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Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« on: November 02, 2018, 06:14:08 AM »
Hi Guys. This may sound a simple question to most of you but can anyone outline what I need to do to create a 2nd profile which I can set up as metric. Can I get a 2nd icon on the desktop?
Much Appreciated

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Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 07:27:56 AM »
If you go into your Mach3 folder then open (run) Mach3.exe that should then enable you to create a new profile, shortcut, etc.
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Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 01:20:59 PM »
Hi. Many Thanks for getting back. I think have managed to Clone the Mach3mill profile and called it Mach3IMP (see photo). How do I get it as an icon on desktop? I have right clicked and hit "create shortcut" but it takes me to realms of files. I'm obviously missing some step.
Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 02:22:43 PM »
Hi,
the new shortcut will be created in th same folder as the .xml file, ie c:\Mach3. Once the shortcut is created
cut and paste to the desktop.

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Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 03:01:08 PM »
Hi Craig. Thanks for your help yet again. See attached photos. When I create the shortcut and cut and paste I don't get an icon that opens a Mach3 file. When I click the icon on the desktop I get the data that is on 2nd photo. Any thoughts. Trevor
Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 03:01:49 PM »
Sorry 1st photo

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Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 04:42:47 PM »
Much easier than fiddling with creating shortcuts in Mach3 folder and mooving it on Desktop:
* Right click on your desktop icon Mach3Mill, from popup select Copy.
* Right click on an empty space on desktop and select Paste. This will make a copy which can be renamed and modified.
* Right click on a freshly made copy and select Properties
* In Target field change 'Mach3Mill' to 'Mach3IMP' (from your screenshot I'm figuring that it is your new profile)
* Change to General tab just change the name of the shortcut.
Aply, OK

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Re: Creating a duplicate profile on Mach3 for metric
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 04:47:45 PM »
Brilliant. Got it. Worked 1st time. Really appreciate all your help guys.
Trevor