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Offline dasman

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Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« on: July 15, 2018, 02:04:32 PM »
I am looking for help getting my Grlevel3 to auto start, zoom, and start publishing after my computer reboots. I reboot my computer daily at 3am. With VWS as my weatherstation software, i need to reboot to avoid the inconsistent software crashes. I have downloaded Autoit, Startwatch, and autohotkey. Honestly these programs are beyond my technical abilites(almost none). So im looking for someone to set it up for me. I am willing to make a "donation" to that person for their help. Is there anyone that can set it up for me?
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Re: Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 05:24:42 PM »
See attached and put it in C:\Users\<youraccountname>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (I am on Win7).

Check the path in the bat file to GR3 to make sure it is the same as where GR3 is on your PC.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 08:38:06 PM »
That batch file will start GRLevel3 just fine.  The issue is that there is no GRLevel3 command line argument available to begin publishing .. you'll have to use Publish, Start menu option to do that.  Some folks have had success with a batch automation function like AutoIt, but I've not been one of them.  I autostart GRLevel3 using startwatch, then click on Publish, Start to begin the publishing.  Since I don't reboot the weather system unless a Windows Update demands it, I only have to do this ocassionally.
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Re: Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 08:52:19 PM »
Thank you guys for your replying.  With the help of another forum member I have GR3 coming on automatically after reboot and automatically zooming and publishing. He accomplished it with autoit and startwatch!
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Re: Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 09:12:19 AM »
Ken,  What issues have you experienced while attempting to automate the start-up process using AutoIT?  I have more than a few obstacles but was finally able to overcome them and now the entire process is hands-off when the pc starts.

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Re: Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 08:48:20 PM »
Thank you guys for your replying.  With the help of another forum member I have GR3 coming on automatically after reboot and automatically zooming and publishing. He accomplished it with autoit and startwatch!

Would that forum member be willing to share?

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Re: Grlevel3 auto atart up and publishing
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 09:12:11 PM »
Yes he would but the AutoIT script is specific to your chosen site and zoom/panning requirements.  What are your needs?