DragonFrame Setup

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From firmware v3.0, DigiDRIVE Portable is fully compliant with DragonFrame DFMoco protocol.


To successfully connect DigiDRIVE Portable with Dragon Frame, just go to SCENE and select CONNECTIONS :

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Once selected, on the following window, select Connection Required for Shooting and click Connect on the first free axis on the list. (In this example ARCMOCO #1)

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If a warning message appear at this stage, please double check the cable on the PC and on the Portable Side.

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With the right connection to the PC, you'll obtain a list of available COM ports. Choose the port currently assigned to DigiDRIVE Portable like the one on the following image.

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At this point, Dragon Frame will start communicating with DigiDRIVE Portable. With the right firmware on the Drive, the Dragon Frame will report the successful connection like as shown below.

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Th Drive will automatically enter in "Serial control mode" as shown in this way

The Main Led is "breathing"
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and the Virtual Limits also

are "breathing"

Digidrive portable autoloop stop.gif

Add Axis

After successfully connecting the DigiDRIVE Portable to Dragon Frame, it is the time to add the device to the arc motion control

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Once clicked on add axis, you'll be prompted to insert the right value for the SmartSystem equipment conected to Dragon Frame.

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Axis Parameters

Since DigiDRIVE Portable can control all the DigiMOTORs and since every DigiMOTORS has it's own mechanical parameters, it's important to put the right values on the Dragon Frame Configure Axis.

Product Steps per Unit Jog Max Speed
SmartSLIDER Reflex S 2518.52 steps / mm 200000
SmartSLIDER PRO w/ White Belt 2720 steps / mm 200000
SmartSLIDER PRO w/ Black Belt 2518.52 / mm 200000
Smart3 PRO / Reflex 1360 / mm 200000