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FOR MACINTOSH V.2.30 (LASTEST VERSION)

GRAPHTEC CUTTING MASTER 4 SOFTWARE FOR MACINTOSH
 
Date of updated 20 Sep, 2018
Supported Products(*2)(*4) CE LITE-50 / CE6000 Plus series / FC8600 series / CE6000 series / FC8000 series / CE5000 series
FCX4000 series / FCX2000 series / FC4500 series / FC2250 series
Supported OS Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.11, macOS 10.12 (Sierra) to 10.13 (High Sierra)
Supported software Adobe Illustrator (*1) CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2015.3, CC2017, CC2018 (*3)
System requirements Processor Macintosh computer using the Intel processor
RAM 4GB or more
Install space needed 10GB
Video 1152 × 854 (at least), 16 bit color or more

The Cutting Master 4 and the Cutting Master 3 / Graphtec Studio cannot be used simultaneously. The Cutting Master 3 / Graphtec Studio needs to be closed before the Cutting Master 4 is started. 

(*1) PC system needs to be fit with the system requirement for Adobe Illustrator.
Notice for using the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.
When the data file in the Illustrator 9 format is opened using the Illustrator CS6 and later editions, the name of all layers are changed to "layers". The Cutting Master 4 cannot to recognize registration mark because the name of layer for the registration mark is also changed. The cause of this phenomenon is not the Cutting Master 4. It is issue of the Illustrator CS6 and later editions. It occurs when the illustrator 9 format data is opened by the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.

Workaround 

  • Please re-save the data file to Illustrator 8 format in the Illustrator 9 before opens the data file by the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.

  • Please re-save the data file in a format other than the Illustrator 9 using the Illustrator CS5 or older edition before opens the data file by the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.

(*2) The firmware needs to be the following version.
▪ FCX2000 series: version 1.20 or later
▪ FC4500 series: version 1.92 or later
▪ FC2250 series: version 3.90 or later
▪ FC8600 series: version 1.11 or later
▪ FC8000 series: version 3.01 or later
▪ CE6000 series: version 1.20 or later
▪ CE5000 series: version 3.80 to version 4.90
▪ CE5000 series: version 6.10 or later

(*3) In Illustrator CC 2018, when there is additional marks in horizontal direction, marks may be displayed as shown on the right.
This phenomenon occurs when [GPU Preview] is specified on the CC2018 [View] menu.
It is a display problem and there is no problem with data, printing and cutting can be performed correctly.
This can be avoided by specifying to [Preview on CPU] with the [View] menu.
Marks may be displayed in the same way when opening a file created with Illustrator CC2017 or earlier.

(*4) The cutting conditions specified by this software will not be effective unless setting is changed on the operation panel of cutting plotter when using the following models.

  • CE6000Plus and CE6000 series
    Change the setting of CONDITION PRIORITY from MANUAL to PROGRAM in the TOOLS SETTING menu.

  • CE5000 series
    Change the setting of PRIORITY from the MANUAL to COMD in the special function setting menu.

 

MACINTOSH - REVISION HISTORY

 

Ver.2.30, Update: 20 Sep, 2018

  1. Fixed the problem that an error message is displayed and the Cut/Plot menu does not open after when using a specific file with a large size.

  2. Added option to start cutting job without displaying a confirmation message when sending data including registration mark. (Enabling check box of the Start scanning registration marks without the confirmation message in Cut tab on the Default Job Properties menu started by right click on the Cutting Master 4 screen.)

  3. Fixed the problem that the thumbnail image may not displayed correctly on the XPF file.

  4. Fixed the problem that cut result may not match with preview screen when wrapping in the vertical direction occurred on the preview by specifying [Copies] on the General tab.

  5. Fixed the problem that page cross cutting may not be executed after enabling the Cut page crossings on Advanced tab.

  6. Added a warning message when pressing the Poll Size button on the General tab before the cutter is not in ready condition.

  7. Fixed a problem that cutting may not be completed when specific data was saved in XPF file and loaded from USB memory.

  8. Fixed the problem that an error may cause in searching the second set of registration mark even if the copy is enabled on the Registration Marks tab when using the Marker with Relative to page.

  9. Fixed the problem that the extension may displayed as the PLT instead of XPF in the file save dialog when opning the Cut/Plot with the data of a specific file name and the Save to file button was pressed.

  10. Fixed the problem that cut data may be transmitted as it is when pressing the ENTER key even if a warning message is displayed on the Cut/Plot screen.

