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L E C T R A S Y S T E M E S

Customer's Manual

VigiPrint V2.x

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521331 AA Edition 1 May 1997

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VigiPrint V 1.x Update follow-up

Edition 1 September 95 2 January 96 3 September 96

Purpose of the update Creation of the document Official release of version 1.0

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Release of version 1.2, configuring the software to plot Preface, Contents, different file types (Apparel, Upholstery, Footwear, Table of illustrations Industry, Cutfiles). Chapter 1 : 1.2, 1.26, 1.30 Chapter 2 : 2.2, 2.3, 2.11 to 2.13 2.20 to 2.28, 2.30, 2.33 Chapter 3 3.2, 3.3, 3.17, 3.23, 3.25 to 3.27, 3.29, 3.30 Appendix 1 : A1.2, A1.3, A1.5 to A1.7 Addition of Appendices 2 to 4 Index

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must be identified and gathered in “groups of plotters” by means of the Plotter-Manager and Spooler-Manager utilities. Upholstery. - - Each of these modules can be installed depending on the user's organization. and to modify the plotting orders sent by the user. Three access modules to the software are offered to the customer. The plotters and cutters to which the batches to be plotted are sent.code 521230 (edition 5). but also for the department head. and have access to the manual controls of the plotters and cutters. During the installation. to visualize the work in progress on the various plotters or cutters of the network.x software. which he can choose according to the work he has to carry out : The Production Module is used to input plotting orders. It is intended for the operator who will use it. .x Preface Purpose of the document The purpose of this document is to describe the use of the VigiPrint V1. the software is configured to process either one or several file types. send them with default parameters to a plotter selected on the network. connected to the same network as the plotters and cutters. The Design Department Module offers the same functions as the Production Module. on one or several work stations. the LECTRA training and technical personnel. visualize and modify all plotting orders which have been sent. added to parameterizing possibilities of the plotting orders. Refer to the documentation “Administrator Utilities” . the plots being completed in background task. or cutfiles created by non Lectra CAD. Footwear or Industry CAD software. depending on their format (files created by Lectra Apparel.VigiPrint V 1. The Administration Module is used to set the default parameters on the various plotters or cutters of the network. The VigiPrint software is used to input and manage plotting orders for a group of LECTRA plotters and small laser cutters linked by an Ethernet network.

E22 501021 .Code 521252.x .Administrator Utilities .Code 521237 .Flypen 501051 . This document contains three chapters which correspond each to an access module of the software : . Reference documents Operating System and Utilities Customer's Manual . The second paragraph presents the main screen of the module and the various functions accessible.Chapter 2 Design Department Module . the reader should refer to the corresponding paragraph in the chapter dealing with another access module. …) is described in the document “Lectra Systèmes graphic environment User's Guide” .Code 521217 . When a function is common to several modules. menus.Appendix 5 plotting Industry (in the next edition) At the end of the document.E33 502009 .Lectra Systèmes graphic environment .How to use this document The way of using or interpreting the various elements displayed in the windows of the software (buttons.Appendix 3 plotting Upholstery files .User's Guide .Code 521230 . In each chapter. the description of the operating is built up in the same way : The first paragraph gathers general points intended to facilitate the understanding of the information given and the necessary technical elements to know how to operate the software.Appendix 4 plotting Footwear . a general index makes information research easier . The next appendices describe the particularities of the software regard the Apparel configuration for which the documentation has been written : .Operator Utilities . including the following documents : .code 521237.Chapter 3 Administration Module The user of a module can refer directly to the relevant chapter.Appendix 2 plotting cutfiles . messages. The following paragraphs describe the use of the specific functions to each module.OpenPartner V1. The first appendix describes the function used to determine the plotting format concerning the information inside the BI’s.Code 521233 - Technical and Operator's Manuals of the plotters and small laser cutters : .Chapter 1 Production Module .E21 501001 .

........................................................1..............3 Description of the plotting attributes...............x vii Contents Update follow_up............................................19 4...............................................................................1.........................3 Machine parameters file ......................................3..................Stature .............6 Parameters ...................................................................................3..... 6 3.................5 Referenced text library...14 4.........4 Operating mode ................................................................................. garment or marker parameter file...3......3.................23 521331 May 1997 ............................................... 2 2 Operating principles .................................................................................2 Hardware and software configuration .......................................... iii Preface .................................................................................................................11 Repeats ...............................4 Help line..1.......................12 180° rotation of a marker .............................................15 4.........................................................................................................Edition 1 ...............3...........................5 Configurations........1......................................................................5 Quitting the software................16 4.....7 Manufacturing order ........................1.................... 2 1...................13 4......................................................... 1 1...................3 Work zone .....................3 Software installation.................................. 3 3 Presentation of the main screen............................2 Adding a line......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 4........................................ 7 3...................................................................18 4...1 Main menu.....23 4.....................20 4.....................................................2 Changing the use level........................4 Part..................................4 Lauching the software ....................3..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................1....................................................23 4........................21 4...............................6 Info file .......................................................2 Particularities linked to the work configuration ........3................................................................................................................10 Fabric type.................................................................................................................1.... 9 3......................................3..................8 Size ....................................................................................... 2 1..............................................8 Progress indicator .............................................................................................................................................2 Input grid....................................................................................7 Follow-up functions ...17 4.................................................................. 1 1..21 4......................... 7 3.................................................1 General description. 8 3.........................................................1 Selecting a plotter ....................3...................................................................................VigiPrint V2...................................................................................................................................................................1 Name and location of the file to be plotted .......12 4 Inputting the file batches to be plotted ............. 2 1. 7 3................................................................................................................... 9 3........................ 5 3..................................................................................................................................... 6 3..16 4.................................3 Plotters control ..................20 4.......................3......................................... v 1 Presentation.........................................................................11 3................................3.............................................................................9 Conformation ................................ 6 3...1................................................................................3...........................................1 Information dialogue box ........... 8 3.....

.................34 5.......33 5..................36 5..........................6 Operating parameters ............................................34 5.......2...............................................................3 Heading formats.............................3 Parameters files .................................................33 5..............5 Geometry parameters .....................30 4......4.................................5 Modifying a line in the list with the input grid .............................................................................................................................................viii VigiPrint V2...................2 Suppressing one or several lines in the list ...67 6............31 4.........1 Writing parameters files .........................................2 Current values ............................................................................45 5........................Edition 1 521331 ...................................58 5.....................................2 Saving/reading a library configuration file...............4............................................................................................................................3.................................................1.....................................................24 4..................1 Presentation of the parameters .................................................34 5.............25 4........2 Plotter reset to zero ....................................................................5.......................................................................Symmetry on Y .......16 Putting to scale..4.............25 4......................................35 5.....................................1 Default values of the parameters....................................6 Modifying one or several lines in the list.............................63 5...........................................3...............................................................24 4...........................................................................9 Saving the default values of a plotter ..............................47 5...7 Copying all plotting attributes of a line on several other lines .....26 4......................31 4...............................................................................4 Values used for plotting ..................................................................................66 6 Plotter control.1 General information on the parameters.40 5......................................8....................................................17 Alarm...................3.........................................................13 Parts rotation ....1 Saving a batch file........................................................................1 Presentation of the parameters .............1......38 5...............................4 Text parameters ..................................3..................................................1...........4.............................................................................41 5................................................................2 Reading parameter files ............26 4.............................................................................................................44 5....................................................................4............................15 Small pieces first ....................4...............................1 Selecting one or several lines in the list ..........29 4.............................1 Plotter On/Off .......................................4....................................................................................................................................4................................28 4.......................................28 4...........25 4.........................7 Machine parameters............................................................................................44 5.............................................................................27 4........4 Cartouche formats..3 Library parameters .x 4..................................................7 Choosing the attibutes visualised in the work zone.................4 Copying one or several lines in the list...........................................................1 Choosing the fields ......................................................................6 Executing a plotting .............5 Saving/Reading the batch files .......................................................................4...............................30 4..............................................................................................................................................................................2.............................41 5...........3........................................2 File formats ..32 5 Plotting parameters...2 Input formats......................................1.............................................53 5...............................................................................27 4.......5 Consultation and modification ..................................1...29 4....37 5...............3..............................8 Using parameter files ....................34 5...................3 Moving one or several lines in the list ...................67 May 1997 ........36 5.......................................65 5.....................5.....2 Opening a batch file .........................63 5...............................3...38 5..............................................4..........................................8.................67 6.....................................................................................4 Manipulating the list of files to be plotted ................................................................................................................................2 Part info formats ................14 Symmetry on X ................................................4........................................................

.........................................75 7..........................................................................................................................................................3. A1............................................................. A1...........................2 Interruption after an error.....2 Plotting interruption and restart ......3 Report printing................................................1....76 7..................................2 Displaying the frames ..............73 7.................................3..........3 Preferences choice.....1................11 2...............VigiPrint V2. A1.1............... A1....................................................79 7.....1 Manipulating the batches....1...............................................3................1 1 Presentation of the dialogue box .............................................1........................................................71 7. A1..............................................4......................................14 2....................12 2.1.......1...............7 2...............................................................................2................1................................................9 2......1......................................................68 7 Plotting follow-up ............1..............................16 2.............1 Modification of the grid ...................... A1............1 Opening/closing a displayed batch .....13 2........................12 2. A1...........................1............74 7..74 7..........................2 Modification of the charaters size.................................80 Appendix 1 : Format of part info ..................15 2....................10 2....1.................................79 7........................3 Information which can be inserted in a variable field..3 Destroying a field ............................ A1......Edition 1 ............1.....1...................................................4 Modification of a numeric information format .3 Saving a new format file ......1 Opening a format file ........................................................4 2............. A1.............. A1......................1........................2................................75 7........2 Creation of a new format file...............................................................1.....................................4 2........................... A1.................. A1..4 Customization of the preset information format ............5 Inserting a format file .......................................................4 2.....2 Identification of the follow-up files ...........1 Moving a field........ A1...................................6 2.................................................1................2 Copying a field ..............4 Creation of a field made up of several components ............................1 Modification of the contents of a field................... A1............1....... A1....................... A1............................................................1 Creation and modification of the fields .....3 Manipulating the fields ........1................. A1....2 Modification of a field....................................................3 Modification of an alphanumeric information format ..........3.. A1.........................................3 Suppressing one or several batches from the list .......3..............2 Creation of an automatic title ........................................2............1.....................................................2..........................4 2....................................................1 Creation of a field .............................x ix 6............... A1................................................4..2...............76 7........................9 2........2.............8 2.......................................................13 2............................................................12 2...............................................3...........1.........4 Modify batches displayed in waiting list..........3 Saving the preferences .......2............................................................ A1........ A1.. A1.....13 2............1...........................................................1 Creation of a fixed field.......................................5 Saving a modified batch ......................1 2 Description of the functions ...................16 521331 May 1997 ......................................3...............................................................3...............2......................8 2.4 Saving modification in a format file...........2....................15 2..........10 2.........11 2.......................... A1.................79 7......... A1..3 Time management ...............................................................................71 7....................................... A1....................................3.........................................14 2.............. A1.......10 2.........6 Regenerate a batch....1 Activating the time management....3.............................................. A1.............1 Interruptions requested by the operator..1....4 Choosing the scale .76 7........ A1........................................................... A1.............2 Creation of a variable field.............................................73 7...............................2 Manipulation of part info format files ..............2............... A1.................1.................................2 Modifying the state of a batch............................ A1................................ A1...................................................................3 Machine control ......................4 2............................................................................15 2.................1 Modification of the default format of an information ................16 2.........2................................................................................................................

..... A5....................... A5...........................Edition 1 521331 ............................................................................... A3..............1 2 Input of batch files to be plotted................................1 1 Interface adaptation ................... A4..................................................................... A3..........................................8 3................................................................... A5.................2..............................................3 Operating parameters ...................................................................................................4 3...........................................2 3...................... A2...............2 3...................................................................................1 1 Interface adaptation ..................... A2....................3 Circle parameters....................................................................................................................................5 3.......x Appendix 2 : Plotting Cutfiles ............................3 3...........................2 Geometry parameters ..................................... A5....7 Scales parameters ..................................................... A4........2 3......2 Line parameters ....................1 2 Input of file batches to be plotted............ A3...................................................... A2.......................2 Geometry parameters .............1 May 1997 ....2........................................................ A5...........................................2..........................................................2...................................................................................7 3........................................3 3................................................................1 Parameters principle...................... A5.1 Appendix 4 : Plotting Footwear files ......2 3........ A2.......................1 3 Parameters specific to Industry file plotting ..................................................................8 3...........3 3....................................................................................................................................1 2 Input of file batches to beplotted..........................................2....................................... A2.................... A5.......2 3...................................................................................................... A4............................ A4......................................2 Geometry parameters .........1 1 Interface adaptation ........... A4..... A5. A5...4 Drilling parameters................................................ A5.....2............... A2............................2...................................4 Appendix 5 : Plotting Industry files ....................................................................................5 Oriented notches parameters..........................................8 Axes parameters...................2.............................................................................................................. A4......................................1 Text parameters ............................................... A5.........4 3..1 Text parameters ..............................................x VigiPrint V2.....................3 Operating parameters .......................................................................................................................................2 3......8 3...........1 3 Parameters specific to Upholstery file plotting.. A5.......................................................................1 Text parameters ........................................................................................................2 3........................................................................................9 Appendix 6 : Files used ................6 Text parameters ................................... A6......................3 Operating parameters ..................................1 3 Parameters specific to Footwear file plotting ......... A2. A3............. A5..............................................................1 2 Input of file batches to be plotted........ A4..........................................1 1 Interface adaptation ......1 3 Parameters specific to cutfile plotting........ A5................................................................................................4 Appendix 3 : Plotting Upholstery files .......... A5.....................

.......58 Figure 27b Laser parameters dialogue box..............................................................................................................................53 Figure 22c "Operating" dialogue box for markers ....................................................................................................................55 Figure 25 Operatng of "Deletion of common lines" function ....................................................................14 Figure 11 Examples of sizes......................76 Figure 32a "Stop-Restart" dialogue box with 2 buttons................................................................................ 4 Figure 3 Main screen....................................................................42 Figure 18 "Heading" dialogue box................................................................... statures specifications ..................................................x xi Table of illustration Figure 1 Plotters acknowledgement............................................................................................................................................54 Figure 24 Example of splice marks reading.................................................................................50 Figure 22a "Operating" dialogue box for parts ................................. 6 Figure 5 Access to Master level.........22 Figure 12 Examples of parts rotation and symmetry ....................... 9 Figure 7 Examples of input grids.33 Figure 14 Input selector ............................................................................................................................................................................................................45 Figure 20 "Geometry" dialogue box...............71 Figure 31 "Error" dialogue box...............................................................................................................................................................................53 Figure 23 Example of plotting with "Opposite side zero" .......................................................................44 Figure 19 "Cartouche" dialogue box.....................................................................................................................................................................................56 Figure 26 Examples of plottings with frames ..................................................................................................... 6 Figure 6 "Input grid" ............................................24 Figure 13 Parameter functions ........................................ .................................................................................................................................53 Figure 22b "Operating" dialogue box for garments .........41 Figure 17 Example of information printout......................... .........................................12 Figure 10 Dialogue box "Selecting a plotter" ..............................57 Figure 27a Machine parameters dialogue box............................11 Figure 9 Help line..................................................38 Figure 16 "Text" dialogue box for a aprt plotting ............................................................................................... conformations.........................................10 Figure 8 Work zone ..................77 521331 May 1997 . 3 Figure 2 Organisation of VigiPrint ........................................................................................................................................................VigiPrint V2.................. ........................58 Figure 28 Writing parameter files ......................................................................................................................................................................Edition 1 ............................................63 Figure 29 "Machine control" dialogue box ...............................................36 Figure 15 Library parameters dialogue box ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Figure 4 "Information" ...................68 Figure 30 Follow-up mode.......................................................................................................................................................................................47 Figure 21 Definition of the depth and width of an oriented notch ......................................................................................................................................

A4.............77 Figure 32c "Stop-Restart" dialogue box with 6 buttons . 80 Figure A1.....2 Figure A1...............2 "Geometry parameters" dialogue box for Industry file plotting .....................................................3 Selection of a variable information .................2 Figure A2.......xii VigiPrint V2............... A5...2 Figure A4.........5 Figure A1..................................................................2 "Geometry parameters" dialogue box for cutfile plotting .....1 "Text parameters" dialogue box for Industry file plotting..8 "Grid" dialogue box.............. A5.......................17 Figure A2.....9 "Information customization" dialogue box .... A1..............80 Figure 34 "Report printing" dialogue box ..... A2..........1 "Part info" dialogue box....4 Example of field made up of several components .....................7 Figure A1............ A1............................ A1......7 Preferences pull-down menu..............................................................................................2 Figure A2.........3 May 1997 ... A1...........14 Figure A1...........................................................................................................................................Edition 1 521331 ....6 File pull-down menu ................... A1............ A1........................................... A4....................x Figure 32b "Stop-Restart" dialogue box with 3 buttons........... A2......................... A1....................................................................1 "Text parameters" dialogue box for Footwear file plotting...............9 Figure A1..................3 "Operating" dialogue box for marker plotting .......................2 "Geometry parameters" dialogue box for Footwear file plotting ..5 Figure A1........ A1.....................................................................................................................2 Creation of a fixed field ........4 Figure A4.......................................................5 Example of alphanumeric format modification .............................................................................................1 "Text parameters" dialogue box for cutfile plotting.................................14 Figure A1........................................... A2.......3 Figure A5.78 Figure 33 Example of follow-up files storage............. A1..................................2 Figure A5...12 Figure A1......

cutfiles created by non-Lectra CAD - The VigiPrint software proposes two use levels : The User level for a current use : input batches. For apparel (or upholstery) VigiPrint can process files generated by the LS Model and Modaris applications (or LS Form and Formaris).Presentation 1. generally at installation. 521331 May 1997 . follow-up the plotting… The Master level also enables management of the work and configuration parameters. These plottings are carried out as background task.Edition 1 . printers and small Lectra laser cutters linked to the station by an Ethernet network. to process one or several file types according to their format : files created by Apparel.1 General description The VigiPrint software is used to input and manage plotting batches intended for a group of plotters. Footwear or Industry Lectra CAD software. launch the plotting. Upholstery. and gives access to the plotter control.VigiPrint V 2.x ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 1 .x 1 VigiPrint V 2. The VigiPrint software is configurable.

