Pazzles’ Illustrator Plugin

for the Inspiration Creative Cutter.


Adobe Illustator

Plug in to the Power of Adobe Illustrator
Design and cut directly from Adobe Illustrator CS5/CS5.x/CS6/CC with our
Adobe Illustrator plugin. Works on Mac computers too!

Runs Directly on Your Mac
Cut directly from your Illustrator
software on your Mac or PC!
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Simple and Unobtrusive
Adds a cut control panel to
Adobe Illustrator, it’s that simple!
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This plugin works with Illustrator CS5, CS5.1, CS6 and CC and runs on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Please use the below links to download the installation package for the plugin and the OS specific driver that allows communication with your Inspiration Creative Cutter.

The plugin requires running a firmware version of 1.3.x or newer on your cutter. The firmware flash for your Inspiration Creative Cutter can be downloaded here.

Setup for Windows (Vista/7) with Illustrator CS5.x/CS6

  1. Windows should automatically download the driver for the Inspiration when the device is connected to your computer and turned on for the first time. If you should get an error with Illustrator about FTD2XX.dll is missing after installing the plugin, then perform the below tasks:
    1. Download the Windows driver for the Inspiration Creative Cutter – Windows Driver
    2. Double click the executable that was downloaded and follow any on screen instructions.
  2. Download the plugin – Illustrator Plugin
  3. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  4. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  5. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  6. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  7. You can now start Illustrator and use the Pazzles Cut Control. The Cut Control Panel is located at the bottom of the “File” drop down menu in Adobe Illustrator.
Note: If during setup you get an error that basically says you don’t have appropriate permissions (usually seen on Windows Home versions), follow these steps:
  1. If Extension Manager is open on the screen, close it.
  2. On the Start menu, locate the “Adobe Extension Manager CS5″ or “Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5″ or “Adobe Extension Manager CS6″ in the listing (name will depend on the CS version you have).
  3. Right click on that link and select “Run as administrator”.
  4. An “User Account Control” window will appear. Select “Yes” to allow the program to make changes.
  5. Extension Manager should now be open. Just leave that open for now.
  6. Follow the setup instructions above starting at “Double click the zxp file”.

Setup for Mac (OS X 10.6.x/10.7.x) with Illustrator CS5.x/CS6/CC

  1. Download the Mac driver for the Inspiration Creative Cutter – Mac Driver
  2. Unpack the zip file that you just downloaded.
  3. Open a Terminal window (Finder->Go->Utilities->Terminal).
  4. If the /usr/local/lib directory does not exist, create it (sudo mkdir /usr/local/lib).
  5. Change into the unpacked folder (assuming contents were extracted to the Downloads folder, the command would be something like: cd Downloads/mac_10.5.x_10.6.x)
  6. Copy the dylib file to /usr/local/lib (sudo cp libftd2xx.1.0.4.dylib /usr/local/lib/libftd2xx.1.0.4.dylib).
  7. Download the driver package – Mac driver
  8. Double click the pkg file that was downloaded and follow the onscreen instructions (authorization is required to install the driver file).
  9. Download the plugin – Illustrator Plugin
  10. Download the Illustrator CC plugin – Illustrator CC Plugin
  11. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  12. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  13. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  14. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  15. You can now start Illustrator and use the Pazzles Cut Control. The Cut Control Panel is located at the bottom of the “File” drop down menu in Adobe Illustrator.
  1. Note: Adobe Illustrator CC will only work with the Inspiration Vue.
  2. Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC plugin does not support Print and Cut at this time.
  3. Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC plugin has only been tested on OSX 10.9.2 older versions may not work

Links

Mavericks and Adobe Illustrator
FAQ
Illustrator Plugin Forums
Illustrator Plugin Revisions