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Where are Mach3 settimgs held?
« on: May 23, 2015, 05:45:27 PM »
I'm curious to know where Mach3 stores configuration settings? Is there an INI file for holdn parameters such as those defined on the Ports and Pins dialog?

The reason for asking is that I've just been thru the pain of re-installing Mach3 on a replacement PC, and I had several hours heartache defining the configuration parameters. If these values were held in an INI file or similar then I could keep a backup handy just in case I ever have to install Mach3 on new hardware.

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Re: Where are Mach3 settimgs held?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 08:01:57 PM »
.Xml file in the mach3 folder with the name of your profile
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Re: Where are Mach3 settimgs held?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 11:01:07 PM »
Aha! Thanks for that!
Re: Where are Mach3 settimgs held?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 03:22:48 PM »
Gerry and all, I am running into a problem with two inputs not saving in a way that they do not reload after i shut down Mach 3 and restart the program, with or without a computer restart. My native units is in MM and I operate in inches, set through the Settings tab (Lock DRO to setup units in General Configuration screen is off). I have set my Safe Z to 0.5" and saved the configuration using the last command in the Config menu. When I shut down the program, with or without saving the fixture, and restart it using the same (only) profile I use, the program comes back up with the DROs in MM and the Safe Z set at 0.1968503937007874 (5 MM divided by 25.4 mm/inch as it turns out). and I have to manually reset at least these two functions every time I restart the program. So far nothing in the manual to help; can you offer any suggestions on this problem? Thanks for your help.

Bear

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Re: Where are Mach3 settimgs held?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 07:04:56 PM »
Yes, if you want to work in inches, then your native units should be inches.
If the native units are set to mm's, then any setting in Mach3 should be in the same units.
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Re: Where are Mach3 settimgs held?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 05:30:28 AM »
Bear,

1. In config>Select Native Units    tick inches in  the flyout and also tick OK. Then Config> Save Settings.
2. You can also add a   G20 in the Initialization String which is in Config>General Logic Configuration

RICH