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XGW update Released

It's here! XGW v6.41 promises to be a significant step forward in recent development. The update includes many enhancements, including:

  • -Braille improvements
  • -True-Type Font improvements
  • -File Import improvements and additions
  • -Streamlined interaction with the new VCS

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Viper Communication Suite Released

Months of development and months of discussing have told us that you are as excited about this as we are. Well, you do not have to wait any longer.

You can upgrade your Jobserver and ViperDriver software to the NEW Viper Communication Suite.


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From now until November 30, take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on engravables orders.

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Productivity Corner

It's called a driver, but it's really more of a vehicle.

Even Batman has more than one tool in his belt. Our Boy Wonder, Jimmy DuBose, shows how to extend the power of your Xenetech rotary engraver by leveraging the benefits of other software packages (like CorelDraw!) with the Xenetech Rotary Driver.



Yes, he's serious. Subscripts are that simple, and don't call him Shirley!

You know him, you love him. Now, let him show you how creating subscripts and superscripts in Xenetech Graphic Workstation is not much more difficult than it is to click on the link below to read the article.




Engrave Braille

It's pretty Simple. Jimmy makes braille make cents.



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Common Questions for Everyday Users


Scalloped Corners

Cary Johnston, Xenetech Software Development ManagerTired of fumbling with "Inside-Round-Corner-Box" setups to get that scalloped plate corner look? Starting with XGW 6.41 you can now do it more easily than ever. Simply go to "Misc | Setup." to bring up the "Setup Dialog" and type in a negative value in the "Grid Cut Out Corner Radius" field. Then check "Plate | Grid Cut Out On" before sending the job. This will give you beautiful scalloped corners on all your plates! Happy scalloping! - Cary Johnston, Software Development Manager


Inexpensive Maintenance

Gary McNatt, Xenetech Technical Support RepresentativeDid you know your rotary engraver came with brushes? If you notice that your engraving machine is skipping letters or not going all the way down to the surface to engrave or lifting up when it shouldn’t, your motor brushes could be the main cause. That’s because the spindle motor is constantly running and if your motor brushes are worn down this can create RF interference. This sends noise through the wiring and affects the operation of the Z axis motor. The brushes are normally ½" – 5/8" in length new. If they are ¼" or less they should be replaced. - Gary McNatt, Technical Support


NudgeJason Minton, Xenetech Technical Service Representative
When you want to quickly move a line of text or a logo to allow for a more
uniform look to a plaque or engraved plate, try the “Nudge" feature. With the object selected and having a justification of "NONE" you can press CTRL+Arrow on the keyboard to move the object by the nudge amount.

You can also adjust this nudge amount by selecting “Snap Spacing” under the PAGE menu in XGW. Simply enter the desired value for  the "Nudge" amout in the “Snap Spacing” dialog box. This handy little feature makes small adjustments to text placement very simple.
- Jason Minton, Technical Support