Wildfire 4 + moldbase extension EMX

Hello,
I'm currently designing plastic molds with WF3+EMX4.1.
(I haven't quite accepted the quite different EMX5.0 , but
maybe that will change once I learn it)
Recently I decided to see what had happened in WF4
and maybe change over to WF4. I also tried to start
the EMX but I couldn't get either version to run.
I got some error message about 'legacy option not set',
or something like that.
Isn't WF4 compatible with the existing EMX versions?
/Bjorn
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Bjorn Ljungdahl
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Whether EMX4.1 is compatible with WF4 or not, getting a "trial" version = of software to run involves some nontrivial installation and licensing = problems. Included in these problems is the question of whether it's = possible to run addons, like EMX, on two different versions of the = software and to be called by two different license packs. All in all, = though, this does sound like a licensing issue requiring special = knowledge to set up. Maybe someone here has that knowledge (and the time = to help). But, if it were my problem, I'd be getting hold of PTC.
David Janes
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Janes
two different
in all, though,
We are on a support contract and I have recently recieved and updated my licensefiles from PTC. As far as I can see I have installed the licens correct.
Changing from EMX4.1 to EMX5.0 is just a matter of changing a line in the config.pro and works fine with WF3.
I have put this question to the reseller, but that was a couple of weeks ago so I thought I should try my luck here.
The correct complete errors during startup are
--> std.out Features Obtained: PROE_FoundationAdv Pro/MOLDDESIGN-2 Mechanism_Design Import_Data_Doctor Expert_Moldbase Pro/SURFACE Pro/DIEFACE Pro/ASSEMBLY Pro/CASTING Features Not Obtained: Pro/EXPERT-MACHINE_SET support.inf (some private info removed) FILE: support.inf.3 TIME: 02-May-08 12:12:10
================================================== License Information ==================================================
Service Contract Number: Release: Wildfire 4.0 Pro/ENGINEER Date Code: M010 License Name: PROE_FoundationAdv License Version: 25.0 License Type: Commercial version, Floating License Server Name:
License file search path: 7788@server;
================================================== Configured Option Modules ==================================================
The following Pro/ENGINEER options are installed: (Note: license extensions are marked with a '*')
Design_Animation Pro/DATA_for_PDGS Pro/LIBRARYACCESS Expert_Moldbase* Pro/DETAIL Pro/MOLDDESIGN-2* Import_Data_Doctor Pro/DIEFACE* Pro/PHOTORENDER Mechanism_Design* Pro/ECAD Pro/PLOT ModelCHECK Pro/FEATURE Pro/REPORT Pro/4DNavigator Pro/INTERFACE Pro/SCAN_TOOLS Pro/ASSEMBLY* Pro/INTF-CADDS5 Pro/SHEETMTL-DES Pro/ASSY_PERFORMANCE Pro/INTF-for-CAT Pro/SURFACE Pro/CASTING* Pro/INTF_for_STEP Pro/WELDING Pro/CDT Pro/LEGACY Pro/Web.Publish
================================================== Machine Information ==================================================
Host Name: User Name: Host ID:
Pro/ENGINEER Machine Type: I486_NT Pro/ENGINEER Graphics Type: OPENGL Using hardware accelerated OpenGL.
OS Name: Windows NT OS Release: 5.1 OS Version: 2600 Hardware Type: x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel 2400 MHz
================================================== Installation Directories and Command Information ==================================================
Directories:
Pro/ENGINEER Installation Directory: C:\ptc\proewildfire4\ Pro/ENGINEER Startup Directory: C:\ptc\startwf4\ Pro/APPLICATION MANAGER Directory: Not Available Pro/INTRALINK Directory: Not Available Commands:
Pro/ENGINEER Start-up Command: C:\ptc\proewildfire4\bin\proe.exe ================================================== Configuration Information ==================================================
Configuration files read:
C:\ptc\startwf4\config.pro C:\ptc\startwf4\config.win.11 C:\ptc\proewildfire4\text\menu_def.pro
Pro/HELP Search Path: C:\ptc\proewildfire4 ================================================== Auxiliary application Information ==================================================
Application 0: EMX 5.0 Exec path: C:\ptc\emx5.0\i486_nt\emx50.dll Text path: C:\ptc\emx5.0 Version 26 - 2004150 Application is not running.
CONTACTING TECHNICAL SUPPORT
For information on contacting PTC Technical Support, please refer to the printed Customer Service Guide or the on-line edition at:
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(Click "Contacting Technical Support")
/Bjorn
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Bjorn Ljungdahl
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A couple of things are confusing me about what you've done. You say EMX5 = works with WF3 but not WF4. That sounds, to me, like you've got both = versions of Wildfire installed. Is that the case? It also sounds like = you've had both versions of EMX installed before installing WF4. = Something to do with PTK sounds like it needs to be installed (maybe by = installing EMX5 after installing WF4) because it's erroring the = protk.dat file. You've said that getting EMX to run is a simple matter = of changing a config option ('pro_something_dir'?) but the license file = lists EMX50.DLL under Auxilliary Apps which are started typically by = going to 'Tools>Aux Apps' and checking off the Mold Design Ext = application. Is this how you're trying to launch it and where you're = getting the error? I'd go back to the WF4 installation disk and make = sure there wasn't some component, some innocuous little check box, that = needed to be ckecked/installed for EMX to work on WF4. I'd also remove = any traces of WF3 before starting. Then I'd do the 'Tools>Aux Apps' = business and check to see if the protk.dat was recompiled. If not, maybe = try to reinstall EMX 5 upgrade.
David Janes
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Janes

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