Additional tutorial stuff is located on Yoda at "/users/bdml/SolidCAM/Training Documentation".
Setting up SolidCAM 2011 for the first time (64 bit)
You need to use an Administrator account during the installation process and every time you run SolidCAM.
Install SolidWorks onto your local computer if you haven't done so already.
Install SolidCAM onto your local computer:
The current installer is kept on Yoda at "/users/bdml/SolidCAM/Installer/SolidCAM2011_SP2_HF1_English_64bit.exe".
Copy the installer to your local computer and run it. You may need to wait a couple of minutes for the installer to begin.
When the InstallShield Wizard comes up, make sure all components of the software are selected to be installed.
Get the SolidCAM Updater script from Yoda:
This script updates the post-processor files, tool tables, and settings files. The script is located on Yoda at "/users/bdml/SolidCAM/SolidCAM Updater.vbs".
Copy the script onto your desktop, and run the script.
Leave the script on the desktop so it can be used to update the files in the future. It will replace the files on your computer with the most up-to-date versions on Yoda.
IMPORTANT: Change the SolidWorks privilege level:
Open the Start Menu and find the shortcut to SolidWorks.
For SolidWorks 2011 64 bit, the shortcut is under "All Programs" > "SolidWorks 2011" > "SolidWorks 2011 x64 Edition".
Right click on the shortcut and click Properties.
Under the Compatibility tab, check the box labeled "Run this program as an administrator", and press OK.
You will need to repeat this step for each account you use with SolidCAM. However, don't click the button to "Change settings for all users" to run the program as an administrator, since this may prevent people with standard accounts from using SolidWorks.