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    Question How to print from CorelDraw X5 to Laser Cutter from China

    Hi guys,

    I just joined this forums and it looks like a wealth of info here.
    Unfortunately I have not yet found any threads concerning
    CorelDraw X5 and Laser cutters from China.

    I live in China right now and am looking for a way to use the
    print option to send the file to my new laser cutter made in China.

    I have Corel Draw X5 and have no idea how to send my vector art
    to my laser cutter...

    Can anyone help me please???

    Thank you in advance for your help and suggestions.

    Sincerely,
    Mad.

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    If you can't get the print function to work, I think you can use "save as" in Corel to save your design as a .dxf or an .ai file and then use "import" in your laser software to import one of those file types.

    HTH,
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    Ya, I tried that and it does work but, I was reading that you can cut right from
    CorelDraw some where but now I can't find out how to do that....

    Still stuck on that.



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    Chinese lasers don't have print drivers.

    Some Chinese lasers have plugins that you can use for CorelDraw. The problem with plugins is that they need to write a new plugin for every version.

    Some work with CorelDraw X4 but not X5.

    Some just don't work at all.

    Our true direct print drivers works with any version of CorelDraw including X5 and X6/X7/etc when they are released.

    We can likely sell you an upgrade for your laser.

    Visit Full Spectrum Engineering and see our RetinaEngrave upgrades.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fullspeceng View Post
    Chinese lasers don't have print drivers.

    Some Chinese lasers have plugins that you can use for CorelDraw. The problem with plugins is that they need to write a new plugin for every version.

    Some work with CorelDraw X4 but not X5.

    Some just don't work at all.

    Our true direct print drivers works with any version of CorelDraw including X5 and X6/X7/etc when they are released.

    We can likely sell you an upgrade for your laser.

    Visit Full Spectrum Engineering and see our RetinaEngrave upgrades.

    Sorry for saying this but WOW! $700+USD for just a card????
    Thats almost how much I paid for my machine!

    Thats not exactly a cost effective solution for my problem.

    I'm on a very small budget right now so spending that kinda cash
    for this item is not within my budget...

    When will your drivers be released? Whats the cost for them?

    Thanks for the info tho.

    Cheers.

    *Mad



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    Our print drivers are released and come with our 400mhz control card. They only work with our 400mhz control card.

    We do not anticipate any price changes at the moment. The control system and software are the most expensive part of the laser. Unfortunately top American programmers and engineers charge a lot more than Chinese factory workers and all our control cards and software is designed 100% in the USA.

    We guarantee our software and control system makes a huge difference and offer a full 60 day money back guarantee (minus shipping and handling).

    To most of our customers it is the difference between having a door stop and a useful tool.



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    I can appreciate that... For now everything works fine if I export to .dxf from CorelDraw then import into newlydraw.... works like a charm.. i guess it's just a convenience thing
    to be able to direct print to my laser cutter with your product?

    Cheers!



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    Default corel draw

    use an older corel draw ,like 12 it will directly go to the laser
    Your install disk should have autocad 2004 and corel version 12 drivers ,works great



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    RetinaEngrave replaces both the motor drivers and the control system.

    It offers:
    -superior motor control with DMOS motor driver chips (no heatsinks)
    -400mhz processor with 10ns timing resolution of the laser pulse (full tickle pulse in a glass tube)
    -superior vector cutting algorithms using state of the art spline trajectory vs traj trajectory of other low end systems
    -superior rastering with bit perfect results and optimized tickle pulse (tested with HgCdTe photodetectors)
    -superior combined vector+raster
    -USB upgradable flash firmware
    -USA support
    -Windows 7 32bit and x64, Vista and XP support

    .DXF files are only for vector. You cannot output joint vector+raster in DXF. Not only can you output from CorelDraw but even MS Word in vector format under RetinaEngrave.

    Instead of being stuck with CorelDraw 12 you can use any version past, present and future with a print driver.

    But if your laser works for you then there is no reason to change it.

    If you find your system limited, we offer a risk free 60 day money back guarantee.

    We would not offer such an option if we weren't sure that it blows away your current system.

    It's not cheap but it is the best



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    Default Corel Draw and Moshi Draw

    I was able to get moshidraw to send its butons over into the corel draw application by clicking "file" "options" "sync with corel draw." I now have "export bmp" and "export plt" buttons in my corel draw but after selecting the geometry and clicking "export" moshidraw does a lot of thinking and then nothing else happens. I have been searching for the source of the problem for a couple of weeks.



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    It depends on what you are doing. If you are trying to send a vector (cut) file to the Moshi unit, you must first make sure that the drawing is not 'grouped'. Go to arrange and click on 'ugroup'. Now hit the 'export LPT' button in the plugin and you will see a small square run very quickly around your drawn file. Then the 'Loading' icon will come up on the screen. After it is completely loaded, it should automatically go to the Moshi program so you can output the cuts. If you are doing a 'BMP' file, first make sure that you have a blank moshi screen. Then you can export the file to Moshi merely by clicking on the 'export bitmap' button. If you already have a file on the startup screen in Moshi, and not a blank screen, it will not send it over. With a PLT (vector) file, is should not matter. Any more questions, just ask. FYI, there is a gentleman at www.wildcircuits.com who is building a circuit board that will give us some of the power of a DSP, check it out.

    Milt

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    Default Corel and Moshi

    Yeah I have ungrouped to export the PLT and it does the little flashing square thing and then just says loading.
    I have a blank file in moshi and when exporting the bmp it just says loading.
    So far my only option is to export the file as a JPEG and then import that from
    Moshi.



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