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WISH : make .src smaller by removing external axis values
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:45:19 AM »
Hi Johannes,

I started reading the KRL documentation after three years of owning Wall-E :)
I realize that the .src generated by KUKA|prc uses a "E6POS" data type to define the trajectories, and this includes 4 values for external axis.
Since I have no external axis, it would make the files much smaller if I could toggle an option to use just a "POS" data type with no external axis values.
Specially for milling, this would allow me to generate longer tool paths...

Would you consider including such an option in the main component ?

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Re: WISH : make .src smaller by removing external axis values
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 10:09:53 AM »
Hello,

In the Settings window under Advanced/Code you can tick the box "Reduce Fiilesize" which does exactly that.
However, I haven't ever been able to conclusively verify that it makes a difference - of course the files get smaller, but there is no real way to check its actual memory footprint once it's on the robot (that I know of).
Chances are good that every E6POS takes the same amount of memory, to be honest.

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Johannes

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Re: WISH : make .src smaller by removing external axis values
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 11:09:34 AM »
Hi Johannes,

This should be easy to test : If I can cram in more waypoints for a given milling, then it works.
I'll come back to you when I have the occasion to test that out.

Cheers,