Help with Error in Mold Tooling in Solid Edge (Ayuda con error en Mold Tooling) EXCEPTION

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Hello everyone, I am writing this discussion to find the solution to an error EXCEPTION that happens to me in solid edge when I try to start a project in the MOLD TOOLING module.

I will write the steps I perform, before my error occurs:

1. Solid Edge Assembly Mode
2. On the mold tooling tab, select CREATE MOLD TOOLING PROJECT.
3. In the "Create Mold Tooling Project" window enter data without problems for Prefix, Name, Location and Preferences

By clicking OK, I get an error window with the following description:

EXCEPTION caugth in commands.cpp@3556:
EXCEPTION mpfstd_fail_ProgramError:
Mpdbalgo_MbPlateTypeMgr :: Init: tipochapa.dat file not found

Subsequently, the command Create mold tooling project is disabled.

As additional information, I use Solid Edge ST9, I installed 3 maintenance packs (MP01, MP02 and MP 03)
Windows 7

The file "tipochapa.dat" if it exists on my computer, at the address
C: \ Program Files \ Solid Edge Tooling ST9 \ mpdata

It is a .txt file. With the following information (1kb)

 

#Lista de tipos de chapa disponiveis (tipo s/chanfros, tipo s/chanfros, nb. main dims, dimx, dimy, dimz, icon, labels)
700 700 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 150 DX DY DZ
702 702 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 151 DX DY DZ DX2 DY2
704 704 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYi DZb DZi+
706 706 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYi DZb DZi+ DYr DZr DZpr
708 708 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYi DZb DZi+
710 710 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 151 DX DY DZ DX2 DY2
712 712 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 151 DX DY DZ DX2 DY2
714 714 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYr DZr DZbr
716 716 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYr DZr DZbr
718 718 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYr DZr
720 720 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYr DZr
722 722 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 152 DX DY DZ DYi DZb DZi+
724 724 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 151 DX DY DZ DZb DY2 DZ2
726 726 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 151 DX DY DZ DY2 DZ2
728 728 2 K(1) K(2) 153 D DZ
730 730 2 K(1) K(2) 154 D DZ DYr
732 732 2 K(1) K(2) 155 D DZ Di
734 734 2 K(1) K(2) 154 D DZ DYr
736 736 3 K(1) K(2) K(3) 150 DX DY DZ Offset

 

De antemano gracias por su atención

4 REPLIES

Re: Help with Error in Mold Tooling in Solid Edge (Ayuda con error en Mold Tooling) EXCEPTION

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GonzalesD,

 

this is a problem with the setup!

You probably had already Mold Tooling installed in a previous version of SE and the registry hive under HKCU did not get updated, so the "DataPath" string value in the registry still points to the old path, which no longer exists (if you uninstalled the previous version, of course).

 

To fix this, you should simply do the following:

 

1) Close Solid Edge

2) Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and reset the following value to 0:

     HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Distrim2\SEMoldTooling\Settings\PrefVersion   (REG_DWORD)

3) Start Solid Edge again and create a new Mold Tooling project.

     This time, it should find the necessary files.

Re: Help with Error in Mold Tooling in Solid Edge (Ayuda con error en Mold Tooling) EXCEPTION

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Thanks... Solved

Re: Help with Error in Mold Tooling in Solid Edge (Ayuda con error en Mold Tooling) EXCEPTION

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Martin, Should he not have to install the MT for the new SE too? That is, the reg entry would be wrong if upgrading to a new SE but not also upgrading to a new MT.

Re: Help with Error in Mold Tooling in Solid Edge (Ayuda con error en Mold Tooling) EXCEPTION

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Of course, you are right.

I did not mention this explicitly, but I was assuming that anyone who updates Solid Edge ALSO updates Mold Tooling.

If you only update Solid Edge, but keeping any previous version of Mold Tooling, you should NOT see the error, as it is related to the Mold Tooling setup!