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/10.10.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 work with Mac (10.9+) and Windows (7+). 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.

Inspiration Vue Only

 

Setup for Mac (OS X 10.9.x/10.10.x) with Illustrator CC2014 and Inspiration Vue

  1. Download the Illustrator CC plugin – Illustrator CC Plugin
  2. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  3. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  4. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  5. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  6. 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 Windows (7+) with Illustrator CC2014 and Inspiration Vue

  1. Download the Illustrator CC plugin – Illustrator CC Plugin
  2. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  3. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  4. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  5. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  6. 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.
  7. Note: If the plugin can’t find your cutter, you may need to download the drivers.
    1. Download the Windows driver for the Inspiration Vue – Windows Driver
    2. Extract the zip file.
    3. Open the extracted location, double click the “dpinst32″ (“dpinst32.exe” if you can see file extensions) if your Windows is 32 bit or “dpinst64″ (“dpinst64.exe” if you can see file extensions) if your Windows is 64 bit and follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: The Inspiration Vue will only work with Mac/Windows and Adobe Illustrator CC2014 and not with CS5 or CS6.

Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC2014 plugin does not support Print and Cut at this time.

Note: The Adobe Illustrator CC2014 plugin has only been tested on OSX 10.9.2/Windows 7.

Inspiration Creative Cutter Only

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

Setup for Windows (Vista/7/8) with Illustrator CS5.x/CS6 and Inspiration Creative Cutter

  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 step 3.

Setup for Mac (OS X 10.6.x/10.7.x) with Illustrator CS5.x/CS6 and Inspiration Creative Cutter

  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/10.10.x) with Illustrator CC2014 and Inspiration Creative Cutter

    1. Unpack the zip file that you just downloaded.
    2. Open a Terminal window (Finder->Go->Utilities->Terminal).
    3. If the /usr/local/lib directory does not exist, create it (sudo mkdir /usr/local/lib).
    4. 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)
    5. Copy the dylib file to /usr/local/lib (sudo cp libftd2xx.1.0.4.dylib /usr/local/lib/libftd2xx.1.0.4.dylib).
    6. Download the driver package for the Inspiration Creative Cutter- Mac driver
    7. Double click the pkg file that was downloaded and follow the onscreen instructions (authorization is required to install the driver file).
 
  1. Download the Illustrator CC plugin – Illustrator CC Plugin
  2. Double click the zxp file that was downloaded.
  3. Adobe Extension Manager will start up.
  4. You will need to accept the extension disclaimer and licensing information.
  5. At this point, the plugin is installed. Close the Extension Manager.
  6. 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.

Links

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