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04-09-2004, 08:25 AM
I had been using Casmate to create sign layouts and then import them (as .dxf files) into an older version of Vector to create the shop bot files. When I updated my computer to Windows XT I also updated to vector XT Now I am haveing some problems creating the shop bot files. Is anyone using Casmate and Vector XT? Can you give me any tips on making it work for me?


04-09-2004, 08:47 AM
George, we manage to import all sorts of DXF's into Vector - what problems are you having?

Mail me a sample dxf and I'll check if my Vector opens it.

(One of the problems that stumped me for days, was that Vector would refuse to open a dxf if another application already had that dxf open. ie. Vector will not open a second copy. No error messages, just a point-blank refusal)

Edited to say that we have Vector 9.4 - we do not have XT - so I might not be able to help after all.

04-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Gerald, I have no trouble importing the DXF files, it's when I make the shop bot NC files that I have had trouble. I had been using an older version of Vector for 3-4 years and no problems. When I switched to Vector XT there were some unwanted J3 commands in the NC file. It would jog to a new point with the cutter in the z down position. some of the file looks fine and then there is a number of lines that have all these strange J3 Commands. Can't figure it out.

Any suggestions?


04-09-2004, 02:08 PM
Since I have only got Version 9.4, which you say works fine, I will not be able to help you. Would suggest that you go across to this forum (http://www.imsrv.com/discus/messages/12/12.html?1081531834). Good luck!

04-10-2004, 02:57 AM
George, your solution may be in the other thread (http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/messages/401/3531.html?1081566513#POST13847) with the same question.