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8397-EJVN-0516
Date Created
Fri, 28th Feb 2014
Date Modified
Wed, 16th Apr 2014

   Files included in a bundle of setting files

Question 

What do the different configuration file extensions represent?

Answer 

Sensor Model All
Firmware Version 3.x
SDK Version 3.x

The Gocator can hold 3 different types of files, ".cfg", ".tfm" and ".prof". 

  • Configurations Settings (.cfg): Contains settings that are shown in the SetupMeasurement, and Output pages. 
  • Transformation Parameters (.tfm): If "Current Configuration" is selected under Calibration, the tranformation parameters are saved in a file with the same name as the current configuration, but with the .tfm extension.
  • Profile Templates: If Profile Fixturing is enabled, fixturing settings are saved in a file with the same name as the current configuration, but with the .prof extension.

When saving and loading the current configuration using the Gocator web interface tool bar, the saving/loading of the 3 file types is automatically handled. 

When saving and loading the current configuration using the Gocator SDK, the saving/loading of the 3 file types is automatically handled using a special symbolic extension ".set", together with the call Go2System_CopyFile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To save the current live configuration to a set of files named "test" call Go2System_CopyFile with source "_live.set" and destination "test.set". The sensor will then automatically handle the saving of the 3 files depending on how the sensor is configure (i.e. "test.tfm" is saved if Current Configuration is selected and "test.prof" is saved is profile fixturing is enabled).

To load a set of files named "test", i.e. to make "test" the current live configuration, call Go2System_CopyFile with source "test.set" and destination "_live.set". The sensor will then automatically load any files of the 3 types with the base name "test" that exists in storage.