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Offline Klaus

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« on: July 03, 2018, 04:32:11 AM »
Hi

If I should give my Mach 4 settings to another user with exactly the same machine which files to copy?

Thanks

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Re: Exchange settings
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 05:19:47 AM »
That information is covered in the Mach 4 CNC Controller Config manual in the docs folder. In particular the "Setting up the Profile" section.
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Re: Exchange settings
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 07:23:24 AM »
Hi,
the .ini file is your profile and has the majority of your settings.

It may well be that you have made modifications to your screenset as well. Typically what happen is you set up a new profile and give it a unique
name...this is good , but then we use one of the standard screensets, wx4.set for instance.  Over a period of time we will add and change things
within the screenset but without renaming it. We risk having all our modifications overwritten when we update to a later build of Mach4.

Also if you wish to give someone else your Mach4 settings then whatever screen tweaks you have made need to be passed to the new user as well,
a uniquely named screenset is the correct way to do it.

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Re: Exchange settings
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 08:27:30 AM »
All true Craig. Packing your profile (is the short answer) will get the ini, macros, screen and all. But like I said, this is covered in the manual. As well as setting up a custom profile and some other bits that you will likely find helpful.

I usually copy a default profile giving it a unique name then save one of the default screens with the same name as the profile.
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Re: Exchange settings
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 04:19:28 PM »
Thanks, guys that sorted it I think :)

I found it in the manual as you wrote, thanks.

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Re: Exchange settings
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 04:57:45 PM »
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