Is there a way to use TBC-HCE 5.0 to convert a .mch (machine control) to use an older version of firmware. In otherwords, if the original file was built in a CB460 on version 13.10, and it may need to go on a CB460 with version 13.0?
It does appear that if you drag and drop e.g. a 12.7 MCH file into TBC that you can then create a 12.4 GCS900 Machine and it will get the MCH file from TBC - whether or not that MCH file will work with the older system or not I dont know, but it at least seems possible to do via TBC. I cannot tell by just looking at the file because it is Binary, and I don't have enough of the emulators currently installed to test that so I cannot be sure - maybe you could try it and let me know the outcome here.
Tim's input above maybe the practical solution to your question however. I apologize that I am not so familiar with all of the variants of GCS900 over time and what changed in each version o determine whether or not an MCH file is compatible backwards - it is quite likely that that may also be somewhat dependent on the Machine Type - because for sure not all machine types were affected by each GCS900 release, so some Machine Types may be more backward compatible than others - this would be a question for the MC Group to answer.
The quick answer is unfortunately no. If it is a complex measure-up, we will record the measurements from the old version and enter them in the new and then re-calibrate valves. Otherwise we try and start with the older. You might reach out to your local SITECH and see if they have any further information.
Thanks for the answers. Fortunately, I created a hard copy set of notes with measurements when I created the .MCH file. Rekeying and a valve calibration may just save time in the long run.
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