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CWS 5
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:31:32 PM »
Suddenly, at 10 am this morning ALL version of CWS 5 (5.7, 5.8, etc.) on multiple machines in our shop stopped working simultaneously. We can run 6, but it sucks. This happen to anyone else?
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 01:36:05 PM »
That sounds like a Windows update issue to me. I would check the Windows logs to see when the last update was installed. And possible work backwards from there.
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 01:46:41 PM »
It's on BOTH Mac and Windows
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 01:49:44 PM »
Well version 5 is deprecated so they might have pulled the plug remotely on it.
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 02:39:56 PM »
Quote from: Joe link=msg=305155 date=1549910984

Well version 5 is deprecated so they might have pulled the plug remotely on it.
I was almost relegated to that, but I upgraded to 6 and same issues. Eventually determined that one of the connected Fierys had crashed/locked up while processing a VDP job. Shut the Fiery down and brought it back up, problem solved.
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 04:58:18 PM »
We use version 6 here. It works. Myself, I never like 5.
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 11:13:30 AM »
I've got version 5 and it still works, for what it's worth, so I don't think they made it non-working.
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 10:10:39 AM »
I have Version 5.xxx working on all our computers here with no issue. I prefer it over 6 which I have running on my computer to test. 6 looks nicer more modern but they have added extra clicks for some features. The one thing I do like about V6 is the ability to change the print quantity without going into properties.

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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 11:02:36 AM »
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The one thing I do like about V6 is the ability to change the print quantity without going into properties.
Wha? How do you do that?

I can do it that way in 5, but NOT 6.
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 12:39:25 PM »
Right hand side there are editable properties

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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 12:48:36 PM »
I'll be damned. I do it this way in 5...
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 01:30:44 PM »
Whats your guys experience with the CWS5 paper catalog?  The fiery is running 2 Ricohs, a 7100 and an 8100. The paper catalog works great on the 7100, but I cant seem to get it right on the other. Techs cant figure it out- we have been using manual settings, which is kind of a pain compared to the paper catalog..

We have identical paper specs on both machines, but the 8100 doesnt play nice with the rip. Its supposed to though..
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2019, 01:43:53 PM »
Aw, gee, how many times have I been told something is "supposed" to work but doesn't.  :banghead:
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2019, 01:48:41 PM »
Quote from: delooch link=msg=305339 date=1550687444

a 7100 and an 8100

First saw this when reading it, I immediately thought of a PowerMac 7100 and a PowerMac 8100. Maybe somebody will get a laugh at my old age. :old: 
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Re: CWS 5
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2019, 01:56:24 PM »
Quote from: Possum link=msg=305341 date=1550688233

Aw, gee, how many times have I been told something is "supposed" to work but doesn't.  :banghead:


Yeah they also said they were rated for NCR. Guess what it, doesn't like it at all. We do a lot of NCR. Of course we find out after the install. We fought with them a couple of months, they finally just gave us an extra older canon that would handle the stock. We are up for a new machine next year, going to try to switch back to canon, not really impressed with the ricohs.
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