Environment Settings

Environments Options in MPLAB® IPE allow you to save specific tool settings, so that all of the same settings can be reloaded again in a different programming session. Environments are supported, under all tools, as either .pen files or .pm3 files.

To view and change the Environments Options, you need to first login to the Advanced Mode. then click on Environment to display the available settings. See figure below.

The table below describes the Environment Options in details.
Setting Description
Environment Name the environment name you specify
.pm3 file for MPLAB® PM3 Programmer, select this type of file
.pen file for MPLAB MPLAB^^®^^ ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger, MPLAB® PICkit™ 3 Debugger/Programmer and MPLAB® REAL ICE^^™^^ Emulator tools, select this type of file
Description the description you use for the environment
SQTP File the SQTP file name used in the environment
Misc Files other files used in the environment, e.g., data sheets, instructions, etc. Multiple files can be selected
Properties Click this button to display the properties of the SD card in the MPLAB® PM3 Programmer
Format Click this button to format the SD card in the MPLAB® PM3, erasing all of the contents
Delete opens the Delete Environment window
Copy opens a dialog to select source and destination for copying environment
View opens the View Environment window
Save to PM3 SD Card saves the files to a MPLAB® PM3 SD card destination
Save to PC saves file to a destination on the PC
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