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    This usually doesn't happen. I've opened and closed programs after several days and the CAD display is always there- did I say always- oops- I mean usually. The program still seems to run ok. I'd like to see the CAD surfaces to do auto features by clicking on the CAD surfaces when
    I'm adding measurements to the program.
    Anybody know whatzup?

    THANKS ALL
    Mike
    "listening for the last trump... looking toward the eastern sky"

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    You have to have your .CAD file in the same folder as your program. This is the file generated when you import a cad model into your program.
    I used to be high on life but I built up a tolerance.

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    • #3
      Checking. Would it have moved?

      MJB
      "listening for the last trump... looking toward the eastern sky"

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      • #4
        Go to...

        EDIT | GRAPHICS DISPLAY WINDOW | VIEW SETUP

        Look for levels. Choose one and hit apply. Your CAD should be back.
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        • #5
          Also the cad model and the program will need to have the same name. If it has changed PCDMIS will not see it.
          Time for the Trolls to leave.

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          • #6
            Sometimes, depending on version (3.7MR3), the CAD just simply isn't displayed. Try hitting the FIT TO SCREEN icon and see if it won't redraw and come back.

            Bill

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            • #7
              I have had this happen when I am merging to cad files and do not create layers for each of the cad models under view setup. The cad file would show in the same directory as program but would not show up on screen until I exited the program and then restarted program.
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              • #8
                JAMES-
                EDIT | GRAPHICS DISPLAY WINDOW | VIEW SETUP
                Tried it- looked for levels- none indicated.........

                MJB
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MJBolster View Post
                  JAMES-
                  EDIT | GRAPHICS DISPLAY WINDOW | VIEW SETUP
                  Tried it- looked for levels- none indicated.........

                  MJB
                  Do you have this button depressed?
                  Last edited by JamesMannes; 10-23-2007, 10:14 AM.
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                  • #10
                    That button is greyed out on my display- seems to me it wasn't greyed out before. Hmmmmm...............

                    MJB
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                    • #11
                      Then the .CAD that was associated with that .PRG is no longer in the same folder as the program.
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                      • #12
                        Yea, I'm definitely behind the curve with this folder-directory,etc. stuff.
                        I know that the .prg and .cad files are both in the pcdmisw whatzit. Though
                        they are seperated by a few other programs- do the need to be in the same spot- you know the .cad following the correct .prg ??
                        MJB
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                        • #13
                          The names must be the same.
                          You cannot rename a .prg without renaming the .CAD.
                          You cannot move a .prg without moving the .CAD.
                          Lately, it occurs to me
                          What a long, strange trip it's been.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John Riggins View Post
                            The names must be the same.
                            You cannot rename a .prg without renaming the .CAD.
                            You cannot move a .prg without moving the .CAD.
                            WJRS
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                            • #15
                              An old post, but I just ran into this problem!

                              The above posts are correct.
                              (At least in 2013 MR1!)
                              But I don't see enough of "This is the right answer!" replies on these forums, so here ya go!

                              I had a .CAD and corresponding .PRG. I had one revision, File>Saved As a new revision, and finished the program.
                              I had two of the "same" program so I deleted the dummy original file and renamed the new file what the old file was, for posterity's sake.
                              (When I make a new program to test out some code for an old program, I name it something like "XXXXX - THISISATEST.PRG")

                              Thus it was like I never had a dummy program to begin with...

                              But after I opened up the program to run it, the CAD was gone!

                              I was under the impression it just wasn't drawing it or something; I know how finicky PC-DMIS can be.

                              I consulted the interwebs, and finally fell upon this post.

                              I saw I had a .CAD file that had the old name, and some other files (.PRG^, etc) that had the old (new old?) "THISISATEST" name, AND they were in the original PC-DMIS search path!
                              (I have folders for each part inside the search path, the files were just outside of these directories, e.g. not in the same folder as the program)

                              Once I renamed the .CAD to the updated revision (with PC-DMIS closed) I was able to see the model again.

                              Thanks for the tip, Guys From Two Thousand Seven!

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