Mastercam and Vista Tech Tip

Q: What versions of Mastercam are supported in Windows Vista? Do any settings have to be modified to get it to run correctly?

A: Mastercam X2MR1 is the first release to support Windows Vista. If you choose to upgrade to Vista, you must install X2 MR1 for Mastercam to run properly. This requires no special steps. Mastercam will act and look the same in Vista. You can take advantage of some new Vista features, but Mastercam’s interface is unchanged. Some users with NVidia graphics cards may experience graphics issues due to a lack of OpenGL support in NVidia’s Vista drivers. Use the procedure below as a workaround until a usable driver is released:

  • Right-click on your Mastercam shortcut
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Compatibility tab
  • Enable the “Disable desktop composition” checkbox

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