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3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« on: April 14, 2009, 05:29:01 AM »
Can't get fixtures (offsets G55, etc) to zero out on .026

Went back to .025 and it works OK.
Re: 3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 02:24:18 PM »
Simpson, I hit this issue myself when upgrading to 0.026. In my case it turned out that the screen set I was using, which is one I customized, not the one supplied in 0.026, didn't  have the format strings set correctly for the offset entry/display windows. After the % char in the format string there should be a + symbol, it wasn't there in my screen set. Putting it back in (using screen4.exe) fixed it for me.

I guess this missing symbol didn't matter in earlier versions but it looks like it does in 0.026.

Paul T.

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Re: 3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 03:36:59 PM »
I'm not using anything special and I didn't dig into it at all . ..  primarily because I would not know what to look for as I'm a novice at this stuff.

Since I am just starting to mess with saved fixtures and tools, it jumped out at me when .026 worked differently and I thought I'd throw a heads up out there in case somebody wanted to look into it.

Re: 3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 10:24:15 AM »
Simpson, which profile did you select during the install?

Did you load any add-on screen sets, and if so, which one?

Paul T.

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Re: 3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 10:39:32 AM »
I did not specifically select any profile. I just installed it on top of an existing .025, so it would be whatever the default it, I suppose.

I did not add any new screens . . . I don't even know how to do that yet . .  :-[
Re: 3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 04:38:09 PM »
If the offset field doesn't show a leading + sign in the number display, ie it shows 1.434 instead of +1.434 then the problem is the missing symbol in the format string for that display. On my machine an install of .026 installs a screen that function properly, the problem came up for me when I used .026 with an earlier release screen.

Try re-loading the standard screen, from Mach do:

View->Load Screens and select 1024.set . This should load the 026 standard screen, and should function ok. If it doesn't somehow your installation may not have installed that screen for some reason.

Paul T.

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Re: 3.042.026 Fixtures broken
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009, 05:01:00 AM »
Thanks, seems to be working now in my office.

I'll give it a go on the actual machine today and post back if the problem persists