Mastercam X6 Administrator Guide

Administration Guide
Mastercam X6
Administrator Guide
October 2011
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Mastercam® X6 Administrator Guide
Date: October 2011
Copyright © 2011 CNC Software, Inc.— All rights reserved.
First Printing: October 2011
Software: Mastercam X6
TERMS OF USE
Use of this document is subject to the Mastercam End User License Agreement.
A copy of the Mastercam End User License Agreement is included with the
Mastercam product package of which this document is part. The Mastercam
End User License Agreement can also be found at: 
www.mastercam.com/legal/licenseagreement/
Contents
1. Updates ................................................................................. 1
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Entering SIM Update Codes......................................................................... 1
Before entering the update code ................................................................... 2
Updating HASP Codes .................................................................................... 2
SIM Not Found Error ....................................................................................... 4
Repairing a Mastercam Installation ............................................................... 4
Updating Mastercam .................................................................................... 5
Downloading and Installing Updates.............................................................. 5
2. Launching Mastercam .......................................................... 7
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Mastercam Launcher.................................................................................... 7
Starting Mastercam Launcher ...................................................................... 7
Information Displayed in the Dialog Box ........................................................ 8
Using Command-Line Switches ................................................................ 12
Setting Mastercam Icon Command-Line Switches ..................................... 13
Command-Line Switches ............................................................................. 14
Error Messages ............................................................................................ 16
3. Network Administration .....................................................
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Network Administrator Qualifications ...................................................... 17
Installation ................................................................................................... 18
System Settings .......................................................................................... 18
Mastercam Installation Locations ................................................................ 18
Registry ......................................................................................................... 19
Network ........................................................................................................ 19
Group Policies ............................................................................................... 20
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Setting Installation Defaults ......................................................................... 20
Installing the NetHASP Server .................................................................. 22
Maximum Number of NetHASP Licenses ................................................... 24
Adding Licenses ........................................................................................... 25
Updating NetHASP Codes ......................................................................... 25
Using the NHaspX.exe Utility .................................................................... 27
Monitoring NetHASP Users ....................................................................... 29
Using Aladdin Monitor.................................................................................. 29
Registry Settings .......................................................................................... 31
Additional NetHASP Information.................................................................. 31
CHAPTER 1
Updates
1
This administrator's guide covers installation and configuration scenarios that are
more complex than those covered in the Mastercam X6 Quick Start. For most
Mastercam X6 installations, the Mastercam X6 Quick Start provides adequate
documentation and so is your first source for installation guidance. Use this administrator's guide to learn about updating SIM codes, starting Mastercam with
Mastercam Launcher or command-line switches, and administering a Mastercam
installation over a network.
Entering SIM Update Codes
When you install or upgrade Mastercam X, and you are not on Mastercam Maintenance, you must also update your HASP and NetHASP SIMs with an update code.
The SIM must be activated with the update code before you can run the new or
updated version of Mastercam X.
Note: Instructions for Updating NetHASP Codes are on page 25.
The update code is a file that is delivered to you by one of these methods:
 Included with your Mastercam software kit
 Mailed on electronic media
 E-mailed as a file attachment
Note: Contact your Reseller if you cannot locate your update code.
Update code files have a file extension that indicates the type of SIM license they
update. The Mastercam X installation program associates these file extensions with
the program that you use to update the SIM codes.
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File Extension
SIM License Type Update Program
HCODE
NHCODE
HASP
NetHASP
HaspX.exe
NHaspX.exe
Note: If your computer has multiple HASP SIMs, remove all SIMs except the
Mastercam SIM before entering the update code.
Before entering the update code
Use one of the following methods to prepare for the update, based on the
format of the update code that you received and your personal preference:
 E-mail attachment: Save the attachment as a file to an accessible
location. (Do not change the file extension.)
 Mastercam X6 installation kit electronic media: Insert the media in the
appropriate drive to access the file.
Updating HASP Codes
IMPORTANT: Before this phase of the update process, be sure you
have completed the steps in Installing a HASP (Single-User License) and
Installing Mastercam in the Mastercam X6 +ՈVŽÊ-Ì>ÀÌ. Also, the
following steps must be done on the computer to which the NetHASP is
attached. Updates over a remote connection will fail.
