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Offline chuckeroo

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Procedure for adding new profile in Mach3
« on: November 06, 2022, 09:11:00 am »
I just added a mister and need to setup a new profile for cutting metal instead of cutting wood. What is the procedure for accomplishing this task. All of my outputs will control pneumatic actuator's. I am using Mach3 and Warp9ESS with Pmdx 126 breakout board.
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Re: Procedure for adding new profile in Mach3
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2022, 20:56:29 pm »
Hello

If it is the same machine used with both profiles, the simple way is to copy/paste your actual profile. In the bottom right corner of the Mach3 screen, you can see the name of the profile you're using ; example, on this picture, it is called "Mach3Mill"



Go to your Mach3 root folder and search for a file called Mach3Mill.xml (maybe you will need to activate the files extension display in windows to see the ".xml")

Copy/paste this file and rename it, for the example, we will call it "myprofile.xml"

Now, if you run Mach3 through the launcher, a new profile myprofile.xml will be displayed in the list. All machine settings are of course the same than for the source profile and you can only change the settings you need.

If you want a desktop icon to be able to run this profile without to use the launcher, creates a shortcut icon for Mach3(*), then right click on this icon and edit the "target" box.

by default, this box contain: C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe (this will run the launcher with the profile list)

change for: C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe /p myprofile ; this will run Mach3 with the "myprofile" profile. (don't forgot the space between Mach3.exe and /p)

(*) to creates a shortcut, go to Mach3 root folder, locate the file Mach3.exe, right click on it and select "send to/desktop (Create shortcut)"

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2022, 20:59:41 pm by dh42 »

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Re: Procedure for adding new profile in Mach3
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2022, 00:57:05 am »
Thanks David as usual a big help. That looks like it wouldn't take 5 minutes to accomplish when you know what you're doing. I appreciate all of the help you have been to me over the years . And more people should say this more often. Have a goodday mate!