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Upgrading to latest version of Mach 3
« on: December 14, 2008, 01:47:36 AM »
Hi All,

How do I know what version of Mach3 I am running.
I would like to upgrade to the latest release.
Do I just install over the top of the my original version?
Are my settings saved or should I copy and reinstall my settings after install?


Thanks


Seasons greetings everyone


Bruce (Happy Mach3 user)



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Re: Upgrading to latest version of Mach 3
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 05:07:34 AM »
If you click on Help menu then select the About Mach3....... it will show you the version and also your licenced name.
Yes you can just install over the top of itself, the only things you will have to worry about is if you have custom macros and you are using the standard profile. It is always best to keep a backup of your xml and any custom macros, screens, brains etc that you have just in case. If you are using the standard profile and have written custom macro versions of standard macros then it is better to set yourself up with a custom profile as it wont get overwritten during an upgrade.
Hood
Re: Upgrading to latest version of Mach 3
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 05:29:44 AM »
Thankyou,

Bruce
Re: Upgrading to latest version of Mach 3
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 12:38:20 AM »
Dear Hood, and friends

if i already custemized some buttons codes, what happen to the code inside??

what about the genreal Configration, Pots and Pins... ??

where is the XML file located?? and whitch data it has??.

please advice!
best regards
Ghantos

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Re: Upgrading to latest version of Mach 3
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 01:20:41 AM »
Hi Ghantos,

Screen button codes are stored in the Screenset (typically 1024.set)
Ports and Pins data is stored in the .xml file (typically <your profile>.xml)
The .xml file is stored in the Mach3 folder (as is the screen .set file)


If installing a new version of Mach3 the official word is…

1) Backup the following to the desktop, or even better, a USB drive:
•   XML(Profile) – This stores you’re settings for Mach3, if you lose it you will need to re-setup you’re ports and pins, motor tuning, etc.
•   Screensets
•   Macros/Brains
2) Download the current version of Mach3 from the Downloads & Update page.
3) Install the downloaded version; allow the install path to default to where Mach3 is installed.

WARNING: If you do not backup the files in Step 1, you will lose ALL settings and configurations.


Tweakie.
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