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Post by ragin1 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:54 am

Is there documentation anywhere of the .ini file settings anywhere? My job would be much less repetitive if I could tweak some default settings. I really don't want to go in blind.

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Re: .ini file

Post by ragin1 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:59 am

Or is there an editable configuration file for cmm-m?

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Re: .ini file

Post by jswope » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:33 am

Did you look under the preferences. There are a lot of default settings there.

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Re: .ini file

Post by mhochkins1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:43 pm

Not sure what .ini settings you are looking to change, however at the top of every program in the Program Database tab is a line for Program Settings:
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Double Click it and this window opens:
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Re: .ini file

Post by ragin1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:22 pm

I'm referring to where the cursor will default in certain windows. Another would be direction of rotation of hit points measuring a circle, cylinder, or cone. Same with planes and slots. Another would be things that are already selected when opening a measurement window.

If I could change these settings, I would know where my probe is heading when I select the measurement window. If the rotation, or a certain feature of a measurement window will need changed, I know this already. If I could change the cursor default locations, I can edit without double clicking the data cell.

example: During a distance report, I almost always want the normal parallel distance, the default is normal.

As it stands, I never know which direction my probe will travel without reviewing the path on screen, then changing if needed during each measurement sequence. If it always took the same rotation, I would rarely have to edit the path.

They probably coded these things into the dll files. I can't find any ini files that have any depth at all.

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Re: .ini file

Post by mhochkins1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:38 pm

As "jswope" suggested, many of what you have mentioned may have preference settings associated with them. I am not aware of any .ini file where you can edit it for what you have mentioned however I do believe the software code is VB based.
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Re: .ini file

Post by ragin1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:43 pm

Of course I have that set, but where does cmm-m consider 0 in the xy, yz, and zx? Even if I stay in the xy it changes on the same surface. The only time it is consistent is using the hole pattern feature. Just sayin.

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Re: .ini file

Post by ragin1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:44 pm

BTW, Thank you for your quick response Mark.

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Re: .ini file

Post by mhochkins1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:50 pm

@ragin1,
if they (CMMMGR) are being consistent and true to convention, the "0" position is supposed to be at the 3 O'clock position and rotate counter clockwise for a positive rotation for whichever work plane the feature is defined in (xy, yz or zx).
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Re: .ini file

Post by ragin1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:53 pm

I've had a few light days here. When this rotation direction comes up for me again, and I have time, I'll post the program to the forum. I'm not going to complain consistency.

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