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Support / Re: Floppy ? / Network Share
« Last post by Wall-E on August 06, 2017, 11:58:49 PM »
Well, I guess I'll hire a network guy then.

I think that part of the problem is having to deal with an antique Windows version.
Remember when USB was "plug-and-pray" ? Well that's where I live with the KRC2...

When I boot the controller, it will be visible on the network ... except when it doesn't.
I really wish that these robots were not locked like this to crummy old systems, and that the PCs could be upgraded.
What's the interest of being PC based if you can't benefit from the only thing that makes them worthwile ?

My friend Ludovic has a KRC4, but his robot is almost the exact same machine as Wall-E.

OK, end of rant.
I just wish I could spend more time in creativity, and less with all these silly issues.

Cheers,
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Support / Re: Floppy ? / Network Share
« Last post by Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on August 06, 2017, 11:21:45 PM »
Well, fixed IPs unless both your PC and the robot get the IP from a router/DHCP.
And yes, everything regarding networking that goes beyond "plug-it-in" and "enter key" is indeed quickly getting rather arcane...!
Best,
Johannes
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Support / Re: Floppy ? / Network Share
« Last post by Wall-E on August 06, 2017, 09:12:04 PM »
Hi Johannes,

Fixed IPs ? That's probably not what an IT guy would have suggested, and I certainly can't ask the other people in the company to do so.
On the other hand, a random IP guy would probably don't know the default IP of a KUKA robot.

I'm amazed at how a lot of aspects of computers have been made extremely user-friendly, and how network settings are still in this archaic state.

Cheers,
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Support / Re: Floppy ?
« Last post by Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on August 06, 2017, 08:07:23 PM »
Hello,

The idea is that not everyone who is in the same phyiscal network as you should be able to access your shared files. In order to do so, you need to be in the same IP-range (e.g. go into the TCP/IP settings of your PC and assign it a static IP that is close to the one of your robot, e.g. if the robot is 172.31.1.147, then set the IP of your PC to 172.31.1.150 - do not change any network settings on the robot side, that probably won't end well), the same workgroup (I believe the default is just WORKGROUP), and in most cases the other side has to authenticate itself somehow. In my experience with both Windows 95/XP (KRC2) and XP/7 (KRC4) creating a new user is the easiest way to get the login-data.
When you share a folder, make sure that your newly created user gets full read/write rights.
On your PC, go into the Windows explorer and enter the IP of the robot in the address-field on top, e.g. as \\172.31.1.147 which would be the default IP.
Then it should prompt you for credentials, and you enter your username and password. Finally the files will show up.

If you require support on that, you don't need a robot engineer, but just someone with Windows networking knowledge!

Best,
Johannes
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Support / Re: Floppy ?
« Last post by Wall-E on August 06, 2017, 07:55:39 PM »
Hi Johannes,

Still struggling with this file sharing hell.
I don't understand why I should create a new user on the controller's robot, since I want to access the shared folder from another computer on the network.

I can see the darn Kuka computer from my laptop, but I still don't see the shared folders inside...

Cheers,
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Support / Re: [Help]I have a problem with kuka's tool change .
« Last post by guanlin on August 03, 2017, 04:52:22 AM »
Thanks!!!
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Support / Re: KUKA|Prc not generating KRL code
« Last post by Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on August 02, 2017, 03:44:11 PM »
Hello,

Did you test it with Notepad++, is the *.src file refreshing?
If not, please send me your GH file, just so I can take a look at it.
You can maybe try starting Rhino with administrator privileges (via right-clicking the shortcut) to rule some more issues out.

I don't believe that it's an issue with your Windows, so re-installing everything probably won't change anything.

Best,
Johannes
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Support / Re: KUKA|Prc not generating KRL code
« Last post by RalphieRaccoon on August 02, 2017, 01:18:23 PM »
Okay, so it looks like it's something wrong with my install of KUKA|Prc, or windows itself. Guess I can try a reinstall.
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Hello,

If there is no movement in-between, you won't see the effect of the toolchange. This is why it's going straight from the first to the last!

Best,
Johannes
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Support / [Help]I have a problem with kuka's tool change .
« Last post by guanlin on August 01, 2017, 06:26:25 AM »
Hi Guys,
I'm so sorry that I'm so new to use the kuka with grasshopper.
I have a question needs somebody to help me. Thanks a lot !
The picture I attached Shows there have five different types of tools need to Change in sequence at a point.
but why there is no change in front of four tools and " just change in the last one " .....
It seems that I have something wrong with this system...
Can somebody helps me ? thanks !

(I know it's so strange to change five different types of tools at a point...
but i need to do a special project that shows like "gif")
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