Update From MADRIX 2 Or 3 To MADRIX 5

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Introduction
Setup File Conversion
Fixture Library Conversion

 

 

Introduction

MADRIX 5.0b is a version of the MADRIX 5 Software series. Before that, MADRIX 2 and MADRIX 3 were available for several years. Users may choose to update your software license from MADRIX 2 or 3 to MADRIX 5. As such, this topic summarizes key points to remember when updating.

 

 

Setup File Conversion

MADRIX 2

MADRIX 5 uses its own file types. Please follow these steps to convert your MADRIX 2 Setup file into a MADRIX 3 Setup file, which can be loaded into MADRIX 5:

Install MADRIX 2.14i [or higher].
Start MADRIX 2 and load your current Setup [of the file type *.ms2].
[Go to the menu File > Open Setup...]
Go to the menu File > Export > Export for MADRX3... > Setup...
A new window opens. Simply enter a name for the file and click Save
Start MADRIX 5 and load your newly created MADRIX Setup file [of the file type *.msz].
[Go to the menu File > Open Setup...]

 

MADRIX 3

MADRIX 5 can automatically load MADRIX 3 Setup files [of the file type *.msz].
Once saved in MADRIX 5, they are MADRIX 5 files.
Make sure to make a backup of your old MADRIX 3 files before converting them to MADRIX 5 files.
MADRIX 3 cannot load MADRIX 5 files.

 

 

Fixture Library Conversion

MADRIX 2

MADRIX 5 uses its own file types. Please follow these steps to convert your MADRIX 2 Fixture Library file into a MADRIX 3 Fixture Library file, which can be loaded into MADRIX 5:

Install MADRIX 2.14i [or higher].
Start the MADRIX 2 Fixture Editor and load your currently used Fixture Library [of the file type *.mfl].
[Go to the menu File > Open Library...]
Go to the menu File > Export Library for MADRX3...
A new window opens. Simply enter a name for the file and click Save
Start the MADRIX 5 Fixture Editor and load your newly created MADRIX Fixture Library [of the file type *.mflx].
[Go to the menu File > Open Library...]

 

MADRIX 3

MADRIX 5 can automatically load MADRIX 3 Fixture Library files [of the file type *.mflx].
Once saved in MADRIX 5, they are MADRIX 5 files.
Make sure to make a backup of your old MADRIX 3 files before converting them to MADRIX 5 files.
MADRIX 3 cannot load MADRIX 5 files.

 

 

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