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    I have a question on setting the search path. When I set the search path in 3.7 it also changed it in my 3.5 version. They are both on different directories and different drives.

    Thanks for the help.

  • #2
    It is because it does it in the Windoze registry, for Pcdmis (not version specific).
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    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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    • #3
      Thanks Matt

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      • #4
        I have it set but it ignores it. Everytime I go to open a prg it goes to the last dirrectory one was opened from even if it is not the one I designated. What am I doing wrong? V3.7, in V3.2063 it works flawlessly (these are different PCs I do not have multiple versions on a PC). Any help would be great, my monkeys do not know how to use a file manager so if they go file>open and it is any directory other than where the part programs are they literaly stop what they are doing and tell their boss the CMM is broke. I have gotten phone calls at 11 PM because when the monkey goes file>open it is not the part program directory. I set the search path but there must be something I'm doing wrong.

        Craig
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        • #5
          Craiger, mine does the same thing. The only time it goes to the set directory is when PD-DMIS is first opened. After that it goes to the last directory from which a program was opened. You could just tell them they have to exit PC-DMIS and re-open between each program.

          Are you sure you want these guys running a CMM if they can't even navigate the file manager!

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          • #6
            I think that is partly a windows thing, not just a Pcdmis thing. Goes back to where you last were. If you close and open Pcdmis, it will go back to the search directory, otherwise it stays where you last were.
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            Originally posted by AndersI
            I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman
              I think that is partly a windows thing, not just a Pcdmis thing. Goes back to where you last were. If you close and open Pcdmis, it will go back to the search directory, otherwise it stays where you last were.
              I believe Matt has this correct, as much windows as demon.

              TK
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Goodluck
                ....You could just tell them they have to exit PC-DMIS and re-open between each program.

                Are you sure you want these guys running a CMM if they can't even navigate the file manager!
                These are "machinists". One day I was writting a prg to check a part in the roughed out state and asked the "machinist" what he was roughing a bore out to. He said "I don't know". I said "well could you go to your control and look". He said "no". I said "what, do they have you 'locked out' or something?" He said (this is a true story, I know this is going to seem far fetched) "No, I just don't know how". I gave up on these guys a long time ago. I have never ran a CNC but I know how to read the code, I walked over to his machine and looked for it myself.
                Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman
                I think that is partly a windows thing, not just a Pcdmis thing....
                Not a windows thing, V3.2063 always goes to my search path regardless of the last directory opened, same version (SP) of windows.
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                • #9
                  Has anyone had any luck trying to open a pc-dmis program from windows explorer? I just tried to do it and I can't get it to work. I right clicked on the program - open with - browse - found the pcdmis folder - chose pcdlrn.exe - clicked ok but then it doesn't give that as my choice.

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                  • #10
                    Yep, it works, but only if Pcdmis is not already open. If Pcdmis is already open, then it won't open the program.
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                    Originally posted by AndersI
                    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                    • #11
                      prior to 3.5 version these search paths were saved in a .ini file in the root folder of pcdmis.

                      3.5 and after they are resident in the windows registry and all versions of 3.5 and newer share the same settings.
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                      • #12
                        OK so Matt is right that in the case of 3.7 it is a windows thing, but in the case of 3.2063 it is an ini thing. Briliant Wilcox absolutely briliant. You know what the F1 key opens the help file flawlessly perhaps Wilcox should change that so it is less user friendly. That should about do it, then everything that works well will have been changed for the worse. What would they do then? All this time I was hoping I was doing something wrong that could be fixed. Well I guess I'll have to see what I can do to get into the windows registry. I wonder if I can write a small app with a timer or stopwatch object that updates the windows registry with the search path I want instead of what Wilcox thinks I want?

                        Craig
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                        • #13
                          Well, once you open a program by double-clicking on it and it opens V3.7 MR3, when you go to open another program FROM Pcdmis, it automatically goes to the directory where the file was that you double clicked on. Now, this would be a workable option for those monkeys who don't know how to work a computer, as long as you kept ALL the programs for a part/job in the same directory AND as long as they closed Pcdmis before trying to go to a different part/job, then double-clicked on a program for THAT part. However, with the lovely advent of V3.7 MR3 and it's EXTREMELY LONG LOD-UP TIME, it would really PI$$ me off to have to do it this way, but of course, the monkeys don't care how long it takes, they get paid by the hour.

                          Hey booger-boy, I think someone did post something about some way to tweak the registry, but since it didn't really effect me, I didn't really read too much of the posting. Maybe you can do a search, eh? Something might show up.
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                          Originally posted by AndersI
                          I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman
                            Well, once you open a program by double-clicking on it and it opens V3.7 MR3, when you go to open another program FROM Pcdmis, it automatically goes to the directory where the file was that you double clicked on. Now, this would be a workable option for those monkeys who don't know how to work a computer, as long as you kept ALL the programs for a part/job in the same directory .........
                            I keep prgs in a dirrectory called "Part Programs". My problem stems from when I open a prg from my directory (a folder I call "In Progress") or from my USB flash card then then walk away they get all messed up. My work around has been to try to remember to open one from the "Part Programs" folder and then closing it before walking away.
                            Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman
                            Hey booger-boy, I think someone did post something about some way to tweak the registry, but since it didn't really effect me, I didn't really read too much of the posting. Maybe you can do a search, eh? Something might show up.
                            Thanks I'll look into it. My guess is this is constantly being written to after certain events. I'd have to watch it and when an event takes place overwrite it. The more I know the closer I'll be to accomplishing it. Unless of course it is encrypted. Hopefully someone will shed more light on this to get me to a solution quicker.

                            Thanks
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                            • #15
                              I have a fix for your problem give me some time and I will get back with you. I'm really busy right now. Sorry
                              Time for the Trolls to leave.

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