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Installing Auxiliary Equipment

The Device Configuration Window allows you to "install" and "uninstall" auxiliary equipment and can found at: Window > Configure Devices.



The Configure Devices panel is split into devices that can be installed (on the left) and devices that have been installed (on the right). You can install (and uninstall) devices by,

  • selecting a configuration and then clicking the “Install >>” button (or the “<< Uninstall” button if removing).
  • double-clicking a configuration name.
  • dragging-and-dropping a configuration from the left column to the right column (and vice-versa).

When a configuration has been successfully installed, it will appear in the right column. Configurations can only be added once and will not be available for installation until uninstalled.

The install/uninstall functionality can be used with multiple devices at once.

  • Holding CTRL will allow you to select multiple devices one-by-one.
  • Holding SHIFT will allow you to select a range of devices between your two selections.

Right-clicking a device opens a pop-up window showing piece of information about the configuration:

  • Class – The Java class processing the given device config file.
  • ID – An ID for the device config. A configuration's ID defaults to its full path, under the "configurations" folder (without the ".cfg" extension)
  • Name – A user-readable identifier for the configuration.
  • Dependencies – The configurations that the present configuration depends on.
  • Description – Information detailing how the device has been configured.

Below the entire text of the configuration file is shown:


Note: If a device is disconnected or cannot be communicated with, when installed, it may not be able to perform all initialization. You may want to uninstall and reinstall it if you experience a communication problem when first installed.


Created June 21, 2019, Updated May 1, 2023