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Summa GoProduce - Version 2.6.4

Released: May 13, 2024


Fixed Issues

  • Solved: Reduce nodes can cause an unexpected error in some cases.
  • Solved: Jobs are sometimes cut at the wrong position with "medium" sheet consistency.
  • Solved: Polishing pass adds lines in some cases.

F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.6.3

Released: March 12, 2024


Improvements

  • Increased limits of V-cut gap to +/- 5 mm for the Bevel Cut Tool.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: ProPack Trial Version resetting itself after restart.
  • Solved: "Parsing error of Joblog.csv" is logged to SummaGoProduce.log when the output is finished.
  • Solved: Native file forgets method and tool settings, when opening multiple native format files.
  • Solved: When LogLevel is set to 1 and the head camera images are logged, then reading the barcode can fail after detecting the slope.
  • Solved: Barcode can't be read with a 21B camera when motion detection is disabled.
  • Solved: ZCC files, where the Bezier points are defined in reverse, were not imported correctly.

F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.6.2

Released: November 27, 2023


Improvements

  • Added "Motion detection" option to "General" ribbon tab to disable motion detection for camera recognition. The “Motion detection” can cause unwanted delays on head cameras with a lot of noise.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: With print&cut jobs on a roll, the material can shift because the pneumatic feet sometimes press on the already cut material.
  • Solved: Wrong positioning of some shapes when importing DXF file format.
  • Solved: wrong position of some shapes in specific PDF file.

F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.6.0

Released: September 15, 2023


Improvements

  • Now allows negative values for V-Cut Gap.
  • Updated Korean translations.
  • Logging of images when reading barcode if "LogLevel" application setting is set high enough.
  • Fixed size compensation: improved center calculation for segmented shapes.
  • More intelligent calculation of which marks to read to accurately do a prefeed.
  • Marks necessary to calculate prefeed are now sorted "by main direction (vertical)" instead of "by nearest object", resulting in better mark prediction in some cases.
  • Fixed size compensation: improved center of shape calculation for shapes with noticeable difference in deformation at opposite sides of the shape.
  • Optional property to "Crop to page size" when importing PDF files where figure is outside of the MediaBox to only import the visible part.
  • Now shows a proper error message when users try to import a material manager using the "import" button instead of using the "restore" function.
  • Now shows a warning at the start of the output to install the correct bit with its name.
  • Now supports flute direction for perforating tool.
  • Increased maximum value for "Down position offset", "Maximum depth per pass" and "Cleaning pass depth" properties of the router from 25mm to 50mm, to match the maximum allowed material thickness.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: "Rendering" option under "General" tab is no longer working correctly and always remains on "Hardware" after application restart.
  • Solved: "Select layer" action does not work with native file types.
  • Solved:" Select camera profile" action is no longer available.
  • Solved: "Line not found" issue when detecting barcode caused by the shadow of the rubber cap.
  • Solved: "Marks are too far apart in X direction" error when trying to output print&cut job with only 3 marks.
  • Solved: "Marks are too far apart in X direction" error can occur randomly when trying to output a print&cut file.
  • Solved: Using the "Restore" function to restore action sets with an XML file that does not match the expected XML results in an empty action set being "restored".
  • Solved: GoProduce sometimes requests too much or too few bit changes for the router, especially with jobs containing multiple segments.
  • Solved: GoProduce license is not activated for all users on a pc but only for the active user.
  • Solved: Properties that use the DoubleUpDown control will incorrectly display a red border indicating that the value is exceeding the limit even when it's still an acceptable value when using inch" or "cm" as unit".
  • Solved: Instead of doing a polishing pass with the polishing bit, GoProduce repeats the normal and cleaning passes with the same bit.
  • Solved: GoProduce sets a wrong down position when using multipass on materials >= 25mm, which can cause bits to break.

F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.5.0 

Released: March 2, 2023


New Features

  • Export to PDF (PRO PACK).
  • Page select on import for multipage PDF documents.

Improvements

  • Changed minimum width and length for "Plot to file" to 100 mm, changed maximum and default width and length to 50 m.
  • Slightly improved mark prediction to solve inaccuracies with jobs having a “bowing" effect.
  • Renamed "Zund" and "Esko" titles to "ZCC" and "i-CUT".
  • Different error message than "Predicted mark lies outside of media area" when barcode detection tries to move outside the media area.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: Do not use original filename when opening native file.
  • Solved: Mark detection can get stuck, jumping endlessly from one position to another.
  • Solved: GoProduce sometimes misses the first mark after a prefeed of jobs with a bowing effect.
  • Solved: Following the barcode line can take much longer than expected with 21C camera.
  • Solved: In some cases, GoProduce can crash when entering the serial number during activation.
  • Solved: When executing a print & cut job, "Apply" mark can be available even though there's no mark detected.
  • Solved: Saving PDF file as a .sgpj file while the property "Separate layers for PDF" is set to "by color" and re-opening the newly saved .sgpj file would result in invisible lines.

