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Universal Post Generator

Question asked by André Kapelrud on Jun 29, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 3, 2018 by Joy Garon

Hi.

I need to build/customize a post processor for my company's Fagor-controlled CNC mill and lathe. I'm currently trying to get the Universal Post Generator (UPG; https://camworks.com/universal-post-generator/ ) to run, but I'm encountering severe problems.:

 

  • UPG v0307 is not installable on my Win10 64bit machine.
  • I've managed to install it on WinXP, Win7 and Win10 virtual machines (VMs). The program and editors works nicely on the VMs, but when trying to compile the post-processor's .src-files I get the error "Could not open<FILENAME>" independent on which Windows version I'm using. And FYI, I've tried moving the source files around, and I've double checked that they exist and are non-empty.

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  • Just copying the installation from a virtual machine to my normal Win10 installation, I get a runtime error, complaining about a missing library-file, msstdfmt.dll. This is an indication that UPG (or at least the post-processor compiler) is programmed in Visual Basic 6, which is not supported on modern versions of Windows. This might be the reason why the installer fails on my machine.

 

It might be a problem with the current build of UPG, per today it's the March2018 build 0307 that is available on the web-page. Can anyone point me in the right direction to getting UPG up and running? -or where I can find a working build of UPG?

 

-André

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