QuickCAM link to VRMilling tool file

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QuickCAM link to VRMilling tool file

Post by Denford Admin » Wed 07 Jun , 2006 15:47 pm

I'm having problems with the tooling files in QuickCAM 3D and VR Milling version 5.

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Post by Denford Admin » Wed 07 Jun , 2006 16:30 pm

This information relates to current versions of software (May 2006):
v1.6 QuickCAM PRO
v3.4 QuickCAM 3D
VR Milling v5.13


The installation file AllOffsets.mof contains default Work Offsets, Tooling and Tooling Library.
QuickCAM installations will install AllOffsets.mof into this directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Denford
ONLY if the file does not already exists (ie, if VR Milling has already been installed)

When you run QuickCAM, the software looks for VRMilling5.ini in this directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Denford
and finds out where VRMilling5 has stored the tooling file
(Look in VRMilling5.ini using Notepad at this entry:)
[Offsets]
Tool Offset File=XXXX
where XXXX points to the Tooling file

You can override this location by adding an entry like this in QuickCAMPro.INI or QuickCAM3DV3.INI

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[FILES]
LASTTOOLFILE=xxxxxxxx\myoffsets.mof
NB,
From QuickCAM, you will be able to see the tools configured by VRMilling, and change them temporarily. Adding a tool in QuickCAM will not add it to VRMilling.

If your tools are missing from VR Milling 5, then you need to check the entries in:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Denford\VRMilling5.ini
(Find out your USERNAME by viewing the properties (right click) of "My Documents" folder)

Check that these point to a valid existing file:

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[Offsets]
Work Offset File=[i]C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Denford\AllOffsets.MOF[/i]
Tool Offset File=[i]C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Denford\AllOffsets.MOF[/i]
Library File=[i]C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Denford\AllOffsets.MOF[/i]

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