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Brady workstation
Damien Keffyn
Damien Keffyn
Posted 2015-08-04 03:13
Hi all, I have some software for a industrial printer, and I cannot for the life of me get it to install, well, it seems to install and says it has installed but no icons and no files anywhere referencing the application. I am wondering if someone can give me some assistance, perhaps I am missing a step.

The software is Brady workstation which is a small download from here http://workstation.bradyid.com I am using Crossover on Mac (Yosemite)

Any assistance is appreciated, thanks in advance.

Damien K
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2015-08-04 03:30
If that printer is not recognized/working on OS X then it won't work at all. With or without that software. CrossOver can't use Windows drivers. The other issue is that it requires .NET. And while the required version can be installed from CrossOver, the installation of Brady Workstation does not seem to work. Programs requiring .NET are problematic with CrossOver :/

Maybe this would be a better solution:
https://www.peninsula-group.com/mac-thermal-printer-driver/

They seem to have a 30 day demo available.

Damien Keffyn
Damien Keffyn
Posted 2015-08-05 04:30
Thanks Silviu I will give that a try, if I install that driver will that work with crossover then?

Cheers,
Damien K
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 8
Posted 2015-08-05 04:38
The application Brady Workstation will still not work. Maybe some other labeling software would.

TBH, this type of what I call "Win(dows) printers" have always gotten on my nerves. In future, I would look for PCL labeling printers. This way you won't be tied to a certain platform, at least as far as the printer is concerned.

The other solution would be to create a VM of the machine where this printer was installed on and worked and use that. I assume it uses a USB interface. Even VirtualBox can do USB passthrough

Vendor lock-in sucks :/

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