  11. Fixed the problem that the cutting speed for circle may slow when using USB 3.0 port in MacOS 10.10.

Ver.2.10, Update: 29 Jan, 2018

  1. Corresponded to CE LITE-50.

  2. Added a function to specify the color of registration mark line and the color of paint around mark. (A model that supporting color mark: CE LITE-50)

  3. Fixed the problem that location of cut pattern may not correct when registration mark created by Cutting Master 3 is used.

  4. Fixed the problem that direction of shape may not be correct when copy is enabled by the Copies setting on the General tab with certain condition.

  5. Fixed the problem that the Unit ID that is already registered for cutter appear when certain operation is executed in the Add Setup settings.

  6. Changed an action when margin is changed using spin button on the Margin setting in the Registration Marks window.

  7. Fixed the problem that setting parameter limitation is incorrect on the X/Y Reg Marks Distance setting menu of the Use Trim Marks setting area in Registration Marks window.

Ver.2.00, Update: 16 Jan, 2018

  1. Corresponded to FCX4000.

Ver.1.80, Update: 22 Nov, 2017

  1. Confirmed the V1.80 is corresponding with the AI CC2018.

Ver.1.80, Update: 25 Oct, 2017

  1. Corresponded to the macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

  2. The "Auto-weld" function was not working even if the Auto-weld check box was checked in advance tab.

Ver.1.71, Update: 29 Sep, 2017

  1. Changed the settings of copy space in the matrix copy because the registration mark cannot be detected correctly when the copy space is set to zero.

  2. Fixed the problem that the settings of Force or Quality (Acceleration) in all conditions settings of cutter may changed when the Force or Quality is set in software.

  3. Added a warning message that is displayed when the Force and Quality on cutting condition setting is not correct.

  4. Added an error message when it cannot connect to the server while setting up the Sai Cloud Connect.

  5. Fixed the problem that settings on Advanced tab may be re-set after reopening Cut/Plot when Horizontal weed lines or Vertical weed lines is set.

  6. Fixed the problem that cutting may not be performed correctly after specifying the number of copies in the horizontal and vertical directions with the registration mark tab and switching to the register mark.

Ver.1.70, Update: 25 Aug, 2017

Fixed the problem that text outlines may be copied in Illustrator after the Cut/Plot is closed when the layer containing text is hidden.

Ver.1.60, Update: 7 Jul, 2017

Fixed the problem that the cutting line protruding in the minus direction may be not cut when the registration marks is placed using the Relative to page.

Added function to specify the margin in Weed Border when the cutting object has the registration marks.

Fixed the problem that setting of Margin may set different after the Registration Marks dialog is reopened when the Relative to page is used.

Fixed the problem that the weed border line protruding in the minus direction may be not cut when the Weed Border is set with cutting object including the registration marks.

Fixed the problem that the Illustrator may close after the Plot/Cut is opened with particular cutting object.

Ver.1.41, Update: 21 Apr, 2017

Fixed the problem that the contour cutting position may be slightly shifted using the registration marks.

Fixed the problem that part of the dividing line may not be cut when the tile is enabled with some data.

Fixed the problem that the bottom right corner message may be displayed when cutting data included the registration mark is transferred to the flat type cutter.

Fixed the problem that PLT file may not be opened on the Cutting Master 4.

Fixed the problem that the Export and Import button may not be displayed on Preference Manager screen.

Ver.1.10, Update: 7 Dec, 2016

Corresponded to the macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

Corresponded to the Adobe Illustrator CC2017.

Ver.1.10, First release


FOR WINDOWS V.2.30 (LASTEST VERSION)

GRAPHTEC CUTTING MASTER 4 SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS
 
Date of updated 20 Sep, 2018
Supported Products (*3)(*6) CE LITE-50 / CE6000 Plus series / FC8600 series / CE6000 series / FC8000 series / CE5000 series
FCX4000 series / FCX2000 series / FC4500 series / FC2250 series
Supported OS (*1) Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit edition Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 64-bit edition Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit edition Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Windows 7 / Windows 7 64-bit edition Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / Home Premium / Home Basic
Supported software Adobe Illustrator (*2) CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2015.3, CC2017, CC2018 (*4)
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (*5) X4, X5, X6, X7, X8, 2017, 2018
System requirements Processor Intel Core i3 or higher
RAM 4GB or more
Install space needed 10GB or more
Video 1152 × 854 (at least), 16 bit color or more

(*) The Cutting Master 4 and the Cutting Master 3 / Graphtec Studio cannot be used simultaneously. 
The Cutting Master 3 / Graphtec Studio needs to be closed before the Cutting Master 4 is started. 

(*1) On software, it is run in the WOW64 mode (32-bit emulation mode) when the 64-bits Windows OS is used.

