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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:59:18 AM »
OK, it's all coming back to me. The installer WON'T run in an administrator Windows 7 account. You get the error about opening NFS_Mill.exe, the screenie I posted at the start of this thread, reply #2. So the ONLY apparent choice is Run as Administrator which likely starts the dilemna. Once the installer is run with Run as Administrator, it'll act differently and put files different places, maybe? But either way, no apparent choice of how to run it on Windows 7 other than Run as Administrator. And........that doesn't seem to comply with Microsoft's rules.......most installers don't require being run as administrator.

When the installer is Run as Administrator, it puts the exe stuff in C:\Program Files(x86), probably right, but it puts it's other files in C:\Users\username\Wizards|Mill. Then when you try to run the program, it can't find the files because it's looking in Documents. To compound this, I always move my My Documents to a different drive (a newfangled small SSD as boot drive thing!), so it really can't find it!! This is all documented with screenshots and explanation at the beginning of this thread. Same issue right now installing anew on this laptop.

I know........install a nice clean version of Windows XP, where an administrator account is a 'real' administrator account, and quit whining :-\ Sadly, most of us have moved on, me among them.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:36:26 AM »
I know this is likely aimed at jhaddy but I normally don't do installs with Run as.... I do have an admin account and always logon with that, the ONLY account on my computers. I'm not sure if Windows 7 admin accounts are the same as Windows XP admin accounts. All my computers are Windows 7 or Windows 8. Some Windows 7 32 and some 64, all Windows 8 are 64 bit.

That said, I'm sitting at a Windows 7 64 laptop that hasn't seen the wizard installed, so if I can try it some way or other, tell me and I'll install it and see where the files go. I'm guessing installing normally from an admin account would be normal, rather than Run as....

And I don't know what "installed under admin and not username" means, but like I said, I only have one account on each of my computers and they're "admin" accounts.


Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:19:28 AM »
What he said!!

I'd also really like to see the gcode before I pay. It's just me, and I'm sure the gcode will "run the machine" but I'd like to see it in the demo so I can tell how much editing I'd need to do for my somewhat special application where I use my BP clone knee to do tool length comp, don't use G43 Hxx, but instead use M843 and M849 macros I've written. Its a task I have my CAM post doing with aplomb. It'd be nice to use these wizards for simple stuff, but I need to see if the saving would balance the effort to edit ALL output.

I'm going to be at Cabin Fever hoping to attend Friday's seminars, so maybe I can get in the comfort zone there!!


Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:07:48 AM »
I'm still somewhat confused by these file locations. The exe is normal, Program Files, but the data files, they all appear to be in C:\Users\username\Wizards. Nothing seems to by in Windows default Documents location, at least on Windows 7.

I loaded the Example1 job and it couldn't find the engraving font even though I installed to the default location. I browsed to the same default location and picked what seemed to be the font, and sure enough all was good.

So......still confused by file locations. Not that it's too big a deal but my attention came on one computer where I'd moved the Documents folder in Windows and it couldn't find anything, I moved it back, it was OK, but really, the files aren't there anyway? Hmmmmm.......

And.......the only way I am going to even SEE gcode output is by buying this? I was hoping to at least SEE it, even if I couldn't SAVE it and RUN it without a paid license.


Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue
« on: March 10, 2013, 07:54:28 AM »
Yup, that IS strange as both pc's are Win7 32, both have administrator accounts, and both have UAC set the same (default). Why on one I'd have to run the installer as administrator manually and one just run it by double clicking is a mystery. If you have any ideas, as you likely see more of this than I do, I'd appreciate a hint.  >:(

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:59:50 PM »
The install ran fine, but it failed on run the wizard exe. I've corrected the location of My Documents and all seems well. I've never moved my "user" folder, not even sure I know how, only my documents folder. It failed and worked after I moved it back home. I don't know why. Windows 7, not being documents and settings but My Documents? I don't know.

Now, I tried to install on the machine computer, also Windows 7 32 bit, the one where the license would go and it fails to install. I'll attach another screenshot. I moved My Documents to the default location before trying, but now it appears to have a problem with Programs folder.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Install issue
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:03:10 PM »
I installed the wizard and trying to open it it says it can't create files that appear to be in My Documents. I've moved the location of My Documents folder on all my computers. Is that a problem? If I try to start a job it says it can't find files in Documents, like material.txt. I'll attach a couple screen shots.

I thought I posted here yesterday, but I don't see the post. Must have done something wrong.


Sure enough, I moved the My Documents back to the "legit" location and it works. Is it possible to change this and make it point to the Windows internal My Documents location instead of being hard coded however it is now? I'm on Windows 7 if it matters.

SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS HOMING ISSUE
« on: April 15, 2012, 07:25:23 AM »
If this is actually an issue, it's the first one I've heard of with the ESS. My minor issue while testing for someone else, was so esoteric as to almost not be counted, probing in LATHE!! If there is a slave axis homing issue, it's the first ESS issue I've seen that might actually effect some folks. The ESS has been very solid and I, personally, wouldn't be the least bit afraid to buy one now. And it sounds like Greg is on the slave homing thing.


SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS HOMING ISSUE
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:39:42 PM »
You're not missing anything on the warp9td site, they aren't posted anywhere!! I got the link to 10da5 because I was testing for some other software and ran into a SS issue. Greg fixed it, told the guy I was testing for, who told me and sent me the link!! I have no idea why these aren't available on the download page, perhaps with a warning, but they're not publicly available that I'm aware of. Hopefully Greg will get a new dll posted soon with all these little fixes.

SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS HOMING ISSUE
« on: April 14, 2012, 05:33:37 PM »
Try here, a link to 10da5, the latest I know about and the one I'm using. Try with Mach dev version 062 available here on machsupport.