RobotWorks 82 – Web Release –2016
RobotWorks FREE web release version will only run 30 days and save 20 points.
Read What's new in RobotWorks 8 in RobotWorks Help.
IF YOU USE A ROBOT TODAY – be sure to read CHAPTER 5 BELOW.
This software is designed for Windows 7/8/10 32 and 64 bit.
It runs with SolidWorks 2010-2016.
RobotWorks can run on official SolidWorks Education seats (not Student Edition).
RobotWorks will not run on a PC without SolidWorks.
ALWAYS START SOLIDWORKS FIRST!!!
Without registration the program will run for about 30 days and enable exporting up to 20 path point and some limitations. Registration is only required for purchased copies.
Please be aware that some robot or parts were saved with older versions of SolidWorks, so on your system there might be a message asking you to save them in your SolidWorks version upon loading them for the first time.
MAKE SURE YOU TURN OFF THE UAC AND THE ANTI-VIRUS BEFORE INSTALLTION.
Win 7/8/10 users:
1. Use Windows 7 if you can,
2. You MUST install as administrator with UAC turned off and anti-virus stopped.
3. There may be unspecified errors. Windows 10 is not guaranteed.
XP 32 & 64 bit:
You MUST have Administrator rights to install the software. The installer adds entries in the registry and files in your Win...\System32 folder (and SysWOW64 on x64 computers). Drivers and files that are already on your computer will be skipped if they are newer then the ones being installed. You may need to reboot after the installation (rarely).
To install, run SETUP.EXE and follow the instructions to install RobotWorks into its "program folder" mostly under \Users\RobotWorks82.
Note for system administrators trying to install RobotWorks remotely over the network:
RobotWorks installer was not designed for remote installation. Run the installation locally on the target computer, using your administrator rights. You may restore the user rights after successful installation.
If you had previous installations of RobotWorks 8 or before (Beta, Pre-release etc.), DO NOT install this version in the same folder as previous ones (This installation will not upgrade or change previous RobotWorks).
This version uses a new license and is not compatible with other RobotWorks licenses.
There is no need to fill in the registration form unless asked by support.
If you purchase the official program later you will get a different installer and license.
Users without ADMINISTRATOR rights notice:
You can’t write into RobotWorks folder or use the program effectively without writing permissions. As there are so many combinations of operating systems variations / user accounts / permissions / ownership etc. etc. the installation result may vary.
RobotWorks installation is done according to Windows guidelines in the proper folders.
Contact support in case you have difficulties.
The installation can run in English / German / Japanese / Chinese.
The text in the program is supplied in a language file called RBW8-xx.LNG, where xx can be EN for English, DE for German, JP for Japanese or CH for Chinese. English is included in the installation (German / Japanese / Chinese users please ask your reseller or support).
HELP and manual is provided in RBW8.CHM (Compiled HTML Help file). You need Microsoft Internet Explorer for that, but it is either already installed on your system or was installed during SolidWorks installation.
The CHM file uses FLASH movies and you should have a flash movie player installed. (We recommend the VLC player which is free, but you can use any suitable player).
Tutorials and Example are provided with this installation, to make existing users aware of the major changes in previous versions. The tutorials require Acrobat Reader which might be installed on your computer already, or is freely available from Adobe and other sources.
Windows security settings on your computer may prevent the movies within the HELP or the Tutorials form running on click. Use the latest Acrobat Reader and tell your Windows to allow running the movies. This can also happen with the movies in the HELP file, for the same reason. Usually telling Windows to allow it once solves this issue.
RobotWorks 82 comes with 7 robot models, one per major brand. Since the post processors for most robots of the same brand are identical, you can use the sample robot to test your application. Even if the robot is not the exact size, you can still convert and save a job, and test the syntax and motion on your own robot.
ROBOTWORKS SUPPORTS MOST MODELS OF THE MAIN ROBOT MANUFACTURERS, ABB, KUKA, FANUC, MOTOMAN, STAUBLI, many Kawasaki and some DENSO.
It does not mean it will work with ANY model, you have to ask us specifically.
RobotWorks DOES NOT SUPPORT other robot makes but have some customized solutions.
Contact us if you have questions about this matter.
6. KNOWN ISSUES
- This particular program version will run for 30 days even on computers with previous versions which ran out of license.
- Any installation problems should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org with a screen picture showing the error or a description of the operations that caused the error.
- RobotWorks will not install and/or run properly on network installations of SolidWorks. It needs SolidWorks to run on the same computer as RobotWorks.
- If you get error L=2000 when starting the program for the first time, it is an indication of a DLL not registered by your Windows Installer. Contact support with details.
Windows compatibility and issue differ among users and computers. Some may find RobotWorks working properly, while others may have different problems. Due to the internal security issues in Windows 7/8 & 10, such as Windows defender, UAC settings, WEP etc., many times things can be improved by looking for solutions on the net. Our support might help if you send detailed error reports (pictures etc.).
MAKE SURE YOU TURN OFF THE UAC AND THE ANTI-VIRUS BEFORE INSTALLTION and you have ADMINISTRATOR rights.