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Bug Simtools Output Testing Concerns

Discussion in 'SimTools Pro & Entertainment Version' started by Globespy, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Globespy

    Globespy Member Gold Contributor

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    I have a question if someone can help.
    PT Actuators Mega Monster 150mm stroke - tripod style, one middle front, one on each side at rear.
    When I am in Simtools and using the Output Testing functionality, I am fairly positive that I am not seeing the full available range of motion that my actuators are capable of. Of course if the Output Testing is not designed to show the full available range of motion of a motion setup?
    Taking Heave as an example, from a value of -100 to a value of 100 (the full range), there is a total difference in 'height' or 'extension' of the actuators of 1.5".
    I assume that my actuators should move a lot more than a total of 1.5", so it would seem my setup is very wrong all this time I have owned my motion rig.
    Appreciate some help
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    What axis % allocations do you have set in Axis Assignment for the Default Profile, as that sets how much of the total axis allocation uses?

    It would be helpful if you posted pictures of all of your settings.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2020
  4. Globespy

    Globespy Member Gold Contributor

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    Hey Noor....
    Thanks for the reply, I just got an answer from Thanos in the Discord.
    The Output Testing is a combination of the axis, therefore limited in scope.
    To see the full range, I had to change the Output Testing to axis instead of DOF and then choose 'Heave' (as the easiest and most obvious option for my needs) all 'a' axis which I raised individually.
    Had me stumped!