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General Discussion / Importing G-code from MasterCam and coverting it to PRC
« Last post by fr1670 on July 05, 2018, 11:01:14 PM »
Hello all,

I understand in the membership version you can take g-code from spurt cam and covert it to robot language. I am wondering if anyone has done this with master cam G-code and if so did you come across any issues?

Regards,
Nick   
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Support / Re: Horizontal turn table
« Last post by pak on July 05, 2018, 09:46:30 AM »
Hello Johannes,

Thank you for your reply.
Yes I have tried the AA's setup and it is a horizontal turntable, which works fine in the example as long as I keep the robot looking to the side.

When I compensate in the base to bring it back to behing vertically aligned with axis Z, the simulation starts giving me troubles.
I have attached the files using the turn table example with the AA's table after base compensation (B 90).
As you can see I have the robot turning around the workpiece and I cannot seem to find a way to fix that.

Thanks again for your help.
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Support / Re: Failure to activate
« Last post by Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on July 04, 2018, 07:39:26 AM »
Hello,

I also replied to your eMail, but as a reference I'm pasting the reply in a slightly modified form again here:

Please download the license file again from the private link that was provided to your university and install it by double-clicking the *.reg file. That removes the risk of entering a wrong code.
I’m honestly not entirely sure what caused your components to disappear (and a few to remain), but there should be an easy way to resolve that. In Grasshopper go to File/Special Folders/Components folder. A Windows explorer window will open, now close Rhino and delete all files with KUKAprc or Oxyplot in the name. Then run the installer of the current version, which you can get from the member section.
We usually digitally sign our files, so that they do not cause problems, but you can right-click the copied files, go to properties and check if there is a checkbox to “Unblock” them. There are various threads on Grasshopper and unblocking. But as I said, that is not likely.

Best,
Johannes
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Support / Failure to activate
« Last post by rdflab on July 03, 2018, 07:07:49 PM »
I have a question regarding to the activation of the KukaPrc plugin. I tried to enter the License code but I have entered a wrong code by mistake.  Since then I haven't been able to see the full function. I have tried everything to enter the correct code but it does not let me. I have reinstalled the program several times, including older versions and clean the computer and I haven't been able to fix the issue. I do appreciate if you can help me.
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Support / Re: Horizontal turn table
« Last post by Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on July 03, 2018, 04:24:13 PM »
Hello pak,

I'm currently on the train and cannot check it right now, but I believe the AA's setup component from Hooke Park uses a horizontal turntable.
However, it isn't necessarily wrong if the robot is looking to the side, as you can then again compensate that by using the right base coordinate system.

Best,
Johannes
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Support / Re: Programmatical robot start position
« Last post by Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on July 03, 2018, 11:32:24 AM »
Hello Antoine,

We usually digitally sign our releases, which is why you don't get the "unblock" problem. In your case it was an "unofficial" release, so that's why the file wasn't signed.

Happy to hear that it works!

All the best,
Johannes
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Hello,

The simple answer would be "from KUKA", but they may charge you for it.
We had a similar case recently and there seemed to be a folder called KRC1_CD or so on the D: drive, which seemed to contain the installer. We did not have to reinstall it, so we never tried it out, and it may also have been done manually, but it might still be worth checking if that folder exists.
You can only see the D: drive in expert mode or through Windows!

Best,
Johannes
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Support / Horizontal turn table
« Last post by pak on July 03, 2018, 10:42:34 AM »
Hello everyone,

I have been trying to simulate a horizontal turn table (or rotating mandrel) from the turn table example in kuka|prc.
I can easily change the C component of the turn table block to 90 which rotates the robot model 90° to simulate a horizontal turn table configuration, but then in the viewport I have a horizontal robot which makes it hard to navigate around. At that point the simulation works fine with the turntable rotating the work piece (Z is still the turntable rotating axis).

I tried to compensate by adding a -90 to the base C component which effectively brought back the robot to be vertical and the turntable horizontal (Y axis rotating axis).
However I have issues with the turntable simulation with the robot turning around the piece and not the turntable rotating (I did rotate the work piece mesh and the cylinder surface to be horizontal and aligned to the turntable).

I have played quite a lot with orientations to try to solve the issue but I cannot seem to make it work for a horizontal turntable.

Has anyone tried to set up a similar turntable simulation ?

Thanks in advance !


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General Discussion / Re: Programming Issue: Kuka Robot difers form Controller
« Last post by donjorges on July 03, 2018, 02:35:16 AM »
Hey...
thanks.
But I don’t have a installation cd of neither softwares. Where can I find the cd for my controller?

Thanks
Please let me know
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Support / Re: Programmatical robot start position
« Last post by antl on July 02, 2018, 11:44:30 PM »
For some reason the KukaPRC version used by Rhino was still the previous one..
So, to be sure, I just copied again the custom version you sent to me into C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\Libraries, deleting the former files (which were the from the very last available update).
However, with the custom version the Kuka|prc tab did not even shows up, and launching the .gha files gave me errors.

It was finally because I had to "unblock" your files, which is security provided by Windows when you download a file from an unknown source.

Now everything works like a charm :)
I'll come back to you if I find anything.


Thank you again for the version,

Antoine
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