Pazzles’ Illustrator Plugin

for the Inspiration Creative Cutter and Inspiration Vue.


Adobe Illustator

Plug in to the Power of Adobe Illustrator
Design and cut directly from Adobe Illustrator CS5/CS5.x/CS6/CC2014 with our
Adobe Illustrator plugin. Works on Mac computers too!

Adobe Illustrator CC2014 will only run on Mac OSX 10.9.X.


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, and CS6 and runs on both Windows and Mac operating systems. The Adobe Illustrator CC2014 plugin will only work with a Mac operating system running 10.9.X.

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

  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 for the Inspiration Creative Cutter- 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 CS5/CS6 Plugin
  10. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  11. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  12. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  13. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  14. 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.

Setup for Mac (OS X 10.9.x) with Illustrator CC2014

  1. If you have the Inspiration Creative Cutter you will wont to download the driver. If you have the Inspiration Vue you can skip the driver and download the CC2014 plugin.


  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 for the Inspiration Creative Cutter- 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 Illustrator CC plugin – Illustrator CC Plugin
  10. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  11. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  12. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  13. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  14. 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: The Inspiration Vue will only work with Mac and Adobe Illustrator CC2014 and not work with CS5 or CS6.
  2. Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC2014 plugin does not support Print and Cut at this time.
  3. Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC2014 plugin has only been tested on OSX 10.9.2 and CC2014 older versions may not work
  4. Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC2014 plugin will only work with Mac OSX and there is no Windows version at this time

Links

Mavericks, Adobe Illustrator and Inspiration Creative Cutter
FAQ
Illustrator Plugin Forums
Illustrator Plugin Revisions