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I have a number of vectorial files that were created eons ago with a software called CasMate Pro(above) for the purpose of cutting those vectors with vinyl cutters.

I googled a bit and I found out that the above software is not produced anymore and that there are some alternatives/workarounds...

**My question:

Is there someone else around here with this problem?

What was your workaround to import those files and work with them in a more recent software?

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If you take a look at the source code of one of the files (open it up in a text editor), is it readable? A lot of vector file formats are just some form of XML, perhaps the points could be extracted and converted to a modern format –  JohnB Feb 25 '13 at 15:47
    
Flexi actually (through numerous acquisitions) ended up acquiring CASmate. Believe me, I know the pain here as Im upgrading a companies hardware from Windows 98! –  user20092 Feb 21 at 18:39

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export scv file from casmate as dxf or ps (lower option) to corel draw...its working with no problem....

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From this question in SU rearding .SCV files (not sure if it's the same program or same family, hope it helps).

A vector program called i-DesignR by Graphtec has Casmate SCV on their import list (PDF). I think I read somewhere on this site that the Flexi Family software can do it.

The OP mentions Flexi worked for him:

"Flexi sets a new industry standard with robust features that maximise production. Flexi excels as a one-stop software solution with a wealth of industry-specific design tools, easy-to-use interface and thousands of drivers to run your cutters, printers and hybrids. Flexi... the leading software for sign making!"

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The problem with Flexi and i-DesignR both(i think) is that you cannot get a demo version available for download to see if it does the job or not, and I am sure that in some cases it doesn't do it. –  Flavius Frantz Feb 26 '13 at 7:37
    
Are your files .SCV? Also, I'm sure you can write to these guys and tell them about your situation. They should be able to answer at least some of your main questions. –  Yisela Feb 26 '13 at 8:27

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