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Partmaster CAD is not installed ERROR

PostPosted:Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:35 pm
by Proformance
Downloaded the Doplhin cadcam trial (Free) software, but the FIRST thing i tried to do (import DXF files) FAILED with an ERROR.


Partmaster CAD is not installed (or has never been run) on this system. Please run PartMaster CAD before trying again. You may need to re-install the software.

Please help

I hope this software is not full of bugs. I just purchased some vinyl cutting and engraving software for another part of my business and it was FULL OF BUGS and kept crashing and would not work with all my DXF Files.

Please reassure me this software is ok,


Scott - Proformance Hummer Racing

Run PartMaster CAD Once Before PartMaster CAM CNC

PostPosted:Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:08 am
by caddit
Hi Proformance,

You can relax, PartMaster CNC is actually quite reliable software for what it does.

The error you get comes from trying to run PartMaster CAM (dcam.exe) before ever first running PartMaster CAD (dcad.exe).

The Dolphin PartMaster CNC software package includes several individual programs. It sounds like you ran "PartMaster CAM" to get this error. Try doing what the error message implies - run the "PartMaster CAD" icon first. Then see if your error goes away ;)


Error - Trial Download

PostPosted:Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:18 am
by Proformance
Thanks for your reply,

Tried to run CAD then CAM, same error.

Loaded the software again - same error

Loaded the software onto another PC, Ran CAD First, then CAM - Same error.

PartMaster CAD CAM CNC software error reading DXF

PostPosted:Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:20 am
by caddit
Hi Proformance,

You need to clean up your DXF file and select the cutting geomtry before CAM will understand what is included in the job, maybe that is what it is asking for. Please have a look at these video examples and see if they are any help: