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"Dark zone" in middle of screen on Cadkey 99

"Dark zone" in middle of screen on Cadkey 99

"Dark zone" in middle of screen on Cadkey 99


I've got a strange issue with Cadkey 99. I'm running it on Windows 10 (it still works!) but the problem I've run into seems to be related to the monitor. I had a Samsung 25" monitor that worked fine. A while back, I upgraded to a ViewSonic 27" monitor. Now I get a rectangular area in the middle of the screen that hides everything until I hit the regenerate button. I changed the background color from black to white to see if there was something I could see but no luck. If I hit the regenerate button, the part will become visible, but the mouse crosshairs will vanish while traveling through this zone.

I realized this is a really old version, but we have legacy files and I'm now using Solid Edge for most of my work but still need Cadkey to access the legacy files.


RE: "Dark zone" in middle of screen on Cadkey 99


Sorry for the super-late response. I don't check eng-tip.com nearly as often as I should. (understatement of the year)

I would strongly suggest you keep an eye on the Kubotek web site (http://kubotek3d.com/) and watch for "upgrade" specials. Every so often they offer and upgrade to the latest version of KeyCreator, to legacy Cadkey users, at a greatly reduced rate. You'll still be able to access the old Cadkey files, plus you'll have the latest tools that KeyCreator offers. KeyCreator is still the old easy-to-use "Cadkey", but with tons of more functionality.

Another option would be to purchase a seat of Kubotek Spectrum ($99) to read KeyCreator/Cadkey files, or Spectrum Premium ($299) to read those plus files from CATIA, Solidworks, Pro/E, and others. The free version will only read KeyCreator files. http://kubotek3d.com/Products/Spectrum-Viewer.aspx

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