Cut Studio Manual

Cut Studio Manual
CutStudio Software
CutStudio
™ Contents
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Driver installation
CutStudio Software Installation
CutStudio Software Overview
CutStudio Plugin Installation
NOTES:
CutStudio
™ Installing CutStudio Drivers
NOTES:
•Place CAMM-1 CD into
computer and an install
window will open.
•Click on “Install” to begin
software installation.
•GX-24 Installation and Setup
Guide will open.
•Select “USB Connection” for
USB or “RS-232C Connection”
for serial
USB
Serial
CutStudio
™ Installing CutStudio Software
NOTES:
•Place CAMM-1 CD into
computer and an install
window will open.
•Click on “Install” to begin
software installation.
CutStudio
™ Installing CutStudio Software
NOTES:
•Install Shield Wizard will start
up, click on “Next”.
•Click “Next” to accept default
destination folder.
(Recommended)
•Click “Next” to accept default
program folder name and
continue software installation.
(Recommended)
CutStudio
™ Installing CutStudio Software
NOTES:
•Click on “Finish” to complete
software installation.
•Go to Windows Start Menu
and click on Roland CutStudio,
right click over CutStudio,
select “Send To” then “Desktop
(create shortcut)”
•This will create a shortcut on
your desktop.
•Double-click on the CutStudio
shortcut icon to open
CutStudio
CutStudio
™ Main Screen
NOTES:
•Start screen. This is the
opening screen of CutStudio.
•After a few seconds, the
CutStudio flash screen will
disappear leaving the
workspace ready to design.
CutStudio
™ Menu Options
NOTES:
•File
•Opens and imports
files into cutstudio
•Changes Driver
settings
•Tiling function
•Preferences
•Edit
•Cut/Copy/Paste
•Undo/Redo
•Multiple Copy
•View
•Change all GUI
settings
•Snap to Grid
•Format
•Font tools
•Object
•Align/Distribute
•Vector tools
•Symbols
•Offset
•Image Outline
•Help
CutStudio
™ File – Cutting Setup
NOTES:
•Cutting Setup is where the cut
driver can be calibrated
•Size
•This is where the width and
length of the working area
can be set
•Width can be taken from the
cutter by clicking on “Get
From Machine”
•Length is a user setting;
most often the size of the
desired graphic
•Rotate can also be changed
here for portrait or landscape
•Settings
•Specific cutting speeds can
be set here to override the
machine
•Most commonly used is
“Machine Setting” which is
set on the cutter
•Options
•Origin settings can be set
here
•*Note: Driver settings differ between
cutters
CutStudio
™ File – Printing Setup
NOTES:
•The Print/Cut workflow can
only be performed when “Print
& Cut” is checked. This
function assigns cropmarks to
the work area
•Margins
•Sets the margins for the
working area
•Makes assumptions for
pinch roll wheels and
distance between cutter
protection strip and light
sensors on the cutter
•Crop Marks
•Individual positioning of the
crop marks from lower left
origin point
•“Fit Into Shared Area”
Cutting Setup
Print Setup
•Aligns crop marks
respective to “Cutting Setup”
settings and “Print Setup”
settings.
