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    How does one get Pc-dmis to run without having the CMM on?


    Thanks Again


    Gary
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  • #2
    If you have v3.5 or lower, rename the interfac.dll to interfac1.dll and the software will boot up.

    If you are using a newer version you cannot use DMIS without the CMM up and running (the controller at least).
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    James Mannes

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    • #3
      Thanks James

      Guess we have to buy off-line seat


      Thanks James ~ Are you a Black Sabbath fan?

      Gary
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      • #4
        Who isn't a SABBATH fan?

        Yeah, I like the Prince of Darkness' early stuff and some of his/their newer stuff. But, I like Nina Simone also. The "I am IRON MAN!!!" thing came from my liking of SABBATH, but also from the stock password that came with our AVAIL software (precursor to DMIS), which was IRON MAN.
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        • #5
          Gary,
          I have 3.7mr3. I can start dmis with my machine off. I will get a message "machine not responding" I click OK. I can then create a new program offline. I can not open any other previously created programs.
          Maybe this will help.
          JCTB

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          • #6
            Thanks

            I did find the same thing and it is an existing program i need to work with.

            Thanks for the consideration John.


            Gary
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            • #7
              Not a problem. Open existing program in Notepad. Highlight and copy all contents . . .

              Open PCDMIS as new program. Paste in the contents of the Notepad/existing PCDMIS program.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by thenettrainer
                Not a problem. Open existing program in Notepad. Highlight and copy all contents . . .

                Open PCDMIS as new program. Paste in the contents of the Notepad/existing PCDMIS program.

                I tried this and the result when opened in notepad looked like this:

                ÐÏࡱá >  þÿ      þÿÿÿ 
                   ù z û ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ýÿÿÿþÿÿÿþÿÿÿýÿÿÿ   
                 ýÿÿÿýÿÿÿýÿÿÿýÿÿÿ              ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~  € R o o t E n t r y   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ àEÌQÐÅþÿÿÿ P A R T P R O G  ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ‘ èþ C A D P R E V I E W I M A G E  ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  H ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ



                It would not paste into a new program. Gave me a line too long error.

                If you can make this work without opening pc-dmis to copy the code to notepad, please let me know how. TIA
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                • #9
                  As far as i know , there is two different "offline" status.

                  1- Connected to the cmm , Open-Select the file-Interface:OFFLINE. If you switch off the controller , the sw does not work.

                  2- Licensed on the PL($$$). You can use anytime. Run Custprog.exe file and check the modules.We are using this @ CAD/CAM dept. to create pprg.
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                  • #10
                    YEPPERS ON THAT. PAY THE BIG $$$$$.

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                    • #11
                      Why not just do a save as and save the program backwards as a 3.5 file, then use 3.5 offline? Or is your machine completely dead?

                      Wes, I think if you copy and paste everything below the startup command block, like just the actual program specific commands like the features, tip rotations, and alignments, it will work. I know I was able to do that in 3.5 MR2 a couple of times way back, but I don't remember if I was able to paste all at once or if I had to do it command by command. I think there might even be a way to do it using the import menu. I'll check it out and see for myself too.
                      DCCFreak

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dccfreak
                        Why not just do a save as and save the program backwards as a 3.5 file, then use 3.5 offline? Or is your machine completely dead?

                        Wes, I think if you copy and paste everything below the startup command block, like just the actual program specific commands like the features, tip rotations, and alignments, it will work. I know I was able to do that in 3.5 MR2 a couple of times way back, but I don't remember if I was able to paste all at once or if I had to do it command by command. I think there might even be a way to do it using the import menu. I'll check it out and see for myself too.
                        Sure, if you can open the program in pc-dmis and copy to notepad, no problem. I do that all the time. The question was can you access an existing program without having the cmm turned on. Nettrainer said you *OPEN* the program with notepad and copy, then since you can start a new program w/o the cmm, but not open an existing one, the idea is start a new program and then paste from notebook the old program into the new one. Trying to use the software you paid for offline without also having to buy an offline seat. Notepad will open the program file, but all you get is the gibberish I displayed. I thought when I pasted it, pc-dmis might convert it back into something intelligent, but no. That would have been far too easy.
                        If you go back to the beginning of this thread you will see that prior to 3.5 there was a work around so you could edit and continue to write programs you had started off line if your cmm went down. Some people keep a copy of 3.2063 or the like around for just this reason.
                        Last edited by Wes Cisco; 07-27-2006, 11:40 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for that Wes. I thought I may have been missing something in my translation of the thread, it is rather sorry though that a company would have to pay extra to use a software that they own a license to and keep up to date just because one half of the system goes down.

                          I cannot use my television because my DVD player broke???? Whatta ya mean?

                          Oh well, where's my remote! I can't use that either.......
                          DCCFreak

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dccfreak

                            I cannot use my television because my DVD player broke???? Whatta ya mean?

                            Oh well, where's my remote! I can't use that either.......
                            Thats funny My dvd works from the remote most functions are not on the dvd itself so if I lost it I'm SOL
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dccfreak
                              . . . it is rather sorry though that a company would have to pay extra to use a software that they own a license to and keep up to date just because one half of the system goes down.

                              Agreed, agreed, agreed, but because they have the power, they do not think a small shop should be able to load the software onto two or three pc's and swap the dongle around unless they put out the $$$$.$$ for an off-line seat. So they now hardwire the on-line seats to cmm in this way. It is in my opinon, salt in the open wound of "yearly SMA's in exchange for 4 or 5 junk frisbees and one good new version of the software every 2 or 3 years"!
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