To enter a HASP update code:
1 Choose one of the following methods to run HaspX.exe. The method you
choose is based on the update code format and your preference:
 From the Windows desktop, choose Start, All Programs, Mastercam X6,
Hasp X.
or
 Double-click the update code file (*.HCODE).
or
UPDATES / Entering SIM Update Codes • 3
 Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the Mastercam installation
location, and double-click HaspX.exe.
The HaspX utility analyzes the SIM and displays the SIM serial number and
current Mastercam products. Verify that the displayed serial number
matches the serial number provided with your Mastercam X6 software kit.
TIP: Keep a record of the serial number in the event that you need to
contact Technical Support Services at CNC Software or your Reseller.
2 In the HaspX dialog box, choose Update code to open the code file that you
received. The HaspX utility extracts the update code from the file.
3 Choose Update at the top of the HaspX dialog box. The program updates the
SIM and displays the products for which the SIM has been activated.
4 Choose OK to exit the HaspX utility.
Notes:
• Start date/End date: Displays the start date and end date for the SIM.
• Maintenance Expiration date: Shows the date your Maintenance plan
expires, based on your annual renewal date.
• HASP Status: Shows whether the utility found the HASP SIM on your
computer.
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SIM Not Found Error
On rare occasions, Mastercam might not find your SIM. Try the following suggestions to fix the problem:
 Run NHasp.exe, and ensure that the correct type of SIM, either HASP or
NetHASP, is selected:
 Remove and reconnect the SIM.
 Try a different USB port.
 Check that the SIM is lighted. An unlighted SIM is either broken or not
receiving power from the USB port.
 Reinstall the SIM drivers (see the Manually Installing SIM Drivers section).
If the problem persists, contact CNC Software Technical Support Services for assistance.
Manually Installing SIM Drivers
The Mastercam installation program automatically installs the software needed to
use the HASP SIM with Mastercam. In the event that the SIM drivers need to be reinstalled, choose Start, All Programs, Mastercam X6, Hasp Setup, and then follow the
instructions on screen to install the SIM drivers.
Repairing a Mastercam Installation
If you encounter a problem after an installation and have not been notified of a SIM
or HASP driver problem, attempt to repair your Mastercam installation as described
next.
To repair an installation:
1 Insert the Mastercam X6 disk into the computer’s DVD drive.
2 Choose Mastercam X6 Installs.
3 Choose Repair, and then follow the prompts.
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Updating Mastercam
When a new Mastercam maintenance update is released, you can download it from
the Mastercam website (www.mastercam.com). The maintenance upgrade is an
executable file (.EXE) that you run to update your Mastercam installation.
Before you do an update, you must exit Mastercam. If you start an update with
Mastercam open, you are asked to close all running sessions of Mastercam on the PC
before continuing with the update installation.
IMPORTANT: The following instructions apply only to English-based
Mastercam installations with updates received from CNC Software, Inc.
For information on downloading non-English Mastercam updates from
other locations, contact your local Reseller.
Downloading and Installing Updates
To download and install Mastercam updates:
1 Download the latest update from the Mastercam website or get the update
from your Mastercam Reseller.
2 Copy the downloaded file to the PC on which you want to do the update.
3 If Mastercam is running, close it.
4 Double-click the update file you downloaded, and follow the prompts.
5 When the Installation Wizard displays, click Next.
6 Accept the license agreement, and click Next.
7 When the installation is complete, click Finish.
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CHAPTER 2
Launching Mastercam
2
This chapter describes alternative ways to start Mastercam. Specifically, you can use
Mastercam Launcher or command-line switches.
Mastercam Launcher
Use Mastercam Launcher (in X2 MR2 or later) to control the startup options for a
particular seat (license) of Mastercam. With Mastercam Launcher, you can do the
following:
 Assign product (platform) levels and availability, such as Mill, Level 1.
 Edit the availability of Mastercam add-on products and their usage status.
 Start Mastercam with either a HASP or NetHASP.
 Use Dealer, Industrial, Educational, or Student functionality (editing
capabilities for Mastercam Resellers only).
 Run Mastercam with or without Maintenance (editing capabilities for
Mastercam Resellers only).
 Create a customized Mastercam shortcut on the desktop based on the
current Mastercam Launcher settings.
 Save the current settings to the registry and/or open Mastercam when you
click OK.
Mastercam Launcher is primarily designed for NetHASP clients and Mastercam
Resellers. Some of the options on this dialog box (such as running Mastercam with or
without Maintenance) are available only if you have a Reseller HASP.
