ericmschwanke

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About ericmschwanke

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  1. ericmschwanke

    MacOS update issues

    I work at an Apple Reseller and thankfully if I need to I have the tools to backtrack the operating system but was hoping for a quicker fix. I will always use Illustrator so saving as .AI doesn’t bug me. I’ll keep hunting. Graphtec support hasn’t been that quick to respond so I’ll see what they say when we start cracking at it.
  2. ericmschwanke

    MacOS update issues

    I save everything as .ai and doesn’t allow import. To further the weirdness I did the 7 day trial of CC and import from Illustrator worked perfect. Of course it would! Gosh I am just not ready for the monthly payment.
  3. ericmschwanke

    MacOS update issues

    Workaround question. What can I save the file as from illustrator to open directly in Cut Master 4.
  4. ericmschwanke

    MacOS update issues

    I keep getting the production manager error so it appears it is dealing with the plugin sending from illustrator CS5 to Cut Master 4. Ive installed and uninstalled and tried several times. please don’t make me upgrade to adobe CC yet.
  5. ericmschwanke

    MacOS update issues

    I have the same exact font problem with illustrator CS5. I’m guessing somehow the plugin for illustrator is the problem with it timing out. The updates on Graphtecs site say it’s CS5 comparable so I’m not sure what’s going on.
  6. I stupidly decided to updated from MacOS 10.12 Sierra to 10.14 Mojave and now cannot get illustrator CS5 to send to Cut Master 4. I’ve uninstalled the software. Registered a new SAI code to no avail. I’m stuck and don’t know where to go from here.
  7. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    Right! I didn't know a thing like this existed. I am so stoked it worked like a charm in about 5 seconds of adjusting. One test on a scrap piece of vinyl... Viola.
  8. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    Craziest thing is I just found out it comes with an item called "PM-CT-001" it is literally a magnifying glass you stick the blade holder into and measure how far the blade is sticking out. Insane and very helpful.
  9. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    I watched a video on it. I will go over that portion again and double check what it looks like and set at.
  10. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    Yeah if I had to say it is BARELY sticking out of the blade holder.
  11. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    There was only one time it cut on the strip when figuring out how to set the Origin after cutting some vinyl off after cuts. So the strip has one tiny cut but otherwise fine.
  12. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    By hand was fine it just didn't flow smooth into a circle. It looked like a kid learning how to draw a circle with a crayon. Deeper cuts occurred while in the machine and only on certain parts of cutting a font.
  13. ericmschwanke

    New CE6000-60 and getting acquainted

    Exactly what I did to set the blade in the holder. I took it out and cut a scrap piece of Vinyl. I guess I was curious when doing the practice cut on the scrap vinyl why it didn't seem like a smooth circle when I was cutting and when I cut the deeper cuts on the curves of text. I also watched a video on the larger order and using the Pre feed option. Very cool feature I will be using!
  14. Just got the CE6000-60 and have been slowly getting it set up over the weekend. I am using Cut Master 4 with it from my Mac. I have watched countless videos on setup etc and just have a few questions I couldn't find the answer for or still unsure of. 1. First is blade pressure. I only use Oracle 631 indoor vinyl. Is there a perfect pressure that I should be on? I am on the default #1 cutting condition at the moment. I Couldn't find what the settings should be for this 631 vinyl which surprised me. When I make my cuts there were sometimes around corners of fonts that is seemed to almost cut through the vinyl backing but on the normal straight sections I could barely feel the imprint on the backing paper. I did notice when I tested my blade depth on a test page where you draw a circle and check if it cut through the backing paper, that it was almost difficult to draw a circle and wasn't smooth. Is it possible my blade is not properly rotating inside the blade holder? 2. As for as Cut Master 4, Is there a way to send multiple designs into have cut. With SCAL 3 I used to use I could export files from Illustrator and in SCAL 3 you could arrange different designs to get the most space taken up on a cut. I understand I could just do this in Illustrator and send it over as one image but it is just extra steps. 3. I will make a cut from a roll, use the down arrow to move the vinyl and cut it, than set it aside and work on another design and cut, I was confused at first because It didn't know where the front edge of the vinyl was anymore and would cut off the paper etc. I stumbled upon the "origin" button. Is this what I should be doing, or is there a way to once again have the cutter search for the front of the vinyl. I am always changing rolls and don't want to turn the machine on/off between each roll to find the front. So am I hitting "origin" after lining up each roll? 4. Final question (for now) The roller bars in the back holding the vinyl roll, On my US Cutter Laserpoint I could spin that roller for days it seemed. These on the CE6000 seem very stiff almost (don't worry I don't have the roll lock on), like they don't spin very much, Maybe this is how it is suppose to be but I don't want the machine tugging on the roll after it gets through the slack and taking the vinyl off track. Thanks for your help if you can answer any of the questions!
  15. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    It's a real beauty. Getting it all dialed in but I can't believe how much of an upgrade this is! Thanks again for the help.