segments apart, and therefore
should not be rejoined.
#1
#2
#3
Export to Hot Folder Now allows Multiple Preset Folder and Export Settings
Composer File>Export to Hot Folder. Export to hot folder is used when files are exported from Omega, then
opened in third-party RIPs. For many RIPs, when you export to a specific hot folder, the RIP applies a series of
settings to the job, then renders it automatically. Several enhancements have been made to Export To Hot
Folder to work more seamlessly with third-party RIP hot folders:
• Specific folders can be used when exporting to hot folder
• A specific export filter can be used when exporting to a hot folder
• Specific settings for an export filter can be used
• The hot folder, export filter, and export settings can all be reused by naming these settings.
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For example, to create a Hot Folder
Preset for Cutting and Printing an
ONYX job:
1. Enter a filename for the job
2. Because this is a new Preset, type in a
Preset Name. You will be warned
that this Preset doe not exist. Click
OK to save the new Preset. If reusing a preset already created, choose
it from the Preset Name dropdown
list.
3. Choose a file type of EPS
4. Click on Options. Choose to make
cutter Path Shapes, and name the
cutter path shapes “CutContour.”
5. Choose the ONYX Hot Folder that
includes the Onyx QuickSet settings
for print / cut. This is created as part
of ONYX HotFolder / Quickset
settings
6. In the future, choose a Preset Name
from the Preset Name Dropdown list
to recall the hot folder, Export
Filetype (EPS), and Export Settings
that were previously created.
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5
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5
New image export wireframe mode is available
When exporting images from Composer, a new wireframe export is available. This can be useful for Monument
shops were other Omega users to send images of outline proofs to their customers without actually sending live
vector data.
File>Export or Save as>Choose TIF, JPG or BMP as Filetype>Choose export settings as needed>Click on
IMAGE TYPE of black wireframe or wireframe, and choose a line width.
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Imported files with clipping paths will import more accurately to the original
Angled gradients Exported to EPS and AI files will export successfully
Exported files with the same name will successfully replace the existing file.
Copying vector WMF files from other programs and pasting in Composer may provide
brighter colors and smoother results in Composer.
Imported PDF strokes will be more true to the original strokes
AI, EPS and PDF Spot Color Mapping now will map named Pantone colors to spot
colors. Named Pantone colors previously remained CMYK colors.
Composer>File>import>Choose AI, EPS or PDF>Click on AUTO SPOT COLOR MAPPING
Font Enhancements
New Federal Highway Administration highway fonts are available
The Federal Highway Administration has provided interim approval for several upper and lower case fonts for
“light text on dark background applications.” These fonts are available from some sources under the
“Clearview” brand name. OMEGA 5.0 includes a Gerber version of these interim approved fonts as well as the
spacing shown in the spacing tables on the FHWA website. These fonts are named as follows:
GERBER HIGHWAY 1W REV.A
GERBER HIGHWAY 2W REV.A
GERBER HIGHWAY 3W REV.A
GERBER HIGHWAY 4W REV.A
GERBER HIGHWAY 5W REV.A
GERBER HIGHWAY 5W_R REV.A
GERBER HIGHWAY 6W REV.A
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G0083375
G0083376
G0083377
G0083378
G0083379
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Font Designer allows for the creation of Gerber Edge Fonts (Resultant fonts are
for use with Omega 5.0 only)
Font Designer is an Omega utility that converts a series of vector-based shapes into a usable Gerber font.
Beginning with Omega 5.0, Composer vector shapes can have fills, strokes, and cut attributes assigned to them.
When these objects are converted into a Gerber font using Font Designer, the fills, strokes, and cut attributes are
automatically maintained and entered into the Gerber font.
Please note that Gerber Edge fonts made with Omega 5.0 Font Designer will only work with Omega 5.0
Composer.
ART Path Changes
ART Path “Auto Processing” uses layer names to determine automatic toolpath
generation rules.
This feature works for both routers and M-Series tables. AutoProcessing automates the process of assigning
tools to shapes based on Layer names. AutoProcess allows the operator to create custom rule sets to auto
Process files with named layers saving setup time and reducing
operator errors.
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Create specific names for the layers in composer or other design
software that can export layers.
In this Example we have 3 layers, Targets Layer, Female 1/8” and
Male ¼”
These names should be specific and will be mapped to Rule sets in
ART Path.
You can use any name you want but for the rules to work they will
need to be the same every time.
To access AutoProcess in ART Path click on ToolPaths then AutoProcess
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The AutoProcess window will open
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On the Left Under “Layers” it will list the layers that are found in the current file.(if no layers are listed you
cannot use AutoProcess.
Select a layer (male ¼” for example) then select the Type of process you would like to apply to this layer
(male in this example) Then select the Template to apply to this layer from the Template pull down. Then
select append or insert. If you do not have a template you can also click on insert and the male tool dialog
box will come up and you can enter your values. Repeat for your remaining layers. Be sure to select the
process for each layer and click insert or append to add that process to the list. Under “AUTO Process Rule
Sequence” you will see the layers, process and template selected. This shows you what the autoprocess
function will do when run. If you wish to save this Rule set click on “save/delete” and give the rule set a
name. Then hit “apply rules” to have the auto process rule sequence applied to your current job. To use a
saved rule set click on “AutoProcess” then click on the “autoprocess rule set” pull down. Your saved rules
will be listed.