F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.4.2 

Released: January 3, 2023


Improvements

  • Increased max value of margin of clean-up actions (Remove double lines/objects, Break at intersections, Close objects) to 3mm.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: "Close objects" action sometimes chooses the wrong objects to close, for example in a raster of rectangles.
  • Solved: Wrong Regmark size when importing Esko files.
  • Removed: "Cut" entry in the Alternative method names dictionary to prevent cut layer objects to be assigned to the Kiss-cut layer.
  • Solved: Reading the barcode can take slightly longer than expected with 21C camera.
  • Solved: Zund and Esko options are not hidden in the Import Job action properties window when Pro Pack is not activated.
  • Solved: EOT tool frequency property value was not correctly set resulting in EOT always using standard frequency.

F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.4.1 

Released: November 8, 2022


Improvements

  • Support 21C215WUSB head camera (driver installation included).
  • Changed minimum allowed value for segment connector to 0.1mm.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: Wrong mark position when importing ZCC or CUT file.
  • Solved: GoProduce 2.4.0 can crash on activation because of missing QrCoder.dll in installation folder.

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.4.0 

Released: September 27, 2022


New Features

  • Waste cut for closed objects.
  • New supported file formats for import action: .SVG , ZCC (Pro Pack) and CUT (Pro Pack).
  • Fixed size (smart compensation) compensation mode for cut to frame.

Improvements

  • Allow manual intervention when "Predicted mark lies outside working area" error occurs instead of going into fatal error.
  • Possibility to move the head camera by clicking the camera preview.
  • Action set tooltips are now only shown if they contain useful info like a description or link.
  • Sorting after converting to straight lines instead of before resulting in more possible start points.
  • Increased maximum value for margin of "reduce nodes" action to 3mm.
  • Now only imports first page of multipage PDF documents.
  • Removed "Direct mode" option from "Import mode" property.
  • Import of a material manager xml is no longer allowed. Use the restore functionality instead.
  • Removed unnecessary tooltips from "Job" and "General" ribbon tab.
  • Now reuses marks of last segment of previous job to predict marks of first segment of next job in barcode workflow.
  • Removed background image in designer.
  • Barcode reading improvements.
  • Fixed size compensation improvements for segmented shapes.
  • Improved nearest object sorting: now uses current position as initial start point instead of device origin resulting in less up movements.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: Wrong orientation of LB commands and missing cut lines in shapes when importing certain HPGL files due to some commands not being properly separated.
  • Solved: Segment connector not working with fixed size compensation.
  • Solved: Prefeed can cause predicted marks to be unreachable after a prefeed, especially when there's different deformation in X and Y.
  • Solved: Unable to find regmarks in "Register" or" Regmarks" layers after import when "Combine layers with same name" is enabled.
  • Solved: Inserts ribbon showing duplicate categories.
  • Solved: Barcode profiles can be deleted, even though they are assigned to a material.
  • Solved: "Back side cutting is only supported with sheets" error when trying to output a direct cut job with cut from the back side, should be "Cutting from the back side is not supported for cut-only jobs."
  • Solved: Median filter only filters in horizontal direction.
  • Solved: Dutch translation issue with Thru-cut marks.
  • Solved: Prefeed can be too long for jobs with bowing effect, resulting in mark prediction errors. Solved by reading more marks in the first segment prior to the prefeed.
  • Solved: Sometimes feeds have a wrong start position causing the clamps to go down on material that is already cut. This results in only the cut material being fed forward.
  • Solved: HPGL IN command not sent in case of prefeed of a segment without cut data.
  • Solved: "Corner not found" when reading barcode on mesh material.
  • Solved: "Line not found" when reading barcode on mesh material.
  • Solved: Cuts in the wrong position at the rear of the machine when using tandem mode and high consistency with recto verso cutting. Quick fix by detecting two edges instead of two marks at the front side of the second sheet, since this case is rarely used.
  • Solved: Cutting in the wrong place and/or with a wrong angle with "cut from the back side" and compensation mode set to "fixed size".

