Config Files: Saving, Loading, and Duplicating Settings


Welcome. In this video, we will use config files to save, load, and duplicate our controller settings. We will also cover how to restore manufacturing defaults.
A config file is a copy of all your paramaters and calibration data - it is a fingerprint for your controller.

Config files are useful in many situations. You may want to save settings that you will use on a regular basis. Or perhaps you want to run a test using different parameters, and want the option of reverting to the original settings afterward.

You can also use a config file like a template to recreate settings on multiple systems.

Before we get started, open the control panel and make sure USB is selected as your interface. Then hit connect.

Now we can save a config file of our settings. This is a pretty straightforward process: Let's say you've made some changes and you're at point where you would like to save your settings, click "save config file." An .xml file is created, named FUSION and then your serial number. Obviously you can change the name and location to whatever you want, we'll just leave it as it is.

Ok, now we want to load the config file we saved earlier, and bring back our old settings . We select the Load Config File button and choose it here. And then we're back to our settings from before.

A config file only loads setup parameters, the parameters that you are able to change. If you have multiple controllers with identical hardware parameters, you can load the same config file to all of them, like a template.

So for example, here I've created a master config file, and I can load it to keep multiple controllers running with the same settings.

You could also restore factory settings. That option is located here, and will return the controller to its original parameters and settings. Your controller will be returned to a known state, but just remember that any changes that you've made will be lost.

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