When moving CAMduct, from one PC to another, there are a number of considerations to make prior to moving any data.
Consideration has to be given as to how the PC is connected to the machine controller for data transfer, as there may be a requirement to reconfigure the download program setting.
ConsiderationsDo you have a Serial port for communications on the new PC if required by the controller?If a serial card cannot be installed there are alternatives that can be utilised, such as using a USB to RS232 converter. Alternatively some controllers allow for wireless or networked paths for NC transfer so download programs may not be required. Please ignore references to the download program if this is the case.Make a note of the download program name (EXE name and its file location) ud6.exe, uburny.exe etc.Make note of the communication settings from the download program, Baud Rate, parity, stop, start bits, and flow control etc.
CAMduct versions, prior to May 2013, used hardware licencing. Ensure the current HASP key is compatible with the new operating system.
Do not plug the HASP key into the new PC until the Installation of the Dongle/HASP key driver has been performed which is discussed further on in this topic.
Moving the Installation
- On the old PC, locate the CAM installation, the simplest way to find the location of the files is via the shortcut on the desktop. Right click on the icon and select “Properties”.
- This will reference where the installation resides on the local drive or network.
- Look at the “Start in” folder location, then using Windows Explorer, browse to this location.
- With this Folder locate the MAP.ini file and open up using Notepad. Right Click on the MAP.ini file Open With > Notepad.
- Browse to the section for [PROGRAM PATHS]
- This will reference directories the software is looking for, most importantly the Database and Item Folders.
- If the paths start with “../”, for example “../DATABASE”, this identifies a relative path to the database and means this section of the installation is contained within the CAM folder.
- It is recommended you copy all the directories this identifies. Network paths could be re-mapped once the installation has been moved and placed onto the network.
The UEDITMAP.exe program located in the installation folder, allows you to map to directories shown in the MAP.INI file.
If all files and directories are contained in the CAM folder, ZIP up the complete CAM folder ready for transferring and extracting
into the same location on the new PC.
Installing the Dongle/HASP key
To install the drivers Safenet software has a support page where you can obtain the drivers for the various HASP/HL key types. Instructions for installation are also detailed on these pages. The drivers can be found here.
Setting up Shortcuts
Shortcuts will need to be re-established on the Desktop or Start Menu.
The main application for legacy CAMduct is the umdiapp.exe which can be found in the CAM folder.
The relevant download program is also required to be installed on the Desktop or Start up folder for when the PC loads into the Operating system.
There are many download programs available so a shortcut to the Desktop should be created to match what was used on the old PC. D6.exe, Burny.exe etc.
Ensure the settings are correct as noted down previously (Baud, Parity etc) and ensure the COM connection is the correct port number (COM1 , COM2, etc).