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Tool Table File
« on: June 25, 2010, 09:44:39 PM »
Preparing a new machine for our Mach3. Have everything copied and running except I can't find the tool table file!

Can someone please give me a name or tell me where it should be.

Thanks,
Shane

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Re: Tool Table File
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 10:13:33 AM »
The ToolFile is called tool.dat, but it is not excessable outside of MACH (that I know of). It is possible to export and maybe import the data through a VB script.

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Re: Tool Table File
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 11:32:04 AM »
Its called tools3.dat and will be located in the macro folder of the profile you use, for example if you use the standard Mach3Mill profile it will be found in C:\Mach3\macros\Mach3Mill.
Similarly there is one for the offsets, its called fixtures.dat.
Both can be copied over to another drive/computer and it is also a good idea to back them up in case they get corrupted.
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Re: Tool Table File
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 03:09:17 PM »
Hood do you know what the TOOLS.dat file is in the main Mach dir?

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Re: Tool Table File
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 04:18:19 PM »
Hood do you know what the TOOLS.dat file is in the main Mach dir?



No but I will guess that it is possibly the default that is copied to the macro folder the first time you set up some tool offsets. If I remember right then when you first install Mach there is no tool3.dat in your macro folder and it only appears after you have entered some values in the table.
Just a guess though.
Hood