How to Install and Use Artcut 2009 Software on Windows 7


How to Install and Use Artcut 2009 Software on Windows 7

Artcut 2009 is a software package for basic signs and vinyl graphics. It allows you to design, edit, and cut your own graphics using a cutting plotter. Artcut 2009 is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, but it can also run on Windows 7 with some adjustments. In this article, we will show you how to install and use Artcut 2009 software on Windows 7.

Step 1: Install Artcut 2009 Software

To install Artcut 2009 software on Windows 7, you will need the following items:

  • A CD-ROM drive or a USB flash drive
  • The Artcut 2009 installation disc or the downloaded file
  • The graphic disc or the downloaded file
  • A cutting plotter connected to your computer

Follow these steps to install Artcut 2009 software:

  1. Insert the installation disc or the USB flash drive into your computer.
  2. Open the folder that contains the Artcut 2009 setup file and double-click on it.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.
  4. When prompted, insert the graphic disc or browse to the folder that contains the graphic file and click OK.
  5. Wait for the installation to finish and click Finish.

Step 2: Set Up Artcut 2009 Software


Step 1: Install Artcut 2009 Software

To set up Artcut 2009 software on Windows 7, you will need to do the following:

  • Run Artcut 2009 in compatibility mode for Windows XP
  • Select the correct cutting plotter model and port
  • Adjust the paper size and orientation

Follow these steps to set up Artcut 2009 software:

  1. Right-click on the Artcut 2009 icon on your desktop and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Compatibility tab and check the box that says Run this program in compatibility mode for.
  3. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the drop-down menu and click OK.
  4. Double-click on the Artcut 2009 icon to launch the program.
  5. Click on Create and then click on Cut/Plot.
  6. Select Refine from the Manufacturers list and choose your cutting plotter model from the Models list.
  7. Select the port that your cutting plotter is connected to from the Port list and click OK.
  8. Click on File and then click on Page Setup.
  9. Select the paper size that matches your vinyl sheet from the Paper Size list and choose Portrait or Landscape from the Orientation list.
  10. Click OK to save your settings.

Step 3: Use Artcut 2009 Software


Step 2: Set Up Artcut 2009 Software

To use Artcut 2009 software on Windows 7, you can do the following:

  • Create your own graphics using basic shapes, text, and clip art
  • Edit your graphics using node editing, distortion, welding, and other tools
  • Cut your graphics using different cutting modes, speed, and pressure settings

Follow these steps to use Artcut 2009 software:

  1. Click on Create and then click on Draw Object to create your own graphics using basic shapes, such as rectangles, circles, polygons, etc.
  2. Click on Create and then click on Text Object to add text to your graphics using any installed true type fonts.
  3. Click on Create and then click on Import PLT File to import graphics from CorelDRAW or CASmate programs.
  4. Click on Edit and then click on Node Edit to modify your graphics by adding, deleting, moving, or reshaping nodes.
  5. Click on Edit and then click on Distortion to distort your graphics by twisting, bending, stretching, or squeezing them.
  6. Click on Edit and then click on Group/Ungroup or Weld/Unweld