 Starting Mastercam Launcher
Start Mastercam Launcher by selecting Start, All Programs, Mastercam X6,
Mastercam Launcher. When you start Mastercam Launcher, the dialog box shown in
Figure 1 displays.
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Figure 1: Mastercam Launcher dialog box
Information Displayed in the Dialog Box
 Information area: Displays the HASP (or NetHASP) number being used, its
expiration date, and the Maintenance expiration date.
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Notes:
• If you are using a permanent SIM, the HASP expiration will display the
word “Permanent” rather than a date.
• Maintenance expiration date shows the date that Maintenance on
the SIM expires. For temporary codes, the SIM expiration date and
the Maintenance expiration date are the same.
 Platform area: This grid shows the product (platform) names, the available
platform level on your SIM, and the platform status.
The drop-down arrow in the Level column lets you select a specific product
level. NetHASP clients can see available levels, and choose the one to use.
Only licensed levels show on the SIM.
The drop-down arrow in the Status column lets you choose from the
following status settings:
 Active – the product is available to be used.
 Inactive – the product is not available to be used (acts as if you are not
licensed for the product).
 Startup – Mastercam starts up in that product.
Figure 2: Example of Reseller - HASP setup
Figure 3: Example of NetHASP client (non-Reseller)
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Notes:
• If a platform is not enabled on a SIM, the entire row is inactive.
• For a Reseller HASP or NetHASP, all platforms and add-ons are
available. For a non-Reseller NetHASP, the fields for items that are
not licensed are unavailable.
 Add-on Products area: This section lists all of the available add-on
products, and how many licenses are available.
To check out a license for the session, click the arrow button in the Status
column for the add-on product you want to work with, and set the status to
Enable. If you choose the Disabled status, that add-on is not available for
you to use, even though it is available on the NetHASP.
A Not Licensed status means that the add-on is not licensed on your SIM,
and therefore you do not have access to that add-on.
Products marked Automatic Checkout are checked out automatically when
needed.
Add-on products that are not available on the SIM are inaccessible. If an
add-on is on the SIM but all of the instances are in use, the number in the
Licenses available column is 0, and you cannot use the add-on.
Figure 4: Example of Reseller - HASP setup
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Figure 5: Example of NetHASP client (non-Reseller)
 HASP Type area: The radio buttons in this area let you switch your SIM type
between HASP, NetHASP, and NetHASP Local. The availability of the switch
options depends on your access to each of those devices at the time you
start Mastercam Launcher.
 HASP Emulation area (Resellers only): This section lets Mastercam
Resellers set up Mastercam to run under Dealer, Industrial, Educational, or
Student functionality. Resellers can also set up Mastercam to run with or
without Maintenance.
Note: The Maintenance check box is on and disabled if the Dealer or
Student emulation option is selected. It is active/editable if the Industrial or
Educational emulation option is selected.
 Create Shortcut: Creates a shortcut on the desktop based on the current
settings in Mastercam Launcher and prompts you for the shortcut’s name.
The shortcut contains all of the switches needed to open Mastercam
according to the settings you chose in Mastercam Launcher.
When you create a shortcut and do not enter a name for it, Mastercam
names the first shortcut Mastercam (1) and increments the number for
each customized shortcut you create without specifying a name.
 Save settings on exit: Select to save the Mastercam Launcher settings to
the Registry when you click OK. If you click Cancel to exit the dialog box, the
settings are not saved to the Registry, even if you have selected this option.
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 Start Mastercam: Select to have Mastercam launch when you click OK. If
you click Cancel to exit the dialog box, Mastercam does not start, even if you
have selected this option.
Using Command-Line Switches
Instead of using Mastercam Launcher, you can use command-line switches to load
licenses for selected product levels and add-on features when you click the
Mastercam icon. You typically use command-line switches to request specific
NetHASP licenses when you start a Mastercam session. You can also use them with
HASP licenses to open Mastercam in a particular product or product level or to
suppress products or product levels.
Note: Shortcuts created by Mastercam Launcher automatically include the
appropriate command-line switches.
Mastercam checks out product licenses at startup and then exchanges them each
time you choose a machine definition for a different machine type (Mill, Lathe,
Router, Wire). This flexible structure allows NetHASP licensing to be dynamically
allocated.