This TRAPARAM file can be modified later. use the Quit Click on button and a NO button. When launching VigiPrint for the first time on the work station.code 521230. : the software proposes a “Confirmation” dialogue box with a YES  It is also possible to quit the software by using the Quit function (^X) available in the File pull-down menu of the work zone (see figure 8) May 1997 . 1.2 Hardware and software configuration This module of the VigiPrint software can be operated on a PC type work station. In the applications zone.5 Quitting the software Quit To quit the software.2 VigiPrint V 2.Edition 1 521331 .4 Launching the software Once the installation. derived from UNIX for the PC.Code 521252).9).x 1. with a Linux operating system.3 Software installation The VigiPrint package should be installed with the P-Manager utility according to the procedure described in the document : Administrator Utilities . During the software loading time. then the main screen of VigiPrint is displayed (see figure 3).Code 521230). This station integrates the OpenPartner graphic desk. double-click on the icon representing VigiPrint : . this software is presents from the OpenPartner graphic desk. configuration and starting-up procedures of the environment have been completed (refer to the document Administrator Utilities . 1. (see § 5. 1. a default configuration file is created automatically. (See relevant documentation contained in the Customers Manual Operating System & Utilities . button in the bottom left corner of the main screen. an “Information” dialogue box is displayed (see figure 4).

2) 521331 May 1997 . from the applications group “Administrator Utilities” is used to declare the peripherals acknowledged by each station on the network.Code 521230) In the example below. The I-Manager utility. For apparel (and upholstery) VigiPrint can process files whose shapes are generated by LS Model ( LS Form) only . Industry or non-Lectra CAD. These various possibilities are determined by the “input formats” available for VigiPrint. but they can be modified later at Master level. (refer to the document Administrator Utilities . Modaris (Formaris) only or either one of them.Operating principles The various work stations and the plotting or cutting peripherals are linked by an Ethernet network.VigiPrint V 2. Upholstery. Figure 1 Plotters acknowledgement Station X Printer Laser 1 VigiPrint station Plotter 2 Plotter 1 The VigiPrint software can plot files from various environments : Apparel.Edition 1 . Footwear. These two only will appear in the list of plotters which can be selected (see § 4. (see § 5. Generally they are chosen when installing the software.x 3 2 .1) From this station it is only possible to plot on one of these two peripherals. the station on which VigiPrint has been installed only acknowledges Plotter 1 and Laser cutter 1.

the operator can visualise. contains default values. The operations corresponding to this task are described in chapter 4. This information is associated to a plotter and stored in a TRAPARAM file.4 VigiPrint V 2. the file(s) become a “batch”. save them in the TRAPARAM file… These functions are described in chapter 5. When one or several “batches” has been sent to the plotter. modify. These follow-up operations are described in chapter 7. Figure 2 Organisation of VigiPrint Parameters Input selector Text parameters Operating param. reset to zero. Forming batches. Once sent to the plotter. To define or carry out a plot. Data location Geometry Machine Input File names. These operations are described in chapter 6. a certain number of information called “parameters” are requested. The operator can define his own values. This file.Edition 1 521331 . created automatically at the first use.x The main use of VigiPrint consists in inputting a file or a list of files to be plotted. access the maintenance mode. Finally. to switch it on or off. the operator may intervene directly on the plotter from the work station. keep them for another work session. … Follow-up Visualisation of batches Modification of batches … Plotter management ON/OFF Reset to zero Maintenance mode May 1997 .… these batches.

x 5 3 .Edition 1 .Presentation of the main screen Launching the Production module displays the following main screen: Figure 3 Main screen 1 2 3 4 The main screen contains 3 zones : . 521331 May 1997 .5).the work zone (mark 3) The bottom part of the screen contains : Quit the button a help line (mark 4) used to exit from the software (see § 1.VigiPrint V 2.the input grid (mark 2) .the main menu (mark 1) .

1.2 Changing the use level The push-button changes the VigiPrint use level.6 VigiPrint V 2.x 3.x (c) copyright 1997 Lectra Systemes SA (FRANCE) Ok 3. Access to Master level is protected by a password (see figure 5) Figure 5 Access to Master level May 1997 . VigiPrint V 2.1 3.Edition 1 521331 .1 Main menu Information dialogue box The LECTRA logo is a push-button used to open an “Information” dialogue box. displaying the software version number and the copyright.1. (see figure 4) Use the button Figure 4 “Information” Informations OK to return to the main screen. By default VigiPrint is opened at User level.

4 Operating mode These four push-buttons give access to the input functions of the batches to be plotted.2) Machine control This button is used to access the plotter maintenance mode (see § 6. They correspond to the four available input modes.3) 3.1) Plotter reset to zero This button is used to reset the plotter to zero (see § 6. : : : : input for plotting shapes input for plotting markers input for plotting garments input for plotting splice marks The input functions are described in chapter 4 3.8) 521331 May 1997 .x 7 3.5 Configurations The two buttons are used to save or open a parameter file (see § 5.1.1).3 Plotters control Name of selected plotter : This input zone is used to choose the name of the plotter on which the batch will be plotted (see § 4.1.1.VigiPrint V 2. ON/OFF button This button is used to switch the selected plotter on or off (see § 6.Edition 1 .

4) : data location (see § 5. and modify the batches he has sent (see § 7.6 VigiPrint V 2.2) : text parameters (see § 5.1.1.5) : operating parameters (see § 5.7 Follow-up functions These two push-buttons give access to the follow-up functions of batches being plotted and in waiting line : List of batches This function enables the user to consult the list of batches in waiting line.6) The button is used to save these parameters in a TRAPARAM file (plotted parameters) associated to the selected plotter (se § 5.1) Follow-up printout This function is used to print reports on the task carried out by each plotter .9) 3.7) : geometry parameters (see § 5. Upholstery…) (see § 5. 6 buttons give access to the various parameters : : input formats selector (Apparel LS Model and/or Modaris.8 3. or on the errors encountered (se § 7.3) : machine parameters (see § 5.3) May 1997 .Edition 1 521331 .x Parameters In this zone.

3) - Add The button placed under the input grid is used to add the plot which has been defined onto a line of the input zone. 521331 May 1997 .Edition 1 .2 Input grid The input grid is the zone used to input or modify the files to be plotted and their plotting attributes.2) and the work mode (see § 3. name and location of the associated work files (parameters.VigiPrint V 2. …) (see § 4. reference texts. displays the status of the plotter in progress on the 3.x 9 3. The input grid is automatically configured according to the input format chosen (see § 5.1. It is replaced by the button Modify in case of a modification. If the default values displayed in the input grid are correct.2) the second zone is used to define the plotting attributes of the file : the way the plotting must be carried out.8 Progress indicator The zone selected plotter. it is the only zone to be filled in. the input grid contains 2 zones : the first zone is used to input the file name to be plotted. (see § 4.4) Figure 6 “Input grid” 1 2 Add Generally.1.

In this case. (ex parts LS Model or Modaris) or a pull-down menu (ex variants/models Modaris) is used to select the file type.x Figure 7 Examples of input grids Plotting LS Model parts Plotting LS Model or Modaris parts Plotting markers with parts generated by Modaris Plotting Modaris variants/models  Depending on the configuration. it is possible to plot several types of files. May 1997 .Edition 1 521331 .10 VigiPrint V 2. there is a button in front of the file name input zone.

4.Edition 1 . The icon line placed above the list identifies the nature of the elements displayed on each line : Besides the file name (column Marker .5 and 4.7). Garment or Form depending on the activated input mode) the status of certain plotting attributes is displayed (columns Repeats or Rotation for example). (see § 4.7) Use the button Send to send the batch of files defined in the work list (mark 3) to the selected plotter (see § 4.VigiPrint V 2.3 Figure 8 Work zone Work zone 1 2 LJEA33EX LJEA34EX LJEA35EX 1 3 5 0 0 0 + MACH1 MACH1 MACH1 TRAC1 TRAC1 TRAC1 3 1 2 File manipulation function (see § 4. This mode is recalled by icon The list can be scrolled (in any direction) using the cursor placed on the right.x 11 3.4. 521331 May 1997 .6) 3 Work list In input mode (see chapter 4) this list contains all the files prepared to become a batch. This mode is recalled by icon In follow-up mode (see chapter 7) this list contains the list of batches sent to the selected plotter. The number of attributes displayed can be modified with the Preferences function.

). .4 Help line Each time the pointer passes on an active zone of the screen (button..Edition 1 521331 .. a sentence to guide the user is displayed in this information zone. input zone.12 VigiPrint V 2.x 3. Figure 9 Help line May 1997 .

or The user selects first the plotter on which he wants to launch the plotting(s).Inputting the file batches to be plotted To enter the input mode. The task described in the input grid is displayed on a line in the list of files of the work zone (see figure 8 mark 3) . the user sends the batch he has made up to the waiting list of the selected 521331 May 1997 .x 13 4 . . Then he modifies if required the description of the plotting attributes in the input grid (see figure 6). it is also possible to modify certain attributes directly without using the input grid. He inputs the name of the file to be plotted in the input zone (mark 1) then validates by clicking on button Add or striking Return .Edition 1 . If these lines are present in the work zone. . Several functions can be used by the operator to modify the lines before making up the batch to be plotted.VigiPrint V 2. . By clicking on plotter. activate one of the functions .

----------------------------------.14 VigiPrint V 2. choose a name from the list then close the selector with button OK . geometry and operating parameters. the name of the last plotter selected is displayed in an input zone of the main screen (see § 3.3). ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• When selecting a plotter name.x 4.1.Edition 1 521331 .ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• By default. • Double-click on this input zone to display a dialogue box “Selecting a plotter” (see figure 10) : To select a plotter. the locations of files by default associated to this plotter are displayed automatically in the input grid.1 Selecting a plotter ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to select the plotter on which the batches must be plotted. A double-click on a name selects it and closes the selector simultaneously. • The name of the selected plotter is displayed in the main screen. Figure 10 Dialogue box “Selecting a plotter” May 1997 . The default values associated to this plotter are automatically allocated to the library. text.

which allows to select several files simultaneously to add them in the list .VigiPrint V 2.3 explains the purpose of the various plotting attributes and how to modify their value.the plotting attributes are not modified. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• When accessing the input.3). ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• When no line is selected in the list. • A line is added at the end of the list (mark 3 of figure 8). 521331 May 1997 . selects the • A double-click in the file name zone gives access to the selector.3). activating to enable a quick input on the keyboard of several file names.x 15 4. the input zone for the file name in the grid is empty (mark 1 on figure 6) : the grid is in “line addition” mode. • § 4. • Input the name of a file to be plotted in the input zone (see § 4. • The use of the file selector is described in the document “Lectra Systèmes graphic environment”. is equivalent to Return Add . which makes it possible to input several lines in a row with the same parameters. For all other input zones (values of the plotting attributes). • The grid is ready for another line addition : .Edition 1 . activating next input zone. • The file name input zone (mark 1 of figure 6) does not operate in the same way as the other input Return zones of the grid : when it is selected. . • Modify and complete if required the plotting attributes indicated in the input grid (see § 4. corresponding to the work which had been described in the grid. • Validate the line addition by clicking on Add or by striking Return . the parameters of the plotting attributes in the input grid are default parameters : to modify them see chapter 5.the name of the file to be plotted is erased in the input zone.2 Adding a line ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to add a line in the list of files to be plotted by indicating a file name and its associated plotting attributes.

Edition 1 521331 . and input zone 2 the location of this file with the usual syntax (“/directory1/directory2 / ..) .16 VigiPrint V 2. is used to copy the location of the markers (or garments) onto the Modification in the work list : The name of the file to be plotted is recalled under the Marker . (The suffix must never be input.3 4. Garment or Part icon depending on the active input mode. To modify the contents of an input zone.x 4. the user can either : . ♦ The push-button line Lib Form. /directoryN”). May 1997 .3. to open the selector. Double-click on this name to display a file selector. it is added automatically by the software according to the relevant file type.Double-click on the input zone..Input directly the access path or the file name.1 Description of the plotting attributes Name and location of the file to be plotted Modification in the input grid : Two parameter lines are used to define the name and location of the file to be plotted : 1 Marker file Marker Lib 2 Input zone 1 is used to indicate the name of the file to be plotted.

2 Particularities linked to the work configuration Plotting parts : In case of parts generated by LS Model (IBA format). 521331 May 1997 .1 : direct input or opening the selector by a double click for file names. the user must indicate the Part file and the Part library In case of parts generated by Modaris (MDL format). the user can plot a Model or a Variant . This function appears in the pull-down menu.3.  To fill in these fields.Edition 1 . the user can also plot garments.x 17 4. the user must fill in the Part name and specify the Variant name and the Model file to which the part is linked. the user must indicate the Garment file. the Garment library and the Piece library - - Plotting splice marks This case is identical to marker plotting. the user must indicate the Marker file . refer to the mode described in paragraph 4. a toggle button Piece file/Piece name allows to switch from one case to another. the Garment library and the Part library In case of parts generated by Modaris (PLX and MDL formats). the user must indicate the Marker file . the name of the associated Model file and the Model library In case of a mixed configuration (PLA/PLX and IBA/MDL formats).3. the user must indicate the Marker file . The choice is made in a pull-down menu. The user must then fill in the Garment name. the Marker library and the Part library In case of parts generated by Modaris (PLX and MDL formats). for a variant the Variant name .VigiPrint V 2. In case of a mixed configuration (IBA/MDL format) which allows to plot parts generated by LS Model and Modaris. the Marker library and the Model library In case of a mixed configuration (PLA/PLX and IBA/MDL formats). the Marker library and the Part library or the Model library - - Plotting garments In case of parts generated by LS Model (PLA and IBA formats). For a model he must fill in the name of the Model and the Model library . - - Plotting markers In case of parts generated by LS Model (PLA and IBA formats). and the Model library .

At User level. as soon as a parameter file is associated to a part to be plotted.3 VigiPrint V 2.3.7).1)  For plotting parts.1) or to modify the machine parameters for the work session (see §5. /directoryN”).3. May 1997 . Modification in the input grid : The Machine file line is used to define the name and location of a machine parameters file. 1 Machine file 2 Input zone 2 is used to indicate the file name and input zone 1 the location of this file with the usual syntax (“/directory1/directory2 / ..x Machine parameters file This attribute is used to indicate the name and location of a machine parameters file. it is possible to input the name of a machine parameters file to be used. At Master level. this attribute cannot be input or modified : the default parameters of the plotter will be used (TRAPARAM file). Modification in the work list : Under the Machine icon is recalled the name of the machine parameters file.18 4. The input principle is identical to the one described for the name and location of the file to be plotted (see § 4.3. to define a default machine parameters file (see § 5. Double-click on this name to display a file selector..Edition 1 521331 . it is automatically associated to all lines of the batch.

4 Part.1) This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list. The input principle is identical to the one described for the name and location of the machine parameters file (see § 4.6). 4.3)  For plotting parts.VigiPrint V 2.5 and § 5. The operator can modify the value of some parameters (geometry. Input directly the access path or double-click on this line to display the selector. (see § 5. At Master level. garment or marker parameters file (depending on the active input mode).3. The name of the file is referenced in the part file with the CAD software. Double-click on this name to display a file selector.3. as soon as a parameter file is associated to a part to be plotted. garment or marker parameter file This attribute is used to indicate the name and location of a part.4. § 5. the default parameters of the TRAPARAM file will be loaded. Modification in the input grid : Param. file The Param.file line is used to define the name and location of a parameter file. and the modifications made by the user in the geometry. which contain the text to be plotted in a part. text and operating) for the work session. icon is recalled the name of Modification in the work list : Under the Parameters the parameters file.5 Referenced text library This attribute is used to indicate the name and location of the library where are stored the text files. the values contained in this file will be used.x 19 4. If a default file name has been defined at Master level. Modification in the input grid : Ref text lib A parameter line is used to define the name and location of the referenced text library. it is automatically associated to all lines of the batch. At User level. text and operating parameters will have no effect.Edition 1 . it is possible to input the name of a parameter file to be used. or to define it by default in the library parameters (see § 5. this attribute cannot be input : If no default file name has been defined.3) . A default value can be allocated to this library in the library parameters (see § 5. 521331 May 1997 .3.3.

without spaces between.3.7 Manufacturing order For plotting markers or splice marks. Marker info.4.2).20 4. The input principle is identical to the one described for the name and location of the machine parameters file (see § 4.6 VigiPrint V 2. This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list. 4.x Info file This attribute is used to indicate the name and location of the “Label” file to be used. This file defines the nature and presentation of the information which will plotted inside each form according to the selected operating mode. Info file Modification in the input grid : The Info file line is used to define the name and location of the label format file.Edition 1 521331 .3) A default value can be allocated to this library in the library parameters (see § 5. May 1997 .3. this attribute is a characters string which can be plotted inside each part and/or in the heading. Garment info) can only be created by a Master level user (see § 5.3. These files (Part info . Modification in the input grid : Manufacturing order A “Manufacturing order” input zone is used to input a character string of 6 alphanumeric characters maximum.1) This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list.3.

