matze-atze-sch wrote:Hey Adrian,
can you tell us how you get it to run under Windows 10?
With about 2 hours of struggle, but here goes.
Run the installer as Dave has set out and then unzip the update and install that over the installed executable.
The above should!!! be in C:\Program Files(x86)\Plasma Estimator\
Now as I run Sheetcam I have placed a few directories in my documents for this and for sheetcam to output files, so I have the following folders:
Some of the above are used from Sheetcam, i.e. where I put my own posts for Sheetcam to use, Tools for my own plasma tools. Reports where Sheetcam output it's reports. etc.
Some I made up for plasma estimator.
In the setup for Plasma estimator I have the file locations as above.
I have also created a shortcut folder on the desktop point to :
C:\Users\Adrian\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\program Files (x86)\Plasma estimator v3
That way I could change the files directly.
One problem I had took a while to solve and that was the units were never correct until I changed 'file system units.txt' to be in my case
After that the output started to become more realistic.
I hope the idea helps, I am struggling to determine for myself what is a reasonable rate when I only do this as a hobby what one charges in the UK for a pierce grinding dross off etc (yes I have dross as hobby setup and not Hypertherm etc). I get asked occasionally to cut things out and if I have the steel I will, but sometimes I do not wish to be under-valued and on the other hand do not wish to be too expensive to put friends off. The idea is if I can put the info in the program it gives a justification to reasonable costs.
Anyway have a play with the above see if it works and gets Daves program working on more computers, I have not played a lot with it on windos as I got it to run in Linux.
Forgot to say in Windows explorer I have to change the settings so I could see system files and folders and hidden files etc.