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  • #15778

    briandy
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    I’m running V23 but when I try to post I get the error message “C:\\Program Files\\Bob-Cam\\Bob-CamV22\\NC\\Mill\\BobCad 44.cif not found”. However if I use “Post and save as” then it works. Any suggestions please?
    Brain Murray, Cape Town

    #15779

    Mike
    Participant

    Open your CAM tree and then Expand CAM Part. Right Click on Milling Tools. Go to Current Settings. On the Machine Tab on the Left Make sure that your NC File Path is set to “C:\Program Files (x86)\BobCAD-CAM\BobCAD-CAM V23\NC\Mill”

    To make sure it doesn’t do this every time you use the software, Close V23, then go to Start and then All Programs. Open BobCAD-CAM V23. Launch the Milling Machine Editor. At the top click on the Settings Tab and create your machine. Make sure you have the correct Post selected. Also make sure you set the NC File Path. Then click Save a few times at the bottom of the screen and then close that screen and relaunch your V23 to reflect those changes.

    #15869

    briandy
    Participant

    Hi Mike, I’ve done that but now BobCad won’t start.
    I’ve reinstalled the package and both Preditor packages run but BobCad will not run
    Any ideas?

    #15879

    Mike
    Participant

    If the software will not open this is usually an issue with the tooling or machine file having a corruption or improper installation settings. There are two methods of fixing this. Method 1 below has many steps but method 2 will work and is simplified, but requires uninstalling the software.

    Method 1:
    First check that it is not the tooling or machine files causing the issue. To do this, open windows explorer, navigate to the milling technology directory.
    Located in either:

    C:\Program Files\BobCAD-CAM\BobCAD-CAM V23\ Milling Technology\

    Or for V23 with Windows 64 bit:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\BobCAD-CAM\BobCAD-CAM V23\MillingTechnology

    In the Milling Technology folder there are more folders. Delete the contents of these folders and sub folders (Do not delete the actual folders only the files.).

    Delete everything from the CuttingConditions folder.

    In the Taps folder open Inch and then Delete the MillingTaps.Taps file.

    In the same Taps folder open the Metric folder and Delete the MillingTaps.Taps file.

    Then open the ToolPattern Folder and delete everything out of that folder.

    In the Tools folder Open Mill and Delete everything out of that folder as well.

    See if the software will open, if not repeat this process for the Lathe Technology directory.

    Open the Lathe Technology folder and open just the Tools Folder. Then pick Lathe first and delete just the DefaultTools.defltools and the Toolfile.ltools.

    If the above steps do not solve the issue, delete the Milling and or Lathe Machine file,
    Navigate to your post directory.
    Located in either:

    C:\Program Files\BobCAD-CAM\BobCAD-CAM V23\Posts\Mill

    Or for V23 with Windows 64 bit:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\BobCAD-CAM\BobCAD-CAM V23\Posts\Mill

    Delete the MillingMachineSetup.bin file.

    Method 2:
    For V23:
    1. Backup any post-processors that you may have modified.
    2. Uninstall BobCAD-CAM
    3. In windows navigate to the C:\drive\Program Files If you only purchased V23 then delete the BobCAD-CAM Data Folder. If you have other BobCAD programs installed then go into the BobCAD-CAM Data Folder and delete the BobCAD-CAM V23 file.
    4. Re-install the software.
    For V23 with a 64 bit Operating System:
    1. Backup any post-processors that you may have modified.
    2. Uninstall BobCAD-CAM
    3. In windows navigate to the C:\drive\Program Files(x86) If you only purchased V23 then delete the BobCAD-CAM Data Folder. If you have other BobCAD programs installed then go into the BobCAD-CAM Data Folder and delete the BobCAD-CAM V23 file.
    4. Re-install the software.

    If neither of the above solutions solve the issue you are encountering please contact us while at your computer so that we may resolve your issue. The technical support number that we may be reached at is 727-489-0003.

    #15882

    briandy
    Participant

    Thanks Mike, I’ll try that in the morning
    Brian Murray

    #15899

    Mike
    Participant

    Any Luck getting the software back up and running?

    #15943

    briandy
    Participant

    Hi Mike
    Yes, thanks, the software is running after carrying out your option #1
    All I can’t do now is save the settings for the nc path to V23.
    I press the save button several times but when I restart the program it still defaults to V22. If I change it and don’t restart then it retains V23
    Any suggestions please
    Thanks
    Brian

    #16024

    Mike
    Participant

    Brian,

    Close your V23 before doing these steps.

    Make sure that you make the changes in the Milling Machine Editor. You can get to that by clicking Start and then go to the V23 folder. Open it and you will see an option for the Milling Machine Editor along with Lathe and Wire EDM Editor.

    When it opens you can create your own machine. At the top you will see Settings. So you can name your own machine and select all the information about your machine. In there, make sure your NC file extension is set to the V23 folder and then his save at the bottom like five times. and reopen BobCAD.

    Let me know how this works if at all.

    #16189

    briandy
    Participant

    Hi Mike
    I’ve finally managed to get to this
    I can get into the milling machine setupup file and change everything there but ater saving 10 times it still reverts to V22 on startup
    I have noticed a file called MEdit.exe which when I open trys to access V22 and won’t open. The icon for this file is also a 22. Could this file be the problem?
    Thanks
    Brian

    #16244

    Mike
    Participant

    Bryan,

    Do you have V22 loaded on your Computer? because if so i would have you uninstall that version and then try everything again.

    I also want you to open your Registry by clicking Start and then typing Regedit and then his Enter.

    When it loads up expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER tab, then expand the Software tab, then expand BobCAD-CAM, then BobCAD V23.

    Under this there will be a tab that says Milling, Expand that and click on the area that says File Paths.

    When all the information comes up on the right, Look at the locations for all these files. Are they set to V23 or V22?

    #16245

    briandy
    Participant

    Hi Mike
    No, I don’t have version 22 at all
    Everything is set to V23 in the registry
    OK, just checked again and the post function is working
    Thanks
    I’ll keep you posted
    Brian

    #16247

    Mike
    Participant

    Did you change anything? Or did it just start working?

    #16386

    Jim
    Participant

    If I may, I’d like to add a couple questions here. I’m having the same error when trying to post. I can post in the UCS Post Manager window, then highlight the text and save as, but I can’t do it with right clicking “save as” in “Milling Tools” like I used to. This only started happening since my dept installed a new computer. So there is only V25 installed on it, not the upgrade from V23 like the old box was. I also noticed I have no “Mill Machine Editor” under the start menu, just lathe. Is that a problem? Kinda’ confused now.

    #16388

    Mike
    Participant

    Jim,

    if you are using V25, Right CLick on Milling tools and then go to Part and then Current Settings. Go to the tab that says Posting and click on the box that says NC File Path. Then set the location in there as

    C:\BobCAD-CAM Data\BobCAD-CAM V25\NC\Mill.

    To set that inside of the Default menu, follow the same steps as above except Click Default and then Current Settings. Not Part then Current Settings.

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