Stature For plotting parts. Modification in the input grid : A pull-down menu is used to choose the presentation with or without and an input zone is used to input the size names (see figure 11). • If the pull-down menu indicates “ Size serial” : For each part. Add or Modify 521331 May 1997 . For each part.3. all sizes are plotted and superimposed on the plot. The contents of the input zone is not taken into account. Add or Modify • If the pull-down menu indicates “ No nest” : The sizes plotted are the ones indicated by the input zone.3. they are plotted next to each other. This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list. If the input zone is empty. and if the various sizes requested must be presented as nests. garments. • If the pull-down menu indicates “ Partial nest” : The sizes plotted are the ones indicated by the input zone.8 Size For plotting parts.Edition 1 . the basic size will be plotted. variants or models. ♦ The syntax is controlled when validating by the button of the input grid. they are superimposed on the plot. or if a conformation nest or a stature nest must be plotted for each part. this attribute is used to indicate in which size the parts must be plotted. For each part. Modification in the input grid : A pull-down menu is used to choose the presentation with or without and an input zone is used to input a conformation or stature name.x 21 4. The contents of the input zone is not taken into account. If the input zone is empty. these two attributes are used to indicate in which conformation and which stature the parts must be plotted. all sizes are plotted next to each other. garments. ♦ The syntax is controlled when validating by the button of the input grid.VigiPrint V 2. the basic size. A conformation or stature name contains 4 alphanumeric characters maximum. 4. variants or models. the average size and the largest size.9 Conformation . the sizes plotted are the smallest size. • If the pull-down menu indicates “ Complete nest” : For each part.

 Figure 11 To plot a part or a garment.38. all conformations or statures are plotted and superimposed on the plot.40 C024 Sizes 36. “Conformation” or “Stature”. statures specifications Size Spegra 1 Spegra 2 No nest No nest No nest S3 Basic size plotted with spegra2 S3 Size Spegra 1 Spegra 2 No nest Complete nest No nest $X. the part is plotted with the basic conformation or stature. May 1997 .Edition 1 521331 . 38 and 40 plotted with spegra1 C024 These attributes cannot be visualised in the work list.x • If the pull-down menu indicates “ No nest” : The parts are plotted with the conformation or the stature indicated in the input zone. only one type of nest can be requested : as soon as an option “partial nest” or “complete nest” is displayed in one of the three pull-down menus “Size”. If this input zone is empty.22 VigiPrint V 2. • If the pull-down menu indicates “ Complete nest” : For each part. conformations. Examples of sizes.$XXL Spegra 1 nest of size XXL Spegra 1 nest of size X Size Spegra 1 Spegra 2 Partial nest No nest No nest 36. The contents of the input zone is not taken into account. it is automatically deactivated on the two other menus.

3.By clicking on to increase by one unit the value indicated.12 180° rotation of a marker When plotting markers or splice marks. icon. Modification in the input grid : The repeat is indicated in the input zone associated to the Repeat This value can be modified : . If no fabric type is indicated. variants or models. Modification in the work list : The numeric value under the Repeats the repeat.VigiPrint V 2. Modification in the work list : The sign “+” under the Rotation icon means that the attribute is activated. separated by commas. Modification in the input grid : Activate or de-activate the Rotation button.by inputting a new value. this attribute is used to indicate that the file must be plotted with a 180° rotation (width turning). or on it by one unit.3. A fabric type is composed of 2 alphanumeric characters. Double-click on this value to increase it by one unit. to reduce icon indicates 4. 521331 May 1997 . 4. Modification in the input grid : Fabric Type An input zone is used to indicate up to 20 fabric types.11 Repeats It is a number between 1 and et 99. this attribute allows to plot only the parts associated to one or several fabric types.3. Double-click on this sign to make it disappear or appear. . indicating the number of plotting repeats to be obtained for the same file.x 23 4. This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list. all parts of the garment will be plotted.Edition 1 .10 Fabric type For plotting garments.

3. for a symmetry on Y. icon. Modification in the input grid : The parts rotation is indicated in the input zone associated to the Rotation This value can be modified : . to reduce it Modification in the work list : The numeric value under the Rotation icon indicates the clockwise rotation angle.by clicking on by one unit. garments.x Parts rotation When plotting parts. variants or models. 4. Modification in the input grid : Activate or deactivate for a symmetry on X. Figure 12 Examples of parts rotation and symmetry Form defined by CAD Y X Plotting with symmetry on Y Plotting with symmetry on X Plotting with . or on . garments. expressed in degrees (0 by default). this attribute is used to indicate a rotation angle to be applied to the parts to be plotted.13 VigiPrint V 2. Double-click on this sign to make it disappear or appear.90° rotation Modification in the work list : The sign “+” under the X symmetry or Y symmetry icon means that the attribute is activated.Edition 1 521331 .Symmetry on Y When plotting parts. to increase by one unit the value indicated.14 Symmetry on X .by inputting a new value.24 4. variants or models. May 1997 . these attributes are used to indicate that the parts must be plotted either with a symmetry on X or with a symmetry on Y. Double-click on this value to increase it by one unit.3.

The maximum surface of a small piece is 625 cm2. . OK in the dialogue box displayed to restart plotting the Modification in the input grid : Activate or deactivate the button Alarm This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list. when plotting the file. . this attribute is used to indicate that the small pieces of the marker must be plotted before the large ones. Modification in the input grid : Activate or deactivate the button Small pieces first This attribute cannot be visualised in the work list.x 25 4.16 Putting to scale This attribute is used to indicate that.3. Double-click on this sign to make it disappear or appear. 521331 May 1997 . 4.3.15 Small pieces first When plotting markers.17 Alarm When plotting markers or splice marks.Edition 1 . the scale mentioned in the Geometry parameters must be applied. Modification in the input grid : Activate or deactivate the button Scale Visualisation in the work list : The sign “+” under the icon Scale means that the attribute is activated.VigiPrint V 2. . You must then strike next markers. 4. this attribute is used to indicate that the plot will be interrupted at the end of this marker and an alarm will indicate the pause.3.

click on this line in the list (see figure 8.26 VigiPrint V 2.ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• To select a line. the parameters of its plotting attributes are displayed in the input Add Modify grid and the button has become a button. Shift • To select all the lines of the list in one go.1 Selecting one or several lines in the list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to select one or several lines in the list to process them in the same way. When several lines are selected.Click on a first line.4 Manipulating the list of files to be plotted Use the Edition pull-down menu placed under the work list to manipulate the list of files. and the plotting attributes parameters of the first selected lines are displayed. Click one by one on the other lines to be selected. click again on this line in the list (it recovers its original colour) or click on another line : this other line will then be selected.4. Edition Erase Selection Copy Selection Cut Selection ^C ^D ^V ^A Paste Sélection Select All 4. mark 3) : its display colour changes. May 1997 . • To unselect a line. the first line of the grid is not accessible for input. use the function Select all or the keyboard shortcut ^A . Press the key and hold it pressed in. ----------------------------------.Edition 1 521331 . ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------•• When a line is selected.x 4. • To select several lines simultaneously : .

3 Moving one or several lines in the list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to remove lines from the list to insert them somewhere else in the list. • Use the function Cut Selection or the keyboard shortcut ^D .Edition 1 . • Use the function Erase Selection : the selected lines disappear.4. 4. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select the line(s) to be suppressed in the list. • Select in the list the line in front on which the “cut” lines must be inserted. 521331 May 1997 . or select no line if you want to insert them at the end of the list. • If several lines are selected in the list when using the Paste function. • Select the function Paste Selection or the keyboard shortcut ^V : the lines stored in memory are inserted in the list at the requested place. the selection stored in memory is inserted before each selected line.: the selected lines disappear from the list but are stored in memory.4.4.2 Suppressing one or several lines in the list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is use to erase lines from the work list. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• To store the suppressed lines in memory. use the function Cut Selection : see § 4.VigiPrint V 2.x 27 4. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• The function Paste can be used several times in a row : the selection is kept in memory as long as no other selection is stored by using the Cut or Copy functions. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select the line(s) to be moved in the list.4.

4. Modify A button replaces the The grid is in “line modification” mode. • If several lines are selected in the list when using the Paste function.4 VigiPrint V 2. and the description of all plotting attributes. • Use the function Paste Selection or the keyboard shortcut ^V : the lines stored in memory are inserted in the list at the requested place. the selection stored in memory is inserted before each selected line. ----------------------------------.Edition 1 521331 . Add button of the input grid. or select no line if you want to insert them at the end of the list.4.ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• Select the line(s) to be copied in the list. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• The function Paste can be used several times in a row : the selection is kept in memory as long as no other selection is stored by using the Cut or Copy functions.3.The relevant information is displayed in the input grid : name and location of the file. as explained in paragraph 4. • Modify the state or value of the grid's buttons and input zones. Modify • The modifications are validated by using The next file in the list is automatically selected. select the line to be modified (only one line must be selected) : . and the state or value of all plotting attributes. May 1997 .ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• In the list.x Copying one or several lines in the list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to copy lines from the list to insert them somewhere else. : ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• If you do not want to validate the modifications. • Select in the list the line in front of which you want to insert the “copied” lines. click on another line in the list. ----------------------------------.5 Modifying a line in the list with the input grid ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to modify the contents of a line in the list by means of the input grid : name and location of the file to be plotted. It is also possible to modify the file name and location.28 4. • Use the function Copy Selection or the keyboard shortcut ^C : the selected lines are stored in memory.4.

VigiPrint V 2. • The designated element is modified in the same way on all selected lines : . a file selector is opened. • Double-click in the list : .If it is an attribute which can be activated or de-activated (180° rotation of a marker. 4.3. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select several lines in the list : . : the attributes indicated in the input grid are allocated to all 521331 May 1997 . .The first line of the input grid is not accessible for input . . . level with the element to be modified. small pieces first or putting to scale). the machine file or the specific parameters file. (If two lines indicate different values. select the line(s) to be modified. A Modify button replaces the Add button of the input grid. refer to paragraph 4.If it is a numeric value (repeat or part rotation). rotation. to designate a file or a library of the same type. • Modify the state or value of the grid's buttons and input zones.4.4. Only the elements which can be visualised on a line can be modified : name and location of the file to be plotted.The plotting attributes displayed in the grid are those of the first selected line (the closest to the first position in the list).) . its state changes at each double-click.6 Modifying one or several lines by clicking in the list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to modify the contents of one or several lines in the list by clicking on a selected line.3. by using the input grid. name and location of the part library. as explained in paragraph 4.on one of the selected lines.at the place where the value to be modified is displayed. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• For further details on the display of the plotting attributes values. Modify • Click on selected lines. putting to scale. its value is increased by one unit at each double-click. repeats.Edition 1 .x 29 4.If it is a file or library name. small pieces first. they are increased by one value but remain different. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• In the list.7 Copying all plotting attributes of a line on several other lines ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to give the same plotting attributes values to a group of selected lines.

• If the designated file already exists. . and the file name is not specified.Edition 1 521331 . ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• It is possible to create a new batch file this way. File Read order file Write order file Exit ^O ^E ^X 4. • If required.5 Saving/reading the batch files Use the File pull-down menu placed under the work list to execute these two functions. ----------------------------------.5.suffix WPL for plotting markers.ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• Use the function Write order file : the file selector corresponding to the designation of a batch file is displayed : . a message proposes to replace it or to return to the file selector to give another name.30 VigiPrint V 2.1 Saving a batch file ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to save in a file the batch displayed in the “work zone”. May 1997 . If the user had previously opened a batch file to modify it. • To validate the save. the file selector is opened with the most recent access path saved in its history. even from an existing batch. • If the batch displayed is a new batch created by the user. activate the OK button in the file selector.suffix WIB for a batch of part files.suffix WVT for plotting garments. .x 4. use the file selector to give the name and location of the file to be saved. the selector automatically proposes this file.

This plotting will be executed automatically as soon as the plotter is available. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------- • Click on Send to send the batch to the waiting line : • A dialogue box requests confirmation of the sending.1).VigiPrint V 2. a message warns that information will be lost and requests to cancel or confirm the opening of another batch.2 Opening a batch file ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to open an existing batch file.6 Executing a plotting ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to send to the waiting line of the selected plotter the batch defined in the “work zone”. OK • Click on : The batch is allocated to the selected plotter. -------------------------------------------------REMARK -----------------------------------------------• For plotting parts. The file selector is opened with the most recent access path saved in its history. To visualise it in the work list. activate the their attributes are visualised in the “work zone” and their attributes in the “input grid”. OK button in the file selector : the files to be plotted and • To validate. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Use the function Read order file : the file selector corresponding to the designation of a batch is displayed. the parts to be plotted contained in this batch are considered as a marker by the software. • Use the file selector to give the name and location of a batch. 521331 May 1997 .5.x 31 4. 4. use the function List of batches (see § 7.Edition 1 . ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• If the display zone of the batch was containing unsaved information.

• If you do not want to display a plotting attribute. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• The icon corresponding to this attribute. so as to display an index in front of its name. May 1997 . at the top of the work zone . Use the Preferences pull-down menu placed under the work zone Preferences Repeat Rotation X Symmetry Y Symmetry Put to scale Machine File Geometry File ----------------------------------.7 Choosing the attributes visualised in the work zone ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to choose the attributes visualised in the list describing the batch contents. • Refer to paragraph 4. activate the corresponding function again to remove the index in front of its name.Edition 1 521331 .x 4.3 for the meaning of these attributes and the way to modify their status or their value.32 VigiPrint V 2. and the status or value of this attribute appear on each line under this icon.ACTIVATION THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------Use the Preferences pull-down menu to activate the function which corresponds to the plotting attribute to be visualised.

. garment and marker.. scale.x 33 5 . mark 1) gives access to the various parameters. . • The text parameters plottings. according to his realm of activity (Apparel. Upholstery. for each file type used by the software.). Footwear. geometry and operating parameters for each plotting mode : part. • The machine parameters define the behaviour of the plotter (speeds and  acceleration values. deletion of common lines. programming the paper advances…) There are specific text. plain or dotted line. These parameters are grouped in 6 families : • The input formats are used to select the file types that the user will plot .VigiPrint V 2. plotting a frame. define the nature and size of the inscriptions added to the • The geometry parameters define the geometry of the plotted parts (shape of notches or drillings. Industry…) • The library parameters are used to indicate the default location and if required a default name.1 Figure 13 General information on the parameters Parameter functions 2 1 3 The plotting parameter functions are used to adapt the operating of the VigiPrint software to the needs of each user : A group of 6 buttons (see figure 13. garments or markers.Edition 1 .Plotting parameters 5. • The operating parameters define the presentation of the plotting (gap between parts. 521331 May 1997 . etc…).

mark 2) is used to save or read these parameters in the configuration files.4 Values used for plotting If no parameter file is called up and if no parameter value has been modified.8) If the user wants that the current values become the default values.Edition 1 521331 . These values become the current values.1.x - A group of 2 buttons (see figure 13. -  5. 5. 5. and they are the active values. the current values contained in this file will be used. sets of values corresponding to specific values : they can be specific to a user.1. When launching the VigiPrint software.1. they will be used for plotting operations. he must save them in the TRAPARAM file with a save function.34 VigiPrint V 2. mark 3) Is used to save the parameters values in the default configuration file of the plotter (TRAPARAM file). If a parameter file is called up .1.1 Most of these functions are accessible at Master level only Default values of the parameters For each plotter.3 Parameter files The user can save in configuration files or parameter files. a plotter … Then the user just needs to call up these parameter files to configure the software automatically with current values saved in these files. A button ( see figure 13. the default values contained in the TRAPARAM file will be used. these values are displayed in a l l parameter dialogue boxes. (see § 5. If no parameter file is called up . default values for all parameters are saved in a configuration file called TRAPARAM.9) 5.2 Current values The user can modify certain parameter values according to his user's level. these current values will be used. but some parameter values have been modified. May 1997 . a work mode. a marker type. (see § 5. as long as the user does not modify them or quits VigiPrint.

Edition 1 . Reminder So that the modified values become the default values for the next use. or after a simple consultation. use the button Abort .7 depending on the parameter family. they must be saved in the TRAPARAM file (see § 5.x 35 5.5 Consultation and modification Activating one of the parameter buttons displays a dialogue box.VigiPrint V 2.9). 521331 May 1997 . • Use the button or the input zone corresponding to the parameter to be modified.1. as explained in paragraphs 5. • Click on OK to close the dialogue box and return to the main screen.2 to 5. To close the dialogue box without saving the modifications. containing the current values of the parameters of the corresponding family : To modify the parameter values : • Click on the corresponding button to display the dialogue box of this parameter family.

Industry : Choose this value for plotting parts. or Lectra Diamino I. Diamino. CutFile : Choose this value for plotting parts generated by a non-Lectra CAD. markers… created by Lectra software : LS Model.2 Input formats This function is accessible at Master level only. markers… created by TopCad.1 Choosing the fields A first pull-down menu is used to select the field to which the VigiPrint software applies: Apparel : Choose this value for plotting parts. Footwear : Choose this value for plotting parts.  Activate the function Input selector Figure 14 Input selector in the main screen to display the following dialogue box : 5. markers… created by Stratégie Romans Cad and Lectra Diamino F. markers… created by Lectra software : LS Form. Modaris. Upholstery : Choose this value for plotting parts.x 5.2. Diamino U. Formaris.36 VigiPrint V 2.  The chosen value determines the possible values foe the file formats proposed to the operator May 1997 .Edition 1 521331 .

