Software Support

Cutter Driver Allen DirectCut on Windows

 

Cutter Driver Support

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If your cutter serial number ends with G, T, or M (Machines newer than 2007).  Use the latest 3.01 driver. Works on windows vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Title: DirectCut Printer Driver Version 3.01 3-7-18

  • . Support express install from usb stick
  • . Support i960 cutters and graphic cutters set to 9600 baud
  • . Improve compatibility with Omega Composer.
  • . Fix send speed to tool option
  • . Fix occasional usb hang

 

To change baud rate, use device manager - Properties page, In the spooler interface, click the port settings button and check the port to use device manager settings.  Default settings will work on serial numbers ending with G, T or M.

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  • Older versions of cutter driver

Title: DirectCut Printer Driver Version 3.0b 11-7-17

  • . Support Illustrator cc 2018
  • . Cocut and Omega 6.5 do not communicate with default baud and flow control with graphic cutters
  • . Allow driver install without internet connected
  • . Improve data handling for very large plot files
  • . Allow Coreldraw plugin to read width on graphic cutters
  • . Support Coreldraw 2017

 

If cutters has this connector use the 2.15j driver below

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Title: DirectCut Printer Driver Version 2.15j 3-20-15 Works on windows xp, vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Note: To use Illustrator 2018 or Coreldraw 2017 install version 3.01 above and then install 2.15j.

Note: To turn on/off cutter driver properties click on start -> all programs -> allen datagraph -> cutter driver -> direct cut options. then check all boxes you want to see and close window.

Abstract: This printer driver has been tested with CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Flexisign, Signlab, Gerber Omega, Inkscape (sr product only) and PowerCAD. This driver does not work with bitmapped programs like, Paint and Freehand. Allows printing directly from windows vector graphics programs without requiring additional software purchases. Note: Requires ownership of Allen Datagraph Equipment to use.<

Features: Interface with 32 bit and 16 bit vector graphics programs. Multiple copies, Contour cutting, Step and Repeat, Space between jobs, combining polygons, loop direction control, mirroring, image rotation, Smart mark interface, object sorting, weed border, multipen output to sand blaster, adjustable minimum vector length, step and repeat, unroll before plot, Set Template Media, end point selection, output force/velocity per pen. Adobe Print Plug-in/Script for Adobe Illustrator 10, cs, cs2, cs3, cs4, cs5, cs6 (32 & 64 bit), cc, cc 2014, 2015, 2015.3, and 2017 (32 & 64 bit). Corel Print and Corel Print for CorelDraw 10, 11, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and X8 (32 & 64 bit) with visual basic interface. (Corel Print does not work in student version of CorelDraw)

How to install: Download file, Run Setup, Read installation instructions by clicking on DirectCut Help file on desktop.

Title: USB driver repair Abstract: The usb driver may not be installed correctly if you plug your cutter into your computer before the driver is installed on the computer. If you cannot communicate at all when you attempt to install the cutter driver, follow the procedure outlined here. Click Here For Window XP, Window vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, Windows 10

Title: Using Ethernet Connection Abstract: This document describes the options for using Ethernet or Lan connection between mmc cutter and a computer. There are three options. One is direct connect with crossover cable and the other is plug cutter into your network, and the third is to buy a switch and a cable and breakout a single Ethernet wall jack into more than one Ethernet port.

Title: Using cross over lan cable Abstract: Default IP address in build 8 software for MMC causes crossover connection between PC and MMC cutters to malfunction. Changing the IP address in the MMC to a non-APIPA address, allows reconnection by windows software without rebooting windows operating system.

Title: Install the DirectCut Printer Driver to Fixed IP Abstract: On some computers and networks the spooler cannot find the IP address of the cutter automatically and displays waiting for LAN port to exist in the spooler window. This procedure describes a manual installation of the cutter driver to a fixed instead of a dynamic IP address.

Title: Units of Measure Abstract: This TSB is written to help international users to change between US units of measure and metric units of measure.

Title: Using AutoCAD with Allen Printer Driver Abstract: AutoCAD defaults to pen widths greater than 1 pixel wide. This causes the GDI (Graphic Display Interface) in Windows to send a graphic image to the printer driver instead of cosmetic lines. In order to use the Allen printer driver you must set the plotted pen width to 0.

Title: Using Corel Print , Corel Draw or Tiling with Corel , Flexisign, Adobe Print or Adobe Objects modified with Effects Menu, and Gerber Omega with Allen Printer Driver Abstract: These program have 16-bit graphics drivers and the Allen Datagraph Cutter driver is a 32-bit driver. This difference in technology requires some care in getting the two programs to work together.

Title: Plotting Drawings Larger Than Windows Maximum Page Size with Allen Printer Driver Abstract: A tutorial using various cad systems to cut a drawing larger than the maximum paper size allowed by Windows. (PowerCad, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCad 2002).