If you start Mastercam X without command-line switches, Mastercam does the
following:
1 Checks out a Mastercam Design license, if one is available.
2 If a Design license is not available, Mastercam checks out the highest level
license available for Mill, Lathe, Router, or Wire.
When Mastercam is running, if you choose a machine definition type (Mill, Lathe,
Router, or Wire) that is different from the current product license allocation,
Mastercam releases the current license and checks out a product license for the
selected machine type.
By adding command-line switches to the Mastercam shortcut, you can control
which product level licenses are checked out during the Mastercam session. For
example, to create a shortcut that checks out only Level 1 licenses when a Mill,
Router, or Lathe machine type is selected, add the following command-line switches
to your Mastercam shortcut: /M1 /R1 /L1.
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Setting Mastercam Icon Command-Line Switches
To set command-line switches for a Mastercam shortcut icon:
1 From the Windows desktop, right-click the Mastercam X6
icon.
2 Choose Properties, and then select the Shortcut tab.
3 Add one or more command line switches to the Target field.
Precede each command by a “/” and separate each by a space. (See
Command-Line Switches on page 14 for more information.) For example, to
request a single Mill Entry license at startup, enter:
"C:\Program Files\mcamx6\Mastercam.exe" /ME
To request a Mill Level 3 license and a Solids license:
"C:\Program Files\mcamx6\Mastercam.exe" /M3 /S
To request three licenses at startup—Mill Level 1, Lathe Level 1, and Solids:
"C:\Program Files\mcamx6\Mastercam.exe" /M1 /L1 /S
IMPORTANT: If the directory name contains spaces, you must enter
the shortcut using the following format:
• Place quote marks around the directory path.
• Place the command-line options outside of the quote marks.
4 To accept the command-line changes to the Mastercam icon and exit the
Properties dialog box, click OK.
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Command-Line Switches
The following table lists all command-line switches for each Mastercam product.
However, all products might not be included with your Mastercam installation.
Note: If you use a command-line switch to suppress products or check out a
lower level product than the HASP or NetHASP supports, a message shows
the products enabled by the HASP or NetHASP and modified by the
command-line switch. You can use the /noRem command-line switch to
suppress this message.
Mastercam Design
 /D = Design only (requires a stand-alone Design license).
For example, use this switch if you want to load a part
that contains toolpaths but do not want to check out a
Mill, Lathe, or Router license.
 /noD = Disable Design only
Mastercam Mill
 /ME = Mill Entry
 /M1 = Mill Level 1
 /M2 = Mill Level 2
 /M3 = Mill Level 3
 /noM = Disable Mill
Mastercam Lathe
 /LE = Lathe Entry
 /L1 = Lathe Level 1
 /noL = Disable Lathe
Mastercam Router
 /RE = Router Entry
 /R1 = Router Level 1
 /R2 = Router Plus
 /R3 = Router Pro
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 /noR = Disable
Router
Mastercam Wire
 /W2 = Wire
 /noW = Disable Wire
Mastercam Art
 /Art = Art
 /noArt = Disable Art
All Products
 /noRem= Suppress product message
Mastercam Add-on Features
 /S = Solids (Mill,
Lathe, Router, Wire,
Design)a
 /noS = Disable Solids
(Mill, Lathe, Router,
Wire, Design)
 /C5 = Curve/Drill5ax
(add-on for Mill Level
1 or Level 2)
 /noC5 = Disable Curve/
Drill5ax (add-on for
Mill Level 1 or Level 2)
 /V5 = Verify 5-Axis
 /noV5 = Disable Verify 
5-Axis
 /X5 = Multi-Axis addon
 /noX5 = Disable the
Multi-Axis add-on
 /N = Use NetHASP
(remote)b
 /NL Use NetHASP
(local)b
 /H = Use HASPb
 /Nest = Nesting
 /noNest = Disable
Nesting
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a. During a session, Mastercam checks often for a valid Solids
license, including for Solids creation, Analyze, Parasolid file
conversion, STL file conversion, SAT file conversion, STEP
file conversion, and Xform functions. To create, transform,
or export a solid, you must check out a Solids license.
b. Use these command-line switches to manually override the
registry settings that were written by the NetHASP/HASP
installation programs.
Error Messages
When Mastercam starts, it attempts to get a license from the NetHASP server.
