Network file locations for print settings?

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LarsonMonkey
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Network file locations for print settings?

Postby LarsonMonkey » Wed May 15, 2019 4:05 pm

We have multiple people using their own MS Windows logins to access IdeaMaker and we're having issues with ensuring the print settings they are using are the most up-to-date. With the continuous fine-tuning of template settings, re-importing our more frequent print profiles is a daily task and can be frustrating and time consuming since the profiles aren't automatically updated across all users.

Is there any way to specify a network location that IdeaMaker can pull it's printer, filament and slicer profiles from? Or is there another way to go around this?

Thanks.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Network file locations for print settings?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu May 16, 2019 5:39 pm

Link the folder under Help -> Configuration Folder to the folder in OneDrive, such as onedrive/ideaMaker. Once it completes uploading, login the account in the other computer. Link the Configuration Folder in new computer to the shared directory in OneDrive and start sync.
Wait until sync completes, then open ideaMaker. Check out all the settings, if they don't match, you can restore in OneDrive.
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If you only want to sync printer templates, filament settings or slicing templates, you just need to link that folder and sync. Or the Preferences and Recent Files will be copied together.
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But if you have added new printer or slicing templates, you will still need sync from config directory.

For you reference:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/develo ... -onedrive/

Note: Don't forge backup everything under Help -> Configuration Folder in case anything being messed during process.

LarsonMonkey
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Re: Network file locations for print settings?

Postby LarsonMonkey » Thu May 16, 2019 6:22 pm

Hi Vicki,

This is a great option for some networks but we utilize shared network drives for privacy and security reasons. Is there any way to specify a master directory to pull and push the files instead of juggling files from multiple synchronized folders?

Thanks.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Network file locations for print settings?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu May 16, 2019 11:56 pm

Do you mean that you want to choose a folder in your computer to make it to be the configuration folder and this folder is available for all users using the computer but not only the current user?

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Re: Network file locations for print settings?

Postby LarsonMonkey » Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 pm

Yes, that is correct. This would enable mapped network drives to be used as well which is what we would want to do.

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Re: Network file locations for print settings?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm

Right click your ideaMaker icon. You can find Start in under Properties -> Shortcut. If you want to change the configuration directory to be D:\a, you can edit it to be -p D:\a. So that everytime when you click ideaMaker icon it will use D:\a as configuration directory. You can also go to Help -> Configuration Folder to confirm whether the edit works or not.
Do forget to copy all the data from the original configuration directory to the new directory before start doing this.
Attach an article for your reference:
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how- ... s-shortcut


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