Can't use toolpaths in Mastercam Design X7 Demo/HLE

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Hi all,

I am using the book 'Learning Mastercam X7 Mill 2d Step By Step', which includes a 'Mastercam Design X7 Demo/Home Learning Edition' CD. Everything was going fine until I start learning toolpaths in Chapter 5. When I click any button in the ‘2D Toolpaths’ or ‘2D Highspeed Milling Toolpaths’ toolbars it says, ‘requested function can not be run from Mastercam Design X7 Demo/Home’. So, I can't use the demo software from Chapter 5 onwards, i.e., about two thirds of the book.

Anybody know a solution for this? Can I upgrade this software, or do I need to buy another version?

Thank you.


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Have you loaded a machine, it looks like you're still in Design....toolpaths won't load in design, you have to pick a machine first

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Ah, that was the reason. I was just thrown off by the misleading error message. It should really tell  you that you haven't selected a machine type.

Thanks a lot, JParis!


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