JParis

Updating to X6

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John,

Thanks also for your help/advice on this.

Frustrating times for most if not all at the moment, but you and all the guys who chime in and help is always appreciated.

Cheers

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Also do not know if this is a mistake again in Mastercam X6, X5 in Mastercam into a program and generate the code G with the post processor, now do the same program and it generated the same code with Mastercam postprocessor and shows me a different G code to as obtained in Mastercam X5, someone has been the same?

 

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Thanks for the PDF John! Nice work! It will save me from doing that. :)

 

I have a PDF with for updating X through X4 files to X5 procedures.

The same will apply for going to X6 from X through X4 just replace the X5 paths with X6.

Machine_Post_Tool_Update_to_X5.pdf

 

Steve

This one was much simpler, why ? or How ?

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I am very curious as to how many of you have maintenance contracts that expire at end end of year, and are on the edge of their seats waiting for X6 to be released by then??

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I am very curious as to how many of you have maintenance contracts that expire at end end of year, and are on the edge of their seats waiting for X6 to be released by then??

 

 

The cutoff date for X6 is 10/31/11

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Theepres, I suppose that only matters if you do not plan to renew it.

 

Ours renew in Nov. so I am covered, but itI I would not update to X6

if I knew before hand that I would not Qualify for the Bug fix entailed in the much needed MU1 update

that takes 3- 6months to be released.

 

The track record, so far, IMHO, is that the MU1 is more important that the Major release

since X2

 

Cheers

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If you copy them yes, your originals are left in place.

 

X5 should then remaining running as is,

 

Which is exactly why I recommend doing it this way.

Hi,

 

We have our files on a network and what I did was place the files on my desktop under an X6 folder and create the proper structure. I selected the network location as the source and the desktop as the destination, when I start using X6 I had to update the paths to point to the desktop folder and I lose the CD settings when a new post is selected, is there a fix for this. We will be running X5 MU1 and X6 for a while so when I am ready to get rid of X5 MU1 will I have to update the paths again to the network location and lose my CD settings again. Is there a way to replace a post without loosing your CD settings ?. I could have update everything in the source network folder since most libraries have a -5 or -6 but the fact that the posts do not crushed that idea to crumbles. What is the best approach to updating while on a network ?

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When will a disc be released. Our IT dept won't update us to X6 untill they can use a disc.

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I haven't seen a disc from my dealer yet..

I would guess that pulling the initial release then reissuing it threw the disc mailing schedule

out of wack

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I haven't seen a disc from my dealer yet..

I would guess that pulling the initial release then reissuing it threw the disc mailing schedule

out of wack

Never mind the disc - where's the mouse mat :D

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Never mind the disc - where's the mouse mat :D

 

Haha.. too right ! :thumbup:

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I'm one of the guys caught with the first x6 version. So, I uninstalled it, notice little pieces hanging around in the documents folder and deleted those as well. I now have the latest and greatest disk and x6 is installed and it only flashes on the monitor for about a half second, never to be seen again. I've noticed that "my mcamx6" does not exist in my documents folder.

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I'm one of the guys caught with the first x6 version. So, I uninstalled it, notice little pieces hanging around in the documents folder and deleted those as well. I now have the latest and greatest disk and x6 is installed and it only flashes on the monitor for about a half second, never to be seen again. I've noticed that "my mcamx6" does not exist in my documents folder.

That did it my bad Sc

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I appreciate your help John.

 

I have a question. I downloaded the X6 x64 latest version but it did not install into the \Program Files(x86) subdirectory (like X5 did) and it doesn't seem to be hyperthreading or multitasking (like X5 did). Is there something somewhere I need to turn on? When I do a regen of a dynamic area op, I do not get the little symbol showing it doing its thing in the background.

 

Frustrated....

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I appreciate your help John.

 

I have a question. I downloaded the X6 x64 latest version but it did not install into the \Program Files(x86) subdirectory (like X5 did) and it doesn't seem to be hyperthreading or multitasking (like X5 did). Is there something somewhere I need to turn on? When I do a regen of a dynamic area op, I do not get the little symbol showing it doing its thing in the background.

 

Frustrated....

 

X6 on a x64 computer will install into the "Program Files" structure

 

On a 64 bit computer, you have

Program Files(x86) which is 32 bit application

Program Files which is x64 bit applications, that is where X6 will be located

 

X5 was a 32 bit app and installed in Program Files(x86)

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If you're using the 2D highspeed tool paths they do not multi-thread

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If you're using the 2D highspeed tool paths they do not multi-thread

Thanks again. That answers my question.

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Is this update and migration process the same for MCfWS X5 to MCfSW X6.

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This .pdf will help you get your X6 up and running.

 

This handles most straight forward installations. If you're doing something different, there may be some other things you will want or need to do.

 

There's been some issue of what appears to be people updating their X5 config IN the X5 folder. This "may" help

 

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.

 

flawless transition. thank you for the guide!

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I am having a problem setting up the default machines in the config. having this problem on both machines that I am setting up with Mcam6. So I figure it is me doing something wrong. I have followed J Paris' .pdf tip sheet, I think. I have attached screenshot.

Mill Default set-up.bmp

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I am having a problem setting up the default machines in the config. having this problem on both machines that I am setting up with Mcam6. So I figure it is me doing something wrong. I have followed J Paris' .pdf tip sheet, I think. I have attached screenshot.

 

having same problem since our IT guy installed X6MU2 on our computers the other day.. I am also noticing about a 20 sec delay once MC opens up before it will alow you to do anything. it says not responding until it gets unstuck..think im going to have the IT guy uninstall and reinstall X6 MU2 and see what happens.

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