521331 May 1997 . In this case. Upholstery. validate with . Footwear or Industry). (It is an utility program which enables the application software to read data in model files created with Modaris). an input zone appears in the “Input selector” to indicate the name of the machine on which operates the model server to be used.x 37 5. The name must be input by the user (8 characters maximum). The input selector closes and the input grid is configured automatically. two input zones are used to input the default suffix of the markers and/or parts to be cut.2 File formats For files coming from a Lectra CAD (Apparel. file When the format MDL (or IBA/MDL) has been selected.VigiPrint V 2. Suffixes for a marker file Suffixes for part files at the right of the input zone to choose a suffix in upper case or The chosen value is used by the software to determine the filter proposed by the selector when the user selects a marker or a part.Edition 1 . Use the pull-down menus for the input. When the values have been selected.4)  Do not forget to save the TRAPARAM file if you want that VigiPrint is opened in this configuration the next time. the parameters designed to use the Modaris files are proposed in the Library and Geometry parameters.1. and takes the chosen work mode into account (see § 3.2. Use the button lower case.

. the user can : .) .location of the Marker infos copied onto the Garment info and Form info lines.. Marker and Alpha table lines.location of the Plotting follow-up files copied for the Error files. a parameter line is used to define the default location and possibly a default name The input zone is used to indicate the file name and location with the usual syntax (“/directory1/directory2 / . . to open a file selector or a directory selector (depending on the input zone which has been activated)..location of the part parameter files copied for all other parameter files. ♦ The push-button is used to copy the location of a file type onto all files of the same group : .Double-click on the input zone.Edition 1 521331 . May 1997 .location of the parts copied onto the Garment.Input directly the access path followed by the file name. .x 5.3.  5. /directoryN/File_name”) To modify the contents of this input zone.38 VigiPrint V 2. it is added automatically by the software according to the file type.3 Library parameters This function is partly accessible at User level. (The suffix must never be input.1 Presentation of the parameters Activate the Libraries box : function in the main screen to display the following dialogue Figure 15 Library parameters dialogue box For each file type.

3.3. Name of the parameter file (Text.8 Follow-up files Plotting Error Library or name of the follow-up file containing the information related to plotting Library or name of the follow-up file containing the errors relative to plotting 521331 May 1997 . Part Garment Model Marker Alpha table Text Referenced text Marker info Garment info Part info Default library of the files containing the text to be plotted in the parts Default name of the Label file to be plotted on the parts for a marker plotting Default name of the Label file to be plotted on the parts for a garment plotting Default name of the Label file to be plotted on the parts for part plotting Default library of the part files to be plotted or the part files contained in the markers to be plotted Default library of the garment files to be plotted Default library of the Modaris models Default library of the marker files to be plotted Default library of the alphanumeric tables  Parts The following functions are accessible at Master level only Parameter files Name of the parameter file (Text.4).4).3) Operating) to be Operating) to be Operating) to be by default) (see Garment Marker Machine ♦ The creation of these files is explained in § 5. Geometry and loaded by default for a garment plotting (see § 4. Geometry and loaded by default for a part plotting (see § 4. when inputting the batches of files to be plotted. Name of the parameter file (machine to be loaded § 4.Edition 1 .x 39 Work libraries The current values of these parameters are the ones displayed by default in the input grid.VigiPrint V 2. Name of the parameter file (Text.4).3. Geometry and loaded by default for a marker plotting (see § 4.3.

the selector opens and you can read May 1997 . and you can name the file.3. click on directory . . click on the file.Edition 1 521331 .x Saving/reading a library configuration file The user can also save the library parameters in a configuration file which he can call up for a later use.40 5. To save a library parameters file. and its values become the current values. The selector opens and gives access to a To call up a library parameters file .2 VigiPrint V 2. .

garment or marker). Referenced text : text associated to a part. - 2 Toggle buttons to choose the tool used for plotting each type of information. The Library function is used to indicate in which library must be searched the files containing the referenced texts.VigiPrint V 2.4. Cartouche (for a marker only). 521331 May 1997 .1 Presentation of the parameters Activate an input mode (Part.  5. then activate the Text display the following dialogue box : function to Figure 16 “Text” dialogue box for a part plotting 8 5 1 2 9 6 3 4 7 1 Toggle buttons to select or not the plotting of the following elements : Part info : information to be plotted inside each part (Labels).x 41 5. This text is defined by CAD when creating the part and saved in a file.Edition 1 . The user will choose a tool according to the tools available on the plotter. Heading (for a marker only). whose name is referenced in the part file. Grading rules Special text : string of characters defined by CAD and associated to each part.4 Text parameters This function is partly accessible at User level.

Transmitter : mary Start: 09/10/95 15:37:06 Splice marks : @CB:LB:PLALIB. Transmitter : jack Start: 09/10/95 15:51:32 Basic image Fin: 09/10/95 15:56:12 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Machine : Flypen1. it is also activated in the two other modes.42 VigiPrint V 2.for a marker plotting . There is a table giving the position in 1/10 mm (or inches) of the splice marks and corresponding restart points.PLA 16:17:48 Error 4/1 Stop-Restart : Restart on BI n° 5 16:17:59 Error 4/1 Stop-Restart : Next ---------------------------------------------------------------------- . Transmitter : bill Start: 09/10/95 15:44:02 Garment : /home/mb/MILOS/VETLIB/PANT40HF. garment or marker plotting mode) : when it is activated in a plotting mode. perimeter and length when plotting a marker or splice marks. Transmitter : bill Start: 09/10/95 15:34:24 Marker : @ :LB:PLALIB.VET End: 09/10/95 15:45:35 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Machine : Flypen1. Figure 17 Information printed : Example of information printout --------------------------------------------------------------------Machine : Flypen1. error number and type of restart used (name of the button used in the Stop/Restart dialogue box).PLA 16:02:48 Error 4/4 Stop-Restart : Restart Perimeter : 15770 mm Length 1215 mm End: 09/10/95 16:15:59 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Machine : Flypen1.Edition 1 521331 . ♦ When installing the software. ♦ The parameter Information Printing is common to the 3 text parameters dialogue boxes (part . May 1997 . Transmitter : bill Start: 09/10/95 16:00:41 Marker : /data/mac1/disk0/MILOS/PLALIB/JUPE85.PH24COL2.when an error occurs 4 Toggle button to select or not the print of splice marks on a printer.x 3 Toggle button used to select or not the non-stop printout of information on the plotting progress.for a BI plotting . Transmitter : mary Start: 09/10/95 16:16:00 Marker : /data/mac1/disk0/MILOS/PLALIB/JUPE85. a printer chosen on the network is associated to each plotter.for a splice mark plotting .PLA Perimeter : 15400 mm Length 1062 mm End: 09/10/95 15:37:05 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Machine : Flypen1.for a garment plotting . plotting start and end time (the end time is only indicated if the plotting is finished). The information printed is : name of file plotted (except for part plotting). interruptions : interruption time.PANT32.PLA Perimeter : 39870 mm Length 2196 mm End: 09/10/95 15:43:59 ---------------------------------------------------------------------Machine : Flypen1.

7 Toggle button. For part info. the referenced text can be plotted on the whole length of the text axis. grading rules. The dimension used in priority is the one indicated in the “Nominal size” input zone. If a vectorial font has been selected. garment or marker plotting mode) : when it is activated in a plotting mode. (The characters can be plotted beyond the shape). ♦ The parameter Generation of Time Management file is common to the 3 text parameters dialogue boxes (part. Nominal size = 2 Minimum size = 0 The characters size can be reduced up to size 0 if required.VigiPrint V 2. by ticking the button “Fit text on axis”. ♦ The dimension defined here applies to plotting of referenced texts. except if the software checks out that there is not enough space. Correspondence between the dimension and the size number : 0 1 2 3 average width: 2 mm 5 mm 8 mm 10 mm average height: 4 mm 7 mm 10 mm 14 mm By ticking a vectorial font can be used once its name and size have been input in the two zones replacing the nominal and minimum sizes 6 Radio buttons used to indicate the position of the texts to be plotted (referenced text. Only one of these 3 buttons is activated. the dimension is specified in the format file created with the function . 8 Toggle button used to define the contents and the presentation of the part info and save them in a Label file Accessible at Master level only 9 Toggle button used to define the contents and the presentation of the headings and cartouches and save them in a file Accessible at Master level only Examples : 521331 May 1997 . it is also activated for the two other modes. special text and headings. used to activate or not the automatic generation of management files. even if there is not enough space.x 43 5 Input zones used to define the size of the characters used for information plotting. Nominal size =2 Minimum size = 2 The characters will always be plotted in size 2. In this case. The contents of these files and the way of printing them are described in chapter 7. special text) in relation to the text axis defined by CAD on the part.Edition 1 . the size can be reduced up to the size indicated in the “Minimum size” input zone.

Edition 1 521331 . . Marker info or Garment info.44 5.tick the Part Info button in the main screen of text parameters (see figure 16).3 Heading formats  This function is accessible at Master level only The function is used to define the contents and presentation of a heading for a marker. 5. To plot the defined labels.2 VigiPrint V 2.4. Its operating is described in appendix 1. Activating the function displays the following dialogue box : Figure 18 “Heading” dialogue box May 1997 .indicate the file name to be used in the library parameters window (see figure 15) in the zone corresponding to the plotting : Part info .x Part info formats  This function is accessible at Master level only is used to define the contents and presentation of the part info and save The function it in a file. it is necessary to : .4.

select the information to be displayed in the heading. click on OK To close the “Heading definition” dialogue box without saving the modifications.x 45 In the parameters list.Edition 1 . To select several parameters use the “Shift” key. Use the “Comments” input zone to input a line of comments to be plotted in the heading.VigiPrint V 2. click on Abort To plot the heading defined by this function. A pull-down menu offers a position choice of the heading in the marker : Beginning Side End To validate the created heading .4. This information will be plotted if the “Comments” parameter has been selected.4 Cartouche formats  This function is accessible at Master level only The function is used to define the contents of a cartouche for a marker. the “Heading” button must be ticked in the text parameters window (see figure 16) 5. Activating this function displays the following dialogue box: Figure 19 “Cartouche” dialogue box 521331 May 1997 .

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To create a new “cartouche format” file : Input the requested information in the 3 accessible input zones. OK

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Activate an input mode (part, garment or marker), then activate the Geometry display the following dialogue box :

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• For plotting the handling circle, input zone used to indicate the diameter in mm (between 1 and 99 mm). • For plotting a channel line, input zone used to indicate the line thickness in 1/10 mm (between 2 and 99 1/10 mm). • For plotting the blocking, toggle button used to select : plot blocking only plot blocking and contour

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made before the contour. 521331 May 1997 . ♦The parameters described on the rest of the line are accessible even if the notch type is not activated. used to select the notch type : § L-notch. if the angle of the notch with the perpendicular to the contour exceeds 30°. made during the contour. According to the input formats and the work mode. made during the contour and whose depth and width values are defined by the two input fields placed on the right. § § § § Straight notch. means “internal notch”. made during the contour Straight notch : ♦for a type 6 or special type originated from a type 6. the notch is made before the contour V-notch. The available tools are the same as for the “lines” parameters. WARNING.x 49 Parameters of the oriented notches 1 1 2 3 4 5 ♦ The “Geometry” dialogue box is used to set the parameters of the 6 types of oriented notches.VigiPrint V 2. The principle is the same whatever the notch number (indicated by the first button). made after the contour. So they are pre-programmed with the values to be applied when this notch type will have to be plot.Edition 1 . Toggle button with 6 states. represents a notch type programmed by the customer. 2 3 Toggle button used to choose the tool used for making the notch. § V-notch. used to select or not the plotting of the notch type whose number is indicated on the button. it will be processed as a straight notch. Symbol Symbol Symbol means “notch on the contour”. all types of notches are not available 1 Toggle button. the notch is made during the contour for a type 9 or special type originated from a type 9 . Straight notch.

5 mm depth. 5 mm depth. 0 1 2 3 4 § § § § § 2. used to indicate the notch depth in 1/10 mm (value between 2 and 250 1/10 mm). 0 1 2 3 • For a § § § § Nil width. . 5. 1 mm width.8).Edition 1 521331 . 20 mm depth. a straight notch or a V-notch (see figure 2. 3 mm width. or notch : Toggle button with 4 states used to define the width of a L-notch or a straight notch (see figure 2. Figure 21 Definition of the depth and width of an oriented notch L-notch Straight notch V-notch α ≈ 105° depth depth width depth width • For a notch : Input zone. 2 mm width. 15 mm depth.8). or notch : Toggle button with 5 states used to define the depth of a L-notch. 10 mm depth. used to indicate the notch depth in 1/10 mm (value between 2 and 250 1/10 mm).x 4 • For a . .50 VigiPrint V 2.0 May 1997 . notch : Input zone. .0 5 • For a . 5.

used to plot a simple notch like an oriented notch. toggle button with 4 states used to define the a (mm) 1 2 3 4 a 0 1 2 3 a 3 3 3 • For a notch. notch size : a . According to the input formats and the work mode. 521331 May 1997 . used to select or not the notch type whose number is indicated on the button. The principle is the same whatever the notch number (indicated by the first button).VigiPrint V 2. except for button 5 which does only concern type 2 and 5 notches. Point (or laser impulse) Circle Circle whose diameter is input by the operator Cross 4 • For a .Edition 1 . represents a notch type programmed by the customer or a motif point. all types of notches are not available. So they are pre-programmed with the values to be applied when this notch type will have to be plot. Toggle button with 6 states.x 51 Parameters of simple notches and motif points 1 1 2 3 4 5 ♦ The “Geometry” dialogue box is used to set the parameters of the 6 types of simple notches and of the motif points. The available tools are the same as for the “lines” parameters. Symbol Symbol Symbol means “notch on the contour”. 5 Toggle button. used to select the notch type. means “internal notch”. ♦ The parameters described on the rest of the line are accessible even if the notch type is not activated. or Diamond notch. These notches will be plotted according to the parameters defined for type 6 notches in the definition of oriented notches. 1 Toggle button. This change is only possible for type 2 and 5 notches. input zone used to indicate the circle diameter in 1/10 mm (value between 2 and 250 1/10 mm). 2 3 Toggle button used to choose the tool used for making the notch.

x Definition of the plotting scales 1 X scale 1000 1/1000 2 X shrinkage 1050 Shr. used to select the way the scale is expressed on X or on Y. if the user inputs a 1/1000 scale.Edition 1 521331 .input zone 3 indicates. . It is possible to input a smaller or larger number and obtain a reduction or an increase. . and vice versa. 95 1/1000 % 3 X extension Ext 1020 102 1/1000 % X length 1050 Real 2100 1/1000 mm 4 Theor 2000 ♦ The “Geometry” dialogue box is used to define the scale used on the X axis and on the Y axis. The user can input the shrinkage percentage of the material he uses and the software calculates automatically the scale increase (in 1/1000) to be applied. when a scale modification is requested in a batch to be plotted. 3 4 May 1997 . for this theoretical length. the input zone 3 is updated automatically. Case of a scale expressed by a difference between 2 lengths : The pull-down menu 1 indicates “Length” or “Width” and three input zones are associated : . Reciprocally.52 VigiPrint V 2. Examples : 500 for scale 1/2 2000 for scale 2 Case of a scale expressed by a shrinkage percentage : The pull-down menu 1 indicates “Shrinkage on X” or “Shrinkage on Y” and 2 input zones are associated : . When the user modifies the length or the width. the real length in mm which must be obtained on the plot. ♦ To make the scale modification possible.input zone 3 indicates the shrinkage percentage to be taken into account for calculating the scale.input zone 4 indicates a theoretical length to be plotted in mm.input zone 2 indicates the scale expressed in 1/1000.input zone 2 indicates the scale expressed in 1/1000. 1 2 ) must have Pull-down menu. the 1/1000 scale is automatically updated by the software. Number 1000 represents scale 1 for the considered axis. the shrinkage attribute ( been activated when inputting the batch. Case of a scale expressed in 1/1000 : The pull-down menu 1 indicates “Scale on X” or “Scale on Y” and the input zone 2 contains a numeric value between 0 and 9999. . Case of a scale expressed by an extension percentage : The pull-down menu 1 indicates “Extension on X” or “Extension on Y” and the input zones 2 and 3 can be used as for a shrinkage.

garment or marker).b “Operating” dialogue box for garments 1 2 3 4 Figure 22.x 53 5.6 Operating parameters Activate an input mode (part. then activate the Operating button to display the following dialogue box : Figure 22a “Operating” dialogue box for parts 1 2 3 4 Figure 22.c “Operating” dialogue box for markers 5 6 9 7 10 8 11 521331 May 1997 .VigiPrint V 2.Edition 1 .

Centring consists in aligning all parts of the nest along the grain line/cross line axis.x 1 Input zone. on the X axis. In this case. used to indicate the requested gap between each marker. A list of parts. on the side opposite the machine zero. it is particularly useful for markers plotted with a rotation of 180° : see figure 23. on the X and Y axes. the nest is plotted such as it is displayed. Toggle button to make an automatic pre -marker of the parts (or garments) to optimize the material when plotting Input zone. on both the X and Y axis.Edition 1 521331 . used to indicate the requested gap between each part (or each garment part). This button is activated only for a marker whose width is less than that of the paper. used to indicate the requested gap between each list of parts (or between each garment) . § Numeric value expressed in mm 2 Input zone.54 VigiPrint V 2. § Numeric value expressed in mm 4 5 6 The Opposite side zero toggle button is used to request the plotting of a marker by moving it on the width of paper : the plotter is then lined up on the edge of the paper. (or all parts of a garment) is considered as a marker when plotting. When centring is not activated. Example of plotting with “Opposite side zero” Marker plotted with opposite side zero Marker plotted with 180° rotationand with opposite side zero Figure 23 Marker plotted with a standard zero position X Marker zero Machine zero Y X X Y Y May 1997 . § Numeric value expressed in mm 3 Toggle button to activate or not the nest centring when this has not already been done automatically by the CAD software.

used to set the parameter of the gap between the splice mark and the marker. Limit : Input zone. restart in 2 2 2 3 X Y 0 521331 1 May 1997 .Edition 1 . § Numeric value expressed in mm. restart in 1 2 2 3 1 3 Left Right 1 For a defect at this level. used to set the parameter of the minimum distance between two restart positions. § Numeric value expressed in mm. This parameter prevents the accumulation of too close marks. Gap between markers : Input zone.x 55 7 The first pull-down menu is used to determine whether splice marks must be plotted or not.VigiPrint V 2. and where : No marks On the right of the marker On the left of the marker On the right and left The second pull-down menu is used to choose in which spreading direction the marks will be plotted : To spread zero From spread zero In both directions Figure 24 shows how the splice marks are represented and read. Figure 24 Example of splice marks reading Splice mark plotted "to spread zero" Splice mark plotted "from spread zero" 3 1 For a defect at this level.

