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28 Dec 2021 16:31 #230151 by DoWerna
Hello
For my Maho I would like to make a second configuration with horizontal Z axis.

The Maho has a removable milling head and a second horizontal spindle.

For working with the horizontal spindle I would like to create a second configuration with Z axis horizontal.



in order not to have to maintain now 2 configurations but also tool tables, my question:

can I simply in the configuration folder add a second Ini where I parameterize the axis for horizontal spindle setup.

Probably also a separate *.var since I will certainly have other zero offsets.

but the rest could probably stay?
so that I would have to implement everything that I might add to the machine only in one configuration.

 
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28 Dec 2021 18:40 #230159 by tommylight
You can have as many configurations as you like, but i would not put them in the same folder.
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29 Dec 2021 20:44 #230275 by andypugh

You can have as many configurations as you like, but i would not put them in the same folder.

I _would_ put them in the same folder. In fact I do. My milling machine is set up exactly as proposed, with two different INI files sharing vars and tool tables. They also share the spindle HAL and a number of other common elements. (such as the PSU control) 

I actually have four INI files in the same folder. Vertical, Horizontal, Hobbing and an XYZAB config with a manual B and kins to match. 
 
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30 Dec 2021 16:41 #230349 by DoWerna
Thanks for the help, seems to have worked.

this is my current configuration

github.com/DoWerna/maho_retrofit

I created a new horizontal.hal and horizontal.ini in the existing folder.

the alternative configuration uses the existing tool table, but its own .var.

so exactly as i imagined :-)

I am thrilled by the versatile configurability of linuxcnc again and again, very fine!

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