Mick from CNC Software Inc.

2017 & X9 View Fit Addon

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There was a C-Hook developed a few years ago that allowed users to bind short cut key commands to actions that would switch to different views and automatically fit the contents to the screen. I re-created the add on as a C# NET-Hook and added support for additional views. I have attached the add on to this post for those who might find it useful.

 

To install:

  1. Save the attached zip file to your desktop and unzip it.
  2. Right click the DLL and the FT file and go to properties and make sure each file is not blocked, if so unblock and apply.
  3. Copy both files to your Mastercam 2017 chooks folder.
  4. Start Mastercam, go to the Ribbon Bar and right click to customize the ribbon, from there you can choose what views you would like keys bound too.
  5. Any questions please reply to this thread.
  6. If you found this add on to be useful please consider leaving some feedback in the very short customer survey in my signature.

 

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ViewFit_NETHook.zip

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This is the best add on to mastercam and I have been using it from the mastercam x version.

 

I need help getting the add on to work for version X9. 

 

Thank you.

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Make sure that when you extract the files you do so in a temp folder before copying to the Mastercam CHooks folder because the files will be blocked and will not function.

 

Having said that I was able to created a new toolbar and add the functions as expected. Please see the attached image.

 

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This is the best add on to mastercam and I have been using it from the mastercam x version.

 

I need help getting the add on to work for version X9. 

 

Thank you.

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I can not get it to work.in X9. Run user application view fit.dll - result = invalid user application.

 

Thanks anyway

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I can not get it to work.in X9. Run user application view fit.dll - result = invalid user application.

 

Thanks anyway

 

Did you unzip to a temp folder then copy to the chooks folder? If not the files will become blocked and wont run. Copy them out to a temp folder and right click each file and make sure they are unblocked, then copy them back.

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This is the best add on to mastercam and I have been using it from the mastercam x version.

 

I need help getting the add on to work for version X9. 

 

Thank you.

 

Mick will have to correct me if I am wrong, but this will only works in 2017 and is not backwards compatible with versions.

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I assumed that Mick re-wrote it to work with X9 since he responded multiple times to requests that clearly mentioned X9. Unless he just missed that in 6105Moss' posts.

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The NET-Hook will run in X9 and 2017 as is, there are no specific dependencies. 

 

Thanks for the clarification, Mick. AND for the NET-Hook!  :cheers:

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The NET-Hook will run in X9 and 2017 as is, there are no specific dependencies. 

 

Thanks and maybe someone can edit the topic to say 2017 and X9 Fit Addon.

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Thanks and maybe someone can edit the topic to say 2017 and X9 Fit Addon.

 

Done

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Mick Created the net hook for X7 for me awhile back :cheers:

 

I skipped x8 and x9 and installed 2017.

I just copied the nethook into the 2017 folder from X7 and it worked seemlessly

 

Thanks Mick for all your work on this

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had to get IT to unblock but works great.

thanks Mick

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I tried everything mentioned except for the unblock. Hate to admit it but I do not know if

it is blocked or how to unblock it of it is.

 

Thaks to everyone who responded. 

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right click on the file and click properties

at the bottom it will say "this file came from another computer"

and there will be an unblock button

IT had to do some permissions to allow

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Almost there. Thanks for response. I did as htm01 suggested and when I ran

chook from mastercam it said "Functions available via customize". Started customize and 

looked everywhere for it and i can not find it.

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