Educational Software Thread, Boxford in Technical; We have a CAD/CAM machine from a company called Boxford having put the software on the CAD/CAM PC. The head ...
5th March 2007, 02:04 PM #1
We have a CAD/CAM machine from a company called Boxford having put the software on the CAD/CAM PC. The head of technology would now like it available in the D+T computer suite. This is so students can see if they have any mistakes before they are machined.
Problem: I have tried everything to get it to work across our network and nothing seems to do it even spoke to Boxford but had no luck there.
My only option unless someone here knows away is to manual install it on every machine which would be a really time consuming pain
Does any one have any experience and can help please.....
5th March 2007, 04:15 PM #2
Which boxford package is it? Vrmilling is a MSI file install here, though they usually send a single user version with each machine.
Will see if we have it installed here.
6th March 2007, 09:27 AM #3
We had to resort to manually installing it but it was only for 10 PCs in the D&T Suite. That was about 2 years ago though.
7th March 2007, 10:25 AM #4
yeah sorry its Boxford CAD/CAM Design tools Version 3 - 4
19th March 2007, 03:09 PM #5
Only just seen this post I am doing a network install today but I am using Version 10 which Boxford sent to me on request. The sever install is quite straight forward although the client side requires an exe to be run on each client machine.
Maybe you can contact them and get Version 10
5th August 2007, 05:53 PM #6
Just done this. All you have to do, is install the boxford cad/cam stuff on a server. Then you have to run the netadmin exe on the server and go through the config (ie, serial ports (only effective when running boxford from a PC connected to a piece of manufacturing eqiuipment), CAD, G+M paths). Dont forget to set the "administrator" and "power user" passwords.
Now here's the important bit. If you want to also run simulations and manufacturing on the client PC's, you need to share the folder as "Program Files" - yes I know! Shocking! Eg:
Then your clients just need a shortcut adding that runs \\server\Program Files\Boxford\V10frontend.exe
20th March 2009, 10:13 AM #7
Has anyone got Boxford running on Vista successfully over the network? Emailed their "technical support" and they say it wont run on Vista end off It does run but Simulations just crash the program
I've tried the compatibility tab but it seems this wont work with stuff that is on a network share
20th March 2009, 10:20 AM #8
local install here I have a ghost AI install which I used to run after the image was applied, I have now bundled it with the latest image.
20th March 2009, 11:08 AM #9
Local install.. thought as such
20th March 2009, 11:32 AM #10
We also tried it over the network, but as it was only going to be on less than 10 PC's a local install was much easier.
27th June 2011, 03:20 PM #11
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CadCam Boxford A3-HSRi2
Hi SIPPO, I know it's an old thread, but I am having issues installing boxford cadcam software on a standalone xp PC. It installs fine but it doesn't seem to run the router. I am using software evrsion version 4.35.6 and the router is a CadCam Boxford A3-HSRi2 machine. It's connected via a serial com port, using com port windows default settings.
Originally Posted by sippo
I was wondering if I am missing anything out that's why it's not running. The router works manuaaly, i.e. I could move the axel any direction and drill through a bar of wood.
Any help wouold be appreciated as it's been a while since I've been trying to get it to work.
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