MathCad - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th August 2003, 07:20 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Silicon Valley
Default MathCad

I bought MathCad 2001, and it seemed to install okay (OS: Windows 2000 Pro). When I try to open Martin King's worksheets, I get the message, "Document failed to open." I can create new worksheets, save and open them. There's something about Martin's files it doesn't like.

[Added later]
I got one of them to open. It's the "TL Version 6" TL Closed End.mcd.

Any ideas?
__________________
Davy Jones
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2003, 07:38 PM   #2
MJK is offline MJK  United States
Account disabled at member's request
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Clifton Park, NY
Dave,

I have never heard of this problem. Three suggestions.

1) Try downloading a file from the MathSoft site (www.mathsoft.com) and see if you can open it and have it function.

2) Try re downloading my Version 2000 worksheets and see if it does any better.

3) Turn off Norton anti-virus Script protection and see if that helps.

Is your computer configured as a US machine? The European comma as a decimal point convention drives MathCad nuts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2003, 07:55 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Silicon Valley
Quote:
Originally posted by MJK
Dave,

I have never heard of this problem. Three suggestions.

1) Try downloading a file from the MathSoft site (www.mathsoft.com) and see if you can open it and have it function.

I'm trying to find a file on that web site to down load. However, I have saved and restored other files. And there's one of your MathCad 6 files that appears to load okay.

Quote:

2) Try re downloading my Version 2000 worksheets and see if it does any better.
Did that. No luck.
Quote:

3) Turn off Norton anti-virus Script protection and see if that helps.
It's not running.

Quote:

Is your computer configured as a US machine? The European comma as a decimal point convention drives MathCad nuts.
I have no reason to believe it's not configured as a US machine. It's lived all its life in California, which is close to the US. :-)

Maybe we should take this offline. I'm at djones (at) innovativerobotics (dot) com.
__________________
Davy Jones
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th October 2003, 04:40 AM   #4
Cossart is offline Cossart  Germany
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Augsburg
I am experiencing the same problem as Dave does with my MathCad 11 (german). When trying to open one of Martin's files, I get the error message ""Fehler beim Öffnen des Dokuments.", which means exactly "Document failed to open." With MathCad 8 Explorer, and my machine configured as an US machine, the files are working. But MathCad Explorer is rather castrated, so I want to use Martin's files with MathCad 11.

Any hints?

Thank you,
Robert
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th October 2003, 05:48 AM   #5
Wizard of Kelts
diyAudio Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Connecticut, The Nutmeg State
The only hint I can give you is that with Excel, certain programs cannot be run unless Excel is put into the English version. These programs are located in the FRD consortium and are Excel based. They dfon't wortk with French, only English version. Fortunately, you can set the French version to be an English version.
http://www.pvconsultants.com/audio/frdgroup.htm

Maybe try putting MathCAD into the English version, if that is possible?
__________________
"A friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body."
-Anonymous
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th October 2003, 05:52 AM   #6
Wizard of Kelts
diyAudio Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Connecticut, The Nutmeg State
Here is that thread on Excel and French version. I have no idea if this is adaptable to MathCAD or not.
Running FRD Consortium Programs With Non-English Version of Office or Excel

Quote:
Originally posted by Cossart
But MathCad Explorer is rather castrated, so I want to use Martin's files with MathCad 11.
Err, by an chance you didn't mean "constricted", did you?
__________________
"A friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body."
-Anonymous
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th October 2003, 10:52 AM   #7
Cossart is offline Cossart  Germany
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Augsburg
I did not even manage to open Martin's files. The error appears already while loading the files. Configuring my machine as German, or as English (US) makes no difference.

In German, "castrated" is colloquial for "contricted". I did'nt know, that you don't use "castrated" in this way.

-
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th October 2003, 02:51 PM   #8
Wizard of Kelts
diyAudio Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Connecticut, The Nutmeg State
A) You know about MathCAD, Martin King's files and Norton Anti-Virus, correct? You have to go through a script disabling process for the files to work with MJK's program. Simply clicking off Norton anti-virus will not do it. I have outlined the script disabling process in this thread, complete with illustrations. It sounds complicated, but really takes about 30 seconds.
Here is the illustrated process in this thread:
Transmission line, Help needed

B) When using MathCAD Explorer, it is necessary to let MathCAD install itself in it's own folder, which will be Program Files/MathSoft. Did you download MathCAD 11 or get it from a disk? Either way, perhaps it is necessary to let the MathCAD 11 install itself in the folder it wants to go into, not to create a folder for it. That was the problem with Explorer, and maybe it is a problem with MathCAD 11.

C) Now that you have MathCAD 11, have you uninstalled MathCAD EXplorer demo? Just a guess, but maybe they are interfering with each other.

D) From Martin King's website: "Note : A few European countries denote a decimal point using a comma (not a period) and this convention is defined in the set-up of the computer. If you live in one of these countries, and the MathCad worksheets fail to function properly, please check to make sure that your computer recognizes a period as the decimal point. I have encountered this problem a few times over the past two years and it is easily solved by changing the computer set-up to recognize the period."

Isn't Germany one of those "comma countries", LOL?
__________________
"A friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body."
-Anonymous
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th October 2003, 03:01 PM   #9
Wizard of Kelts
diyAudio Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Connecticut, The Nutmeg State
Cossert:

Finally, you might have noticed that Martin King has two versions of his worksheets. One for use with MathCAD Explorer Demo, the other apparently for use with the full version of MathCAD. Have you been trying to use the demo version of Martin King's worksheets on the full version of MathCAD?

If so, try downloading the "MathCAD 2000" worksheets and see if they work any better.
www.quarter-wave.com

Good luck!
__________________
"A friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body."
-Anonymous
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2003, 01:23 AM   #10
MJK is offline MJK  United States
Account disabled at member's request
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Clifton Park, NY
The MathCad 8 and 2000 versions of the worksheets are identical only saved in different versions. They were both created at the same time using MathCad 2000 Pro. They both can be open and run using MathCad 11 (I am using this version now) without any problems.

kelticwizard's advice and trouble shooting is exactly correct and I could not have explained it any better.

Thank you kelticwizard!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mathcad worksheets brsanko Full Range 0 15th March 2009 08:53 PM
Mathcad help Buzzy Multi-Way 1 10th July 2007 05:08 PM
MathCad Help? edjosh23 Multi-Way 3 13th May 2005 12:38 PM
MathCad help Dave Jones Multi-Way 4 19th August 2004 01:43 AM
Mathcad problems Ilianh Multi-Way 5 5th November 2003 07:01 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:58 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2