◆ AxisCountSet() [1/2]

virtual void AxisCountSet ( int32_t  axisCount)
pure virtual

Set the number of allocated and processed axes in the controller.

ℹ This function is avaliable in RapidCode and RapidSequencer

Part of the Information method group.

AxisCountSet will configure the number of axes processed by the controller.
axisCountA int32_t value to set AxisCount to.
Sample Code:
controller.AxisCountSet(controller.AxisCountGet() + 1); // Configure one additional axis to be used for the phantom axis
int axisNumber = controller.AxisCountGet() - 1; // Set the axis number to the last axis on the network (subtract one because the axes are zero indexed)
axis = controller.AxisGet(axisNumber); // Initialize Axis class
SampleAppsCS.HelperFunctions.CheckErrors(axis); // [Helper Function] Check that the axis has been initialized correctly
// These limits are not meaningful for a Phantom Axis (e.g., a phantom axis has no actual position so a position error trigger is not necessary)
// Therefore, you must set all of their actions to "NONE".
axis.ErrorLimitActionSet(RSIAction.RSIActionNONE); // Set Error Limit Action.
axis.HardwareNegLimitActionSet(RSIAction.RSIActionNONE); // Set Hardware Negative Limit Action.
axis.HardwarePosLimitActionSet(RSIAction.RSIActionNONE); // Set Hardware Positive Limit Action.
axis.HomeActionSet(RSIAction.RSIActionNONE); // Set Home Action.
axis.SoftwareNegLimitActionSet(RSIAction.RSIActionNONE); // Set Software Negative Limit Action.
axis.SoftwarePosLimitActionSet(RSIAction.RSIActionNONE); // Set Software Positive Limit Action.
const double positionToleranceMax = Double.MaxValue / 10.0; // reduce from max slightly, so XML to string serialization and deserialization works without throwing System.OverflowException
axis.PositionToleranceCoarseSet(positionToleranceMax); // Set Settling Coarse Position Tolerance to max value
axis.PositionToleranceFineSet(positionToleranceMax); // Set Settling Fine Position Tolerance to max value (so Phantom axis will get immediate MotionDone when target is reached)
axis.MotorTypeSet(RSIMotorType.RSIMotorTypePHANTOM); // Set the MotorType to phantom
This should be done after Creating the Controller and before any other RapidObject creation as it will invalidate non-Controller Objects.
See also
By default, this will also set the number of allocated/enabled MotionSupervisors, Filters, and Motors