Open fabric The marker is plotted open ("unfolded”). This vector will therefore be plotted only once. No deletion Deletion With “Deletion” the straight lines which are sufficiently close on two next parts are considered as a common vector to both parts. May 1997 . used to set the parameter of the maximum gap between two vectors so that they are considered as common lines.9 Maxi gap between vectors : Input zone. It is associated to 2 toggle buttons used to define a plotting tool and a line type (full or dotted) for the folded part. Between 0 and 999. § Numeric value expressed in mm. Folded fabric / top Only the top of the marker is plotted. a straight line between two successive points of the contour.9 9 Pull-down menu to indicate the plotting mode to be used for a marker on folded fabric (folded or tubular). Mini length of a vector : Input zone.x 8 The pull-down menu is used to indicate if the deletion of common lines function must be used or not. whether containing a notch or not.56 VigiPrint V 2. Folded fabric / all The marker is plotted folded. The bottom is plotted with the indicated tool and line type. Figure 25 Operating of “Deletion of common lines” function marker plot or cut obtained with deletion of vectors vector length gap between vectors ♦ Is considered as a vector. § Numeric value expressed in mm. The “top” or “unfolded” part is plotted with the tool and line type defined in the Geometry parameters.Edition 1 521331 . Between 0 and 9. used to set the parameter of the minimum length of a vector so that it is taken into account by the “deletion of common lines” function.

the selected line type is used to plot the main frame. No frame No frame or checks plotted. Frame/External checks A frame and external checks are plotted around the marker with the selected tool and line type. It is associated to 2 other toggle buttons : the first one shows the tool used (it cannot be modified) and the second one allows to choose the line type. Figure 26 Examples of plottings with frames Internal frame plotting External frame plotting 521331 May 1997 .VigiPrint V 2. This pull-down menu is associated to 2 toggle buttons used to define a plotting tool and a line type.x 57 10 The toggle button Between markers is used to add or not a “transversal cut” between each plotted marker. Frame/Internal checks A frame and internal checks are plotted around the marker with the selected tool and line type. while the secondary frame is plotted with the other line type. Between batches The toggle button and the associated toggle buttons operate on the same principle to add a “transversal cut” between each batch. Frame only A frame is plotted around the marker with the selected tool and line type.Edition 1 . used to add to each marker plotting the plotting of a frame and the plotting of the check frame defined with the software. 11 Pull-down menu. ♦ When the frame consists in a main frame and a secondary frame.

58 VigiPrint V 2.7 Machine parameters This function is accessible at Master level only.  Activating the Machine Figure 27a 1 Vitesses et accelerations m/min m/min function displays the following dialogue box: Machine parameters dialogue box 2 Fonctionnement Avance par page 3 Vitesse contour Vitesse maximale Acceleration contour Acceleration maximale Vitesse lame Acceleration lame 20 60 3 5 Av.Edition 1 521331 . continue demi-page Seuil d'avance 0 cm m/s2 Arret sur erreur m/s2 m/min m/s2 Abandonner OK Traceur Option stylo 5 4 If the selected machine is a laser cutter. a laser parameters dialogue box is displayed simultaneously : Figure 27b 6 Laser parameters Microlaser Contour power Minimum power Dotted line length Impulse duration Impulse power Marking power 400 50 10 100 400 400 W W mm 1/10ms W W Operating Laser parameters dialogue box 7 No parking Non-stop supply 8 May 1997 .x 5.

Contour acceleration : Acceleration (in m/s2) to reach the contour speed.VigiPrint V 2. Maximum acceleration : Acceleration (in m/s2) to reach the maximum speed. Maximum speed : Maximum speed (in m/min) of the pen movement (or tool) off-load. Variable advance The advances have a variable length according to the parts geometry. Plot Advance Plot 521331 May 1997 . the main purpose being to plot a part in one go. The first pull-down menu is used to choose a material advance mode : No advance Compulsory value for a machine without material advance. Plot Advance Plot Page advance The advances are made by the total length of the plotting page.Edition 1 . used to define the material advances. 2 Pull-down menus. used to indicate respectively : Contour speed : Maximum speed (in m/min) of the pen movement (or the tool for a cutter) during plotting phase. without taking into account the length of the parts. Is allows to manage any machine type such as a fixed table whose dimensions are equal to the plotting limits.x 59 1 Input zones. Blade speed (in m/min) and Blade acceleration (in m/s2) for plotters/cutters.

x 2 The second pull-down menu is used to define the use of the Eclipse option which makes plotting possible during the material advances. ♦ The use of Eclipse is protected by a software key. The corresponding lines in the pulldown menu are dimmed if the software key is not installed. the plotting restarts for the next plotting page. Plot Advance Plot Advance length = Limit Non-stop half page The Eclipse option enables the machine to start plotting the next part of the marker during a material advance . Plotting a 1/2 page Advance and plotting the next 1/2 page State before the next advance begins Advance length = 1/2 page Non-stop full page The non-stop full page advance operates on the same principle as the non-stop half page advance. With the non-stop half page advance. parameter. So it can be adapted to the size of the plotted parts. The advance length corresponds to the Advance Limit. Plotting a part of the page Advance and plotting the next part of the page State before the next advance begins Advance length = Limit May 1997 . before controlling a material advance. the advances are started by using all plotting possibilities during the advances. Once the material advance is completed. However.60 VigiPrint V 2. the machine executes the plotting on the first half of the marker page.Edition 1 521331 . the moment when the material advance starts is defined by the Limit parameter. If Advance Limit = 0. The Advance Limit parameter becomes inoperative. Then the pen raises. and the material advance is carried out. Sequential advance The plotter executes the first plotting page. The second half of the marker page starts being plotted as soon as the material advance begins.

Activated button : systematic stop on error When an error appears. used to activate the pen as main tool on a E21 (on which tool management is inoperative). Input zones. Deactivated button : no systematic stop on error If the file to be plotted is not found. If the error is linked to the machine (ex : limit stop met). the laser power will always be at least equal to this minimum value. the software passes to the next file and prints automatically the name of the file and the associated error code. inferior to the effective plotting length. 5 6 - - 521331 May 1997 . used to choose the behaviour of the cutter when an error occurs on a plotter. Marking power : Maximum laser power used for marking (in W). Even if the head movement speed becomes nil (when changing direction for example).x 61 3 Input zone. § Numeric value expressed in cm.VigiPrint V 2. This parameter has been created to make the unloading of cut parts easier on a cutter. 4 Toggle button. Impulse duration : Duration of a laser impulse (in 1/10 ms). the “Stop/restart” dialogue box is displayed on the work station which pilots the plotter (see § 7.2). the “Stop/restart” dialogue box is displayed. Dotted lines length : Length of the laser dotted lines (in mm).Edition 1 . used to indicate respectively : Contour power : Maximum power (in W) of the laser when cutting contours. The contour power corresponds to the Contour Speed movement speed. The laser power is controlled by the head movement speed to prevent the material from being burned when cutting contours at low speed. Between 0 and the maximum length of the plotting zone. Toggle button. Minimum power : Minimum power (in W) of the laser when cutting contours. used to define a material advance length. Value 0 means that the material advances are carried out on the maximum length of the plotting zone. Impulse power : Laser power when an impulse is controlled (in W).

May 1997 . used to define the position of the cutting head during the material advances. or the material advance. This operating mode is used when the material is supplied non-stop. No parking The cutting head remain on its position. Deactivated button : cutting of parts Between each batch. with non-stop material supply. Park in Xmax. No intervention of the operator is required between batches to be plotted. This position will be chosen so as not to hinder the operator. The new values to be used by the plotter must be saved in the TRAPARAM configuration file (see § 5.62 VigiPrint V 2. It makes it possible to cut non-stop without saving the zero between each marker. used to activate or not the “non-stop” operating mode. Ymin Park in Xmin.Edition 1 521331 . Ymax 8 Toggle button.9). the operator places a new part of material for which he must save the zero point position and the maximum point position.x 7 Pull-down menu. Activated button : non-stop supply It is the classic operating mode of the plotters.

- - - - To create a parameter file : • Modify the parameter values (Libraries.Edition 1 . These parameter files can be associated by default to the input grid (see § 5. geometry and operating parameters for marker plotting.x 63 5.1).8.VigiPrint V 2. • Return to the main menu and click on Figure 28 Writing parameter files . The Garment geometry files contain values to be applied to the text. 5. The Machine parameters files contain specific parameters for a plotter. geometry and operating parameters for garment plotting.1 Writing parameter files The software enables using 5 types of parameter files : The User parameters files contain the values defined in the library parameters and in the text.  It is used to save customised values in the parameter files. The following dialogue box is displayed : 521331 May 1997 . Geometry and Operating). then for each input mode Text. geometry and operating parameters for part plotting. splice marks).3.8 Using parameter files This function is accessible at Master level only. geometry and operating parameters of each work mode (inputting parts. so that they correspond to the values to be saved. garments. The Marker geometry files contain values to be applied to the text. markers. The Part geometry files contain values to be applied to the text.

activate in the file selector. Geometry and Operating Machine parameters and “Plotting zero” and “Plotting maximum” positions accessible from the main screen in “Machine Control” May 1997 . OK • To validate the save.PVT . The table below shows for each type of parameter file. a message proposes replacing it or return to the file selector to change the name. Geometry and Operating Text.PIB . the default suffix proposed in the selector when saving the file . and the input mode to be selected and the parameters to set.ENV Part geometry Marker geometry Garment geometry Machine parameters .64 VigiPrint V 2.Edition 1 521331 .x • Click on the push button corresponding to the type of file parameters : the corresponding file selector is displayed. Geometry and Operating Text. • Use the file selector to input the name and location of the file to create.MAC Work mode any Part plotting Marker plotting Garment plotting Part plotting Marker plotting Garment plotting any Parameters Library Text.PPL . Geometry and Operating Text. • If the file already exists. Geometry and Operating Text. File type User parameters Suffix . Geometry and Operating Text.

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To read the values saved in a parameter file: • In the main menu, click on : the dialogue box shown on figure 28 is displayed. It is

called then “Reading parameter files”. • Click on the push button corresponding to the requested file type : the corresponding file selector is displayed. • Use the file selector to designate the file to be used. • To validate the selection, activate OK in the file selector .

The parameter values contained in the designated file become the current values used by the software, and the user can query or modify these values with the access function to parameters (Libraries, Text, Geometry and Operating).

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Saving the default values of a plotter
This function is accessible at Master level only. 

The Save function of the main screen is used to save in a TRAPARAM configuration file the parameter values defined by the user of the Administration Module. These values are saved in the TRAPARAM file which is associated to the plotter whose name is displayed in the main screen. they include : The text, geometry and operating parameters for each input mode, accessible by the functions Text , Geometry and Operating in the main screen.

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The positions of the “Plotting zero” point and “Plotting maximum” point defined by the functions Zero and Maximum of the “Machine Control” dialogue box.

♦ As long as the Save function has not been activated, no modification made in a parameter dialogue box is taken into account by the plotter.

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6.1 Plotter On/Off
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The button

When a plotter is off line, it is possible to send batches to be plotted but they will only be plotted when the plotter is switched on line. Switching a plotter off line gives access to the Reset to zero and Machine control functions described in the next paragraphs. 

If a plotter is switched off line during a plotting, it will be interrupted when the current batch is finished.

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Plotter reset to zero
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There are 3 possible cases : • If the reset to zero is requested after switching the plotter on or after a microplotter reset : The plotter carriage searches the table zero at low speed, and reads the dimensions of the plotting zone. This operation is carried out automatically when exiting from the “Machine control” function, if no reset to zero has been controlled since the machine was switched on, a microplotter reset or a limit stop. • If the reset to zero is requested when a limit stop is met : The plotter carriages searches the table zero, at low speed. • In all other cases : The "Reset to zero" function moves the carriage back to table zero position, at high speed (because this position is known). 

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to carry out a transversal cut in the material to unload the plottings or to remove the material remains. on plotters equipped with a cutting tool or on laser cutters. it is carried out as soon as the plotting in progress is finished.  function gives access to a dialogue box. Operates identically as described in § 6. This control is used. gathering all functions enabling The Machine control “manual” intervention on the plotter (unlike the automatic operating mode which executes the plottings described in the batches sent in waiting line).x 6. - Click on Transversal cut - .3 Machine control This function is accessible at Master level only. May 1997 . Otherwise.68 VigiPrint V 2. Plotter reset to zero push-button. A dialogue box request validation of the transversal cut : click on Yes . the arrow keys do not appear in the dialogue box.2 Transversal cut push-button. - If no file is being plotted when the control is launched. the transversal cut is carried out automatically. Figure 29 “Machine control” dialogue box If the plotter has no manual movement controls.Edition 1 521331 .

Push-buttons to move the pen (or the cutting head) on the plotting table. ♦ This button is only accessible when the plotter is deactivated. 521331 May 1997 . MCPR microplotter : Exit from this mode by CNUM microplotter : Exit from this mode by To quit maintenance mode.   The E 33 and FlyPen plotters never read the plotting table dimensions. . In maintenance mode. the movement of a motor is stopped by striking the Return key : the motor stops after a deceleration phase and remains interlocked in position by the microplotter. It is highly advised to cut the power off prior to any intervention on the mobile parts.Edition 1 . +X movement -X movement Movement stop A movement can be stopped by using direction. …). under direct control of the microplotter program. the machine will read the dimensions when returning to the program. ♦ They are only accessible when the plotter is deactivated. W * . Push-button for access to maintenance mode of the plotter. the other buttons of the "Machine control" dialogue box are dimmed. or by controlling a movement in another +Y movement -Y movement ♦ As long as a movement is in progress. . These buttons appear in the "Machine control" dialogue box when the plotter (or cutter) is not equipped with a control keyboard with arrow keys (E33. The "space bar" can be used at any time as an emergency stop (sudden and immediate stop) : all motors stop without deceleration phase and the electrovalves return to their zero position.x 69 Push-buttons to reset the counter for paper length used and length of plotting made by the pen. The functions of this mode are reserved for the LECTRA maintenance technicians. for a FlyPen plotter. E32. strike “CTRL X” If this operation is carried out after switching on or after a microplotter Reset.VigiPrint V 2.

Yes A dialogue box requests validation of the save : click on The new zero point (or maximum point) is saved. Set the plotter on line. in some cases it is necessary to modify it. May 1997 .70 VigiPrint V 2. particularly when plotting is carried out on a narrow paper placed in the middle of the plotter.x Push-buttons. to close the “Machine control” dialogue box. The save in the TRAPARAM is automatic when quitting. However. - Click on Zero (or Maximum ). Generally. this position is always the same.Edition 1 521331 . In practice. ♦ These buttons are only accessible when the plotter is deactivated. Saving a plotting maximum is used to define the maximum plotting dimensions allowed on the Y axis. this position corresponds to the paper width. Move the pen (or the laser cutting head) on the zero point (or maximum point) requested by means of the manual controls available on the plotter. used to activate respectively the “Plotting zero saving” and “Plotting maximum saving” functions. Saving a plotting zero is used to define the position where plotting begins on the Y axis. To modify the position of the plotting zero (or maximum) : Set the plotter off line. or in the “Machine controls” dialogue box. and corresponds to the machine zero. Click on OK .

for example to query them. 521331 May 1997 . Pressing this push-button configures VigiPrint in input mode. when a batch is “open”. delete them.4) The list of batches sent to the selected plotter appears in the work zone. a file to be plotted contained in this batch.Edition 1 . inhibit them.1 Manipulating the batches The push-button in the main screen gives access to the List of batches sent to the selected plotter. The input grid disappears (see figure 30) and it can be displayed again by clicking on Figure 30 Follow-up mode (for batch modification see § 7.VigiPrint V 2. At Master level it is also possible to modify the contents of the batches sent to waiting line.x 71 7 . Each line of the list represents a batch to be plotted or.1.Plotting follow-up 7. or pass a batch in priority.

type of file to be plotted.x The following information is displayed on a batch description line : date and time of batch sending. The batch line selection principle is identical to the one described in § 4. user's name of the sender.Edition 1 521331 . to do or inhibited).4. The icons line above the list identifies the nature of the elements displayed on a line when it is a description line of a file to be plotted : the same elements are displayed when inputting a batch : refer to § 3.1 for file lines selection. Batch Open batch Close batch Erase Selection Copy Selection Cut Selection ^C ^D ^V ^A Inhibit batch Reactivate batch Modify batch Regenerate batch Erase batch Edition Paste Sélection Select All May 1997 . name of destination plotter or “*” if no specific plotter in the group has been requested. The various operations possible on the batches can be carried out by using the Edition and Batch pull-down menus. state of the batch (started. batch number given by the software.3 .72 VigiPrint V 2.

the batch remains “started” in the waiting line and it is not deleted by the plotting spooler.  When a user sends a batch to a waiting list.1 Opening/closing a displayed batch ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to display or not the files to be plotted which make up a batch.Edition 1 . by inhibiting one or several batches. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• It is possible to inhibit a started batch.2 Modifying the state of a batch ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to inhibit or re-activate one or several batches. • Activate the function Open batch : the file lines to be plotted which make up each batch are displayed under the line describing the batch (see figure 30). • To reactivate the selected batch(es). activate the function Reactivate Batch . 7.VigiPrint V 2. or closes it if it is opened. In this case. Reactivating might be useful when a plotting has been aborted after an error : in this case. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select the batch(es) to be inhibited. the spooler deletes the corresponding line from the waiting list. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• A double-click on the batch description line opens the batch if it is closed. • To close the selected batch(es). • It is possible to plot a batch in priority.1. As soon as a batch “to do” is sent to a plotter. If a user reactivates it. 521331 May 1997 . The “inhibited” state is applied deliberately by a user to modify a batch or postpone its plotting. and its state becomes “started”. to do or inhibited.1. • It is possible to reactivate a started batch : its state becomes “to do”. its state becomes “to do”. whether they are started. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select the batch(es) to be opened. Once this plotting is finished.x 73 7. plotting stops at the end of the current part. • All batches can be opened. Plotting will restart with the next batch in the list. it is copied in a work directory of the plotting spooler. activate the function Close batch . • Activate the function Inhibit Batch . its state becomes “to do” again and can be modified or plotted like the other batches in the list.

