Yesterday I used Carbide Create 313 for the first time successfully with a simple job drilling precision-aligned holes in a box full of parts.
Today I wanted to set it up to do some slotting on a different face of these parts, and it’s totally screwing up my work area setting, I can’t get past that point. Has anyone experienced this? I’m on a Mac, macOS 10.12.6.
I launch Carbide create, and it comes up in Design mode. The work area displayed is a 1.000x2.750 (XxY) area inherited from my last project. This time I want 2 x 2-3/4 so I click on the Gear for Job Setup. I change the X from 1.000 to 2.000 by just editing the “1” to a “2”. (I do that because somehow I’ve seen that keying in the whole number sometimes ignores the decimal point.) The change isn’t reflected in the displayed area, so I click the Refresh looped arrow. At this point there’s something wrong. The display’s height didn’t change, but the width got super-wide. Assuming the Y display is correct at 2.75 inches, the by counting the grid lines the width is about 16 inches. The grid doesn’t seem to be the 1/8" that I had used before, it might be 5 mm. This is shown in the 1st screenshot.
I changed the Stock Thickness to 1.000 hoping that maybe changing another field might make the prior one “stick”. But no.
I click on Edit Background to change the grid to 1/8" … the grid spacing shows as 0.197 in, so it is indeed 1/2 cm originally. I change this to 0.125 by replacing the whole number, and clicked Reset View to try to get the change to display. At that point the area take on a more-square shape instead of skinny, and I think it might be reflecting the 2 x 2-3/4 area, but the grid spacing is extremely small. I think I counted 128 grid lines across the width. If so, and if the width is actually internally 2 inches, then the grid is displaying 1/64" instead of 1/8". This is the 2nd screenshot.
At this point I try to save the work area using Save As thinking maybe if I quit and reopen the layout the grid/shape will be better.
On Quit, Carbide Create crashes. The report box says, “Carbide Create quit unexpectedly.”
On relaunch the work area is the one I started with originally, inherited from an earlier project, not the one just worked on. When I do “Open” and specify the saved file (slot cut.c2d)it comes back as similar to last seen, the work area not all visible though, so I click Reset View. Then I switch to Design to check what it remembered, and it shows 16.000 x 16.000 inches instead of the 2.000 x 2.750 that I expect. This time I key them back in replacing the entire numbers but no change is observed. There isn’t a Refresh loop available, so I try Reset View, no change other than slight zoom change. This is the final screenshot.
I’m stuck! I tried reinstalling, I downloaded the most recent Beta, build 316, I restarted the machine, etc. It still comes up with the prior design’s work area (if that matters) so reinstalling doesn’t eliminate the “last state saved” file wherever that is.