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GP Fault?

GP Fault?

(OP)
Has anyone one had and fixed a GP fault in Surfcam?

I'm running Surfcam 2000 on an XP computer.

thankyou for any help.

RE: GP Fault?

I still see them on SC 2004 about once a month.  Not sure what the cause is, but I've seen it more often later in the day.  I just exit the program and restart it.  Restarting the program seems to cure other strange behavior as well, especially after a long session.  

RE: GP Fault?

(OP)
Unfortunately, it doesn't go away when we restart, and it prevents us from actually doing anything. We have nothing else to try, at this point, except to return to using a Win98 machine.

thanks for the help!

RE: GP Fault?

Have you tried to uninstall and reinstall the program.  I don't recall if SC2000 is compatible with XP, was XP released back then?.  Surfcam stopped support for all Windows OS except win 2000 and XP a few years ago.  I've been using it for 10 years and never had a problem like you describe where you can't use the program, SC has always been rock solid for us.  Do you have all the patches that were available for that version?  It pays to keep up on maintenance for this very reason.  The soon to be released SC2005 is a major change and worth the upgrade over SC2000, I believe you can upgrade for a greatly reduced price right now.  Check with you local dealer, he may have an answer to your problem as well.    

RE: GP Fault?

I've had this problem (GP Fault)since I got a new computer with Windows XP and installed SC2001. Mostly when I try to move or change the model geometry, or add to it in Surfcam. Sometimes I can get it to work by repeating the process a few times. I end up going back to cad to change the geometry/model then bringing it back into surfcam to do machining. I am no longer on maintenance so I am unable to download patches from Surfware. I never had the problem under Windows 2000. Just to let you know you are not the only one WilliamWit.

RE: GP Fault?

(OP)
I would give you a solution if I could. It wasn't letting us do hardly anything, we ended up going back into the maintenance. They upgraded us and now we are fine. Apparently the older versions are not quite compatible with XP.

RE: GP Fault?

Thanks for the response WW. I'll post again when I find my solution.

RE: GP Fault?

I moved my key to an old Windows 2000 machine and the problem went away. This is not a permanent solution, since I'm using our file server to program.

RE: GP Fault?

I have the same problem. I ger a GP Fault every time I try to create a spline by projecting a line onto a surface.

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