(see also: Cut/Plot Dialog - General Settings and Overview)
The General tab allows you to specify the size of the media, the position and size of the job, the number of copies, and the location of your output on the media.
You can resize the Cut/Plot dialog box by clicking and dragging its lower-right corner.
The following parameters can be adjusted:
The Material group allows you to specify the size of media used in your output device by entering the Media Width and Media Height. The media size is used to panel your job if it is larger than the media.
|Selects your media size from the dropdown list, or lets you specify a custom size after selecting User Defined.|
|Polls the size of the media loaded in the cutter. The availability of this feature is dependent on the|
|Specifies the Width of the Media. Only editable while User Defined is set as the Media size.|
Specifies the Height of the Media. Only editable while User Defined is set as the Media size.
Note that it is okay if the media is much longer than the cut job, the plotter will only cut to the end of the job, not the length specified here.
The Send mode list allows you to select what to do with the job once it arrives in the Production Manager queue.
|Send now||Automatically processes the job and sends it to the output device.|
|Hold in list||Holds the job in the Production Manager queue until it is manually sent from Production Manager.|
|Save to file||Processes the job and saves it as a native (.prt) file.|
Send now mode is not available if the output device is inactive, or if the Production Manager is on another computer on the network and the Allow remote Send Now/Interactive option is not selected in Production Manager Preferences.
The Position group box allows you to specify where on the media the job is output.
|Horizontal offset distance|
|Vertical offset distance|
|When selected, activates Interactive mode. Interactive mode allows you to dynamically interact with the tool head by repositioning the tool as you change the position of the job in the preview area.|
|When selected, the Show Me tool draws a bounding box around the job without lowering the tool, showing you the maximum area of the job on the substrate itself.|
Job Size Settings
The Size group box allows you to change the size of your output. This changes the size of the artwork, not the media itself.
|Width of the output|
|Length of the output|
|Scales the job proportionally so that it is as large as possible while still fitting within the cuttable area of the output media.|
The Copies group allows you to set the number of copies and the spacing between them.
|Specifies the number of copies to be made.|
|Sets the horizontal and vertical spacing between the copies.|
Repeat Job allows you to resend entire jobs a number of times. It will send all data and settings as a single cut job to Production Manager, but Production Manager will send the job the designated number of times.
|Repeat Job||Turn Repeat Job on or off|
|Send Job||Specify the amount of times the job has to be repeated|
When a vinyl job calls for more than one color, you can nest each color separately to maximize the media savings.
|Nest||Check this box to nest per vinyl color.|
|Width||The width of the media the nested objects will occupy|
|Keep Groups and Text||Check this box to keep grouped objects or text together as one, rather than nested individually|
|Smart Nest||Uses any holes or other available white space for objects|
|Auto tile and smart nest||When checked, the software will automatically tile objects that are larger than the page size and use any available white space for the tiled off pieces.|
|Places the job at the specified distances from the right and leading edges of the media.|
|Centers the job on the leading edge of the media.|
|Places the job in the center of the media. If you have a roll set in your media length and width, the job will seem to have disappeared. The job is actually half way up the media beyond the preview. This setting is used when cutting sheets of material instead of a roll.|
|Places the job at the specified distances from the left and leading edges of the media.|
|Rotates the job in 90-degree increments.|
|Mirrors the job vertically.|
|Selection Only. Automatically selected when you select one or more objects before opening the Cut/Plot dialog box.|
|Displays the feed direction of the media. Located at the bottom of the Preview Area.|
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