6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2016 3:31 PM by Chris Kearney

    [SOLVED] HSMXpress "Failed to generate setup sheet for operation(s)."

    Chris Kearney

      EDIT:  [SOLVED]

      • My Setup Sheet button wasn't linked to a .cps file; to link the button, follow the instructions outlined on NexGenCam's blog - Selecting the Default Setup Sheet.
      • Please also see Scott's response below for using the powerful post processor menu
      • A handy post processor file is tool-list.cps!

      Thanks!

       

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      I receive the following error message. My setup, problem description, and troubleshooting are listed below. Please advise!

       

      HSMworks failed to generate setup sheet.PNG

       

      My setup:

      • HSMXpress 2016 R2.40513
        • I am using locally stored tool libraries (copied over from my company's network drive)
      • Solidworks 2016 x64 SP3.0
      • Solidworks PDM 2016
        • I have ownership of the assembly in which I'm making toolpaths
      • I cannot provide my part files publicly
        • Message was edited by Chris Kearney: I have removed the test files I used because responders seemed to think the test files were at issue. Those files allow generation of Setup Sheets, but our files opened through PDM don't. While I appreciate the effort, please read the entire post before responding. Thank you!

       

      Problem:

      • In HSMXpress CAM, I'd select my toolpaths, click the Setup Sheet icon, and select the folder to save the setup sheet file into. That's when I receive the message "Failed to generate setup sheet for operation(s)."

       

      Questions I've asked myself thus far:

      • Is there something wrong with the tool definition?
        • Made a new part and saved it locally
        • Used the same tool (from the same tool library as my assembly)
        • Generated similar toolpaths
        • Clicked Setup Sheet
        • Setup Sheet was produced and opened automatically in browser
        • Conclusion: Probably nothing wrong with my tools/libraries. Maybe it's file-related or network-related.
      • Does it matter that I'm working in an assembly?
        • Made an assembly of 2 parts
        • Used the same tool (from the same tool library as my assembly)
        • Generated similar toolpaths
        • Clicked Setup Sheet
        • Setup Sheet was produced and opened automatically in browser
        • Conclusion: Assembly filetype or multiple parts are not the problem. Maybe network-related.
      • Are my coworkers having the same issue?
        • Yes. Their own investigations have yielded the same results - sadness.
        • Conclusion: Problem not unique to my computer or installations.

       

      Speculations:

      • Our network implementation of PDM or HSMXpress is/are corrupted
      • Some attribute or setting in PDM is set wrong
      • There might be a work-around if I delve into how Setup Sheets are generated at the code level
        • Haven't explored this yet

       

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

       

      Thank you,

      Chris