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.3.1 

Released: April 04, 2022


 

Improvement

  • Added “Combine all layers with the same name" property to the "Import" action as a solution to files opening with multiple layers of the same method (enabled by default).

Fixed Issue

  • Solved: GoProduce doesn't import shapes that aren't assigned to a spot colour when importing PDF by spot colour name

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.3.0 

Released: February 07, 2022


New Features

  • Down position offset for kiss cutting tool.
  • "Import order" option for barcode and hot folder import with options "Alphabetical" and "By creation date".
  • Support perforating tool.
  • The "Pause after layer" option is now available for all tools.

Improvements

  • Changed minimum feed margin to 0mm for print&cut jobs. The changed default value for feed margin to 20 mm.
  • An error message is shown instead of a warning when trying to cut from the back side on a roll to avoid confusion.
  • Plot to file settings in device configuration.
  • Removed limit of the number of files/data in the done folder.
  • Keep original layer name and don't overwrite layer name with the method name.
  • Support "Exclude layers" option for layer separation "By spot colour name".
  • Read barcodes with inverted contrast.
  • UseLegacySoftwareForBarcodeCam application XML setting to force GoProduce to read barcodes with Axis Control, as a workaround in case GoProduce detection fails and Axis Control detection doesn't.
  • Added "rendering" option under General tab as a solution for the camera preview not updating on some PC's or with some graphics cards.
  • Allow precision of 1/1000 for the "Scaling factor" in the "Import" action.

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: "Marks are too far apart in X direction" error when trying to output print&cut job with only 3 marks
  • Solved: "Not enough marks were detected!" error with fixed size compensation and multiple copies and segments
  • Solved: Wrong descriptions for creasing tools.
  • Solved: "Reduce nodes" action can cause unexpected errors in the output of the job.
  • Solved: "Search regmarks" with layer names not working if no method exists for the layer name.
  • Solved: Unassigned layers are merged.
  • Solved: DXF import by colour doesn't always work correctly.
  • Solved: Error "Cannot find corner" when searching for the barcode.
  • Solved: Unable to read barcode when print data is right above it.
  • Solved: Encapsulated commands are not parsed correctly when importing HPGL or DMPL files if they are terminated with a new line without a point.
  • Solved: GoProduce can do a prefeed when back side or recto-verso cutting.
  • Solved: Repositioning of the head camera on an unrecognized mark or using the current position is only possible after 5 seconds.
  • Solved: Issues with back side cutting over multiple segments with edge detection.

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.2.1 

Released: July 02, 2021


Fixed Issues

  • Solved: Barcode import with camera hangs when reaching the right side of the barcode
  • Solved: "Unexpected error" when trying to reading the second barcode
  • Solved: "Camera communication failure" when retrying barcode workflow after fatal error

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 

Summa GoProduce - Version 2.2.0 

Released: June 17, 2021


New Features

  • Logging of USB errors to SummaGoProduce.log
  • New action "Set layer method" to automatically change the method assigned to the selected layer

Improvements

  • Twin mode and Twin X mode action sets now have different names to avoid confusion
  • Allow changing the direction of open objects, even if the direction is automatically calculated for closed objects (bevel cut)
  • "Plot to file" option in output action
  • Print&cut jobs segmentation tries to maximize the size of the first segment for better compensation and vacuum use
  • The last segment of print&cut job is fed as little as possible to just fit on the table so the use of the vacuum is maximized
  • "Segmentation Margin" option in "Set working zone" action to control the margins for job segmentation when outputting
  • Allow bit size of at least 0.1mm for inserts
  • Cut-off start point in the centre of media
  • Cut-off overlap in the centre of media of chosen overcut in tool properties instead of 100 mm
  • The slightly smaller margin on print&cut segmentation with "Segmentation margin" on
  • Greatly improved speed of "Remove double objects" action
  • Improvements to PLT file import
  • Support import of HGPL commands LB, SI, DI for text labels
  • Tooltips on icon buttons for editing action sets and layers