Allen DirectCut Plugin for Illustrator on MAC OS Yosemite & Sierra

Title: Download DirectCut for Illustrator Build 1.04 1-24-17 Correct data loss when output to usb.

Title: >Download DirectCut for Illustrator Build 1.03 11-16-16 Update install to add Illustrator CC 2015.3 and Illustrator CC 2017

DirectCut for Illustrator on Mac provides the same features of DirectCut Driver but without a printer driver interface.
Works with Adobe CC 2014, 2015, 2015.3 and 2017 illustrator versions.
Tested on Mac OS operating systems Yosemite and Sierra
Please report problems with new product as a tech support request at here.

Title: Installation instructions for Illustrator on Mac.

AllenCAD 10.0 (Note: to upgrade from 7.2 to 10.0 order p/n s-617 for $375) (Upgrade 8.0 to 10.0 order p/n S-619 for $250)

Title: AllenCAD Ver 10.0 Build 3 demo and full install 30 day trial (192.7 mb) 3-27-18 (For use on windows xp, vista, 7 (32 or 64 bit os), 8 (32 or 64 bit os), 10 (32 or 64 bit os) Samples and PartLibrary are in C:\Program Files (x86)\Allen Datagraph\AllenCAD 10.0\ after install. Improves tiling with European Cut toothed tile lines.

 

  • New Features since AllenCAD 8.0
  •    .  New Ribbon interface (Selectable menu interface)
  •    .  Import Autocad 2018 format
  •    .  Process ellipse in Tile program
  •    .  Improve performance on newer display drivers

 

This is both the 30 day demo and the final install if program is activated. AllenCAD is a full featured 2D cad program based on AutoCAD®. The program allows importing dxf/dwg files. The AllenTile plug-in allows taking a drawing of a countertop, splitting it automatically so it fits on the media for the Allen Datagraph Template maker. AllenCAD will only work the Allen Datagraph System Cutters. If you wish to purchase AllenCAD call the phone number at the bottom of the page to arrange for payment.

AllenCAD comes with the AllenTile addin. This addin automatically fits a countertop onto the media being used. To demonstrate this addins features, run this installation, import a countertop dxf/dwg file. Select File -> Allen DirectCut Tiling from menu. Select the objects for the countertop and press enter key. Several tiling solutions are displayed and can be selected using the media usage sort drop down box. You may change media width or margin and redo the search. You may also select from 3 different tile line features. Upon purchase you can either cut the countertop directly from the addin or export the tiles back into AllenCAD for additional editing. Version Build 1 adds support for Autocad formats up to 2018 and some improvements in tiling.

Title: AllenCAD 10.0 Features Abstract: This technical support bulletin describes the features of AllenCAD 10.0.

How to Permanently Activate AllenCAD 10.0 Abstract: After receiving a key for Allencad 10.0, here are the answers to questions that appear on your screen to activate allencad 10.0 on your computer.

Transfering Allencad Abstract: When transferring AllenCAD to another computer, or if it is necessary to reactivate on an existing computer due to crash, repair etc., you must follow the steps found by clicking here.

Cutting True Type Fonts with AllenCAD Tile. Abstract: This TSB is written to allow cutting true type fonts..

Title: Units of Measure Abstract: This TSB is written to help international users to change between US units of measure and metric units of measure.

Tutorial: Enter a Hand Drawn Countertop Abstract: This TSB show a step-by-step procedure to enter a hand drawn countertop into AllenCAD, tile the countertop and send it to the cutter.

Tutorial: Using AllenCAD to create a countertop. Abstract: This tutorial demonstrates most of the features of AllenCAD necessary to design or modify a countertop using the program. It starts with two cabinets and builds a template for a granite top. Commands demonstrated in order demonstrated: New page, draw rectangle, zoom extents, move relative distance, offset distance, fillet, arc, mirror, trim, layer manager, zoom window, dimensions, pan, text, modify object properties. Files referenced and saved during tutorial.

Tutorial: Tile and Print Countertop. Abstract: Once you have shot your countertop with a laser measuring device this TSB describes how to import the dxf file into AllenCAD, create a tiled image and cut the image on the cutter.

Title: What do the toolbar icons do? Abstract: Build 10.0 of AllenCAD features a both a simplified Ribbon and toolbars to make the program easier to use for customers new to AllenCAD. This document has a picture of each tool and what function it preforms.

Title: Extending an Arc to Intersect With Wall Abstract: If you want to extend an arc to intersection with wall you can use these AllenCAD commands.

Title: Drawing on Countertop Abstract: If desired you can change the linetype of the dashed line to draw on countertop by following the directions.

Title: Changing Default File Types Abstract:When opening a file, the default file type of dwg is used. If you would like another file type used you may use this procedure.

