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License question
« on: October 31, 2006, 07:19:02 PM »
In installed my licensed copy of mach2 software on my shop computer that is connected to my mill and that is
working OK. Then I decided I would like to also install it on my office
computer so I could use it offline to sanity check .NC programs generated by my
CAM software. When I installed it I opted to NOT install the driver
because the office computer already uses the parallel port and I didn't
want to generate any conflicts.  It installed OK, but if I do an "about mach2"
form the help menu it says it is running in the demo mode. I didn't
think much about this until this evening when I found out that as
installed it is limiting the length of programs I want to test to just
under 1000 lines. Does anyone know how to get around this without
installing the driver? (which I am assuming is the problem). The license file is present in the program folder.

ynneb

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Re: License question
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 07:33:15 PM »
Possibly the license was corrupted. delete it and copy it over again, Make sure it looks just like this http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=301.msg1547#msg1547
Re: License question
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 09:02:23 PM »
Mine looks just like the example folder except, of course, my .exe is for mach2. I replace the files but still get the same result. Does the driver have to be installed to get out of the demo mode?

Hood

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Re: License question
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 02:29:47 AM »
Installing the driver shouldnt cause any problems, I have Mach running on four computers and only one is hooked up to a machine, I dont have any problems with the driver causing conflicts. BTW the license will work just as well with Mach 3 ;)

Hood

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Re: License question
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 12:01:16 PM »
Art posted on the Yahoo Group this morning

Hi:

Only Mach3 version 2.0 does not require the driver for using as a simulator.
You can upgrage to that to use the system without a machine, in fact , no
license is required for that.

Thanks,
Art
www.artofcnc.ca

Hope this Helps, Chip