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Free2d did'nt install


I tried to install the free 2d software, error said "existing solid edge product
installed" and that I needed to remove that program.
I did a search
The only thing I found was in my Mastercam x2 software files,an import/export
chook "solid edge dll file"
Can you tell what's wrong it?
Thanks
Ira Carroll
cnc programmer
Burney Gear Co.
(318)861-4327
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Re: Free2d did'nt install

Ira,
I have some information on a problem where some people cannot install Solid
Edge 2D Drafting V19. Someone may call and say that they get the following
error;
"Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19 Setup has found an existing Solid Edge Product.
Please use Add/Remove Programs applet to uninstall Solid Edge".
It may be related to MasterCAM. I have found that MasterCAM is writing
registry entries into the Solid Edge registry location.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Unigraphics Solutions/Solid Edge/Version
12/PSchemaPath
"C:\mastercam\common\psldata"

MasterCAM should not be writing registry entries under the Solid Edge path.
During the installation of Solid Edge and Solid Edge 2D Drafting, we look
for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Unigraphics Solutions/Solid Edge". If this
registry entry exists we assume Solid Edge is installed and will not allow
the installation to continue.

The user can use the 'Registry Editor' and check for the key stated above.
If this key exists, or a similar entry, the MasterCAM product can be
uninstalled. Load Solid Edge 2D Drafting or Solid Edge and then install
MasterCAM again. I cannot test this because I do not have MasterCAM, but
this should work.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Free2d did'nt install

Hi Rick,
We have a previous version of SE installed in the office so I can't test SE
2D Drafting at work. That's a pity as my time at home is not limitless
either. I note that think3 Free2Design can coexist with all their other
software. Why can't SE 2D Drafting?
Best regards,
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"Ricky Black" wrote in message
news:45d0b670@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ira,
> I have some information on a problem where some people cannot install
> Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19. Someone may call and say that they get the
> following error;
>
> "Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19 Setup has found an existing Solid Edge
> Product. Please use Add/Remove Programs applet to uninstall Solid Edge".
>
> It may be related to MasterCAM. I have found that MasterCAM is writing
> registry entries into the Solid Edge registry location.
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Unigraphics Solutions/Solid Edge/Version
> 12/PSchemaPath
>
> "C:\mastercam\common\psldata"
>
>
> MasterCAM should not be writing registry entries under the Solid Edge
> path.
>
> During the installation of Solid Edge and Solid Edge 2D Drafting, we look
> for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Unigraphics Solutions/Solid Edge". If
> this registry entry exists we assume Solid Edge is installed and will not
> allow the installation to continue.
>
>
> The user can use the 'Registry Editor' and check for the key stated above.
> If this key exists, or a similar entry, the MasterCAM product can be
> uninstalled. Load Solid Edge 2D Drafting or Solid Edge and then install
> MasterCAM again. I cannot test this because I do not have MasterCAM, but
> this should work.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rick B.
>
>