.

Release Note
Motion Console

Motion Console Version
MPI Release
Release Date
04.01.03
26Aug2005
04.01.03
03.03.00
Production Release
29July2005

  Table of Contents
    New Features
     

Version 04.01.01
     Display Segment number in label for SqNode I/O object - 1181
     Add a button that resets the CAN network - 1178
     Display the next network object for SynqNet and SqNode objects - 1177
     Display MPIAxisConfig.estopModify attributes - 1176
     Add User Labels for objects - 1161

Version 04.01.00
     Add Support for 4 new Dedicated Inputs - 1138


    General Changes
     

Version 04.01.03
     Filter->Coeffs tab does not automatically choose filter labels - 1152

Version 04.01.00
     Update CAN and Control I/O - 1158
     Use MEIMotorInfo to find out what I/O a node supports - 1139
     Don't allow the downloading a binary image to nodes of different types - 1132
     Exponential notation in I/O is confusing - 1106



    Bug Fixes
     

Version 04.01.03
     Motion Panic Action not compatible with older versions of Motion Console - 1223
     Motion Panic Action may default to NONE - 1221

Version 04.01.02
     E-Stop, Modify and E-Stop, Abort actions are reversed - 1217

Version 04.01.01
     Motor I/O Configuration not refreshed when edited - 1183
     Check List Combo Box not displayed correctly on second monitor - 1182

Version 04.01.00
     Pulldown boxes only work on primary monitor with a multiple monitor setup on win2k - 761

 


New Features

04.01.01

  Display Segment number in label for SqNode I/O object
   

Reference Number: 1181

    Type: New Feature
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
In the I/O Summary window, under the SqNode tab, the segment number for the I/O object is now displayed.


  Add a button that resets the CAN network
   

Reference Number: 1178

    Type: New Feature
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
A button has been added to the CAN summary window that resets the CAN network.


  Display the next network object for SynqNet and SqNode objects
   

Reference Number: 1177

    Type: New Feature
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
For the SynqNet object and all the SqNode objects, the next network object on the network is now displayed.


  Display MPIAxisConfig.estopModify attributes
   

Reference Number: 1176

    Type: New Feature
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
The following new MPI attributes have been added to the Axis Summary window:
      E-Stop Modify Deceleration
      E-Stop Modify Deceleration Jerk
      E-Stop Modify Jerk Percent


  Add User labels for objects
   

Reference Number: 1161

    Type: New Feature
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
Configurable labels have been added to several object types in the MPI. These will be made accessible through the object summary windows under the Config tab.

 

04.01.00

  Add Support for Four new Dedicated Inputs
   

Reference Number: 1138

    Type: New Feature
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.00
   

Description:
The following dedicated motor I/O bits are now displayed on the Motor I/O status page:
      MPIMotorDedicatedInDRIVE_STATUS_9
      MPIMotorDedicatedInDRIVE_STATUS_10
      MPIMotorDedicatedInFEEDBACK_FAULT_PRIMARY
      MPIMotorDedicatedInFEEDBACK_FAULT_SECONDARY

 

General Changes

04.01.03

  Filter->Coeffs tab does not automatically choose filter labels
    Reference Number: 1152
    Type: General Change
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.03
   

Description:
The labels for Filter->Coeffs tab always need to be set. This has been improved a couple of ways:

  • The ini file remembers the Filter label type. This eliminates most user interaction on this issue.
  • When a new Filter Summary window is created, Motion Console looks to see if all the filter types are the same, and if so, chooses that filter label.

 

04.01.00

  Update CAN and Control I/O
    Reference Number: 1158
    Type: General Change
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.00
   

Description:
Use new MPI I/O methods associated with the CAN and Control objects to tap into extra functionality:
      - CAN analog out is displayed as a signed integer.
      - Control I/O has descriptive labels.


  Use MEIMotorInfo to find out what I/O a node supports
    Reference Number: 1139
    Type: General Change
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.00
   

Description:
New motor I/O methods added to the MPI are now used by Motion Console to allow displaying motor I/O that was not displayed before. Also, Motion Console now limits the choices for motor I/O types to only those that make sense.


  Don't allow downloading a binary image to nodes of different types
    Reference Number: 1132
    Type: General Change
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.00
   

Description:
If the user selects multiple SqNodes to download to, they must be of the same type.


  Exponential notation in I/O is confusing
    Reference Number: 1106
    Type: General Change
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.00
   

Description:
The Analog I/O in the I/O summary are shown in decimal notation unless they are very small, then they are shown in exponential notation. If it is zero, then it is shown as 0. When an ADC is flickering between +/- 1 lsb, it is difficult to read because the formatting is changing so fast. A similar problem arises when the ADC is near a round number. For example, there is a lot of format change when the ADC goes from 0.5 to 0.500031. Since there are no analog inputs with more than 16-bits of resolution, the analog inputs can be formatted in the following format: x.xxxxxx.

 

Bug Fixes

04.01.03

  Motion Panic Action not compatible with older versions of Motion Console
    Reference Number: 1223
    Type: Bug Fix
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.03
   

Description:
The Motion Panic action saved in the .INI file was not backwards compatible with older versions of Motion Console. Also, the value saved using older versions of Motion Console was not forward compatible with the 04.01 branch of Motion Console. This has been changed so that the values saved in the .INI file are now mapped back to their equivalent values in the MPI 03.02 branch. The MPIActionE_STOP_MODIFY action was added in MPI 03.03.00 It is saved as E_STOP_MODIFY. This bug was fixed.


  Motion Panic Action may default to NONE
    Reference Number: 1221
    Type: Bug Fix
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.03
   

Description:
If the Motion Supervisor Panic Action in the .INI file is not a valid value, then the Panic Action will default to MPIActionNONE instead of MPIActionABORT. This bug was fixed.

 

04.01.02

  E-Stop, Modify and E-Stop, Abort actions are reversed
    Reference Number: 1217
    Type: Bug Fix
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.02
   

Description:
The entries in the event action combo-box for "E-Stop, Modify" and "E-Stop, Abort" need to be reversed. This bug was fixed.

 

04.01.01

  Motor I/O Configuration Not Refreshed When Edited
    Reference Number: 1183
    Type: Bug Fix
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
Typically, when an attribute is edited, its display value is synched up with the corresponding value on the controller. This is not being done with Motor I/O objects. This can cause Motor configuration in Motion Console to be out of synch with the controller because the Motor I/O configuration is really the Motor configuration. This bug was fixed.


  Check List Combo Box not displayed correctly on second monitor
    Reference Number: 1182
    Type: Bug Fix
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.01
   

Description:
The Check List Combo Box grid controls, such as the SqNode Alarm Mask, are not displayed on the second monitor in a dual monitor setup. This bug was fixed.

 

04.01.00

  Pulldown boxes only work on primary monitor with a multiple monitor setup on win2k
    Reference Number: 761
    Type: Bug Fix
    Motion Console Version: 04.01.00
   

Description:
When using Motion Console on a win2k system with multiple monitors, the pulldown boxes don't function on the secondary monitor, but do work on the primary monitor. This bug was fixed.

 

 

 

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