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APT nc code - wrong arcs
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Video card/ Graphics card...
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Export Simulation with Pa...
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Smoothing or Continuous M...
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Access points from an ite...
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Change the joint limits
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Change tool number?
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  Record actions to help with Python API
Posted by: tkelch - Yesterday, 06:09 PM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - No Replies

Is there anyway to "record" the actions that are performed within RoboDK to streamline trying to replicate the functionality in a python script?

This would be similar to how Excel can record macro's.

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  APT nc code - wrong arcs
Posted by: HolmTec - 01-18-2018, 08:48 AM - Forum: RoboDK bugs - Replies (1)

Hello, I have a problem importing nc code.

I export the data from the NX CAM 11 program and then import it into ROBODK. The problem is that robodk imports arcs as inverted. The solution is to manually reverse the vector K in the nc code, but this is not a solution for me because I am creating complex nc codes. I also include test nc code and pictures with this problem.

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.zip   test_nc.zip (Size: 536 bytes / Downloads: 32)
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Lightbulb Video card/ Graphics card Nvidia Quadro low performance
Posted by: josuevivash - 11-02-2017, 12:03 PM - Forum: RoboDK bugs - Replies (2)

Hello There,

I wanted to share a little struggle that some might have

I run RoboDK on a laptop with Intel and Nvidia Quadro graphics cards. Turns out that RoboDK underperforms if I run it with the Nvidia Quadro (with the latest Nvidia drivers). 

I found something very curious. If you run the Direct 3D or OpenGL modes of RoboDK it underperforms anyways; sometimes crashes. (RoboDK-D3D and RoboDK-GL2 in the bin folder)

It will be amazing to understand the  3D settings of the app to take advantage of the resources. Can any of you indicate which rendering engine the app runs? we could get more stability and performance from the system by knowing the 3D settings that the app performs the best.

I downgraded the Nvidia drivers to WDDM 2.2 windows certified drivers for the Quadro and intel HD, and the rendering performance increased. But still, I have to run roboDK with the Intel HD graphics card using the default "RoboDK.exe" application in the bin folder.

I had to stick to old drivers to get stability, but other software might suffer by using old drivers, something that with time will be hard to keep. 

Hopes this helps others. 


Lenovo P40Yoga. Windows 10 64 Bit, 16 GB RAM. intel HD graphics 520/ Nvidia Quadro M500M

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  Smoothing or Continuous Move
Posted by: MLG - 06-02-2017, 07:53 AM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)

Hello All.  I created a simple pick-and-place simulation and would like to use a continuous move through the waypoint between Pick and Place locations.

Can someone tell me how to do a smooth, continuous move through the intermediate point?  I thought the Smooth (Rounding) instruction would give me that, but it doesn't appear to have any effect.


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  Export Simulation with Paths and Origins
Posted by: MLG - 06-02-2017, 07:30 AM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)

Does anyone know how to make a demo that shows the path, tool flange frame, target origins, etc.  I need to  include the tool and target orientations in my video.


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  Access points from an item
Posted by: Tobias7 - 01-11-2017, 11:01 AM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)


I am not that familiar with Python yet.
Nevertheless, I added an item with points to an object by

points = obj.AddPoints(PointsDataList,False,...)

which is also shown in the RoboDK window/tree.

The Question is: in which way are the generated points accessible from Python? (e.g. extract the points if the rdk file is reloded)


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  Change the joint limits
Posted by: Hamid - 12-14-2016, 06:46 PM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)


I know that with JointLimits(self) you can read the joint limits. But is it possible to change the joint limits? Because in the real robot  it is always less than the nominal values.


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  Change tool number?
Posted by: galex - 11-23-2016, 05:48 PM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)

Where change the UTOOL number for Fanuc?

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  pick/place using robot + linear rail
Posted by: fennex - 11-04-2016, 04:15 PM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)


I'd like to make a program that uses a 6X robot mounted on a linear rail:

rail at 'home'
robot goes to 'target1'   (defined in a frame 'world' -not relative to robot) (picks a part here)
robot moves along rail to 'rail end'  (max travel)
robot goes to 'target2'    (defined in a frame 'world' -not relative to robot)  (places the part here)

Seems easy enough but I can't seem to figure it out.

Rail seems to work fine, I can move it in a program.

In attached RDK file, prog3 is what I want.

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.rdk   test.rdk (Size: 1.06 MB / Downloads: 280)
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  trouble when installing RoboDK on Ubuntu 16.04 (xcb plugin missing)
Posted by: rüdiger - 10-11-2016, 12:11 PM - Forum: General questions about RoboDK - Replies (1)

Dear RoboDK-Staff and all the smart people out there,
I use Ubuntu 16.04, running on a 64bit-machine, so I downloaded RoboDK directly from the webpage (http://www.robodk.com/download)
As far as I know, python3 is installed and seems to work (although I never used it before). As the "run.sh"-file in the package tells me, I just need to run sudo ./RoboDK in the /bin directory to get it installed; when I try this, it responses: 

This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb".
Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Some other people, trying to install another application, seemed to had the same problem. They usually solved the problem by installing a missing library-file, but in my case alle those, mentioned in the number of forums, I checked, are installed.

Maybe it's a known problem and there's just a simple hint or I missed an important step... I am on it for three hours now, so I am pleased for any help.


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