ART Path: Ability to set "climb milling" for the female toolpath in cleanouts
ART Path RPM is available for cleanouts
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M Series 7 Target Print to Cut Alignment
Composer automatically adds 7 targets using the M-Series target tool since OMEGA 4.0 SP1. Now, ART Path
has been updated to process 7 Targets for improved accuracy as compared to five Targets. The Targets should
be laid out like the sample (Composer automatically assigns targets in this manner since Omega 4.0 SP1):
• .5” black targets with .250 white space around them.
• The first target should be in the lower left of the artwork at the 0,0 location.
• The 2nd target should be 3” to the right of the first.
• The 3rd target should be in the lower right,(outside and below the artwork)
• The 4th target should be 3” above.
• The 5th Target should be in the upper right corner outside and to the right of the artwork.
• The 6th Target should be 3” to the left.
• The 7th Target should be in the upper left, above and to the left of the artwork.
In ART Path, open the job as usual and assign the target tool to the targets as usual.
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When the job is output to the M Table, all 7 targets will be acquired and print to cut registration will be
improved.
A firmware upgrade is required to tell the M table to use 7 targets. Check with GerberService for details.
If a job has 7 targets but not the firmware, the extra targets will simply be ignored.
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ColorID Changes
New ColorID Accelerator Keys. When the ColorID dialog appears the user can select the following
keys to quick change the "Source" and Target Palette selection
RGB
CMYK
GerberColor Foils
Pantone
GerberColor Spectratone
Gerber 220 Vinyl Palette
Gerber 225 Vinyl Palette
Copy Color ID source and target
values to the Clipboard
.
Source Palette
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F11
Target Palette
NA
CTRL+F3
CTRL+F4
CTRL+F5
CTRL+F6
CTRL+F7
CTRL+F8
F11
ColorID On-Screen Color Match Tool.
When the ColorID Source Palette is set to be the
RGB match mode, a new icon is available. Click
and drag this icon over any color on your monitor.
Release the mouse when over the needed color.
The source RGB color will reflect the on screen
color, and the Matching Target Palette will show
the closest result to the on-screen RGB color. The
process can be repeated as needed.
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ColorID includes Federal Standard Colors as a cross reference palette
Federal Standard Colors have traditionally been
used as a color reference tool in many government
agencies and military graphics. Gerber ColorID can
match to or from these colors.
ColorID includes the traditional Pantone® Solid Coated and Pantone®+ Colors
as palettes.
The default palette remains as Pantone Solid Coated, because the color data for Pantone+ changed, causing
different exported PANTONE colors
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Reference
OMEGA 5.0 Folder Locations
OMEGA 5.0 Data Type
OMEGA 5.0 Program
Files
Omega 5.0 Fonts
Omega 5.0 Libraries
(GCA Files)
Omega 5.0 Queue Folder
Omega 5.0 Spell Check
Dictionaries
Omega 5.0 Design Time
Log file
OMEGA 5.0 UserCreated Custom Palettes
Image Rendering Color
Separation Path
.INI files
Job files
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Windows XP
C:\Program Files\Gerber Scientific
Products\OMEGA 5.00\Software
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\Fonts
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\Library
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\Queue
NOTE: If upgrading to OMEGA 5.0 on the
same computer as a previous OMEGA
version, this folder will remain in the same
location as the previous OMEGA version.
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\Dicts
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\LogFiles
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\Palettes
C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Gerber\Omega
5.0\Seppath
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local
Settings\Application Data\GSP\Omega
C:\jobs
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32 bit C:\Program Files\Gerber Scientific
Products\OMEGA 5.00\Software
64 bit C:\Program Files (x86)\Gerber
Scientific Products\OMEGA 5.00\Software
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\Fonts
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\Library
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\Queue
NOTE: If upgrading to OMEGA 5.0 on the
same computer as a previous OMEGA version,
this folder will remain in the same location as
the previous OMEGA version.
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\Dicts
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\LogFiles
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\Palettes
C:\ProgramData\Gerber\Omega 5.0\Seppath
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\GSP\Omega
C:\jobs
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Copyright Notice
COPYRIGHT © 2012 Gerber Scientific International. All Rights Reserved.
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JPEG Group. Portions Copyright © 1998 Soft Horizons. All Rights Reserved.
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This document may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without written permission of
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This document is furnished to support OMEGA. In consideration of the furnishing of the information
contained in this document, the party to whom it is given assumes its custody and control and agrees to
the following:
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reproduced without written consent of Gerber Scientific International.
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reproduction of the article shown and the delivery of this document shall not constitute any right or
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GSP, EDGE, and GRAPHIX ADVANTAGE are registered trademarks, and OMEGA, GERBER MAXX,
GERBER EDGE FX, EDGE Match, GerberColor, GerberColor Spectratone, GERBER SOLARA, GERBER
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