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  1. We just updated to MasterCAM 2022, and now whenever I select a solid or a face it is difficult, sometimes impossible, to distinguish that I have actually selected anything. Two specific examples which I do very often. First, selection of a solid when setting up a Bounding Box. When asked to select which solid to bound, when I click on a solid there is no change in color to tell me that it was been selected. Second, selecting "Model Geometry" for a 3D operation such as Raster. When I'm selecting which faces for the operation to use, clicking on a face changes it from dark grey to "slightly less dark grey". It is *very* difficult to distinguish between what has been selected and what hasn't. I have looked under File-Configuration-Colors, but can't seem to find the choice that will change the colors for the issues I'm referring to above. Please advise.
  2. When using VBScript, more precisely the 'StartDBSearch' function, I can easily find draft entities by isolating entites by looking for entities where GetEntityType = 64. I cannot find similar functionality using the new C# NetHook API. Is there a way more similar to the referenced VBScript to locate and select only drafting entities. Am I missing something simple? I attempted to circumvent the problem by firing an FT command using the ExternalAppsManager class to "QuickMaskAllDraftingAll" This works to select all drafting entities, but attempting to move them or work with them as normal geometry results in the following error message. Box Title - "Error: Typecaster::GeometryCaster" Box Text - "One or more of the geometry entities could not be added - Typecaster encountered an unknown geometry type I dont see (I could be missing it) any other entity types in the API, nor do I see any methods for dealing with drafting entities directly. Thank you again for your time.
  3. I use tons of tool axis control lines to help me surface, and trim molds. I keep having issues whereas the company has a new design that is similar to an existing part. As such I copy the tool path into the new part machine group[using same fixture] . The issue arises when I need to select new Tool Axis Control Lines.... and as soon as I click on the selection button.... Crash to desktop. Originally I thought it was due to me deleting the Tool Axis Control line sketch prior to me deselecting them from the tool path. Though with the parts as stated above, I made a new sketch with a few minor changes. Is there a way for me to dump tool axis control selections? Would deleting the toolpath geometry work? I'm using Solidworks 2017 with Mastercam for Solidworks 2017.

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