Dear John Smith,
We are happy to send you this next new issue of the DeskProto newsletter, about
"CNC machining for non-machinists". We hope that you will enjoy reading.
Fix for bug after the 2017-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10
The May cumulative update for Win10, released on May 9, caused a new serious
bug in DeskProto: the program simply refused to start. From May 10
error reports started pouring in, and we started working on a bugfix
version. That became available the same week:
running a fresh Updater Setup will fix the problem.
A link to the Updater is present on the
Build history page >>
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DeskProto Version 7 developments
The various problems
with Windows 10 were related to the trial period protection
software. That needs to "hide" information on the PC, and Windows 10
does not like that. In DeskProto V7 we plan to discard
the trial period and instead apply a "watermark" when
trialling: no need to hide information.
About DeskProto V7: we
never give expected release dates, all we can say now is that we
hope to start beta testing before the end of this year.'
Gallery: the Dutch violin goes Open Source !
The gallery page on this special violin
has been published in 2015. The project not 'just' shows how
to create a violin using a CNC milling machine, it also shows how
a violin works and shares ideas about a new violin to meet the
needs of modern players. The exciting news is that this violin
design now is available for download as Open Source project
(collection of STL files). A challenging project
for FabLabs, for school classes and for music loving
Read more on
Gallery page Dutch Violin >>
Try for yourself and download the DeskProto
trial version from our website. To get
started you can use the tutorials (both video and PDF) and the sample geometries.
This is all possible completely free of charge !
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