(*2) Notice for using the Illustrator CS6 and later editions. When the data file in the Illustrator 9 format is opened using the Illustrator CS6 and later editions, the name of all layers are changed to "layers". The Cutting Master 4 cannot to recognize registration mark because the name of layer for the registration mark is also changed. The cause of this phenomenon is not the Cutting Master 4. It is issue of the Illustrator CS6 and later editions. It occurs when the illustrator 9 format data is opened by the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.

Workaround

  • Please re-save the data file to Illustrator 8 format in the Illustrator 9 before opens the data file by the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.

  • Please re-save the data file in a format other than the Illustrator 9 using the Illustrator CS5 or older edition before opens the data file by the Illustrator CS6 and later editions.

(*3) The firmware needs to be the follwong version.
▪ FCX2000 series: version 1.20 or later
▪ FC4500 series: version 1.92 or later
▪ FC2250 series: version 3.90 or later
▪ FC8600 series: version 1.11 or later
▪ FC8000 series: version 3.01 or later
▪ CE6000 series: version 1.20 or later
▪ CE5000 series: version 3.80 to version 4.90
▪ CE5000 series: version 6.10 or later

(*4) In Illustrator CC 2018, when there is additional marks in horizontal direction, marks may be displayed as shown on the right.
This phenomenon occurs when [GPU Preview] is specified on the CC2018 [View] menu.
It is a display problem and there is no problem with data, printing and cutting can be performed correctly.
This can be avoided by specifying to [Preview on CPU] with the [View] menu.
Marks may be displayed in the same way when opening a file created with Illustrator CC2017 or earlier.

(*5) When using the 64-bit edition of CorelDraw X 6 or later, CorelDraw X4 or earlier can not be installed on the PC. If X4 or earlier version is installed, it cannot open the Registration Mark menu.

(*6) The cutting conditions specified by this software will not be effective unless setting is changed on the operation panel of cutting plotter when using the following models.

  • CE6000Plus and CE6000 series
    Change the setting of CONDITION PRIORITY from MANUAL to PROGRAM in the TOOLS SETTING menu.

  • CE5000 series
    Change the setting of PRIORITY from the MANUAL to COMD in the special function setting menu.

 

WINDOWS - REVISION HISTORY

Ver.2.30, Update: 20 Sep, 2018

  1. Fixed the problem that the Cut/Plot screen may not open when using a specific file with large size at 64 bit OS.

  2. Fixed the problem that exclusive control may be automatically canceled in 15 minutes before the cutter status returned to ready when the cutter was connected to the network and the cut job was executed.

  3. Fixed the problem that an error may cause in searching the second set of registration mark even if the copy is enabled on the Registration Marks tab when using the Marker with Relative to page.

  4. Fixed the problem that an error message may be displayed when opening Cut/Plot after using the Parallel Dimension Tool or the Line Connector Tool in CorelDRAW.

  5. Fixed the problem that the Cut/Plot screen and the Registration Marks screen may not be displayed when updating Illustrator CS 5 to version 5.0.3" or CS 5.1 to version 15.1.1.

  6. Fixed the problem that the Cut/Plot screen may be terminated after an incorrect value was entered in the Media Width of the Media size.

Ver.2.20, Update: May 30, 2018

  1. Corresponded to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018.

  2. Added option to start cutting without displaying a confirmation message on Default Job Properties when using registration marks.

  3. Fixed the problem that a straight line may be displayed in the Line type setting on the Layering tab when the file is opened after the dashed line is selected and saved.

  4. Fixed the problem that part of the thumbnail image included in the XPF file may be not displayed when using CE LITE-50.

  5. Fixed a problem that the pattern reached the top end due to the large number of copies specified in the vertical direction and the pattern that was rearranged from the bottom edge may not be cut in case of using specific condition.

  6. Fixed the problem that page crossing cut may not be executed even if the Cut page crossings setting on the Advanced tab is enabled.

  7. Added to display a warning message when specifying an incorrect port in cutter registration setting using USB connection.

  8. Fixed the problem that the Bits per second culum of COM setting may not be changed a value other than the initial setting when using RS232C connection.

  9. Fixed the problem that job size may not be changed with the percent spin button when using specific text.

  10. Added to display a warning message after the Poll Size button on the General tab is clicked when the cutter is not ready.

  11. Fixed the problem that the setting of the Passes on the Layering tab may not be reflected in pattern applied the tile division function beyond the page.

  12. Fixed the problem that the cut may be terminated halfway when specific data saved in the USB memory with XPF file is selected.

Ver.2.10, Update: 29 Jan, 2018

  1. Corresponded to CE LITE-50.

  2. Added a function to specify the color of registration mark line and the color of paint around mark. (A model that supporting color mark: CE LITE-50)

  3. Fixed the problem that location of cut pattern may not correct when registration mark created by Cutting Master 3 is used.

