The Spooler targets to aid in the design-to-production process of clients subscribed to SignCut Pro 2's Premium Edition. 


Companies that have separate locations and personnel for design and production can assign a maximum of 4 computers per subscription that shall act as "file senders" where all design files will originate. While connected under the same network, one designated computer at their production area can be installed with the SignCut Spooler to act as a "file receiver" of these designs. This same Spooler computer will be connected to the plotters that will execute the cutting jobs



To set up a dedicated Spooler computer, you will need to download the SignCut Pro 2 installer from this link and follow the instructions below. Once done, the Spooler shall be ready to receive your cut files from the designer's SignCut Pro 2. 

1. Click ”Add new machine” or the first icon in the toolbar. 
2. Enter a suitable name for your device and then set it up just as you would in SignCut. The chosen device name will be visible as a spooler target in SignCut. 


3. The spooler is now ready to receive jobs. By default the port used for communication is 3500, you can change this in the setup dialog but only change in case of a conflict. 

4. For each workstation with SignCut, it is needed to set up the spooler. In order to simplify this process, the spooler title bar contains all information required. 


5. You can either use the IP address or the hostname (in this example Whisqu-iMac), it all depends on whether your computer is connected to a LAN or WLAN. Open SignCut in your workstation and show the cutter-dialog. Choose SignCut-Spooler as the output device.

6. Once the list is closed, you’ll see a dialog to set up the TCP-IP settings.


7. By default, it says 127.0.0.1 (localhost) and port 3500. If your spooler is installed on the same computer as SignCut, then this is correct. If not, enter the IP address or hostname that is visible in the Spooler's title bar and also match the port, then click Ok. If the spooler is running and the settings are correct, you will now see a dialog to choose the machine to communicate with. Choose your machine here and click OK

You will also get the option to select the target machine in the cut-out dialog. This information is also saved if saving the setup as a preset. 


8. Now everything is ready for use. Let’s test it. Go to the cut-out dialogue to make a test cut.

 

9. As can be seen, you can choose the destination machine in the dropdown-list, and also set the status to either ”Send now” or ”On hold”. Click Cut out and hopefully, the job is received by the spooler.

10. Success. In order to cut a job that is on hold, right-click on it and choose ”Send Job”.