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JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
I had recently download the offline simulator off of UR's website, and i got it all set up and running but when i go to initialize the robot, its saying that there is no controller connected. Am i missing something? Or is there something else i have to do to finish the set up to be able to use this simulator? Thanks in advance!

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  • Nicholas_FrancoeurNicholas_Francoeur Posts: 93Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @Jstewart, what virtual machine are you using? What Polyscope version?
    Nicholas Francoeur
    Co-Founder | Vanguard Robotics
    e:   [email protected]
    w:  vanguard-robotics.com
  • JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
    I am using Virtual Box with Ubuntu and i dont believe i have Polyscope on the Virtual machine yet. Is that what i am missing?
  • Nicholas_FrancoeurNicholas_Francoeur Posts: 93Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @Jstewart, when you downloaded the offline simulator, you selected a Polyscope version. All of them should be working, but I could have double checked on my side.

    I'm using VMware Player and everything works well.
    Nicholas Francoeur
    Co-Founder | Vanguard Robotics
    e:   [email protected]
    w:  vanguard-robotics.com
  • JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
    Oh im sorry i misread your first post. I downloaded 3.9.0 
  • JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
  • Nicholas_FrancoeurNicholas_Francoeur Posts: 93Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @Jstewart, when the URSim 3.9 (UR3, UR5 or UR10) is opened, the robot should already be initialized.

    Can you provide some screenshots of the problem you are currently having?
    Nicholas Francoeur
    Co-Founder | Vanguard Robotics
    e:   [email protected]
    w:  vanguard-robotics.com
  • JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
    @Nicholas_Francoeur, I posted the screenshot of what is happening. So i have 3 icons on the desktop one for UR3, UR5, UR10. When i clicked on the UR5 one it opened up and went straight to the initialization screen. When i opened up the UR10 file, it took me to a screen where i chose a robot and then add its serial number. But after i did that, the same thing happened
  • JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
    I went at this completely wrong. I got it up and running thanks for the help @Nicholas_Francoeur. Now is there a way to make all the programs or control a physical UR with this simulator? 
  • ZH2112ZH2112 Posts: 22 Apprentice
    Does anyone have a specific guide to install vmware tool for URsim?
  • JstewartJstewart Posts: 31 Apprentice
    @ZH2112 I just youtubed most of it. However i was doing it completely wrong. 


    So what i did to make it work was after i downloaded VirtualBox I:

    • Downloaded UR simulator for Non Linux
    • Downloaded the 7Zip to unpack files from .rar file 
    • Started up VirtualBox
    • Click "New" to create a new virtual machine
    • Set all of the memery etc.
    • Then where it asks about what Hard Disk you want to use click on "Use an exsisting virtual hard disk file" and find the folder where you unzipped the files for the .rar file for the UR simulator
    • Then click create

    After that you should be good to go. Sorry if this is hard to understand but ask me again if you need any help!



  • Nicholas_FrancoeurNicholas_Francoeur Posts: 93Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Handy
    @ZH2112, those are the instructions you get when downloading the offline simulator:

    Installation instructions

    Description: URsim is made for the Linux operating system. For running the simulator in another operating system, a virtual machine is needed. A virtual machine is basically just a program, where multiple operating systems can be installed, including Linux.

    There are various options available, but these two are the most common players:

    • VMWare Player (free for non-commercial use, small fee for commercial use)  The VMWare version requires an update to VM12
    • VirtualBox (freeware)

    For easy convenience for non-Linux users, a virtual machine has been created for UR users. This contains a simulator for UR3e, UR5e and UR10e. It is not possible to run more than one simulator simultaneously.

    Important notice:

    The virtual machine has been tested on different pc’s with different players. However Universal Robots do not guarantee and do not provide any support, should if the guide below should turn out to be insufficient for running the virtual machine. Depending on the hardware configuration of the target PC, it might be necessary to modify the drivers in the virtual machine for obtaining full use of all hardware (soundcard, network adapter, etc).

    Requirements prior to installing:

     

    • Min. 8 GB free space on hard drive
    • Minimum Screen resolution 1280x800
    • Download a virtual player
    • Download 7Zip (freeware program for unzipping rar-files) or similar
    • Download zipped virtual machine to a desired folder of your choice

     


    Step-by-step guide:

    • Install a virtual player.
    • Unpack the zipped virtual machine in a desired folder on your pc
    • Start the virtual player.
    • Proceed in this guide to either VMWare Player or VirtualBox

     


     

    VMWare Player

    1. Start 'VMWare Player'

    2. Press 'Open a virtual machine' and find the path where the zipped files was unpacked

    3. Select URSim in the list and press 'Play virtual machine'

    4. Press 'OK' when incompatibility dialog is shown

    5. Press 'Download and Install' if VMWare Tools needs to be installed

    6. Press 'OK' if keyboard hook timeout needs to be updated

    7. Press 'OK' when the Removable Devices dialog is shown

    8. The Virtual machine is now started

     


     

    VirtualBox

    1. Start VirtualBox and press 'New'

    2. Define name (your choice), type: Linux, Version: Ubuntu

    3. Select Memory size of 768 MB and press 'Next'

    4. Select Use an existing hard drive file and define the path to the folder where the zipped file was unpacked, press 'Create'

    5. Press 'Start' for starting the virtual machine

    6. If an error saying 'Hardware acceleration is not available' is shown then it may be required to reboot the Windows computer into BIOS setup and enable hardware access to Virtual Machines and then restart Windows, VirtualBox and the virtual machine. 

    7. The Virtual machine is now started

    Nicholas Francoeur
    Co-Founder | Vanguard Robotics
    e:   [email protected]
    w:  vanguard-robotics.com
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