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output all settings as text
« on: September 29, 2013, 12:26:15 PM »
So I have backed up my config files on a thumb drive.  I bough my mill with computer from a dude who had been using it a few years so I figure his setup is pretty close to what I want, although I keep finding a few very weird thigns in it.  I would love to document it/back it up as a physical printout, prefferably in the form of a list, with every possible setting laid out in front of me.  I know it would be about 2-3 pages long, but is there any way to do this? Or would I need to go window by window and manually record all that info.

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Re: output all settings as text
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 04:55:22 PM »
You could use Alt + PrintScreen and then paste into a word document.
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Re: output all settings as text
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 07:27:08 PM »
but there are so many screens!  that is the hardest part.  Since I didn't set this machine up originally, I don't know just how many subtle settings and windows there are.  I have started a note pad, but it is not the best way of course.  I saved up an old config as a fall back, but its unfortunate I can't just do a side by side.  I am moving over to LinuxCNC however, which may let me use git to control these, which is waaaaayyyyy overkill, but since they are all text and fairly legible, it seems reasonable. Haven't given up on mach3 yet since the learning curve w/ linuxcnc seems MUCH steeper, but we will know in a week or two for sure who is the winner.

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Re: output all settings as text
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 01:29:33 AM »
At the current time there is no way to do what you want other than cut and paste all the config pages.

Klaus IS working on a update to his XML reader than should do what you need. IF I understand what it is he is doing you will be able to do a printout that describes each setting as it appears in mach3.

BUT that is a LOT of printout to maintain(many pages). Keeping a copy of the XML will do the same thing as far as retaining all the config settings.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

Re: output all settings as text
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 04:39:09 AM »
Hi,

I've put MachProfile on me web site to download. Please have a look, wether it does, what you are looking for.


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