Axis Tools Window
Axis Tools Window
access this window:
On the RMCTools toolbar, click the Axis Tools button .
The Axis Tools window displays several types of information for the RMC. It consists of two panes:
Axis Status Registers
The Status Registers provide information on the status of each axis in the RMC. For information on each register, click on the register cell in any Axis column, and press F1. Status registers are read-only.
For details on the Axis Status Registers pane, see the Axes Status Registers Pane topic. For a list of all the Status Registers, see the Register Map topic.
The Axis Parameters provide configuration information for the RMC. For information on each parameter, click on the parameter cell in any Axis column, and press F1. Parameter registers can be read or written.
For details on the Axis Parameters pane, see the Axes Parameters Pane topic. For a list of all the Axis Parameter registers, see the Register Map topic.
Using the Axis Tools Window
Use the Select Layout box to choose the pane layout in the Axis Tools. The various layouts may help you place the Axis Tools pane such that other panes in RMCTools are also visible.
F6 switches between the Axis Status Registers and the Axis Status Registers.
Hiding and Showing Columns
Use the Select Axes box to choose which axes to display.
Showing Project or Controller Values
To view the values in the RMCTools project, click the Show Project Values button . To view the values in the RMC, click the Show Controller Values button . If the values in the RMC and in the RMCTools project are identical, the Show Controller Values button will be disabled.
Uploading and Downloading Values
After making changes to any editable parameters in the Axis Tools, you must download the changes to RMC. To download the project values from the Axis Tools to the RMC, click the Download button . To upload the controller values from the RMC to the project, click the Upload button .
Choosing the Address Format
The addresses of the registers in the Axis Tools are displayed in the Reg # column. To change the address format, right-click any cell in the Reg # column, choose Address Formats, and choose the desired format.
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