USB to Serial Support

Software Release Notes

AllenCAD 8.0 not available for sale

Title: AllenCAD Ver 8.0 Build 5 demo and full install 30 day trial (83.7 mb) 5/5/15 (For use on windows xp, vista, 7 (32 or 64 bit os), 8 (32 or 64 bit os) Samples and PartLibrary are in C:\Program Files (x86)\Allen Datagraph\AllenCAD 8.0\ after install. Improves tiling with European Cut toothed tile lines.

Title: AllenCAD Ver 8.0 Build 4 demo and full install 30 day trial (83.7 mb) 3-6-15 (For use on windows xp, vista, 7 (32 or 64 bit os), 8 (32 or 64 bit os) Samples and PartLibrary are in C:\Program Files (x86)\Allen Datagraph\AllenCAD 8.0\ after install. Improves export functionality, and don’t require unroll count > 2 with warning.

This is both the 30 day demo and the final install if program is activated. AllenCAD is a full featured 2D cad program based on AutoCAD®. The program allows importing dxf/dwg files. The AllenTile plug-in allows taking a drawing of a countertop, splitting it automatically so it fits on the media for the Allen Datagraph Template maker. AllenCAD will only work the Allen Datagraph System Cutters. If you wish to purchase AllenCAD call the phone number at the bottom of the page to arrange for payment.

AllenCAD comes with the AllenTile addin. This addin automatically fits a countertop onto the media being used. To demonstrate this addins features, run this installation, import a countertop dxf/dwg file. Select File -> Allen DirectCut Tiling from menu. Select the objects for the countertop and press enter key. Several tiling solutions are displayed and can be selected using the media usage sort drop down box. You may change media width or margin and redo the search. You may also select from 3 different tile line features. Upon purchase of the addin you can either cut the countertop directly from the addin or export the tiles back into AllenCAD for additional editing. Version Build 1 adds support for Autocad formats up to 2013 and some improvements in tiling.

Title: AllenCAD build 8.0 build 1 Changes Abstract: This technical support bulletin describes the changes between build 7.2 and 8.0.

How to Permanently Activate AllenCAD 8.0 Abstract: After receiving a key for Allencad 8.0, here are the answers to questions that appear on your screen to activate allencad 8.0 on your computer.

Transfering Allencad Abstract: When transferring AllenCAD to another computer, or if it is necessary to reactivate on an existing computer due to crash, repair etc., you must follow the steps found by clicking here.

Cutting True Type Fonts with AllenCAD Tile. Abstract: This TSB is written to allow cutting true type fonts..

How to Reinstall factory default settings Abstract: Sometimes AllenCad gets a setting changed and it no longer works correctly. This procedure erases all saved settings and puts back factory defaults. (Menus, background colors, etc)

AllenCAD build 7.2 build 12 changes Abstract: This technical support bulletin describes the new features of AllenCAD 7.2. The combine command takes two files show with the measuring device and rotates and positions them in the same drawing. The cleanup function takes two lines that are in the resultant file and joins them together. The Draw European Cut Line allows placing a special line in the countertop to force a split at the line. The auto dimension adds dimension text along lines in the drawing.

Title: Units of Measure Abstract: This TSB is written to help international users to change between US units of measure and metric units of measure.

Tutorial: Enter a Hand Drawn Countertop Abstract: This TSB show a step-by-step procedure to enter a hand drawn countertop into AllenCAD, tile the countertop and send it to the cutter.

Tutorial: Using AllenCAD to create a countertop. Abstract: This tutorial demonstrates most of the features of AllenCAD necessary to design or modify a countertop using the program. It starts with two cabinets and builds a template for a granite top. Commands demonstrated in order demonstrated: New page, draw rectangle, zoom extents, move relative distance, offset distance, fillet, arc, mirror, trim, layer manager, zoom window, dimensions, pan, text, modify object properties. Files referenced and saved during tutorial.

Tutorial: Tile and Print Countertop. Abstract: Once you have shot your countertop with a laser measuring device this TSB describes how to import the dxf file into AllenCAD, create a tiled image and cut the image on the cutter.

Title: What do the toolbar icons do? Abstract: Build 8.0 of AllenCAD features a simplified set of toolbars to make the program easier to use for customers new to AllenCAD. This document has a picture of each tool and what function it preforms.

Title: Extending an Arc to Intersect With Wall Abstract: If you want to extend an arc to intersection with wall you can use these AllenCAD commands.

Title: Drawing on Countertop Abstract: If desired you can change the linetype of the dashed line to draw on countertop by following the directions.

Title: Changing Default File Types Abstract:When opening a file, the default file type of dwg is used. If you would like another file type used you may use this procedure.