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: Part of a line or curve can be missing after segmentation
  • Solved: Last detected mark not disappearing if no mark can be found anymore when setting the camera profile
  • Solved: Medium sheet consistency not working correctly for back side cutting
  • Solved: Straight closed lines are not cut
  • Solved: PLT files created by CorelDRAW are not imported correctly
  • Solved: "Unexpected error" when trying to prefeed a segment that doesn't fit on the table after prefeed
  • Solved: The first of two cut-off lines sometimes starts at the edge of the media area which causes the knife to crash on the media
  • Solved: Camera preview not updating on PCs with Intel Iris Xe Graphics card
  • Solved: Shapes can be missing in output on segment boundaries
  • Solved: Unable to open SGPJ files with unassigned layers
  • Solved: Opening SGPJ duplicates all methods in the material manager
  • Solved: Disabled tools are selectable
  • Solved: Cut data of Twin X jobs have the wrong standard resolution, standard resolution should be 0,025mm
  • Solved: "Unexpected error" message can occur in output when using overcut elimination
  • Solved: Green lines at the side of the head camera image can cause edge detection to fail (typically with old 21K camera's)
  • Solved: DXF files exported by Packlib not importing correctly
  • Solved: Too many head lifts can occur when using overcut elimination
  • Solved: Removed language tooltips because of translation issues
  • Solved: Missing: terminator after certain commands in HPGL file causes problems
  • Solved: Material XML files of GoProduce version 1.6 are not imported correctly
  • Solved: Older action set XML files are not imported correctly

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.


Summa GoProduce - Version 2.1.0

Released: February 02, 2021


New Features

  • Possibility to open/save jobs in SGPJ format
  • "Align with edges" output option to align direct cut jobs with the media edges using edge detection
  • New "Set job origin" action
  • "Cut from the back side" tool property for recto-verso cutting with edge detection
  • Read barcode with camera without Axis Control intervention
  • New tool property "segment connector length"

Improvements

  • Back side and recto-verso cutting with edge detection over multiple segments
  • Advanced action set editor with new "Go to" action to create loops or sub loops
  • Logging of fatal errors to SummaGoProduce.log in GoProduce folder under My Documents
  • Removed "back side cutting" action set from default action sets
  • Removed "Cut from the back side" output property
  • USB communication speed is slightly improved
  • Cut off margin of 50mm instead of 10 mm
  • The number of jobs and the current job number are now shown during output
  • The name of the job is now shown during output
  • The default material manager now contains a default barcode profile which is assigned to all materials
  • The default edge profile is now assigned to all materials in the default material manager
  • The first available edge profile is now assigned by default to a new material
  • The first available barcode profile is now assigned by default to a new material
  • Detects only two marks instead of all for second sheet in tandem mode with sheet consistency set to "high" or "medium" for front only print&cut jobs
  • Extra message in tool window during first installation that you must select the tools that a user has available

Fixed Issues

  • Solved: GoProduce can be unresponsive for 5s after moving the camera head with the arrow buttons/keys
  • Solved: GoProduce can be unresponsive for 5s after moving to a registration mark
  • Solved: Fatal memory errors can occur when GoProduce is detecting marks with the camera
  • Solved: Sometimes "No camera profile has been selected!" error occurs even when media edge profile and mark profile has been set in the material
  • Solved: No routing tool selection possible for insert when it is already in use by a material
  • Solved: V-cut gap should be 0 when bevel-cut is enabled
  • Solved: Wrong origin when importing files with rotation and with width/height < 100 mm
  • Solved: Tool names are not translated
  • Solved: Actions in action set editor are not translated
  • Solved: Mark types are not translated

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.

 


Summa GoProduce - Version 2.0.0 A1

Released: October 26, 2020


Changes to 2.0.0

New Features

  • Added "Hot folder" as import mode in the import job action - available with Pro Pack
  • Import of DMPL files - available with Pro Pack
  • Import of HPGL files - available with Pro Pack
  • Import of DMPL files for Summa roll cutters with OPOS information - available with Pro Pack
  • Import of HPGL files for Summa roll cutters with OPOS information - available with Pro Pack
  • The Wii remote can now be used to move the position of the camera (Axis Control needs to be running).
  • New action and ribbon button "Fit working area to device".
  • A new action "Set default material".
  • New output options "Weed box" and "Offset" for adding a weed box around direct cut jobs.
  • Exclusively show/hide layer button in layer view.

Improvements

  • Import labels from DXF ("TEXT" entity).
  • Users can now customize the materials by selecting the tools they have.
  • Visual feedback of input when importing a barcode with a handheld scanner or keyboard.
  • The material thickness unit is now shown in layer view.
  • Installation of default action sets using Pro Pack features under My Documents.
  • Installation of Twin X action sets under My Documents.
  • Removed default action sets that use Pro Pack features from the default configuration.

Recommended Firmware:
F Series Firmware MD9974

Download:
Go to Software / Firmware, then select 'software' and 'flatbed cutters'.