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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 08:19 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote:  I click the Curio screen, and let it do it's thing. Then I convert the JPEG scan to whever the Curio likes (EXE?) and I'm all set to go. get to the point that the program is in the cutting box, hit CUT and it instantly says "cutting finished" all it does is run the head across the paper, while it says finished, with no cutting at all.

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I'm using the curio, and under WIN10 it needs version 4.xxx (can't remember the complete version at the moment) available for download on their website. Version 3.3 gave me that message, too.
And then of course did I manage to PICNIC a few times, leading to the same result.
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Helmut, thanks for the hint. AS FAR AS I KNOW, I'm running 4.1.201  . Let me go back and see if I really installed it, when  I thought I did.

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Hi Helmut.

I was wrong about having installing Ver 4.201, but with my son helping me (doing it for me) got it installed. Don't care for the new arrangement at all. Smaller icons and some functions (scaling) no longer available. Finally got everything ready---and it still plays it's little "cutting compete" thing.

We didn't install the beta version, because if there was any kind of a problem I wouldn't know what to do about it. Are you running the beta?

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Herb- try using the "better version" rather than that "beta" one. Or just go back to whittlin'.

Cheers,   Michael  (never mix Seniors & modern digito stuff, the techno will always win)

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I run 4.1.201,( no beta etc. ) too. Does the Curio show in your Desktop 'page settings'?

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Yes, it does, Helmut. Thanks for trying to help--but I surrender!  In the beginning I was tossing around two ways to make the 12 parts--make a solid "master," and from that make RTV molds, and cast the parts  from resin. OR cut pieces in the Curio and laminate them to make pieces of required thickness.

The Curio won out, because the small amounts of rubber and resin that I have are old enough that I am concerned that they wouldn't set up properly. I am ordering rubber and resin when I finish here. I have made parts this way for nearly 30 years , and with the amount of time that I (and son Doug) have put into the Curio. I could have some of the cast parts in my hand, It's off to the shop to make a 4 times larger pattern, to trace with the Gorton engraver.
Will cut the master from REN board scraps, that I have from the "good old days". REN board is beautiful stuff to work with, main problem is that it is a little expensive for hobby use, and the smallest that you could buy (last time I bought) was a 4' X 4' sheet. Comes if various thicknesses and is rather heavy  when shipping costs are involved.

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Herb,

I normally don't use the curio to cut images, so I am not familiar with this. But a quick internet search came up with this:

This issue can be caused by the following:
There is no cut information present (generally due to the fact that the image is an external imported file and has not yet had cut lines created) The cut lines are not set to have the lines enabled to cut


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If this is an external file that was imported (such as a JPG, PNG, or BMP file), figure out if any action beyond simply opening the file has been taken. Most commonly, this is the concern and it is necessary to use the Trace feature to create cut lines for the Silhouette to see.

Maybe this helps, but if you didn't had any problems before than I have no idea too.

Alwin

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Alwin- Thanks for that. Previous to Win10, everything worked the way it was supposed to.

However, doing a trace, and working from there is something that I never thought to try, although that is the recommended way to convert jpeg to what ever the curio software likes. I have been converting that way from the beginning, but never had to create a cut line before. Last evening I unloaded the material from the platen, to get more desk space. It's not going to take much to set up again, and try what you are suggesting. Will advise, as the thing is a real winner at making window frames. Have tried in the past to draw what I want on the design page, but that is more that my patience and skills will allow anymore. Will Post when I try, with results.

Thank you Helmut, and Alwin !



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