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Can G-Wizard and G-Wizard Editor use the same machine profile and tool crib files?


Can gwizard and gwizard-e use the same machine profile and tool crib files? If so how?

Also, I cannot log on to CNC Question Exchange, and I get a message telling me that my email address is not registered when I ask for a new password.



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Mike, you got onto Question Exchange as I got this one!  FWIW, QuestionX uses the email and password from Wordpress’s commenting system, which works across all Wordpress sites and is not unique to CNCCookbook.

On to using the same machine profiles and tool crib.  

As long as the versions are current, they take the same file format.  You can copy them back and forth pretty easily between the Preferences for the two, but there is currently no way to literally share them and automatically keep them in sync.  That’s coming as a by-product of our upcoming G-Wizard ShopFloor product.  

Meanwhile, the best bet is to set them up and copy them.  Tool cribs are easy because they can be imported and exported directly as csv files.  Machine Profiles are a little harder because you have to get into the Preferences folders and copy them around.  To find the Preferences folder, go to Setup Files on both products.  The folder is listed and you can point Windows Explorer are Mac Finder at that folder.

The machines are all in a file called “machines.xml”.  You can just copy it from point A to point B.  Best to set them up in GW Editor (it has more dependency on the Post information) and then copy them to GW Calculator.  Also best to make sure neither product is open when you perform the copy.


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