Monday, October 20, 2014

Tips & Tricks

How to Match or Compare Colors in OMEGA
ColorID compares colors from any 2 palettes in OMEGA. Run ColorID from the OMEGA program group, choose a source palette and color, then choose a target (matching) palette. ColorID shows the 10 best matches and also a “Delta e” number. The closer the delta e is to 0, the better the match.
Access more fonts when loading OMEGA
OMEGA comes with a Font and Library CD. Insert the CD, and Font Manager will run automatically. The color coded list on the right shows fonts on the CD available for installation or purchase. The list on the left shows fonts that are already installed.
Learn more about OMEGA from OMEGA
Press the F1 key to access interactive help where you can use the table of contents or search for a topic, or press Shift+F1, then click on any tool or menu item to get information about that function. 
Popular Accelerator Keys to Save Time
Accelerator keys are keyboard shortcuts that are a quicker alternative to using the mouse for many popular functions in OMEGA. There are dozens of keyboard shortcut keys available in OMEGA. More...
OMEGA slows when printing to the EDGE 2
If you are using a USB security key, you need to configure your Rainbow or Sentinel Driver so it doesn't use the LPT (parallel) port. If you are using a parallel key, be sure you are not running your EDGE through the key. More...

Easily select parts of a group or combine
When you are selecting objects, hold down the CTRL key. This will allow you to select individual parts of Groups or Combines.

Print a list of your installed Gerber fonts
You can view and print fonts installed with OMEGA using FontView. The entire font list or custom-built lists can be viewed and printed from FontView or through GSPTray > Gerber Installed Fonts. More...
Reflective Material and Software Tips
Learn how reflective can help your graphics stand out plus software tips and tricks on using reflective. More...
Let OMEGA automatically choose an optimum halftone dot for output
One of the most common questions we get about running a GERBER EDGE is "which halftone is best to use for different types of output." Omega 4.0 and later GSPPlot answers that question automatically with a couple clicks of the mouse. More...
 


Fast Facts

1001 Purchase Order Requirements and Key Troubleshooting 3575
Installation Errors with OMEGA™ 3.0
3017
Accented Keycode Replacement
3576
Compatible Operating Systems for OMEGA 2.5 to 5.0
3021
Tips for Designing GERBER EDGE Jobs
3577
Cannot Output from OMEGA Because Plot is Greyed Out
3085
Changing Between Metric & English Mode
3578
Internal Layout Messed Up Error
3086
Choosing the Best Halftone
3579 
How to make the Graphtec FC 8000 work with OMEGA 4.0
3503
Vinyl Jobs Panel at 11.8 Inches
3580 
How to Connect the EDGE 1 or 2 to a New PC with OMEGA 4.0 Using Gerber USB to Parallel Cables
3530
Using the GSPCleanSys Utility
3582
Support for the Tempo 600 64 bit driver
3531
Error - No shapes found in file
3583 
How to resolve error “Unable to open USB port for spooling"
3546
Installing the USB Sentinel Driver on Windows XP
3584 How to find missing items in the GSPComposer Tools Options Menu
3548
Networking Plotters and GERBER EDGE/2 using OMEGA Software
3585
OMEGA Didn't Install Completely
3558
How Do I Choose the Correct Highway Gothic Typestyle?
3586
Let OMEGA automatically choose an optimum halftone dot for EDGE output
3570
Sentinel System Driver for OMEGA™
3800
OMEGA™ serial number and system ID number
3571
"Failed to Create Class Factory" message
4252 Using Small Text for Autonumber/AutoText Creates More Repeats
3572
Unable to Scan with Omega 2.61™
5100
USB-to-Parallel option for the EDGE and EDGE 2
3573
G32Trust.dll is already in memory
6003
Monument Design Vendors
3574  Outputting with OMEGA™ 3.0     
       

GA and OMEGA 1.5 – 2.0

1142
Compatible Operating Systems for OMEGA™ 2.0 and higher
3542 Common Security Key Errors
3009
Reverse GERBER EDGE Printing
3546
Installing the USB Sentinel Driver on Windows XP
3037 FAQ: Using GRAPHIX ADVANTAGE™ 3547
Changing the ACPI HAL to STD PC in Win 2000 and Win XP
3048 Troubleshooting Paper Printing Problems 3548
Networking Plotters and GERBER EDGE/2 using OMEGA Software
3069 How to Find Your GA™ Serial Number and System ID 3549
Blue Screen on Windows XP When Installing USB Blocks
3525 OMEGA System Responds Slowly 3551
Missing or Outdated Parallel Port Device Driver Error
3526 Managing Fonts in OMEGA 3560
HPGL Plotter Installation
3527 Error 106 - When Installing the OMEGA 1.5x Software 4256
Five Easy Steps to GERBER EDGE Output
3539 Remapping Colors for Imported CMX Files in OMEGA 1.5x