Welcome to ShopWare’s Tips and tricks page where you will find current support information for common issues users may experience with the Mastercam and related software.
Installed Solidworks and can no longer open SLDPRT files in Mastercam X8
- Open command prompt (CMD) (right click and click run as admin if you are on a domain)
- Change the directory to c:\program files (Type or paste: cd C:\program files)
- Type the following(or copy and right-click paste this): regsvr32.exe mcamx8\common\sworksdata\swdocumentmgr.dll then hit enter
Using a Microsoft Mouse. Graphics only zoom out.
Default to Tool Change instead of Operation in X7 Unified Backplot Verify (UVBS)
Please note that Toolnumber is case sensitive and there can be no extra spaces. Save XML file and reopen the UVBS.
X6 to X7 Tool Library Not Updating Properly Via Update Folder
Start up Mastercam X6 and pick a machine type. Then from the Mastercam main menu go to Toolpath, Tool Manager.
Next, copy all the tools from the X6 library to the upper pane.
Choose a location and type in a filename to save the file as an mcx-6 file.
Start-up X7, open the mcx-6 file you saved in the previous step. Go to Toolpath, Tool Manager. Once there use the “Create new library” button to create a new X7 library.
Confirm your save location, type in a new library name, and click the save button.
Now select all the tools in the upper pane and click the black down arrow to copy the tools to the lower pane.
Once the tools have been copied to the lower pane click the green OK check button and choose “Yes” to save the changes to your current library message.