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Machine Max Limits
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:25:30 AM »
Am I over looking something? I can not find how to save the Machine Max Limits??
Does this have to be set every time you open the software??
Thanks
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Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 12:51:15 PM »
They be saved automatically, and should be there whenever you open the program. If they are not getting saved it may be because your %APPDATA% folder has somehow been set to Read Only, sometimes done by backup software or when copying from a CD.

That is usually C:\Users\{username}\Appdata\Roaming\NfsMill The tooltable, fonts, and .ini files are all there, as well as Materials.txt

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Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 10:23:17 PM »
Thanks Ron I tried that and still it will not save the Machine Max Limits. I have gone as far as editing the ini file still comes up as default settings??
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Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 08:16:44 AM »
I am having the same problem with setting the Machine Max Limits. I also edited the .ini file, presuming that:
Code: [Select]
[Machine]
MaxRPM=0.0000
MaxFeed=0.0000
MaxPlunge=0.0000
is the correct section for the Machine Max Limits.

Every time I start the Newfangled Mill Wizard, the Machine Max Settings default to:
Code: [Select]
Max Spindle RPM = 4500.0
Max Feed Rate = 100.00
Max Plunge Rate = 60.00

The values of 4500, 4500.0, 100, 100.0, 100.00, 60, 60.0, and 60.00 do not appear anywhere in the .ini file, so I am not sure where these values are being pulled from.

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Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 08:55:44 AM »
That's the same problem I have.
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Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 09:01:09 AM »
Looks like someone else had the same problem in November but no one replied to that post??
I sure hope I don't have to enter that data every time I load the software???
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Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 09:04:46 AM »
Ron's initial reply to this topic indicates that the values are supposed to be saved. This appears to simply be a bug.
Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 09:27:52 AM »
The values 4500, 100 and 60 are hard coded defaults in the code. They are used only when the ini file does not contain settings for "MachineSettings"

I just found where the code uses [Machine] in one place and [MachineSettings] in another to store these values. Looks like a bug I will have to fix. If you edit both headings into your ini file it ought to work until I get this fixed in the next release. I will make MachineSettings the correct value.

Sorry abut that!

I have edited the source code so this fix will be in the next version. We are trying hard to get the next version out- there are a couple great new features.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2014, 09:30:23 AM by Ron Ginger »
Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2014, 09:35:21 AM »
It looks like there is also a problem with "MaxPlunge". I've added [MachineSettings] with MaxRPM, MaxFeed, and MaxPlunge. and the RPM and Feed Rate load up as the Machine Max Limits, but Max Plunge Rate stays at the default 60.00.
Re: Machine Max Limits
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2014, 12:13:33 PM »
yep, it is spelled MaxPlung where it is saved and MaxPlunge where it is read.

Thanks, that is fixed now as well