Following are the most common error messages you might receive when a license
cannot be obtained:
Error checking out a [product name] license. No licenses have been
purchased for this product. Contact your Reseller, and purchase the necessary
options.
Active NetHASP server not found. The NetHASP license manager is not
running. Check the NetHASP server, and restart as necessary.
All available licenses are in use. The maximum allowable number of users have
checked out the product.
Approximately once every 2 to 10 minutes, Mastercam verifies that the NetHASP
server is still running and that the NetHASP is attached to the server. If this test
fails—for example, due to a power loss or server failure—the following message is
displayed on all PCs running Mastercam:
The SIM has become disconnected. Mastercam will automatically shut
down. You will get one chance to save your file. This message should be taken
seriously. Save your work quickly, and shut down Mastercam. Check the NetHASP
connection and reconnect, as necessary.
CHAPTER 3
Network Administration
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This chapter provides information on installing and administering Mastercam in a
network setting.
Network Administrator Qualifications
A full-time network administrator must be available and able to perform the
following tasks:
 Recover from a network crash in a reasonable amount of time. Network
licensing depends on a stable network.
 Configure the network as required by this document and the nethasp.txt
document. See Additional NetHASP Information on page 31 for details on
nethasp.txt.
 Be proficient with a text editor.
 Understand and edit command-line parameters.
 Learn enough about Mastercam to understand which licenses are checked
out when each of the Mastercam products starts up.
 Understand how to use the Mastercam NHaspX.exe utility.
 Agree to install Mastercam on all PCs that require it. Attempting to run
Mastercam from a common directory on a network drive does not work. The
application must be physically installed on each PC where it will be used.
 Be familiar with the NetHASP, a red device that is plugged into the NetHASP
server's USB port. Although the NetHASP is similar in appearance to a HASP,
it is functionally very different. The HASP and NetHASP are not
interchangeable.
 Have e-mail access and the ability to accept attachments. The most
practical way to update a NetHASP is to e-mail the update code file as an
attachment.
IMPORTANT: Keep the NetHASP device in a physically safe place. All
Mastercam users on the network are vulnerable to its loss.
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Installation
Mastercam must install components into the Windows system32 folder, as well as
register these components globally. Mastercam must also install HASP security
device drivers. For this reason, you can install Mastercam X6 only as a member of the
Administrator group.
Additionally, to install Mastercam X6 properly, the user must have the Impersonate
a client after authentication group policy. The Administrator group gets this
permission by default, but some upgrade scenarios may not have this permission
set. Without this permission, the installation will fail at the very end, after all
program files have been copied. In this case, the status text on the installation reads
“Publishing Product Information.”
When installing as an Administrator for other users, you must select the Anyone
who uses this computer (all users) option. This option is the default setting for the
installation.
Mastercam X6 does not install to a drive created with the SUBST command. To
install in this scenario, use the actual path to the desired installation directory, not
the substituted drive letter.
For Mastercam to install and run successfully, the computer must have standard
Windows permissions.
System Settings
The following sections describe important system settings, including file and
Registry permissions, as well as network configuration and group policies.
Mastercam Installation Locations
The default Mastercam installation directories are based on the Windows operating
system format and type, and also on the Mastercam file type (non-modifiable and
user-modifiable).
User-modifiable data is stored in two different locations, depending on whether the
data is user-specific or shared.
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In the following table, the # in the folder names represents the actual Mastercam
version number, for example, mcamx6.
Mastercam Installation Locations
Program files (non-modifiable)
C:\Program Files\mcamx#
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mastercam
User-modifiable files
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\My Documents\my mcamx#
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\shared
mcamx#
Windows Vista® and Windows 7 operating systems:
C:\Users\<Username>\Documents\my mcamx#
C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared mcamx#
Mastercam X6 requires read and write access to the user’s My Documents and
Shared folders.
Registry
To run Mastercam, the user needs permission to read from the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CNC Software, Inc.\ key. This key is created
during the installation and contains default Mastercam X6 settings.
The user also needs read and write permission to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CNC Software, Inc.\. This key is created when the user first starts
Mastercam X6 and is used to store per-user settings.
These Registry permissions are the Windows system default, so no adjustment
should be needed in a default Windows installation.
Network
Mastercam X6 can use a NetHASP security device to service Mastercam licenses
from a central location. Because these licenses are served over a network, a firewalled server running a NetHASP must allow the license server to communicate
through the firewall. This requires two configuration steps:
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 The firewall must be configured to open port 475.
