The Vistool Owners Club
Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:28 PM
can I join? can i?......please
Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:47 AM
Membership secretary rlj will add you to his master list
Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:35 AM
My CX4 recently developed a fault and without hesitation Mark came and took it away and left me his demo machine.
After repair he brought it back, (hows the back Mark after lugging it the stairs!) set it back up and then spent the next hour advising me on some production issues I had!
Nothing seems too much troble for them!!
Well done guys =D> =D> =D> =D>
The Cotswold Engraver
Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:55 PM
If you have a logo select show sequence and you will see the numbers they will be all over the place. Optimize sequence reroutes everything for the fastest time. Comprende
After this tip off last week, I investigated & found how this works. Brilliant one from rlj.
So today, when I had an engraving job with quite a complex logo & lots of text....I forgot to optimise the sequence until it was half way through engraving
I blame it on the sleep deprivation!
Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:28 PM
And having read 'Logo zapping the Andy way' about how he does it on a Gravograph, does anyone have a similar tutorial for the Universal?
Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:52 PM
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:48 PM
I'll see if I can guide you through the batch of plates thing.
first of all set up your flat bed and make sure its centralised.
next go to auto layout,in machining mode select flat bed. then enter the dimensions of your plate.
enter your text assuming all plates are to be engraved the same.click ok.
then go to standard engraving or alt+2 that will bring up a box headed standard production. now lets say for example you
want to engrave nine plates enter 3 in in the X box and 3 in the Y box. go to preview and you will see all the plates. then just hit ok.
Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:00 PM
what you would then do is enter your text as before but enter $1$ in place of the name.
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
Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:14 PM
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
Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:34 PM
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
Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:22 PM
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/
Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:33 PM
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:24 AM
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).
Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:26 AM
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