Cut Lines Not Showing in VersaWorks

Cut Lines not showing in Roland VersaWorks with Spot Colors and Transparencies.
What can happen when opening your art work in Roland VersaWorks when you are expecting the cut contour cutting lines to show and the special items and the marching ants. When they do not appear the set up of your files in Adobe Illustrator may need a small change.
If you have set up the art work with CutContour Swatch from Roland with the stroke of where want the cut path. The objects that you are printing may have a transparency or even a drop shadow, which uses a transparency. Other effects used in illustrator can cause the following message to appear when you are exporting the file to EPS.
This message should be the first sign that you need to make the adjustment.
When spot colors are used with transparency, changing them to process
colors outside of Illustrator can generate unexpected results.
click Continue
You will now have the EPS options window pop-up, under Transparancy click Customtran-ill1a
You will now have options for Transparency, be sure that
Convert All Strokes to Outlines is UNCHECKED,
click OK and save the file.
The CutContour Swatch that you are using for stroke of the cutting path is a spot color,
by having it Checked will convert that spot color to CMYK. When opening the file in VersaWorks it is looking for the Spot color and if it has been converted your cut lines will not show. This is why when your art work with transparencies, drop shadows and other illustrator effects should have the box for Convert All Strokes UN-CHECKED for them to show correctly in Roland VersaWorks.
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