More A’s to your Version /Update Q’s
Q: How do I know what version I’m using?
A: Inside the software, under Help menu, click on “About”
Q: How do I know if updates are available?
A: All Delcam products now have an option to check for updates. It is located under the Help option on the main toolbar. You must be connected to the web to use this option. If an update is available, you will be connected to the Delcam Customer Download Center.
“Latest Software Releases” is also a regular feature of these Tech Mail newsletters (Look over to the right!)
Q: How do I get updates?
A: The latest versions and service packs are available on the Delcam Customer Download site, and on the CAD CAM Systems FTP site. See the Technical Tip in this newsletter for more details. Update disks are shipped about once a year, so you can also install from the disk.
Q: Should I download and use a major Version that is just released?
A: CAD CAM Systems has always advised customers to defer on updating to a new Version of the software until Service Pack 1 has been released.
Q: I have many Versions of Delcam software on my computer. Should I get rid of them? How?
A: Since all Delcam software (except FeatureCAM) installs in separate directories, you can have several older versions left on the computer. This should not cause any problems. If you want to remove any older versions of software, you can uninstall them. To uninstall, go to the “Add or Remove Programs’ in your computer’s Control panel. Select the program to uninstall.
Uninstalling older versions of software should not affect your other versions of the software. Sometimes when uninstalling PowerMILL, a user will no longer be able to create G-code or will lose the ability to import IGES files. This is because the links to the programs that perform those functions are removed during the uninstall. To correct this, first uninstall old versions then install a new DVD version. Selecting Ductpost and Exchange during the DVD install will correct the missing links.
Q: How do I know what’s in the new releases, and how to use it?
A: Go to Delcam’s Learning Zone websites. There’s lots of information on What’s New, and short tutorial videos on how to use new functions.