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Title: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 20, 2020, 06:41:27 AM
This one is driving me crazy. :drunk3:

I am running Fiery XF on my Mac to drive our epson.

We just got a new Konica printer and I want to hook up the Mac to CWS but it will not install and gives the message on installation about removing XF. I need both programs operational not just one.

Anyone else have this issue?
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: scottrsimons on November 20, 2020, 08:07:50 AM
Not knowing 100%, but sounds like they are different versions. And different versions don't play well with each other. As far as I know, it's one or the other. Can't have your cake and eat it too.
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 20, 2020, 09:43:01 AM
But one is being used to drive the Epson, the other one is used to control jobs being sent to the Konica. 2 different IP addresses for each server. (I suppose).

Maybe XF can be used for both purposes?
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: Tracy on November 20, 2020, 03:26:34 PM
I always wondered, why can't you have your cake and eat it too?
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: Joe on November 20, 2020, 04:28:45 PM
If I have cake....I'm eating it too! :rotf:
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: david on November 20, 2020, 05:18:20 PM
pie over here!!!

 :lmao:
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 20, 2020, 05:25:55 PM
NOT FUNNY! I WANT MY CWS AND MY XF TOO!  :git off mah lawn:  :drunk3:
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: david on November 20, 2020, 05:37:34 PM
are you currently running CWS on another workstation? or just wanting to use it?
Have you tried using XF to connect to the Konica?
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 20, 2020, 06:20:07 PM
Tried to do that, cannot figure it out.

Just registered on the EFI forums and posted the question. Surely somebody might understand the situation.  :drunk3:
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 23, 2020, 08:13:05 AM
Its okay, I managed to setup hotfolders on the network do I don't really need the cws installed on my Mac.

Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: Slappy on November 23, 2020, 12:58:54 PM
We have CWS installed on the Mac Workstations, and use it to push jobs to 3 different devices so it definitely works. At least, for Xerox machines, I've never tried to use it for another brand of output device like an Epson.

Its okay, I managed to setup hotfolders on the network do I don't really need the cws installed on my Mac.
Man, I wish we paid for the Hot Folders option. But alas, nope.  :'(
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: pspdfppdfxhd on November 23, 2020, 06:32:09 PM
Yes, we use fiery XF for the Epson.
Title: Re: fiery XF, command workstation woes
Post by: DigiCorn on November 24, 2020, 12:51:30 AM
This is like ancient technology history for me. The last time I used Fiery XF was upon it's release in 2014. It ran the Epsons in the office. I seem to recall not being able to run CWS on that machine, but I don't recall ever coming up with a solution either.

I remember on my desk I had the main Mac workflow for Rampage and standard production, a Windows 7 box for the PC side of things, that ran CWS and PDFLib Blocks programming, I had a Windows XP box just for SmartBoard and the Canon B&W (SmartBoard didn't run past XP), and then I had a dedicated print server for Fiery XF.

Nowadays, I just have the trash can Mac... if I still have a job... if I ever go back to work... still homeschooling 2 kids on family leave. I have a windows box, but I never trun it on anymore.