I recently downloaded Delcam’s PowerShape-e design program for evaluation.  Looking at the videos there seemed to be some very interesting capabilities.  Shortly after downloading I was up and running (after entering in the password) and off to creating my first drawing – a circle!!

Creating the circle worked just fine and was certainly intuitive.  But after the circle was created I just wanted to select it for modification.  Wrong!  No matter what I did I could not select the circle.  A call to tech support and I have the answer:  apparently the software doesn’t play to will with some ATI Radeon video adapters and a parameter needs to be modified.

Go to the path: Program Files (x86) > Delcam > PowerShape1020 > sys > misc

and find the file “powershape.con”

In this file find the section as below:


# Software picking

# Picking is done in hardware by default. Uncommenting this

# resource may solve some picking-related problems.

# software_picking: yes

Now remove the # from the software_picking: yes line as below and save the file. 


# Software picking

# Picking is done in hardware by default. Uncommenting this

# resource may solve some picking-related problems.

software_picking: yes

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