4 Modify batches displayed in waiting list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to modify the batches displayed in a waiting list. ----------------------------------. The modifications must be saved to be taken into account effectively (see § 7.5). the button is available. ♦ Lines can be copied in a non-inhibited batch. the button ♦ When batch description lines Add is available in the bottom of the input grid. ♦ When one or several file description lines are selected.74 7. ♦ Use button to display or close the input grid.1. Suppressing a "started” batch is only useful when plotting has been aborted after an error and the plotting spooler has not erased automatically the batch from the list. or if they don't all correspond to the same file type. only have been selected.3 VigiPrint V 2. its plotting stops at the end of the current part.1. then pasted in another batch. by using the input grid to add or modify lines : see § 4. • Like for inputting a batch. ----------------------------------.ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• Select the batch(es) to be suppressed from the list. This save is possible at Master level only.2 and 4. 7. ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• If a "started” batch is suppressed.Edition 1 521331 . ♦ It is not necessary to open a batch to add a line. by using the same functions as for modifying lines in the work list. • Activate the function Erase Batch : the selected batches disappear from the list. the button is absent when the modification is impossible : if the lines are not all in inhibited batches. Modify May 1997 . Copy Selection . when inputting a batch. Cut Selection .4.3.x Suppressing one or several batches from the list ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION --------------------------------This function is used to suppress batches displayed in the waiting list. If several lines are selected.ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION-----------------------------------• Select then inhibit the batches to be modified. ♦ Lines can be copied in a batch. the user has three means of modifying the contents of a batch : by using the Erase Selection .1. Paste Selection functions of the Edition menu : see § 4.

in case of a batch with the sign “*”.or.1. 7. .Edition 1 . But the state of these batches is always “inhibited”.  ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function enables a user to save the modifications he has made in a batch.5 Saving a modified batch This function is accessible at Master level only. ♦ Use the Preferences pull-down menu to choose the plotting attributes visualised in the waiting line : see § 4. • Activate the function Modify Batch : the modifications are taken into account and the sign “*” is replaced by a “-”. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select the batch(es) to be regenerated.1 and 4. ------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ----------------------------------• Select the batch(es) to be saved : these are the batches with “*” in first position on the description line. They must be reactivated to be plotted.to visualize modifications made by other users. 7.x 75 ♦ When the batch modification is impossible (batch not inhibited or sent by Add Modify another user) the button or is absent.3 ♦ The batch must have been opened first to display these lines.6 Regenerate a batch ---------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION--------------------------------This function is used to read the contents of a batch : . to display the batch in its initial state and not considering the modifications made.VigiPrint V 2.1. • Activate the function Regenerate Batch 521331 May 1997 .7 ------------------------------------------------REMARKS-----------------------------------------------• The first character on the batch description line “-” becomes “*” to indicate that this batch has been modified and that it must be saved to be plotted. by double-clicking on the files description lines to be plotted : see § 4.4. So these modifications can be visualised by all other users and the batch can be reactivated.

2) When the operator inhibits a batch while it is plotted. 32.1 Plotting interruption and restart Interruptions requested by the operator The user can interrupt the plotting in two ways. The first solution consists in suppressing the current batch (see § 7.1.76 VigiPrint V 2. indicating the error number and name. • In the second case.2 7.2. it is displayed in a dialogue box.3). according to the type of plotting in progress and the origin of the error. and the batch disappears from the list. also remain in the list. - 7.a.1. the plotting stops at the end of the current part. The second solution consists in inhibiting the current batch (see § 7. This stops the plotting immediately at the end of the current part. it can be reactivated later. and this file disappears from the batch. a certain number of push-buttons are used to restart plotting. The various cases possible are shown in figures 32.2.2 Interruption after an error When an error occurs during the plotting. This dialogue box appears on the work station which pilots the plotter : Figure 31 “Error” dialogue box Error Plotter:Flypen1. The other files in the batch. The next parts in the file or the next files which make up a batch will not be plotted. OK to validate the error. a message proposes an immediate stop or a stop at the end of the current file. Transmitter:BILL Error : 4 / 1 Limit stop met Ok Click on displayed.b and 32.x 7. the plotting stops at the end of the current file.Edition 1 521331 . which have not been plotted. • In the first case. A “Stop-Restart” dialogue box is In this dialogue box. but the file which is not completely plotted remains in the list of files making up the batch. May 1997 .c.

Edition 1 . The advance restarts. if it occurs during a garment or part plotting. Stop Restart The current batch is aborted. The plotter is available : if a batch is in waiting list. In case of an error caused by the absence of a file.VigiPrint V 2.a “Stop-Restart” dialogue box with 2 buttons Stop-Restart Machine :Flypen1.x 77 Figure 32.a part file for a part plotting. Figure 32. its plotting can start.b “Stop-Restart” dialogue box with 3 buttons Stop-Restart Machine:Flypen1. Stop Restart Next The current batch is aborted. or passes to the next batch if there is no next file . The software starts processing the next file in the batch. . 521331 May 1997 . It is also used for any other error. the plotting restart from the place where it had been interrupted. The plotter is available : if a batch is in waiting list. Transmitter:BILL Stop Restart Next This dialogue box appears when the software has not found a file : .a garment file for a garment plotting.a marker file for a marker plotting or splice mark plotting. . the software tries again to read this file. In all other error cases. Transmitter :BILL Stop Restart This dialogue box appears when the error occurs during a material advance. The plotting of the current file is aborted. its plotting can start.

The plotting of the current marker is aborted..x Figure 32. after the last material advance . or passes to the next batch if there is no next marker. the software tries again to read this file. If the cause of the error was the absence of a part file.78 VigiPrint V 2. The plotter is available : if a batch is in waiting list. Abort Beginning Next May 1997 . If the cause of the error was the absence of a BI file.Edition 1 521331 . the software proposes the next part which is being prepared. Transmitter:BILL Plotter stopped on BI Nb 6 Restart on BI.. BI Nb Abort 6 Begin of page Beginning Current Next This dialogue box appears when an error occurs during a marker plotting : microplotter error or absence of a part file. the number of this part will be indicated. on the part whose number is indicated in the input zone. Part n° Begin of page Current The plotting of the current marker restarts.c “Stop-Restart” dialogue box with 6 buttons Stop-Restart Machine:Flypen1. The operator can pass to the next part by inputting another number. on the part whose plotting had been interrupted. The plotting of the current marker restarts. The current batch is aborted. The plotting of the current marker restarts. its plotting can start. The software restarts the interrupted marker from the beginning. The software starts processing the next marker in the batch. When displaying the dialogue box.

TRV for plotting follow-up ETATDDMM. The “errors follow-up” file is created as soon as an error is met by a plotter. the file will be completed automatically. which can be used to print reports containing information on the work carried out by each plotter : follow-up of plottings and of errors.Edition 1 .3 Time management This function is accessible at Master level only. (see figure 15). the data concerning the plottings made are automatically saved in a “plotting follow-up” file after each batch is completed. the follow-up files are not created. For each of these plotters. with DD = date of the day and MM = month n° (ex 0512 for December 5th).3.2 Identification of the follow-up files A “plotting” and an “error” file are created automatically daily for each plotter. ♦ Only the data concerning marker plotting are saved in the follow-up files. When it is deactivated .1 Activating the time management The user can choose to activate or deactivate this function. the The “plotting follow-up” file is created as soon as a plotting is completed by a plotter.  The “Time Management” is a software function.x 79 7.ERR for errors follow-up where DDMM is the date managed by the operating system. In the Library parameters dialogue box. the software creates automatically follow-up files : ETATDDMM. This file will be completed automatically for the next plottings made by the same plotter on the same day. In each sub-directory having the name of a plotter.VigiPrint V 2. the software creates automatically as many subdirectories as there are plotters stated on the network. To activate the function. In the directories chosen by the user. These sub-directories have the same names as the plotters. The “plotting” and “errors ” files can be stored in the same directory. For each plotter stated on the network. 7. the errors met during plotting are automatically saved in a “errors follow-up” file. When the Time Management button is activated (displayed as a pressed-in key). accessible in the Text parameters dialogue box (see figure 16). 7. the user indicates the storage directory of the “plotting management” files (Plotting parameter line) and the storage directory of the “errors management” files ( Errors parameter line). in a directory chosen by the user.3. 521331 May 1997 . the follow-up files are created automatically by the software. use the parameter Generation of time management. If other errors occur on the same plotter on the same day.

ERR ETAT1711.TRV ETAT1711.TRV ETAT1511.ERR ETAT1611.ERR ETAT1511.TRV ETAT1511. Its activation displays the following dialogue box : Figure 34 “Report printing” dialogue box Report file printing The report file /data/st1/disk0/suivi/TRACE/E33 1 will be printed on ljsystem 2 Abort Ok 1 File to be printed This input zone indicates the location and name of the file to be printed.TRV ETAT1711.ERR ETAT1611.TRV ETAT1611.TRV ETAT1511.x Figure 33 Directories created by the software Example of follow-up files storage /data/st1/disk0/management /PLOTTING /ERRORS /E32 /E33 /Flypen1 /Flypen2 /E32 /E33 /Flypen1 /Flypen2 Management files ETAT1511.ERR ETAT1611.TRV ETAT1611.ERR ETAT1611.Edition 1 521331 . double-click on the input zone : the file selector is displayed.ERR ETAT1511. May 1997 .ERR ETAT1511.ERR ETAT1711.TRV ETAT1511.TRV ETAT1711.80 VigiPrint V 2. 2 Printer used This input zone indicates the name of a printer. which proposes all printers stated on the network with the I-Manager utility. Its activation gives access to a pull-down menu.ERR 7.TRV ETAT1611.ERR ETAT1711.TRV ETAT1611.3.3 Report printing The button in the instruments panel is used to print follow-up files.ERR ETAT1711.TRV ETAT1711. To modify the file to be printed.

<14> Time spent for preparing the plotting : reading and analysing the files. The dialogue box remains open so that several printouts can be launched in a row.Edition 1 . Use the button panel.VigiPrint V 2. Name of plotted file Theoretical length given by the marker (mm) Width (mm) Theoretical perimeter plotted (mm) Theoretical perimeter given by the marker/ Theoretical length given by the marker Plotting speed requested by the software (m/min) Plotting acceleration requested by the software (m/s2) Start time of the file processing End time of the file processing Processing duration of the file : [End time of the file processing] . % m/min <23> Work. Durat. Incidents Work Duration % Duration % Durat <15> <26> <16> <17> <18> <19> <27> AVG. Glob. Preparat. mm mm m/min m/ss <9> <10> <11> <12> <13> <14> <25> <7> <8> INOPERATIVECYCLE <20> <21> <22> PLOT <28> INOPERATIVECYCLE INPUT <28> <28> <29> <30> <28> <28> <28> <28> <28> <28> <31> <31> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Name of printed file Name of the plotter File creation date Report printing time Software launching time Cumulated duration of all sessions : a session corresponds to the time between a software launching and the next exit. SPEED. of sessions : <6> WORKING TIME End T.x 81 OK Click on to launch the printout indicated in the dialogue box. 17 521331 May 1997 .[Start time of the file processing] = <15> . m/min <24> Width Perimeter P/L C Sp C Ac Start T. Abort to close the dialogue box and return to the instrument A plotting report is presented as follows : File : <1> Plotter : <2> Plotting report dated : <3> MARKERS CHARACTERISTICS Name Length mm MACHINE Printing time : <4> Start time : <5> Cumulated durat.

x 18 19 20 21 Preparation percentage in relation to the [Processing duration of the file] (<16>) Time spent using the “Stop/Restart” dialogue box Use percentage of the "Stop/Restart” dialogue box in relation to the [Processing duration of the file] (<16>) Estimated effective work duration of the plotter : without the time spent for preparation and the time spent using the "Stop/Restart” dialogue box [<16> .82 VigiPrint V 2. <26> and <27> are displayed on a line called INOPERATIVE CYCLE only if <27> is not nil. Name of the file plotted when the error occurred.(<17> and <19>)]. The information <25>. Unused by the plotting software Average of the average speeds An error report is presented as follows : File : <1> Plotter : <2> Error report dated : <3> Time <5> Transmitter <6> Marker <7> Error <8> Information <9> Printing time : <4> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Name of printed file Name of the plotter File creation date Report printing time Error time Transmitter of the plotting where the error occurred. Effective work percentage in relation to the [Processing duration of the file] (<16>) Average speed of the global file processing : “global” means that the use time of the “Stop/Restart” dialogue box is taken into account = [Theoretical perimeter plotted] / [Processing duration of the file] = <10> / <16> Average speed of the effective work of the plotter : “effective work” means that the “Stop/Restart” dialogue box is not taken into account = [Theoretical perimeter plotted] / [Estimated effective work duration of the plotter] = <10> / <21> End time of the previous file processing Start time of the next time processing Inoperative duration of the plotter (stand-by for receiving a file to be plotted). 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Recapitulative total of each column Recapitulative total of the INOPERATIVE CYCLE duration (<27>).Edition 1 521331 . Error number Error name May 1997 .

Presentation of the dialogue box is used to create. a work zone enables the user to visualize the model of the text he wants to plot inside each part. according to the geometry of each part.Edition 1 .x .the text. In this dialogue box. the processing of the characters string issued from the file. (*) The position of the text inside the part is calculated automatically by the software.e. and also : . it is fixed whatever the part plotted (for example a title). A field can consist in the juxtaposition of several components.1.Variable field : The contents. Its activation displays The function the "Part Info” dialogue box shown in figure A1. the software defines the printing format . he defines in this zone a certain number of fields . .the size of characters used.the relative position of the fields in relation to each other (*). modify and save “Part Info” format files. garment.VigiPrint V 2. each component is defined by a fixed or variable contents.1 Appendix 1 Format of part info 1 . . .Fixed field : The contents is input on the keyboard.Part Info Format A1 . For each information used in a variable field. To do this. i. In this case. marker file or batch of files to be plotted). 521331 May 1997 . There are two types of fields depending on the way their contents is defined : . will be issued from one of the data files (part. chosen from a list of available information.

This information zone indicates the dimension of the model created.2 VigiPrint V 2.A1 .x . The functions of the File menu enable the manipulation of labels files : see § 2. 3 4 This information zone indicates the number of fields currently displayed in the work zone.2. 2 Menu bar Each of these buttons gives access to a pull-down menu.3. May 1997 . If it is the creation of a new file. The functions of the Preferences menu enable the operator to define his work environment : see § § 2.Part Info Format Figure A1.Edition 1 521331 . the name indicated is “NONAME. which offers a certain number of functions.LAB”.1 “Part info” dialogue box 1 2 3 4 5 1 Part info format File TRAC33.LAB Preferences 2 fields 25 x 10 mm 1 Format 6 7 9 8 NOMDUPL CT Information 9 Part name Part reference Analytical code Part comment Part number / garment Part Garment name Garment code Size Garment number Group number Group comment Logo Marker name Marker code Marker comment Marker number X scale Y scale Manufacturing order Composition Marker name MARKER NOMDUPLCT 9 10 11 1 Name of file displayed This information zone indicates the name of the part info format file which has been opened to be displayed on the screen. This dimension is calculated taking into account all fields defined and the spaces which separate them (even if the fields are not completely visualized on the work zone).

9 Field manipulation and characters size selection buttons : Their use is explained in § 2.3.4. 8 Information selection zone This list contains all information the user may associate to a variable field : see § 2. this zone is used to select the format of the information chosen : see § 2.1.1.2.2. ♦ The software does not take into account the position of the fields in relation to the work zone. 521331 May 1997 . The colour used to represent a field depends on its type : black : fixed field blue : variable field where at least one component is variable red : selected field. “File field 2”.x .4.1.1.1. 7 Selection buttons of a component inside a field When the selected field is made up of several components. In the case of a variable field.4. The text inscribed inside the frame corresponds to the contents of the field. but the relative position of the fields in relation to each other. When the software is configured to plot cut files. .1.1.1.Part Info Format A1 . the text does not fill the whole frame.Edition 1 .3 5 Work zone This zone is used to visualize the text fields to be plotted. 6 Field contents and format input zone In the case of a fixed field. a button is available in this zone for each component. on which the operator is working.3 and 2. It enables to select a component and visualize its contents : see § 2..1.2 and 2.1. Help line area A help message is displayed in this zone depending on the operation in progress and the position of the cursor. 10 11 Scale adjustment button for the representation of the fields in the work zone : see § 2.. this zone is used to define or modify the contents of a field or of the components of the selected field : see § 2. the information that the user can select comes from a cutfile. 2.1.2.VigiPrint V 2.2. “File field 20”.1.. They are found under the heading “File field 1”. As the character font used for the display is not the same as the one used by the plotter.3. These are represented with a frame whose dimensions correspond to the real dimensions of the field on the plot.

DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to create a new field in the work zone.1 Creation of a fixed field -------------------------------------.3.Edition 1 521331 .4 VigiPrint V 2. 2. • Validate by <Return> or by clicking in an inactive zone of the screen. May 1997 .1. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• • • • button : it takes the aspect of a pressed-in key (stage 1 -figure A1.x .1.3. The button has regained the aspect of a released key. It is still possible to modify it during or after the creation of when activating the the field : see § 2.2).2).2). It is a variable field because its contents will depend on information issued from the files used for plotting (part file.A1 . Click : a vertical line in the work zone materializes the position of the new field (stage 3 -figure A1. whose contents will be a text input on the keyboard.Part Info Format 2 .4.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to create a new field in the work zone. • The new field appears in the work zone : it is displayed in red because it is selected.1. Bring the 90° angle of the cursor to the place where the field must begin. garment file or marker file). the user can modify the scale used to represent the fields in the work zone : see § 2. the user is helped by a “grid” : see § 2.Description of the functions 2. • According to the characters size used and to the number of fields to create. whose contents will be an information chosen in the information selection zone (zone n° 8 in figure A1.2. • Click in the field contents input zone and key in a string of characters (stage 4 -figure A1.1 Creation and modification of the fields Creation of a field 2.1. • To choose the position of a field.2 Creation of a variable field -------------------------------------. Click in an empty zone of the work zone to unselect it : then it is displayed in black.2). Click on the Position the cursor on the work zone : it changes into a cross in a 90° angle (stage 2 -figure A1. It is a fixed field because its contents will be identical whatever the BIs plotted.1).1.1.1.2.1 2. -----------------------------------------------------REMARKS ---------------------------------------------• The characters size used for this field is the default size which was displayed on the screen button.

2 Creation of a fixed field 1 2 3 4 Click on the text field creation button Adjust the position of the cursor's angle on the label zone Click to obtain the bar defining the beginning of the field Click.5 Figure A1. X scale Y scale Manufacturing order Fabric type Designate the position of the new field Figure A1.Part Info Format A1 .Edition 1 .3 Selection of a variable information Format NOMDUPLCT 1 9 Information Part name Part reference Analytical code Part comment Part number / garment Part number / marker Garment name Garment code Size Garment number Group number Group comment Logo Marker name Marker code Marker comment Marker number X scale Y scale Manufacturing order Fabric type Composition Marker name 1 Click on the name of an information 521331 May 1997 ..VigiPrint V 2.. input the fixed then validate by <Return> Part info format File NONAME.x .LAB Preferences 0 field 0 x 0 mm 1 Format ATELIER1 8 Information Part name Part reference Analytical code Part comment Part number / garment Part number / marker Garment name Garment code Size Marker number Group number Group comment Logo Marker Marker Marker Marker name code comment number Composition .

2).A1 . For an alphanumeric information.1) : .2. Click in an empty zone of the work zone to unselect it : then it is represented in blue. For a numeric information. refer to § 2. or a size associated to the selected information. button has regained the aspect of a released key.2).6 VigiPrint V 2. “NOMDUPLCT” for the information “Marker name”) in inscribed in the input zone (stage 1 -figure A1. refer to § 2.2.2.x . To associate a default character size to an information. It can be modified during or after the creation of the field : see § 2.1).1. Position the cursor on the work zone : it changes into a cross in a 90° angle (stage 2 -figure A1.2. Click : a vertical line in the work zone materializes the position of the new field (stage 3 -figure A1.3.1.3 Information which can be inserted in a variable field List of information accessible in the selection zone (mark 8 in figure A1.1.3).Edition 1 521331 . the format modification consists in defining the length and the position of the characters string issued from the complete string which represents the selected information : see § 2.4. To modify the format associated to an information. • Validate by <Return> or by clicking in an inactive zone of the screen. • The format applied to the field is a default format associated to the selected information.1.2).4.4. 2.1. The • In the selection zone.2.2. -----------------------------------------------------REMARKS ---------------------------------------------• The characters size used for this field is either the default size which was displayed on the screen when activating the button.Part Info Format -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• • • • Click on the button : it takes the aspect of a pressed-in key (stage 1 -figure A1.Software configured to plot apparel files : Part name Garment name Marker name Part reference Garment code Marker code Analytical code Size Marker comments Garment number Marker number Part comments Part number /garment Group number Part number/marker Logo .g.1. • It is possible to modify the format in the input zone (mark 6 in figure A1.Software configured to plot cut files : File field 1 : : : X scale Y scale Manufacturing order Fabric type File field 20 May 1997 . the format modification consists in choosing its edition format among preset formats : see § 2.4.3 and 2.1. • It is possible to associate automatically a title to a preset information : see § 2. It is still possible to modify it during or after the creation of the field : see § 2.2.4. Bring the 90° angle of the cursor to the place where the field must begin. click on the name of an information : its name is displayed in reverse video in the selection zone and a string of characters "example” (e. • The new field appears in the work zone : it is represented in red because it is selected.1.1.

4 Creation of a field made up of several components --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------A field can be made up of several components.4).??? indicates that the components contents is not defined.4 Example of field made up of several components Component containing a fixed text Component containing a variable info Selected component whose contents has not yet been defined Component whose contents is not defined Part info format File TRAC33. This function is used to specify the number of components in a field..7 2. Part name Part reference Analytical code Part comment Part number / garment Part number / marker Garment name Garment code Size Garment number Group number Group comment Logo Marker name Marker code Marker comment Marker number X scale Y scale Manufacturing order Fabric type Format Information Component selection buttons Number of components in the selected field INDEX 1 Composition .. .1..Edition 1 . up to 6 maximum : As many selection buttons appear as there are components requested on the button A1.. Each click on this button increases The the number of components.VigiPrint V 2. the name of this information is recalled on the button..x .LAB Preferences 1 field 75 x 8 mm 1 . Part number / garment ??? Selected field ??? Modification/Visualization of component 3 521331 May 1997 .. Figure A1. button represents the number of components in a field.1.. indicates that the components contents is a fixed information .When the components contents is a variable information. (see figure The nature and state of the component are indicated by the wording of its button : .Part Info Format A1 . whose contents can be fixed or variable.

1. The number of selection buttons corresponds to the figure indicated by the Click on the first components selection button. • To modify a variable information : . click again on its name in the selection zone 8.1.Click on input zone 6 and modify the text or click on an information in the selection zone 8. so that it replaces the previous text. Use the same procedure for each of the components selection buttons.If the field is made up of several components.Check that no field is selected in the work zone.Click on an information in the selection zone 8. The number of components of which it is made up is indicated by the button.1.x .1) and on the components selection button (mark 7). • To modify the number of components of a field already created in the work zone : . May 1997 . Create the field as indicated in § 2.2.1) and input the contents as explained in § 2.1. . The input zone 6 is empty and it is possible to input a fixed text.figure A1. A fixed field can be changed into a variable field and vice-versa.If the field is made up of several components.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to modify the contents of a field already created in the work zone. . .1. click on button 7 which corresponds to the component to be modified. .1.2 with the button Click on until obtaining the required number of components. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• Select a field in the work zone by clicking upon : .1 Modification of the contents of a field -------------------------------------.Part Info Format -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• To create a field made up of several components : .8 VigiPrint V 2. - button. click on button 7 which corresponds to the component to be modified.To cancel the selection of an information.A1 .2 Modification of a field 2. until obtaining the required number of components.2.1. Click on the input zone (mark 6 . • To modify a fixed text : .Select the field to be modified (it is displayed red in the work zone). Click on The new components selection buttons appear with the wording “???”. Click on the selection button of each new component to define their contents.1 or 2.1 or 2.1.Edition 1 521331 . so that it replaces the previous information.1.Its contents is indicated in the input zone (mark 6 of figure A1. 2.It becomes red in the work zone.1. . so that it does no longer appear in reverse video.

The string of characters representing the information contained in this component is inscribed in the input zone (mark 6). and 4 times on .1. • The buttons and are used to increase or reduce the number of characters used. the messages plotted on the BIs of these markers will be BLOUH. • Click on a selection button of the characters size until obtaining the requested size : it is a toggle button with 4 states. (These default values can be modified according to the user's needs : see § 2.2 in chapter 2.VigiPrint V 2.Edition 1 . 042BLOUFM.x . -----------------------------------------------------EXAMPLE ---------------------------------------------See figure A1. • If the field is made up of several components.1. To print 5 characters from the fourth.3 average height 8 mm average height 10 mm Modification of an alphanumeric information format --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------When the variable information is a string of characters issued from a file. BLOUF. If the selected information is “Marker name” and if he default values for this information are defined as follows : . all characters are printed with the same font size.The string of characters which represents it is “NOMDUPLCT”. it is possible to select only a part of the string of characters to be plotted on the part. average height 2 mm average height 5 mm 2.2. Figure A1.2 Modification of the characters size --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------Inside a field. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• Select the field to be modified by clicking upon (it becomes red).1).9 2.5.1) which corresponds to the component to be modified. click 3 times on If the marker names are 025BLOUHX.4.1.Part Info Format A1 . 042VESTEM. click on the button (mark 7 in figure A1.2.5 Example of alphanumeric format modification Format Initial state NOMDUPLCT 1 Format 9 After modification NOMDUPLCT 4 5 521331 May 1997 . and are used to shift to the left or to the right the beginning of the string of • The buttons characters used.The 9 first characters of the information issued from the marker file are used. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• Select the field to be modified by clicking upon (it turns red).VESTE. . Each state corresponds to one of the sizes proposed by the software in the text parameters : see § 3. The tab stops and indicate the part used in the information issued from the file.

. depending if the figure represents an order number or a percentage. 3. • Bring the frame to the required place.1. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• Select the field to be modified by clicking upon (it turns red).Edition 1 521331 .. • If the field is made up of several components. . click again on so that it regains the aspect of a released key. B.3.A1 .. The string of characters representing the information contained in this component is inscribed in the input zone (mark 6).1. 1. 2. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• Click on the button : it takes the aspect of a pressed-in key. 2.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to modify the position of a field already created in the work zone.1) which corresponds to the component to be modified.4 Modification of a numeric information format -------------------------------------.. .. May 1997 .1. offering the available formats : Order number 1.10 VigiPrint V 2. • Click in the work zone outside of a field to update the display (suppression of residual displays appeared after modifications or field movements).9% 999 (/1000) Percentage 2. • Click in the work zone on the field to be moved : the frame of the selected field follows the movements of the mouse.x .Part Info Format 2. • Click on the input zone 6 to display the pull-down menu. C .DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------In case of a numeric information. ------------------------------------------------------REMARK ----------------------------------------------• To deactivate the function without moving a field..1 Moving a field -------------------------------------. click on the button (mark 7 in figure A1. 0.2. A. • Click to validate its new position : the button regains the aspect of a released key.3 Manipulating the fields 2. several formats are offered. 99.

• The designated field disappears from the work zone and the released key. the same characters size and the same format as the copied field.3. equivalent to the one of the selected field. • Bring the frame to the required place.Part Info Format A1 . ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------button : it takes the aspect of a pressed-in key. click again on aspect of a released key. button regains the aspect of a -----------------------------------------------------REMARK----------------------------------------------• To deactivate the function without destroying a field.2 Copying a field --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to create a field in the work zone by copying an existing field. appears in the work zone and follows the movements of the mouse. • Click in the work zone on the field to be destroyed.VigiPrint V 2. so that it regains the 521331 May 1997 . ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• Click on the button : it takes the aspect of a pressed-in key. • To deactivate the function without copying a field. so that it regains the 2.3. click again on aspect of a released key.1. • Click to validate its position : the button regains the aspect of a released key.11 2.x .1.3 Destroying a field --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to destroy an existing field in the work zone. • Click on the • Click in the work zone on the field to be copied : a new frame. -----------------------------------------------------REMARK----------------------------------------------• The new field has the same contents.Edition 1 .

2. it will be lost.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to clear the work zone of all information.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to open an existing format file. May 1997 ...LAB”.Edition 1 521331 .A1 .2. to start creating a new format. OK • Validate by activating or by double-clicking on the file name : the file selector closes and the selected file is displayed in the work zone. Save Save as . The suffix imposed by this selector is “.LAB”.6 File pull-down menu File New Open .x .1).Part Info Format Manipulation of part info format files ♦ The functions used to manipulate the part info format files are gathered in the File pull-down menu.12 2. Figure A1... • Use the file selector to give the name and location of the format file to be opened. ------------------------------------------------------REMARK ----------------------------------------------• If the work zone contained unsaved information. activate the Open function : a “file selector” dialogue box is displayed. it will be lost.1 Opening a format file -------------------------------------. activate the Create function : the work zone is empty and the file name indicated in the information zone (mark 1 in figure A1. Quit ^E ^X 2.1) is “NONAME.2 Creation of a new format file -------------------------------------. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• In the File pull-down menu. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• In the File pull-down menu.2 VigiPrint V 2. ------------------------------------------------------REMARK ----------------------------------------------• If the work zone contained unsaved information.. Insert . Its name is recalled in an information zone (mark 1 in figure A1.. 2.

2. activate the Insert function : a “file selector” dialogue box is displayed. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• In the File pull-down menu. -----------------------------------------------------REMARK----------------------------------------------• If the name indicated in the information zone is “NONAME. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• The name of the format file being modified is recalled in an information zone (mark 1 in figure A1.2.VigiPrint V 2. • Use the file selector to give the name and location of the file to be inserted. 521331 May 1997 .x . • In the File pull-down menu. The suffix imposed by this selector is “. activate the • If the designated file already exists. activate the OK button in the file selector : the fields of the designated format file are added on the work zone. • To validate the save. • Use the file selector to give the name and location of a format file.2. The fields which were already present on the screen are not destroyed.LAB”.4 Saving modifications in a format file --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to save modifications made in a file.1).LAB”.Edition 1 . a message proposes to replace it or to return to the file selector to give another name.2. even from an already existing file.5 Inserting a format file --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to insert all the fields of an existing format file in the work zone. activate the function Save or type the keyboard shortcut <Ctrl E>: the modifications are saved. activate the Save as function : a “file selector" dialogue box is displayed.Part Info Format A1 . 2. -----------------------------------------------------REMARK----------------------------------------------• In this way. • To validate the selection.LAB”. The suffix imposed by this selector is “. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• The name of the format file being modified is recalled in an information zone (mark 1 in figure A1.3 Saving a new format file --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to save the format displayed on the screen to create a new file. it is possible to create a new format file.1). OK button in the file selector. and using the Save function is equivalent to the Save as function : a file selector is used to give the name and location of the file to be saved.13 2. • In the File pull-down menu. the format displayed has never been saved before.

7 Preferences pull-down menu Preferences champs Grid 320 Frames on Save 2.1 Modification of the grid -------------------------------------. Figure A1. select the second line of the pull-down menu : the “Grid” dialogue box is displayed (see figure A1. • Close the dialogue box : by using by using OK Abort to validate the new value. not to validate the grid. -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• Click on the Preferences button to display the pull-down menu : the second line indicates the current value of the grid.8). The work zone represents 460 by 340 pixels (whatever the display scale chosen by the user).8 “Grid” dialogue box Grid Grid 20 Abort OK May 1997 . • To modify this value.3 VigiPrint V 2.Part Info Format Preferences choice ♦ The Preferences pull-down menu gathers the functions used by the operator to define his work environment.A1 . the easier it is to align two fields. Figure A1. ------------------------------------------------------REMARK ----------------------------------------------• The higher the grid value. A grid 10 means that the cursor moves in the work zone by steps of 10 pixels.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to modify the minimum movement step of a field on the work zone.14 2.Edition 1 521331 .x .3. • A data entry area is used to modify the grid value.

activate the Save function. It makes it also possible to save the state of the various buttons and dialogue zones of the main screen when accessing the software : .3. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• In the Preferences pull-down menu.3 Saving the preferences --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to save the active options in the Preferences menu when accessing the software.state of the button defining the number of sections .VigiPrint V 2.4 2. .Part Info Format A1 .15 2. 521331 May 1997 .x . -----------------------------------------------------REMARK----------------------------------------------• It is recommended to work with the frames when creating the format.3. because they define the real surface which will be plotted. • To modify this option. 2.Edition 1 .2 Displaying the frames --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to activate or deactivate the display of the frames. 2. The user will choose the scale according to the number of fields he needs to define and to the characters size he wants to use. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• Click on the Preferences button to display the pull-down menu : the third line indicates the active option : “Frames on” or “Frames off”. ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• The scale choice is symbolized by the icon Click on to use a smaller scale or on under the work zone.active options in the Preferences menu.4 Choix de l’échelle Choosing the scale --------------------------------------DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION ------------------------------This function is used to choose the display scale of the text fields on the work zone.3. among four preset scales proposed by the software.3. which represent the contours of the fields in the work zone. .state of the characters size button. to use a larger scale. select the third line.

