THM sync on Win XP control

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THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Wed, Jan 10 2018, 10:36AM

Trying to run the THM sync program on my Win XP controller, and I get the error message "The procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"

Poking around online, and it looks like it requires Win XP SP3 to run. The controller is SP2. Of course, I'm hesitant to make a change as big as installing SP3 on my controller and maybe screwing it up beyond redemption. Is there another option? Maybe a THM sync program that will run on the old controller?
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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby David Egnoski » Wed, Jan 10 2018, 12:08PM

Jeremy,

I just went through this. I think the solution was to run the export function on your machine and import that into the desktop version. That should get all your settings.
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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Wed, Jan 10 2018, 1:21PM

Ah! Thanks David, I'll give that a try.
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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Wed, Jan 10 2018, 1:59PM

That doesn't import the settings from the control software, just Control Nesting. Not sure if it worked, because when i try to open Control Nesting, it says it can't find Offfalls.mdb. No way to cancel out of it either, curiously... I have to kill it from the task manager.
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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Clint Buechlein » Wed, Jan 10 2018, 3:00PM

Jeremy,

Talking to the software engineers, you were correct in that it requires SP3. We did have machines that went out on SP3, however you'd be more on your own to find the correct update to get you to SP3. I'd recommend against it, lots of potential to mess stuff up. If the software engineers were able to get sync working for SP2, we would lose a lot of the features we need for it to work on everything else, so for the greater good it has been omitted.

That all being said, the following files you can grab and move to your desktop computer. Locations for machine and location where they go on your computer are listed:

Machine:
1. On C:\ Drive-
a. Contents of Rolling Nest folder
b. Contents of OFFSET.TAB folder
c. In C:\system, Toolman.thm
2. In Control Nesting, go to File, and choose Save Settings/Tooling. Save it somewhere to find.

Computer:
1. From machine C:\ Drive-
a. Goes in C:\ProgramData\Thermwood\THM\TDE10\Control Nesting
b. Goes in C:\ProgramData\Thermwood\THM\TDE10
c. Goes in C:\ProgramData\Thermwood\THM\TDE10
2. In Control Nesting, go to File, and choose Load Settings/Tooling. Find the file from the machine and choose it.

Make sure in Control Nesting on your office computer you go to Edit, and choose Thermwood Software Version Override. Set it to the THM version that is the same as your machine, or one step older. If you don't, you could potentially create code that can't be read on your machine.


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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Thu, Jan 11 2018, 8:39AM

Thanks Clint. That mostly worked. Control Nesting now has all the proper settings, but the tools and machine variables still show all the default values. Do they perhaps need to go in a different directory? I tried putting toolman.thm in a subdirectory called "system", but that didn't work either. Any suggestions?
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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Clint Buechlein » Thu, Jan 11 2018, 12:07PM

Jeremy Schiffer wrote:Thanks Clint. That mostly worked. Control Nesting now has all the proper settings, but the tools and machine variables still show all the default values. Do they perhaps need to go in a different directory? I tried putting toolman.thm in a subdirectory called "system", but that didn't work either. Any suggestions?


The only Machine Variables you would need would be XG901 and YG901. And you only need those if you want to use the graph screen and are not using offsets from the Fixture Offset Table.

Make sure desktop version is shut down when you are copying over the toolman.thm file. Also, check the date on the toolman file from the machine, and make sure the one on desktop located at C:\ProgramData\Thermwood\THM\TDE10 matches. Would probably be worth it to have THM shut down on the machine when you copy the toolman.thm file so it isn't open or set to read only. It doesn't need to go in a subdirectory on the desktop version, just in the TDE10 folder.

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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Thu, Jan 11 2018, 12:32PM

I got it. I (being Old Skool) am used to looking in Program Files for programs. And, indeed, there is an identical file tree for THM in Program Files (x86)... I had copied all the files there. I had assumed when you typed "ProgramData", you meant Program Files :oops: . Especially after I looked for "ProgramData" and it didn't show up, even with hidden files shown. Had to type it directly into the address bar. Anyway, I think it's working now, thanks.
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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Clint Buechlein » Thu, Jan 11 2018, 1:09PM

Ah yes the ever elusive ProgramData folder. If it makes your life easier in the future, where you typed in ProgramData to get there, you can copy the directory path into it. So highlight from previous post, CTRL+C, go to File Explorer, click in the bar once, and CTRL+V. Press enter and it takes you right there.

At least you knew you could type there, I can't even count the number of people I've taught how to get through File Explorer over the phone.

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Re: THM sync on Win XP control

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Thu, Jan 11 2018, 1:21PM

I used to do tech support for an ISP back in the day. If I had a nickel for every time I said "Now click on Windows Explorer" and heard "I don't have that!", then I wouldn't need to be in the woodworking business...

Now, I'm trying to get printing from the THM desktop to work, so I'm sure I'll have another question or two before all is said and done. :mrgreen:
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