Basic Usage

You can left click Check Config to see if there are any errors at any time.

Build Config will check for errors before build the configuration files.

Machine Tab

  1. Select the Board used

  2. Enter a Configuration Name

  3. Select Linear Units

  4. Select Max Linear Velocity

  5. If you have a Board and a Daughter card select a firmware

  6. If you have a Daughter card select it on the lower box

Display Tab

  1. Select a GUI

  2. Select Position Offset

  3. Select Position Feedback

Axes Tab

  1. Select Axis

  2. Enter Scale, Minimum Limit, Maximum Limit, Maximum Velocity, Maximum Acceleration

  3. PID Settings select Default Values

  4. Following Error select Default Values

  5. For a Step and Direction select your drive or manually enter the Step Time, Step Space, Direction Setup, Direction Hold times

  6. For a Servo System select Default Values in Analog Output and enter the Encoder Scale

  7. Left Click Check Config to see if there are any errors

I/O Tab

The selected board will configure the Inputs and Outputs avaliable and if input debounce is avaliable.

#. Click Select for the I/O you want to use and select what you want it to be used as.

Spindle Tab

Used to configure an Analog PWM or Stepgen Spindle. For Digital Run, CW and CCW type spindles use outputs.

SS Cards Tab

If you have a Smart Serial Card attached you can configure it here.

#. Select the Smart Serial Card and the page changes to that card where you can make selections for that card

GPIO Tab

Under Construction ATM, going to be where you could use the GPIO of a pin directly. For example if you have an unused GPIO you could make it either and input or output and use it.

Tool Changer Tab

Yet to come

Options Tab

Here you can select various options for your configuration and whether to check for Mesaflash at startup or not.

PLC Tab

If your going to be using the Classicladder PLC you can set number of items created for each type of bit.

Pins Tab

Displays the Terminal Block and pins for the selected card.

On most cards the Raw Output clicking Get Card Pinout will get a list of pins.

PC Tab

You can get information about the PC CPU and NIC on the PC Info Tab.

If your using a Mesa Ethernet card you can test your NIC speed and get the Packet Time and compare that to Threshold to see if your NIC and CPU are fast enough at the current Servo Period.