 The NetHASP server program (c:\windows\system32\nhsrvice.exe (for
32-bit) or c:\windows\sysWOW64\nhsrvice.exe (for 64-bit)) must be
allowed to work through the firewall.
Please consult your firewall documentation for instructions on how to change these
settings.
Group Policies
By setting group policies, you can severely restrict the permission on a Windows
system. Mastercam X6 runs with the default group policies. Most other group policies have no effect on Mastercam’s ability to run. However, a combination of group
policies might cause issues with Mastercam X6.
Setting Installation Defaults
You can set the installation defaults in the mastercam.ini file, which is included in
the \data\mastercamX6 folder on the installation disk. The mastercam.ini file is
text that contains the defaults for the following installation settings:
 Installation language
 Program language
 Units
 Installation type
 SIM type
 Destination directory
To set installation defaults:
1 Open mastercam.ini in a text editor. (Do not use a word processor to edit
this file.)
2 To disable a setting, comment it out by inserting ;; before the first character.
Figure 1 shows the default mastercam.ini.
3 Save the file.
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Figure 1: Default mastercam.ini
;; mastercam.ini
;;
;; Uncomment the desired language(s) to have the Mastercam X
installation display the “Select
;; Languages” dialog. You will also need to create a subdirectory in
the installation image with the
;; available languages names. Copy all the files from the “english”
subdirectory and translate them.
;; They will then be placed on the target system when the language is
selected. If you do not translate
;; all the files some text will still be in English
english
;bulgarian
;chinese-simplified
;chinese-traditional
;croatian
;czech
;danish
;finnish
;french-canada
;french
;german
;italian
;japanese
;polish
;portuguese-brazil
;portuguese
;romanian
;russian
;spanish
[DefaultLanguage]
english
[DefaultUnits]
I ;; Inch
;;M ;; Metric
[SimType]
H ;; Hasp
;;N ;;Nethasp
[DestinationDirectory]
PROGRAMFILESFOLDER\mcamx6
[UserAccess]
1 ;; All Users
;;2 ;; This user only
[InstallMachSimSubFolders] ;; Install subfolders under
\SharedDefaults\ModuleWorks\MachSim
Y ;; Yes
;;N ;; No
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Installing the NetHASP Server
Although NetHASP supports most networks, CNC Software, Inc. tests and supports
its use only with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 in a TCP/IP network
environment. For more information, see Additional NetHASP Information on page
31.
To set up the NetHASP server:
1 Connect the NetHASP to a USB port on the computer you want to use as the
NetHASP server.
2 Insert the Mastercam X6 disk into your DVD drive. Use one of the following
methods to start the Mastercam installation procedure:
 If your computer is set up for Autorun, the Mastercam installation
program opens automatically.
 Navigate to the DVD drive, and double–click Setup.exe.
3 Choose Utilities from the installation menu.
4 From the menu, choose NetHASP Server, and follow the on-screen
instructions.
5 Choose Finish to exit when the installation is complete.
Note: You can, but are not required to, install Mastercam products on the
NetHASP server.
6 Use the NHaspX.exe utility to check available Mastercam licenses.
You can copy NHaspX.exe from the DVD. For more information on this
utility, see Using the NHaspX.exe Utility on page 27.
To set up Mastercam for the NetHASP:
1 Install Mastercam X6 using instructions in the Mastercam X6 Quick Start.
2 Install the TCP/IP network protocol if not already installed.
3 Run NHaspX.exe. Set the SIM type to NetHASP and the Mode to Network.
 If the PC is not the NetHASP Server, choose Network.
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 If the PC is also used as the NetHASP Server, choose Local.
4 From the DVD’s data\nhaspx.exe folder, copy the nethasp.ini file to the
main Mastercam directory (usually c:\Program Files\mcamx6).
5 Use your preferred text editor to edit nethasp.ini for the appropriate
network protocol and identify the computer(s) that are being used as the
NetHASP server(s).
IMPORTANT: If this step is omitted, when Mastercam starts and checks
for network licenses, it takes extra time to search all PCs on the network
to find the NetHASP server. If all licenses have been checked out by
other Mastercam users on your network, the search might take an especially long time. Configuring nethasp.ini to look for the NetHASP
server at a specific address eliminates this delay.