This field will then be changed into a field with 2 components : one for the title.Edition 1 521331 .the characters size used by default. For example.A1 . -----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION ---------------------------------• In the selection zone. appears when plotting like a title in relation to the variable information. • Click on OK : the contents of the dialogue box is saved automatically. double-click on the name of an information : the “Information customization” dialogue box is displayed (see figure A1.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to create automatically a fixed component in front of an information when it is selected. . if the information “BI name” is defined with the title “BI NAME :”. May 1997 . the characters size of the customization window is not used : when inserting this information in a field.the default format. • Use of the default style activation button : . one for the selected information. the characters size which is active on the main screen will be used.4 VigiPrint V 2. it will be plotted on the BI “DEV33MF” as follows : BI NAME :DEV33MF So that this function is active. the characters size defined in the customization window will be used as soon as this information will be inserted in a field.Part Info Format Customization of the preset information format 2.4.the format used by default.9). the variable information must have been selected in a field containing only one component.1 Modification of the default format of an information -------------------------------------. 2. .2 Creation of an automatic title -------------------------------------. ------------------------------------------------------REMARK ----------------------------------------------• Use Abort to exit from the dialogue box without saving any modification.4. • Modify if required : . . .the “example” string of characters which represents it in the work zone and in the input zone of the contents (mark 6).If it is deactivated (displayed as a released key).1) : .DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTION-------------------------------This function is used to choose for each information available in the selection zone (mark 8 in figure A1.If it is activated (displayed as a pressed-in key).the string of characters which will be used as an example to represent the information.the default characters size.x . whose wording is defined by the user. This fixed component.16 2. .

-----------------------------------------------------REMARK----------------------------------------------• Use Abort to exit from the dialogue box without saving any modification. 521331 May 1997 . • As soon as this information is selected in the first component of a field. the software automatically creates an additional component.x .Part Info Format A1 . • In the “Title” data entry area.Edition 1 .9).9 “Information customization” dialogue box Possible title of the information Information name String of characters "example" and default format of the information Information customization Information : Marker name Title : Format : 1 NOMDUPLCT 9 Style : Abort Ok Default style activation button Default size of characters associated to the information ----------------------------------------ACTIVATING THE FUNCTION---------------------------------• In the selection zone. input the string of characters which must be the title of this information. OK to close the “Information customization” dialogue box. double-click on the name of an information : the "Information customization” dialogue box is displayed (see figure A1.17 Figure A1.VigiPrint V 2. which is placed in the position of the field and containing the string of characters of the “Title zone”. The automatic • Click on title is saved.

Edition 1 521331 .Part Info Format May 1997 .x .A1 .18 VigiPrint V 2.

The marker input mode has been replaced by the cutfile input mode in RS274D format : - button replaced by 2 . . . .VigiPrint V 2.1 Appendix 2 Plotting Cutfiles ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 1 . the only difference being that some plotting attributes are not available as they do not concern the cutfiles.Input of file batches to be plotted The dialogue boxes "Work input" and "Input grid" operate in the same way as in the Apparel configuration.Interface adaptation In the "Cutfile" configuration.Part Library. the Part and Garment input modes do not exist.Edition 1 .Plotting Cutfiles A2 .Reference text library.x .Production order. 521331 May 1997 .

2 1 2 “Geometry parameters” dialogue box for cutfile plotting 3 Geometry parameters 6 4 Contour Oriented notch X Scale Y Scale 1000 1000 1/1000 1/1000 Pen Point 1 Text 1 Point 2 5 Point 3 Point 4 2 1/10 mm Abort Motif Point Ok May 1997 .1 Text parameters to display the following dialogue box : Activate the Text function Figure A2.Parameters specific to cutfile plotting 3.x .Edition 1 521331 .A2 .4 3.2 Geometry parameters function to display the following dialogue box : Activate the Geometry Figure A2.1 “Text parameters” dialogue box for cutfile plotting Text parameters Information to plot Part Info Heading Cartouche Letter size Normal size 1 Minimum size 0 Vectorial Font Information to print Plotting management Splice marks Time Management Generation of time management files Abort Ok All these parameters are already described for plotting Apparel files : refer to § 5.2 VigiPrint V 2.Plotting Cutfiles 3 .

The scale parameters principle is identical to the parameters of an Apparel file : see § 5. Toggle button used to choose the plotting tool. the toggle button is used to assign a line type. and 4 When plotting by laser : this value is inoperative. input zone defining the character size : a pull-down menu has 4 size names 1.5 6 Scale parameters.8 mm 7.VigiPrint V 2.5 521331 May 1997 . 2.5 5 Parameters for plotting points defined in the cutfile.2 mm 9.Plotting Cutfiles A2 . 3.Edition 1 . The principle of this parameter is identical to the oriented notches parameter in an Apparel file : see § 5.3 1 2 Toggle buttons used to select processing of the different modules defined in the cutfile. that can be changed in maintenance mode by a LECTRA technician.4 mm 4. The software offers the following tools : 1 pen n°1 to 7 laser full-power laser half-power blade The user can only choose a tool from the tools which are available on the plotter to be used 3 • For the text modules.x . The principle of this parameter is identical to the simple notches parameter in an Apparel file : see § 5. full line 4 dotted line Parameters for plotting oriented notches defined in the cutfile.6 mm • For the contour and pen modules. The size of the characters is a fixed value. When plotting by pen : The correspondence between the number and the maxi height of the characters is as follows : 1 2 3 4 2.

on the X and Y axis.A2 .0 Frame 8 Frame Abort Ok 1 These two input zones give access to 2 pull-down menus where you can choose the unit to be used for reading the numeric values contained in the cutfiles.4 3.3 VigiPrint V 2. 5 figures). Input zone.6 Input zones used to indicate the requested gap between each marker. Pull-down menu used to indicate the presence or not of a heading in the cutfiles.x .Plotting Cutfiles Operating parameters to display the following dialogue box: Activate the Operating parameters function Figure A2.0 mm mm 4 Limit To spread zero Marker gap Maximum gap between vectors 0. These two pull-down menus and their associated input zones are used to set the parameters of splice marks plotting.Edition 1 521331 . § Numeric values expressed in mm 2 3 4 5 May 1997 . used to indicate the number of characters contained in the heading (max. No deletion 7 10 200 mm mm Minimum length of a vector 5.3 “Operating ” dialogue box for marker plotting Operating parameters Gap between markers 1/100 No heading inch Format 1 2 3 Unit 5 6 X Gap Y Gap Opposite size zero Common lines 10 0 mm mm Heading size Splice marks No splice marks 512 Charac. The parameters of this function are identical to the parameters for plotting Apparel files : see § 5. The value input is only taken into account by the software if the previous menu is "heading present”.

It is associated to two toggle buttons used to define a plotting tool and a line type.5 6 The Opposite Side Zero button operates in exactly the same way as the one described in plotting Apparel files : refer to § 5. Pull-down menu used to add or not a frame to each marker plot.Edition 1 .6 .x .VigiPrint V 2. The parameters of this function are identical to the parameters for plotting Apparel files : see § 5. 7 8 521331 May 1997 .6 This pull-down menu and the 2 associated input zones are used to set the parameters of the "Delete common lines" function.Plotting Cutfiles A2 .

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.x .Edition 1 .VigiPrint V 2. the only difference being that some plotting attributes are not available as they do not concern the Upholstery files : .Size. 521331 May 1997 . 3 .Interface adaptation The software interface is identical to Apparel 2 .Plotting Upholstery Files A3 .Parameters specific to Upholstery file plotting The parameters available are the same as in the Apparel configuration.Stature. .1 Appendix 3 Plotting Upholstery files ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 1 .Conformation.Input of batch files to be plotted The dialogue boxes "Work input" and "Input grid" operate in the same way as in the Apparel configuration.

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Conformation. . in the documentation.Referenced texts library.Plotting Footwear Files A4 . ♦ Consequently.Interface adaptation The software interface has been adapted to the Footwear environment. . the only difference being that some plotting attributes are not available as they do not concern the Footwear files : . the word “garment” is replaced by “model”.x . the word “form” is replaced by “part”.Edition 1 .Stature. 2 . 521331 May 1997 .Input of file batches to be plotted The dialogue boxes "Work input" and "Input grid" operate in the same way as in the Apparel configuration. the notions of part and garment should be read as “part” and “model”.VigiPrint V 2.1 Appendix 4 Plotting Footwear files ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 1 .

May 1997 .Plotting Footwear Files 3 .x .A4 .1 “Text parameters” dialogue box for Footwear file plotting Text parameters Information to plot Part Info Heading Cartouche Letter size Normal size 1 Minimum size 0 Vectorial Font Information to print Plotting management Splice marks Time Management Generation of time management files Abort Ok All these parameters are already described for plotting Apparel files : refer to § 5.4 ♦ For pieces or model plotting.Parameters specific to Footwear file plotting 3.1 without the heading. model or marker).Edition 1 521331 .1 Text parameters to display Activate an input mode (piece. the dialogue box is the same as figure A4.2 VigiPrint V 2. cartouche and splice marks buttons. then activate the Text function the following dialogue box : Figure A4.

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The software interface has been adapted to the Industry environment. In the messages : - the word “form” is replaced by “part”, - the word “garment” is replaced by “model”. ♦ Consequently, in the documentation, the notions of part and garment should be read as “part” and “model”. In the input selector a button “Configuration DXF…” is displayed. The DXF files interpretation is made according to options saved in a configuration file. This file can be modified with the conversion module XCHANG-PAT-DXF launched when activating the button “Configuration DXF…” The operating of the dialogue box displayed by the conversion module and the description of the available parameters are described in the document LS-XCHANG” code 521297. .

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The dialogue boxes "Work input" and "Input grid" operate in the same way as in the Apparel configuration, the only difference being that some plotting attributes are not available as they do not concern the Footwear files : - Referenced texts library, - Conformation, - Stature.

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1 Text parameters to display Activate an input mode (piece.Plotting Industry Files 3 .Parameters specific to Industry file plotting 3. the dialogue box is the same as figure A5. then activate the Text function the following dialogue box : Figure A5.1 without the heading. May 1997 .1 “Text parameters” dialogue box for Industry file plotting Text parameters Information to plot Part Info Heading Cartouche Letter size Normal size 1 Minimum size 0 Vectorial Font Information to print Plotting management Splice marks Time Management Generation of time management files Abort Ok All these parameters are already described for plotting Apparel files : refer to § 5.4 ♦ For pieces or model plotting.2 VigiPrint V 2. model or marker). cartouche and splice marks buttons.A5 .x .Edition 1 521331 .

VigiPrint V 2.or toggle buttons which can be activated or deactivated.Edition 1 . Their use is described in the following paragraphs. The tools proposed depend both on the machine piloted by the software and on the nature of the module to be processed. The first parameter on the right of the button (mark 2) indicates the tool used for a module. . .toggle buttons with several values and whose icon changes at each click . It is a toggle button : click on the button to switch to another tool.2 Geometry parameters to Activate an input mode (piece.2 Geometry parameters” dialogue box for Industry file plotting 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 3. the corresponding modules are processed by the software.When the button is activated. The following parameters (mark 3) define the way the tool is being used : their numberand nature depend both on the selected tool and on the nature of the module to be processed. The tool and shape are defined by the parameters at the right of the button (mark 2 and 3). model or marker).2. but the parameters can be pre-set for a later use.x . then activate the Geometry function display the following dialogue box : Figure A5.1 Parameters principle Each module composing the geometry of parts to be cut is represented by a push-button (mark 1) : .Plotting Industry Files A5 .3 3. They are : .When the button is deactivated. the corresponding modules are not processed by the software. . 521331 May 1997 .or input zones .

Plot internal and Sew line .4.2. May 1997 .4 3.Edition 1 521331 .A5 .2. Contour Toggle button to select a line type : § § Full line Dotted line 3.2.3 Circle parameters The geometric modules formed by lines are represented by the buttons : Cut circle and Plot circle .Plotting Industry Files Line parameters The geometric modules formed by lines are represented by the buttons : Contour .circle Toggle button used to define the start point of the circle or the line type used : § § § § § Start on the circle contour Start in vector from the centre of the circle Start in arc of circle from the centre of the circle Circle in dotted line Circle transformed in drilling in the centre of the circle The parameters are defined by the buttons Drill 1 or Drill 2 if they are activated : see §3.x . Cut. Cut internal .2 VigiPrint V 2. Drill 1 corresponds to Cut circle and Drill 2 corresponds to Plot circle .

4 Drilling parameters The drillings are represented by the buttons : Drill 1 and Drill 2 . 3.2.Edition 1 . laser impulse) Cross Circle Diamond Circle whose diameter is defined by the input field on its 521331 May 1997 . Unused button. Their parameters are different when they are carries out by a drilling tool (drill or point pen) or by a plotting tool (laser. Drill 2 1 1 2 Toggle button used to select the drilling shape.VigiPrint V 2. …).x . pen. § § § § § right Point (pen up/down. 2.5 3.Plotting Industry Files A5 . 4 or 5) is inscribed on the button. Drilling Drill 1 2 1 1 2 Plotting 2 Toggle button used to define the number of drill punches : the number (1.

May 1997 .6 VigiPrint V 2. toggle button used to select the a a size : 0 at (mm) : 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 drilling.x . a drilling. • For a point drilling.Edition 1 521331 . no size must be defined : the icon is always .A5 .2 and 25 mm). input zone used to indicate the drilling diameter • For a in mm (value between 0.Plotting Industry Files 2 • For a or drilling size 4 pre-set values.

it will be processed as a straight notch. 521331 May 1997 .7 3.Edition 1 . whose depth and width values are defined by the two input fields on the right. Oriented notch 1 2 mm Oriented notch 1 5.2) from 5 pre-set values. the button is replaced by two input zones. used to indicate the notch depth and width in mm (value between 0. The parameters are used to define the notch shape and size. § Straight notch made before the contour.2 and 25 mm). 0 1 2 3 4 § § § § § 2. § V-notch.5 mm 5 mm 10 mm 15 mm 20 mm.2. • For a notch.0 5. 2 • For a . or notch.VigiPrint V 2.x .5 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 Toggle button used to select the notch shape : § Straight notch made during the contour. CAUTION.5 Oriented notches parameters The oriented notches are represented by the buttons : Oriented notch 1 and Oriented notch 2 . . § V-notch.0 1 2 3 1 2 3 Oriented notch 1 5 mm Oriented notch 1 2. toggle button used to select the notch depth (see figure A7.Plotting Industry Files A5 . § Straight notch made after the contour. if the angle of the notch with the perpendicular to contour exceeds 30°.

• For a V-notch or .8 Axes parameters Three push-buttons are used to plot or not the motif axis. Text 4 Input zone to select the characters size.6 3. 0 § Nil width. This basic size is set in maintenance mode. 3.x . toggle button used to choose if the notch must be made before or during the contour : § Button deactivated for a notch during the contour § Button activated for a notch before the contour 3. It is a number between 1 and 4. toggle button used to choose the notch width (see figure A7. according to the same principle as for lines : tool. which represents the multiplication factor to be applied to the characters basic size.6 Text parameters The text modules which must be plotted with a tool of the machine are represented by the Text button.2. 2 § 2 mm width. 3 § 3 mm width.2. or notch made by another tool.A5 .Edition 1 521331 .Plotting Industry Files Definition of the depth and width of an oriented notch width contour depth α ≈ 105° depth contour 3 • For a . dotted or full line… May 1997 . the mirror axis and the grain line axis.8 Figure A5.2. 1 § 1 mm width.3 VigiPrint V 2.2) from 4 pre-set values.7 Scales parameters The scales parameters principle is identical to the one of an Apparel file : see § 5.

3 Operating parameters In the “part” work mode. without the Centring Nest function. In the other work modes (model and garment). the operating parameters are the same as for the Apparel configuration. the operating parameters dialogue boxes are identical to the ones of Apparel configuration : see § 5.6 .Plotting Industry Files A5 .9 3.Edition 1 .x .VigiPrint V 2.. 521331 May 1997 .

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VigiPrint V 2.x . or to the model files from which are issued the parts making up this marker.1 Appendix 6 Files used ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Data files The software can plot several file types : FIELD Apparel Upholstery FILE TYPE Basic Images (BI) LS MODEL Forms issued from Modaris models Variants Markers Footwear Forms SUFFIXES IBA MDL or mdl VET PLA or pla PLX or plx STG or stg DXF or dxf CUT or cut XCH PLX or plx DXF or dxf XIN PLX or plx Format RS274D Variants Markers Industy Forms Variants Markers Non-Lectra CAD Cutfiles ♦ To cut a marker file. 521331 May 1997 .Edition 1 .Files used A6 . the software requires access to the basic images files or form files making up this marker.

MAC for machine parameter files The part.PIB for part parameter files • <NomFic>.LAB for Label files • <NomFic>. that the user can then printout.WIB for part file batches • <NomFic>. markers.WPL for marker file batches Parameter files When inputting a batch of files to be plotted.Files used Batch files The work lists prepared with the Monitor software are files presented under the form : • <NomFic>.ENT for heading format files • <NomFic>. May 1997 . The machine parameter files can only be created by an Administration Module user.x .CRT for cartouche format files Follow-up files The software can create automatically follow-up files.WVT for garment file batches • <NomFic>. a cartouche or information inside the parts (BI info). They are presented under the form : • ETATDDMM.A6 .ERR for error follow-up files where DDMM represents a date  The various libraries where these files are stored (parts. Format files To plot a heading.Edition 1 521331 .PVT for garment parameter files • <NomFic>. These files can only be created by a Master level user. work. the user must indicate the name of a file containing the format to be used.PPL for marker parameter files • <NomFic>. the user can associate parameter files to this plotting. …) must be created by the user according to his needs. They are presented under the form : • <NomFic>.TRV for plotting follow-up files • ETATDDMM.2 VigiPrint V 2. Their form is always : • <NomFic>. garment and marker parameter files can only be created by a Design Module or Administration Module user. parameters.