Eval Code Installation and Troubleshooting

Evaluation Codes

Evaluation Codes will work for both X8 and X9 and only need to be installed under one version in order for them to take effect.

Note: To follow this process an active internet connection is required.

 

Installing Evaluation Codes through X9

For Hasp Users
If Hasp is present, unplug from computer.

For Nethasp Users
If Nethasp is used, unplug from computer or open NhaspX.exe (Start→ All Programs→ Mastercam X9→ Utilities) and change sim type to Hasp.

All Users
Launch Mastercam X9

The below pop-up will occur, select Yes:

Activation Code Prompt

 

Select Activate a New Licence:

Activate a New License

 

Accept the terms and conditions and select Next:

Terms and Conditions

 

Enter Activation code (copy and paste) and select Next:

Enter Activation Code

 

Wait for license information to be retrieved over internet:

Retrieving License Information

 

Verify that the license requested matches the products listed and select Next:

Verify License Information

 

Wait for products to be activated over the internet:

Activating Products

 

You will be notified when the product(s) have been successfully activated, select Finish to exit the activation wizard:

Activation Successful

 

Running Mastercam X9 with Evaluation License

If a Hasp or Nethasp is not used on this computer, Mastercam X9 will automatically use the evaluation license.

If Mastercam X9 is already being used on this computer, create a shortcut that can be used while the evaluation is active. To do this, go to:

Start→ All Programs→ Mastercam X9→ Utilities→ Mastercam Launcher

Set License Type to Software in the bottom left hand corner, select the products you would like to run and select Create Shortcut:

 

Create shortcut

 

Note: If there are multiple users on the same workstation a shortcut needs to be created for each.

 

Installing Evaluation Codes through X8

If Mastercam X9 is not installed, download and install the Mastercam Activation Wizard from: http://www.mastercam.com/en-us/Support-Downloads-Drivers-and-Applets:

Mastercam Activation Wizard Setup

 

Run Activation Wizard (Start→ All Programs→ Mastercam Licensing Utilities→ Activation Wizard)

Click on Activate a New License:

Activate New License

 

Accept the terms and conditions and select Next:

Terms and conditions

 

Enter the Activation code provided (copy and paste) and select Next:

Enter activation code

 

Wait for the license information to be retrieved over the internet:

Retrieving license information

 

Verify that the license requested matches the products listed and select Next:

Verify License Information

 

Wait for the products to be activated over the internet:

Activating Products

 

You will be notified when the product(s) have been successfully activated, select Finish to exit the activation wizard:

Product Activation Successful

 

Running Mastercam X8 with Evaluation License

If a Hasp or Nethasp is used on this computer, create a shortcut that can be used while the Evaluation is active. To do this, go to:

Start→ All Programs→ Mastercam X9→ Utilities→ Mastercam Launcher

Set License Type to Software in the bottom left hand corner, select the products you would like to run and select Create Shortcut:

Create Shortcut

 

Note: If there are multiple users on the same workstation a shortcut needs to be created for each.

If a Hasp or NetHasp is not present, a registry modification is required. This is done by going to:

Start→ Search “regedit”→ Run regedit.exe:


Search regedit.exe

 

In the Registry Editor, go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER→ SOFTWARE→ CNC Software

Change Sim Type to W

Change Sim type to W

 

Troubleshooting

 

Modifying the Registry

If you have attempted to modify the registry and the CNC Software folder is missing, attempt to launch Mastercam and then return to the registry.

If the CNC Software folder is present in the registry but is missing Sim Type:

Missing Sim type

 

Open NHaspX.exe (Start→ All Programs→ Mastercam X8→ Utilities) and change the Sim type to Nethasp and select OK

Then return to Registry Editor and follow the steps outlined.

Cimco License Error

If output to Cimco the below error may occur that states ‘Mastercam Hasp not found.’ Mastercam Code Export can be used otherwise you will need to modify your registry.

CIMCO License Error

 

Start→ Search “regedit”→ Run regedit.exe:

Run regedit.exe

 

In the Registry Editor, go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER→ SOFTWARE→ CNC Software

Change Sim Type to W

Change SIM Type to W

 

Unable to Post – Post not encrypted to sim

Some posts are encrypted to specific sim numbers.

Please email a zip2go that includes your post (instructions for creating a zip2go can be found at www.inhousesolutions.com/zip2go/ ) and a screenshot of your About Mastercam (Help→ About) to [email protected]
About Mastercam

 


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