6 Create or edit shortcuts for running Mastercam with command-line
switches as described in Using Command-Line Switches on page 12.
Note: The Mastercam installation process automatically installs NetHASP
drivers. If the installation procedure was not completed or if the NetHASP
drivers were removed, Mastercam cannot recognize the NetHASP. To fix this
problem, run haspdinst.exe from the Mastercam \common directory (for
example, C:\Program Files\mcamx6\common).
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Figure 2: Recommended nethasp.ini for TCP/IP
[NH_COMMON]
;; This NetHASP.INI file is configured for TCPIP.
;; Please note that you will have to enter the address of the
;; NetHASP key station:
NH_TCPIP = Enabled
;Use the TCP/IP protocol
[NH_TCPIP]
NH_SERVER_ADDR = 192.168.176.1, 192.168.176.5
; IP addresses of all the NetHASP
; License Managers you want to
; search.
; Unlimited addresses are possible.
; Possible address format examples:
; IP address:
192.114.176.65
; Local Hostname: ftp.aladdin.com
NH_TCPIP_METHOD = TCP
;Send a TCP packet or UDP packet
; Default: UDP
NH_USE_BROADCAST = Disabled
;Use TCPI/IP Broadcast mechanism.
; Default: Enabled
Maximum Number of NetHASP Licenses
A NetHASP-20 or NetHASP-50 is the most common NetHASP configurations. The
NetHASP-20 allows up to 20 seats of each product to be used. The NetHASP-50 allows
up to 50 seats of each product to be used. A total of 220 seats (simultaneous users)
can be authorized with a NetHASP-20: 20 Mill Entry, 20 Mill Level 1, 20 Mill Level 2,
20 Mill Level 3, 20 Lathe Entry, 20 Lathe Level 1, 20 Wire, 20 Design, 20 Router Entry,
20 Router, 20 Router Pro, and 20 Router Plus seats. A maximum of 550 seats can be
authorized with a NetHASP-50.
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IMPORTANT: All product groups must be the same version. For
example, if your license supports one seat of Mill Entry and one seat of
Mill Level 3, the version number for both products must be version X6. A
different version number cannot be assigned to each group of products.
Adding Licenses
The number of licenses you purchase for each product is stored in the NetHASP
memory. The maximum number of licenses allowed for each product is further
limited by the type of NetHASP.
Once you have reached the maximum number of licenses, use one of the following
options to add additional licenses:
 Exchange your NetHASP (for example, exchange a NetHASP-20 for a
NetHASP-50 or NetHASP-100).
 Keep your NetHASP and obtain another one with the additional licenses you
need. This option requires you to set up a separate NetHASP server for the
second NetHASP; NetHASPs cannot be connected to each other on the same
server.
Updating NetHASP Codes
Note: For general information on entering SIM codes, please refer to
“Entering SIM Update Codes” on page 1.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin this phase of the installation process,
you must first complete the NetHASP Server installation (see Installing
the NetHASP Server on page 22). Also note that you can perform this
update only on the computer to which the NetHASP is attached. The
process cannot be completed over a remote connection.
To enter a NetHASP update code:
1 Choose one of the following methods to run the NHaspX.exe. The method
you choose is based on the update code format and your preference:
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 From the Windows desktop, choose Start, All Programs, Mastercam X6,
NHasp X.
Or
 Double–click the update code file (*.NHCODE).
Or
 Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the Mastercam installation location
and double-click NHaspX.exe.
2 In the NetHASP X dialog box, make sure SIM type is set to NetHASP and
that Mode is set to Network.
The NHaspX utility analyzes the SIM and displays the SIM serial number
and current Mastercam products. Verify that the displayed serial number
matches the serial number provided with your Mastercam X6 software kit.
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TIP: Keep a record of the serial number in the event that you need to
contact Technical Support Services at CNC Software or your Reseller.
3 Choose Update code file to navigate to the saved file location and open the
code file you received. The NHaspX utility extracts the update code from the
selected file.
4 Choose Update. The program updates the SIM and displays the products for
which the SIM has been activated.
5 Choose OK to exit the NHaspX utility.
Using the NHaspX.exe Utility
Use the NHaspX.exe utility, provided by CNC Software, Inc., to configure and
administer your Mastercam network licensing. This section includes a description of
each option you can choose when running this utility.
