The most asked question we got these past few days was "does the new Xyron Create and Cut software work with the old Wishblade?" We decided to set up the older Wishblade to find out.
The short answer is "yes." The Create and Cut software will work just fine with the older Xyron Wishblade. We connected both machines to the same Mac and turned them on. To our relief, the Production Manager software had no problem detecting the two Wishblades.
As a quick test, we imported some data files from a previous project to the Create and Cut software and sent them to the Wishblade. The older machine came to life and plotted out the cut pattern just like before (we were using the pen, not the blade).
Since we were on a roll, we thought we would see how easy it would be to work with an image. We imported a JPEG of a Porsche logo, converted it to grayscale, extracted the horse in the middle, and created a tracing of the outline. The software was a little slow, but all of the steps worked just fine.
So for those of you with the older Wishblade, the new Create and Cut Plus software will work just fine with your unit. The software has a bit of a learning curve, but it is pretty easy to get started. Some of the more complicated functions are taxing our G4 machine, so we may install the software on a more powerful machine to see if we can get it to work a little faster. Once we have it sorted out, we'll make our FirstCut. [Permalink]- New Software Old Wishblade