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FAQs - Everything To Get You Started

Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by noorbeast, Jun 19, 2020.

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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Doing some research before getting in too deep is time very well spent.

    So if you are just starting out then you will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started.

    The FAQs are broken down into specific areas. If you are just starting out then make sure you check out the Fundamentals of motion, the Design , Build and SimTools sections. Make sure you download and actually read the SimTools Manual.

    The FAQs will also help you avoid wasting time with common traps. The Live for Speed plugin is bundled with the demo version of SimTools, for testing purposes, but must be run before patching it for motion.

    If you use cheap clone Motor Monster control boards then test them before use, as often they are faulty.

    When using code with Arduinos then carefully read all of the instructions on how to configure that code and how to set the SimTools Interface Settings for that code.

    In particular be aware that SimTools 2 Interface Settings has designate grouping for a or b for each axis assignment, like this <Axis1a><Axis2a>

    Do read the SimTools Manual and Tips for Refining Motion Profiles before creating your first motion profile.

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the Glossary.

    And if you have ideas and suggestions to make things easier for new members then Please Help Us Improve the FAQs.
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