•Both settings should be
IDENTICAL for best results
before clicking on this button
CutStudio
™ File - Tiling
NOTES:
•Tiling can be performed based
on the size setup in the cut
driver
•Maximum of 8 x 8 tiles can be
created
•Create tiles based on size of
the graphic
•E.G. – If a graphic is
80” x 80”, then 4 x 4
tiles are needed
•4 x 20” = 80”
CutStudio
™ File - Preferences
NOTES:
•General
•Change default
measurement, raster image
viewing and font settings
General
Colors
•Colors
•Change GUI color settings
•Grid
•Change layout grid structure
•Curve
•Adjust “Image Outline”
settings for tracing raster
images
Grid
Curve
CutStudio
™ Edit – Multiple Copy
NOTES:
•Allows for the selected image
to be arranged and sorted for
output of multiple copies
•Quantity
•Set horizontal quantity and
vertical quantity desired
•Spacing
•Set horizontal and vertical
spacing between copies
CutStudio
™ Object – Image Outline
NOTES:
•Can also be accessed by
right-clicking on the image
•Alignment Image Density
•This will change what can
be traced using the Image
Outline function
•Extract Contour Lines
•This will trace the raster
image
•View Image
•Shows the raster image
without vectors
•View Contour Lines
•Shows the vectors after
tracing has been completed
•Graphic can now be cut as a
single color image
•Or sent to a printer for a
print/cut decal
CutStudio
™ Object – Properties (Fonts)
NOTES:
•Can be accessed by rightclicking on the image
•Size and Shape
•Change height and width of
image
•Click on “Keep Aspect” to
keep proportions consistent
•Rotate images
•Slant image from left to right
•Format
•Font changes can be made
including type, boldness,
spacing, alignment
•Merge overlapping text
•Align with a curve
CutStudio
™ Object – Properties (Raster Images)
NOTES:
•Can be accessed by rightclicking on the image
•Size and Shape
•Change height and width of
image
•Click on “Keep Aspect” to
keep proportions consistent
•Rotate images
•Slant image from left to right
•Links
•Images in CutStudio are not
completely imported, only
linked to. This is where
CutStudio looks for the
image file to link to
•*NOTE- If a file is saved and moved
from its original location, CutStudio
may not know where to look for the
image and this is what will appear on
screen. Re-enter the proper location
of the image.
CutStudio
™ Object – Properties (Vector Images)
NOTES:
•Can be accessed by rightclicking on the image
•Size and Shape
•Change height and width of
image
•Click on “Keep Aspect” to
keep proportions consistent
•Rotate images
•Slant image from left to right
CutStudio
™ Standard Toolbar
NOTES:
•New
•Opens new document
• Open
•Opens .CST file
•Save
•Saves .CST file
•Import
•Opens
BMP,JPG,AI,EPS files
•Cutting/Print
•Outputs to selected
device
•Fit
•Auto zoom to fit
graphic on screen
•Move
•Moves graphic to origin
•Symbol
•Opens symbol library
•Properties
•Opens properties menu
CutStudio
™ Symbol Menu
NOTES:
•Custom library where user
can save most used designs
•Designs can be saved after
creation and re-imported as
necessary
•Symbols can be named and
saved into groups
•Groups of symbols can also
be named
CutStudio
™ Object Toolbar
NOTES:
•Select tool
•Selects the desired
vector
• Edit tool
•Node editing
•Zoom In/Out tool
•Text tool
•Font creation
•Rectangle tool
•Shape creation
•Circle/Ellipse tool
•Shape creation
•Polygon tool
•Shape creation
•Star tool
•Shape creation
•Polyline
•Creates straight lines
•Curve
•Creates curved lines
CutStudio
™ Installing CutStudio Plugins (Illustrator)
NOTES:
•Place CAMM-1 CD into
computer and an install
window will open.
•Click on “Install” to begin
software installation.
•If successful, dialogue box will
open with “Install and set up in
Adobe Illustrator”
•If unsuccessful, manually
install plugin
•Using Windows Explorer,
CutStudio plugin files must
be copied from CD directly
into Illustrator “plugins” folder
in Program Files
•*NOTE: For more detailed info, click
on “Readme”
CutStudio
™ Installing CutStudio Plugins (CorelDRAW)
NOTES:
•Place CAMM-1 CD into
computer and an install
window will open.
•Click on “Install” to begin
software installation.
•If successful, dialogue box will
open with “Install and set up in
CorelDRAW”
•If unsuccessful, manually
install plugin
•Using Windows Explorer,
CutStudio plugin files must
be copied from CD directly
into CorelDRAW “GMS”
folder in Program Files
•*NOTE: For more detailed info, click
on “Readme”
For further assistance, please contact Roland DGA Technical Support
(800) 542-2307
support@rolanddga.com
Roland Support Page
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