USB to Serial Support

Software Release Notes

AllenCAD 7.2 not available for sale

AllenCAD Support

Allen Tile Users Manual

AllenCAD User Guide >

AllenCAD Getting Started Guide

AllenCAD for AutoCAD® users>

Title: AllenCAD Ver 7.2 Build 13c demo install 30 day trial (42.8 mb) (For use on windows xp, vista, 7 (32 or 64 bit os) or 8 (32 or 64 bit). Not supported on Windows 10. If you have problems, roll back windows 10 update or purchase AllenCAD 8.0

Title: AllenCAD Ver 7.2 Build 13c upgrade from older versions of AllenCAD (42.8 mb) (For use on windows xp, vista, 7 (32 or 64 bit os) or 8 (32 or 64 bit) Not supported on Windows 10. If you have problems, roll back windows 10 update or purchase AllenCAD 8.0

Abstract: AllenCAD installation program. This is both the 30 day demo and the final install if program is activated. AllenCAD is a full featured 2D cad program based on AutoCAD®. It serves mainly as a base for the AllenTile plug-in program which allows importing dxf/dwg files in Autocad 2002 and earlier formats. The plug-in allows taking a drawing of a countertop, spliting it automatically so it fits on the media for the Allen Datagraph Template maker. AllenCAD 7.2 build 13c includes AllenTile 1.23. AllenCAD will only work the Allen Datagraph System Cutters. If you wish to purchase AllenCAD call the phone number at the bottom of the page to arrange for payment. Notes: To use demo on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 right click on AllenCAD icon and run as administrator.

AllenCAD comes with the AllenTile addin. This addin automatically fits a countertop onto the media being used. To demonstrate this addins features, run this installation, import a countertop dxf file. Select File -> Allen DirectCut Tiling from menu. Select the objects for the countertop and press enter key. Several tiling solutions are displayed and can be selected using the media usage sort drop down box. You may change media width or margin and redo the search. You may also select from 3 different tile line features. Upon purchase of the addin you can either cut the countertop directly from the addin or export the tiles back into AllenCAD for additional editing. If you wish to purchase AllenCAD AutoTile call the phone number at the bottom of the page to arrange for payment Build 7 adds support for 60 inch wide material, true type font outlines, and a cut line at end of job.

Title: Window 8.1 allencad manual activate. Enter Activation code received from tech support

Transfering Allencad Abstract: When transferring AllenCAD to another computer, or if it is necessary to reactivate on an existing computer due to crash, repair etc., you must follow the steps found by clicking here.

Drawning on Template Abstract: This technical support bulletin describes the new features of AllenCAD 7.2. The combine command takes two files show with the measuring device and rotates and positions them in the same drawing. The cleanup function takes two lines that are in the resultant file and joins them together. The Draw European Cut Line allows placing a special line in the countertop to force a split at the line. The auto dimension adds dimension text along lines in the drawing.

AllenCAD build 7.2 build 12 changes Abstract: This document described how to use AllenCAD to draw lines/arcs on a template rather then cut them. You could use this to draw a line for a sink outline rather than cut it.

Title: Units of Measure Abstract: This TSB is written to help international users to change between US units of measure and metric units of measure.

AllenCAD build 5 changes Abstract: AllenCAD 7.0 build 5 has several new features. Allows drawing on templates with a new linetype DRAW. Allows specifying the units of measure for the drawing.

Tutorial: Enter a Hand Drawn Countertop Abstract: This TSB show a step-by-step procedure to enter a hand drawn countertop into AllenCAD. Tile the countertop and send it to the cutter.

Tutorial: Using AllenCAD to create a countertop. Abstract: This tutorial demonstrates most of the features of AllenCAD necessary to design or modify a countertop using the program. It starts with two cabinets and builds a template for a granite top. Commands demonstrated in order demonstrated: New page, draw rectangle, zoom extents, move relative distance, offset distance, fillet, arc, mirror, trim, layer manager, zoom window, dimensions, pan, text, modify object properties. Files referenced and saved during tutorial.

Tutorial: Tile and Print Countertop. Abstract: Once you have shot your countertop with a laser measuring device this TSB describes how to import the dxf file into AllenCAD, create a tiled image and cut the image on the cutter.

Title: Plotting Drawings Larger Than Windows Maximum Page Size with Allen Printer DriverAbstract: A tutorial using various cad systems to cut a drawing larger than the maximum paper size allowed by Windows. (AllenCad, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCad 2002)

Title: Using Print on Template Material Abstract: It is sometimes useful to be able to cut and draw on the same template within the same job. This is easily accomplished in the template maker as the AllenCAD already has the cuts in red and the text in green.

Tutorial: What do the toolbar icons do? Abstract: Build 4 of AllenCAD features a simplified set of toolbars to make the program easier to use for customers new to AllenCAD. This document has a picture of each tool and what function it preforms.

Title: Extending an Arc to Intersect With Wall Abstract: If you want to extend an arc to intersection with wall you can use these AllenCAD commands.

Additional Software Support