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Is it possible to establish an Ethernet/IP connection with the virtual robot of URSim?
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mbaril Posts: 8 Apprentice
edited October 2018 in Applications
Has anyone been capable of establishing an Ethernet/IP connection with the virtual robot of URSim? I have a configuration where my PC is the Ethernet/IP Scanner.
I'm using the following parameters to connect to the robot:
Robot input size = 480
Robot output size = 224
Consuming connection point = 112
Producing connection point = 100
Configuration connection instance = 1
I was able to connect to a real UR5 using these configs, but It'll be great if I could use URSim for my developments...
Thanks for helping!
Stefan_Stubgaard Posts: 43 Handy@matthew92 @mbaril This functionality is currently not supported in URSim.
In VirtualBox if you just want to get to the host computer you can setup a host only connection in the network settings. Then you would need to open the terminal and get the IP address that the DHCP server assigned to the robot. Mine is usually 192.168.56.101 with my computer being 192.168.56.1 using the settings below Virtual Box (Access from preferences on Mac, not sure about Windows)
And then on the actual machine settings you would choose host only and the adapter that you set-up
If I want to be able to get to the robot or to another device on the network then I will usually use a bridged adapter that bridges the internet connection from my machine to the virtual machine. Like I said we have used this to connect to robots from the simulator or to physical devices and the host computer for running TCP type connections.
Ill also see see if I can find an adapter on the web that I can try and connect to
@Stefan_Stubgaard do you have any feedback on this issue?
I have the same behavior as you have. I use URSim 3.3.3-292. I'm capable of toggling the enable button, but the satus of the connection never turns "running". The EthernetIP adapter is the robot, not the PC. If you have an EthernetIP Scanner on the host machine (which is my case), the status of the connection is supposed to turn from "running" to "connected".
thanks for this really helpful points ,
i'm trying to use my URsim to be connected to my real UR10 , so that i can do everything in my laptop
i tried to make a network host between my ur10 network and laptop Ethernet through Vmware on Windows but it's not working
basically what i'm looking for is to control my real ur10 through ursim in my laptop
any pointers will be helpful