Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

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About Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

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  1. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 Patch 3.1 Readme

    2019 Update 3 already supports import of the latest SolidWorks (2019) files. From the Mastercam forum post re: 2019 Update 3.1 : "...Due to the Automatic Update System problem in which users without active maintenance were being prompted to install Mastercam 2019 Update 3, we have made Mastercam 2019 Update 2.1 as an intermediate patch to fix theAUS. Mastercam and Mastercam 2019 for SOLIDWORKS Update 3.1 can be installed from either Update 2.1 or Update 3 so it is not necessary to uninstall Update 3if it is already installed. See the Knowledge base article regarding Mastercam 2019 Update 3.1 upgrade paths for more information. In addition to the AUS changes, Mastercam and Mastercam 2019 Update 3.1 for SOLIDWORKS has two new bug fixes that were not included in 2019 Update 3: S-61377/D-36307/R-18638 - 2019 Update 3.1- Planes- Custom Plane Origin jumping when deleting geometry. S-62463/R-19021/S-62463/S-62169 - Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS is occasionally using periods as decimal places when not specified in Windows Regional Settings. This update installs directly on top of 2019 Update 2.1 or 2019 Update 3 and is available through the Update Manager. The 2019 Update 3.1 download will also be available from the Support/Downloads section of the website at https://www.mastercam.com/en-us/Support/Downloads. This is a Mastercam and Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS only update. For a detailed list of what issues have been addressed in Update 3 please see the attached ReadMe files. ..."
  2. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 Crash After Solid Open

    We've seen some imported .X_T files that will not save as MCAM correctly due to there being 'empty' bodies in the Parasolid data. After opening the .X_T look at the SolidsMgr. Expand whatever solids are there. Are there any with no 'Body' ? This has been addressed for the MC2020 Betas, but for MC2019 you need to delete any empty solids before saving. If you send me the .X_T file, I can check for sure.
  3. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Error message?

    Good! Because otherwise you had me stumped. I'm sure Ernie and his people can tell you whats going on there.
  4. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Error message?

    I don't see that message in our error messages ... do you have any 3rd-party addin/chooks loaded?
  5. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam 2020 Public Beta 1 is now available for download and testing

    "... it says my video card is not ok ..." A lot of us here see that warning every day. Things would probably go faster if your graphics card supported OpenCL, but if you rollback you'll be where you were before.
  6. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam in Solidworks

    Change Recognition does have some transformation functionality so that the incoming model can be positioned. Not as powerful as all the transform functionality in MC, but it might help.
  7. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam 2018 -3 updates still wont open sld.prt

    I believe only MC2018 Update 3 supports importing of files from SW 2018. Please check that your co-worker is up to Update 3. If he/she is, then it might be this sepatrate problem... There is a .DLL that both SW and MC use that sometimes get in conflict with the versions of MC and SW being run. Use the process to re-register the dll for Mastercam... Shutdown Mastercam go into Windows Start Button > Mastercam 2018 > Advanced Configuration > Click on Componenets Navigate to...C:\Program Files\mcam2018\common\SWORKSDATA Right-click on SWDocumentMgr.DLL and choose "Register" Then restart MC and try again to open the SLDPRTs. There are other posts on this forum which point you in that direction.
  8. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam 2018 -3 updates still wont open sld.prt

    What version of SW did the SLDPRTs come from? You're running MC2018 update 3 ... there's no support for SW 2019 SLDPRTs until MC2019 Update 3.
  9. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam in Solidworks

    Quite a few customers of ours are very happy with it, especially with the 'change the model, regen the toolpath' concept
  10. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 Crash After Solid Open

    Has anyone out there tried this yet: Can you please try the following workaround - which has been successful in our testing : Shutdown MC Use the File Explorer to browse to the location of your SolidWorks install (usually C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SOLIDWORKS - though if you've got multiple SW installs you'll see SOLIDWORKS(2), SOLIDWORKS(3), etc) Locate SldPropertyHandler.DLL and rename it to have an extension other than .DLL (do this in each the SW Install subfolders if you've got multiple versions) Now start MC - Hopefully the crashes which occur shortly after opening SW files inside MC will stop.
  11. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 won't open Solidworks file sometimes.

    We've been back and forth with SolidWorks' support people on this and we're both puzzled about the steps that lead to a SLDPRT being saved in that state. For some reason the file is being saved in a 'non-rebuilt' state so there is no data there where we expect to find it. As you found, the workaround is opening it in SW again, rebuildiing, and resaving. If you're generating these problematic SLDPRTs yourselves, pay attention to the 'build state' in SW when it gets saved. If someone else is generating them for you, please ask them to do the same.
  12. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 Crash After Solid Open

    We've been looking for quite a while at this issue where MC can crash after opening SW files into MC if SW2018 or SW2019 is installed. There's an unexpected conflict with a .DLL that gets installed with SW. That is why it has been nasty to chase down. It does appear to only be related to the import of .SLDPRTs and .SLDASMs. We have only recently come up with a workaround, and are still working on total prevention. We have also notified SW of this issue. There is a Mastercam KnowledgeBase issue logged on this which is helpful only in that it tells you to save and shutdown after opening SW files if you have SW2018 or SW2019 installed. Can you please try the following workaround - which has been successful in our testing : Shutdown MC Use the File Explorer to browse to the location of your SolidWorks install (usually C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SOLIDWORKS - though if you've got multiple SW installs you'll see SOLIDWORKS(2), SOLIDWORKS(3), etc) Locate SldPropertyHandler.DLL and rename it to have an extension other than .DLL (do this in each the SW Install subfolders if you've got multiple versions) Now start MC - Hopefully the crashes which occur shortly after opening SW files inside MC will stop. It is my understanding that SldPropertyHandler.DLL is used to customize the dialog that appears when right-clicking on a SLDPRT or SLDASM and choosing 'Properties'. So you will lose that customization. Please 'reply' here if you get a chance to try it. Thanks.
  13. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    MC 2019 Update 3

    Delivery of MC2019 Update 3 via the Automatic Update Service has been disabled temporarily because it was allowing users without a valid Maintenance date to download and install it. But, it can't be run because of the maintenance date restriction. Several users got tripped up by this and ended up having to then roll back to the original 2019 and then use update patches to get back where they were. To prevent more users from having to go through this pain, we've suspended automatic delivery until we correct what we have to on our end. The download IS available on the website. Make sure your maintenance expires on November 30, 2018 or later.
  14. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    VBS Script on startup

    As far as I can tell, we expect (and have expected in the past) that VB script name to have a .VBS extension, not .VB Can you try that? I modified my desktop shortcut to refer to a .VBS file on my desktop that doesn't even exist ... and I got So it is trying to run it.
  15. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Forcing 2019 to startup in mill 2D, not 3D

    One little subtlety ... if you use /M1 or /M2 and launch MC, you might see that it grabs a M3 at startup - if it comes up in "Design", but it will then grab the correct one (M1 or M2) when you switch to a Mill Machine.

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