Screens

A explanation of how to work with Motorcortex Grid

Motorcortex-GRID is a tool to design and deploy highly interactive Human-Machine interfaces (HMI) for MOTORCORTEX applications. GRID has many visualization Widgets that can be placed on a Screen. A HMI can have multiple Screens, that are accessible via the top menu bar.

Screens

The User interface is organized into Screens. A Screen provides a canvas to place your Widgets on. Available Screens are shown in the Top Bar, you can click on the top bar to select the desired Screen.

Widgets can be dragged and dropped onto a Screen from the Library. Properties of the Screen or the selected widget are shown on the right.


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With the Add screen button you can add screens to your GUI.
With the Edit Screen Position button you can change the order of your screens.
screen 1 By clicking the screen button the selected screen will be shown.
2:12:58 PM The Time Indicator will show the controller time.
idle The State Indicator will show the Machine State.
The Error Handler button will Expand and Collapse the Error Handler screen.

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Bar Description
With the Add screen button you can add screens to your GUI.
With the Edit Screen Position button you can change the order of your screens.
screen 1 By clicking the screen button the selected screen will be shown.
2:12:58 PM The Time Indicator will show the controller time.
idle The State Indicator will show the Machine State.
The Error Handler button will Expand and Collapse the Error Handler screen.

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Bar Description
With the Add screen button you can add screens to your GUI.
With the Edit Screen Position button you can change the order of your screens.
Pressing the dropdown button will show you the available screens.
2:12:58 PM The Time Indicator will show the controller time.
idle The State Indicator will show the Machine State.
The Error Handler button will Expand and Collapse the Error Handler screen.

Error Handler Screen

The Error Handler Screen will show the system errors and system logs.

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Errors System errors will show up here.
acknowledge By pressing the acknowledge button the user has confirmed and resolved the error.
Logs Here you can see the system logs.
Last modified June 9, 2022: updated mcx tools, (70d4e2d1)