The free/open access to the lastest snaps will start as soon as there is a release version. At the moment there are only development state versions available. We are going to provide a new promoter package on a new stable build after we tested it.
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This guide will show you how to set up a ctrlX CORE virtual on your PC using ctrlX WORKS. This emulation of a real control can be used to e.g. start developing your software before the hardware is available.
Installation of ctrlX WORKS expected. Please have a look at the corresponding documentation or video to see how to do this.
Installing virtual control Click here for fullscreen video
Open ctrlX WORKS and delete existing virtual controls (just to avoid some remaining potential heritage problems).
Create a new virtual control by (+) and give it a unique name e.g. VirtualControl-1V6:
Startup the ctrlX CORE virtual via the play button.
If state is running enter controls web page with: - clicking on the name (IPv6) or the IP IPv4) of the control. - or insert IP of control in any web browser (firefox, chrome,…) - or use your network node in the window explorer where the control will automatically show up
At the beginning login is possible with standard user: boschrexroth, PW:boschrexroth. Change it to your purposes afterwards. Hint: Always add a backup user to your system in case of loosing the password of the main user.
Viewing/editing the IP Setting is possible in "Connectivity" navigation bar. The controls will have ip 192.168.1.1 by default.
Navigate to "Settings" -> "Apps" and load the corresponding versions of apps via the offline store (from your PC). At the moment the are still some dependencies between the apps so please only install the versions provided in one package (e.g. 1.6.x)
To be able to install apps please switch to the "Service Mode" via the corresponding button.
Start installing with the rexroth-deviceadmin-x.x.x.app (if needed). There are some specialities about it. This app handles: - the login and connection from browser to the web server of the ctrlX core so installing/updating it will trigger disconnection. Just wait a few seconds afterwards and press F5 to reload your browser. - the left navigation bar on the landing page. - the control settings (connection, user, diagnosis..)
Continue installing the other apps: - If nothing happens for some time press F5 to reload the website! Automatic reload is not totally reliable!
After all installation is finished switch back to "Operation Mode" and you are good to go.
Close your browser and delete the cache (Ctrl + Shift + Delete) when starting a new connection. This avoids startup with outdated data cashed by the browser.
Only integrated apps can be reached on the landing page and via the sidebar on the left. For example rexroth-motion and rexroth-PLC. If foreign apps are installed they will not be visible there automatically.
Only 5 virtual controls can be handled by ctrlX WORKS at the same time.
The virtual control cannot be reached from host system in network tab mode while VPN is active. Please change settings to port forwarding or use a virtual system and a network bridge.
Running the virtual control on a mobile PC without having a power supply attached will slow it down and can suppress motion functions or causes unwanted crashes of the control because of energy saving function of the PC.
Running the virtual control in a virtual box will slow it down extremely and causes booting problems because hardware acceleration does not work for that case.
Running the virtual control on to old PCs will slow it down extremely and causes booting problems because of missing support of hardware acceleration by Windows. i5 and i7 CPUs have to be at least build in 2010: Check CPU version
Using Hyper-V will slow it down extremely and causes booting problems. Check HyperV state
Video "Setting up a ctrlX COREvirtual"
Documentation ctrlX COREvirtual
Forum ctrlX CORE
Official Intel support
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First of all, i want to say that we were really amused to see visual studio code as an app inside CtrlX. Then we were confused because it seems that we have a module called "motion" missing from the Tiger. See the screenshot where i try to execute the program: Integrated IDE and visual editing: Seems like we are missing this motion import. Or maybe i am doing everything wrong.
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