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

Question asked by Chris Kearney on Jun 24, 2016

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

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