  4. Fixed the problem that Cut/Plot cannot be closed by the warning dialog is hided under the Cut/Plot screen when 32bits OS is used.

  5. Fixed the problem that mark may not be scanned correctly when mark is created using Cutting Master 4 with Mac OS of English edition.

  6. Fixed the problem that direction of shape may not be correct when copy is enabled by the Copies setting on the General tab with certain condition.

  7. Fixed the problem that it may lose the response when an incorrect USB port is specified for adding a cutter.

  8. Changed an action when size of mark is changed using spin button on the Thickness or the Length setting in the Registration Marks window.

  9. Changed an action when size of job is changed using spin button on the Job size setting area in the General tab.

Ver.2.00, Update: 16 Jan, 2018

  1. Corresponded to FCX4000.

Ver.1.80, Update: 27 Nov, 2017

  1. Corresponded to the Adobe Illustrator CC2018.

Ver.1.70, Update: 27 Sep, 2017

  1. Fixed the problem that cutting may be performed with deferent custom lines even if custom line setting is saved when custom line is registered with a specific name and order.

  2. Fixed the problem that function of Cutting between dashed lines may be turned off when reopening the Cut/Plot.

  3. Fixed the problem that an error message may be displayed when cutting condition including custom line registered with Japanese name is selected.

  4. Changed the settings of copy space in the matrix copy because the registration mark cannot be detected correctly when the copy space is set to zero.

  5. Fixed the problem that the settings of Force or Quality (Acceleration) in all conditions settings of cutter may changed when the Force or Quality is set in software.

  6. Added a warning message that is displayed when the Force and Quality on cutting condition setting is not correct.

  7. Added an error message when it cannot connect to the server while setting up the Sai Cloud Connect.

  8. Fixed the problem that settings on Advanced tab may be reset after reopening Cut/Plot when Horizontal weed lines or Vertical weed lines is set.

  9. Fixed the problem that the registration marks may be placed in the not correct position when specifying Relative to page after position of document origin is changed in CorelDRAW.

Ver.1.60, Update: 7 Jul, 2017

  1. Fixed the problem that the cutting line protruding in the minus direction may be not cut when the registration marks is placed using the Relative to page.

  2. Added function to specify the margin in Weed Border when the cutting object has the registration marks.

  3. Fixed the problem that setting of Margin may be not set correctly after the Registration Marks dialog is reopened when the Relative to page is used.

  4. Fixed the problem that sequence of cutting may not be changed even if changing the layer sequence when creating the cutting object with multiple layers including the registration marks.

  5. Fixed the problem that the registration marks may be placed outside of media when it is created using the Relative to page with the CorelDRAW.

Ver.1.50, Update: 9 Jun, 2017

  1. Corresponded to the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017.

  2. Fixed the problem that the bar code position may be shifted when the Align document origin with Registration Marks and the Use Barcode are enabled at the same time with using the CorelDRAW.

  3. Fixed the problem that the cutting condition settings may not be reflected when the Cut/Plot is reopened after it is closed.

Ver.1.41, Update: 21 Apr, 2017

  1. Fixed the problem that the contour may not be aligned when it is located outside the register mark and some operation is performed.

  2. Fixed the problem that the Rename and Delete in the Preset drop down menu may not work.

  3. Fixed the problem that the existing layer may be deleted when the name of file and layer is in Japanese and the registration mark is created using the Convert rectangle.

  4. Fixed the problem that that part of the cut line may not be cut when the Tile is enabled with some data.

  5. Fixed the problem that the bottom right corner message may be displayed when cutting data included the registration mark is transferred to the flat type cutter.

  6. Fixed the problem that the cut condition may not initially displayed in the Preset drop down menu when the FC4500-50/FC4550-50 is used.

Ver.1.21, Update: 2 Feb, 2017

  1. Fixed the problem that the Illustrator or CrelDRAW Graphic Suite may be down when Optimize cutting order on the Advance tab is set to other than OFF.

  2. Fixed the problem that the settings on the Layering tab may reset the after the Advanced tab or Registration Marks tab is displayed.

  3. Fixed the problem that cutting conditions setting on the Layering tab may reset after Reset bottom on other tab is clicked.

  4. Fixed the problem that all objects are displayed instead of the specified object even if the object is specified before the Cut/Plot is started.

  5. Fixed the problem that the straight line created by using the Arc Tool on the Illustrator may not be cut.

Ver.1.20, Update: 7 Dec, 2016

  1. Corresponded to the Adobe Illustrator CC2017.

Ver.1.00, First release

 
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