Customized configuration files not being used

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11 Mar 2011 01:49 #7709 by tgholford
I downloaded and installed BDI-EMC v4.51 and followed the installation and configuration steps in "The Enhanced Machine Control User Handbook" (20 July 2003).

Following the instructions in Section 4.2.1, I copied and renamed a set of five configuration files:

emc_tgh01.run
emc_tgh01.ini
emc_tgh01.tbl
emc_tgh01.var
emc_tgh01.nml

I started up my Sherline 5400 minimill and EMC and it all seems to work. I can use the Manual jog functions just fine.

However, it is not clear that EMC is using the customized configuration files.

The EMC start-up icon invokes the following command :

/usr/local/emc/generic.run -ini mill_inch_freq.ini

And when I use the EMC "Info" command, message window reports the following:

Parameter file is generic.var
Tool file is sherlinemill.tbl

My suspicion is that there is a step missing from the installation procedure and that EMC is starting up with a generic configuration instead of with my customized files.

Does anyone know how to get EMC to use the customized files?

Thanks.

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11 Mar 2011 01:55 #7711 by cmorley
BDI-EMC is not supported anymore. Not sure if the developer who knows the most about it ( Paul ) ever reads the forum.
I'm sorry but I doubt your going to get much help here.
Pretty much everyone is going to suggest you upgrade to the latest released EMC (currently 2.4 series)

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13 Mar 2011 20:02 #7785 by tgholford
cmorley wrote:

BDI-EMC is not supported anymore. Not sure if the developer who knows the most about it ( Paul ) ever reads the forum.
I'm sorry but I doubt your going to get much help here.
Pretty much everyone is going to suggest you upgrade to the latest released EMC (currently 2.4 series)


Thanks.

Glad I learned this now before I have too much time invested.

I got BDI-EMC via Sherline's website because it was free download and allegedly a "Brain Dead easy Installation". I ordered a Sherline CNC upgrade kit and it came with a software CD. I'll check out what is on the "official" product CD.

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13 Mar 2011 21:50 #7789 by andypugh
Look at the top left of this forum window, and download the liveCD from there. Boot from the CD and see if the included Sherline configuration works.

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