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To follow on from this lets say you have a batch of plates to do but with all different names

 

for example

 

Llandudno F.C.

name

2010

 

what you would then do is enter your text as before but enter $1$ in place of the name.

 

Llandudno F.C.

$1$

2010

 

 

bring up the standard production box again enter the amount of plates in the X & Y boxes and click text merge. this will bring up another box, enter the names one under the other click preview to check then click OK

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You can enter the $ symbol for as many lines as you like

 

Llandudno F.C.

$1$

$2$

2010

 

then when you go into text merge enter your text like this

 

Joe Bloggs,Top Goal Scorer.

 

No space after the comma, the comma separates line one from line 2

 

Hope this makes sense

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i am sure you all know this but anyway incase someone doesn't.

 

when engraving coloured pet tags the first run never quite comes out how you like it and you have to press repeat on the engraving machine panel or have a have the diamond rotating which leaves a odd look instead try this

 

do all your text sizing etc

then you would normally click on the engrave button

then a process box comes down

click on diamond engrave

then look at the bottom of that box theres a padlock click on it to open it

then under process setting

change the depth to 3.00

then below that in chip setting

change chip to 1.5

then carry on normally.

 

what this does is change the pass over run from 1 to 2

much easier.this on a gem vistool 7

 

windy

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I do almost everything using keyboard shortcuts, so don't often delve into the menus.

Here's one I discovered by mistake due to a fat fingers keyboard moment.

I normally edit text using ALT+S to change each line at a time.

ALT+T opens a dialogue box where you can edit all the text in your engraving job.

You can't add more lines, but just for altering the text in a multi-line job, it's the biz! \:D/

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i am going to be speaking to a rep today with regards to buying the GEM-CX5,is there additional software that comes with it,and also did i read correctly that the gravo clamps work on it too?

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It should come with v8 of the engraving software which is just about everything you'd ever need.

Option add ons are available, to enable you to do picture engraving.

The clamps that come with it will fit gravo machines as well as U-marq, as they have 2 sets of fitting holes in them. I don't think gravo jigs will fit this one though (unless you put another set of fitting holes in them).

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you might to get a poll up and running for how long it takes me to ask the dumbest question,lol

 

I think we're to late.

 

is there additional software that comes with it,
and also did i read correctly that the gravo clamps work on it too?

 

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Lee

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=D> =D> =D> =D>

 

rlj will get your membership pack ready for when you're up & running.

 

 

Yep sure will, You will get:- A Membership badge, A Car sticker (I'm a Vistool Tool) Display it proudly on your car windscreen and give the "V" salute to other members. This months copy of VOC. Containing handy hints and tips, The "what the feck is this a close up of competition" by StevenB. The stupid question section for newbies. Me and my engraving machine photos. Classifieds and much much more. Just send me a cheque for £100 to ensure your continued membership.

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do any of you guys have the photographic software to go with your machines,if you do can you please tell me what you think of it,pros and cons,i have ordered was just wondering if there's anything to look out for

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=D> =D> =D> =D>

 

rlj will get your membership pack ready for when you're up & running.

 

 

Yep sure will, You will get:- A Membership badge, A Car sticker (I'm a Vistool Tool) Display it proudly on your car windscreen and give the "V" salute to other members. This months copy of VOC. Containing handy hints and tips, The "what the feck is this a close up of competition" by StevenB. The stupid question section for newbies. Me and my engraving machine photos. Classifieds and much much more. Just send me a cheque for £100 to ensure your continued membership.

 

 

After reading that i think i may well have to buy a new machine and become a member,especially the V salute.

 

:smt098

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Yep sure will, You will get:- A Membership badge, A Car sticker (I'm a Vistool Tool) Display it proudly on your car windscreen and give the "V" salute to other members. This months copy of VOC. Containing handy hints and tips, The "what the feck is this a close up of competition" by StevenB. The stupid question section for newbies. Me and my engraving machine photos. Classifieds and much much more. Just send me a cheque for £100 to ensure your continued membership.

 

If anybody wants to send me their 'Me & my engraving machine' photo, you might be the star in next month's magazine. :D

Also coming soon a new section: 'Look what I've engraved'

Send pics of unusual jobs, or engraving that has turned out particularly well & we'll feature the best of them.

 

email your pics to me: info AT cromertrophies.co.uk

 

Stupid questions & classifieds also to the same address.

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stupid question time guys once i have put my text in the box,how do you enlarge it?i was sure you only had to put a box around it and stretch it,

 

 

scrub that,told you it was a stupid question,found the answer once i read the manual properley :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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if you are on the engraving screen you can either hit "Alt + S" to manually enter size of letters

or click on letters to drag them bigger, you need to hit the resize button along the top of your screen it's like a small square with a star around it

 

i suggest messing about with all the various buttons along the top, you can rotate, arc, kern letters etc

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