Figure 3: NHaspX.exe dialog box
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 SIM type: Choose HASP or NetHASP. When Mastercam starts, it reads the
SIM type from the Registry and checks the HASP or NetHASP for the
appropriate licenses.
 Mode: Choose Local to read the NetHASP from the local computer. Choose
Network to read the NetHASP connected to the NetHASP server, which may
or may not be the local computer.
 Update code file: Click to browse to the location of the update code file
provided by CNC Software or your Reseller.
 Product list (untitled): The large area lists the number of workstations
authorized for each product followed by the product name.
 Read: Displays the product list that is programmed in the NetHASP. The
NetHASP is read from the local machine or NetHASP server, based on the
selected Mode setting.
 Update: To update the NetHASP, it must be connected to the local
computer, and you must set the Mode to Local. Before selecting Update,
enter the update code file name. If the update code file is not found, a <file
name> not found error message displays.
 Active licenses: (Available only in Network mode.) Displays information on
the number of licenses currently checked out, the number of licenses
authorized, and the number of licenses that are currently available for each
product. (See Monitoring NetHASP Users below for details.)
Note: None of the licenses that are checked out from the local computer are
reported by Active licenses.
 Stop: Available only when you choose Active licenses to monitor and report
license information. Choose Stop to end the reporting function.
 User type: (read-only) Displays one of the following user types: Industrial,
Educational, or Dealer.
 Serial number: (read-only) Displays the NetHASP serial number.
 Start date/End Date: (read-only) Displays the first and last date for which
the NetHASP licenses are valid or Unlimited if the licenses are available
permanently.
 Maintenance expiration Date: (read-only) Displays the date your
Maintenance plan expires, based on your annual renewal date.
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Monitoring NetHASP Users
You can monitor NetHASP activity using the NHaspX.exe utility. Choose the button
labeled Active licenses to show:
 Which products are licensed
 The number of active users
 The maximum number of users
 The number of available licenses for each product
Notes:
• You must first set Mode to Network to enable the Active License option.
• This function runs slowly if nethasp.ini is not present or is set up
incorrectly. For more information, see the instructions for setting up the
NetHASP for Mastercam on page 22.
• The NHaspX.exe utility does not report the licenses that are
checked out on the computer on which it is running.
Using Aladdin Monitor
Besides NHaspX.exe, you can use the Aladdin Monitor utility to view a list of users
logged in to the NetHASP server. To install this utility, run the Mastercam installation
program from the Mastercam installation disk, choose Utilities and then NetHASP
Monitor, and complete the on-screen instructions.
Aladdin Monitor is a third-party application for monitoring NetHASP usage. Aladdin
Monitor is included with Mastercam for your convenience. However, CNC Software,
Inc. can provide only limited support for this application. Please contact Aladdin for
technical support issues. Following is a quick guide for using Aladdin Monitor.
Run Aladdin Monitor. In the left window pane, locate the NetHASP to monitor. Click
the NetHASP's entry to display information about the HASP in the right-hand pane.
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After you select a NetHASP, the Program table lists the following information:
 Mastercam products in use (program number)
 Number of users currently using each product
 Maximum users allowed for each product
 Remaining product activations
Please refer to the following table for program numbers and their equivalent
Mastercam products:
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The Login table box shows details for the selected product. This information
includes:
 User login ID (IP address)
 User host name
 Network protocol being used
 Period of inactivity required before the product entry is deleted
Registry Settings
The NHaspX.exe utility reads and writes the HASP or NetHASP SIM type information from and to the Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CNC Software,
Inc.\Sim type
The value of Sim Type is H for the HASP and N for the NetHASP. Each Mastercam
user must have read and write permission to this part of the Registry.
The NetHASP mode is also written to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CNC Software, Inc.\NetHASP mode
The two possible values are Network and Local.
Additional NetHASP Information
This document provides only a brief introduction to setting up network licensing for
Mastercam. For more information, use the NetHASP License Manager help system
(accessed from the NetHASP Server application) and the nethasp.txt document,
located in the NetHASP Server installation location—for example:
c:\NetHaspServer\nethasp.txt.
IMPORTANT: The NetHASP License Manager Help and nethasp.txt
document were written by Aladdin Knowledge Systems. CNC Software,
Inc. has not contributed to or edited this information and assumes no
responsibility for its accuracy.
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