(30 Day) Software Evaluation Installation

This guide details the process of installing and configuring the RDK (RMP Development Kit) Evaluation

Before You Start

For New Customers Only

This guide will help you get up and running if you have a Windows PC with supported NICs and some RMP compatible EtherCAT nodes.

If you do not have the required hardware components --- RSI would be happy to loan you one of our demo boxes (EtherCAT node and motor) and/or a sRMP (PC) with our latest software installed so you can save some time and try out our software. Email us at tech@roboticsys.com.

Introduction

The RDK Includes:

  1. The INtime motion firmware.

  2. The RapidCode API Libraries.

  3. All of our powerful software tools including RapidSetup, MotionScope, and VM3.

Downloads

There are a total of 2 installation files that need to be provided by RSI:

  1. INtime Runtime Installer (Size: 186 MB)

  2. RDK Installer (Size: 32.8 MB)

Installation Time

  • Approximate Installation Time → 20 minutes

  • Computer Reboots Needed: → 4

Important for First-Time Users!

If you are the first person at your company to use our services, please make sure you have a Google authenticated email account for your company (Example is company_or_user@gmail.com).

Please create a generic and shareable Google email account so that everyone in the company can access to download RMP run-time licenses in future.

A Google email account is required to download RMP EtherCAT motion controller runtime license during the installation process.

1. Complete RMP Evaluation Form

(1.1) Fill up the RMP Evaluation Form:

1.1.1 - We use your information to check if your PC is compatible with RMP EtherCAT soft motion controller.

2. Install and Configure INtime (RTOS)

(2.1) - Download INtime Runtime Installer

2.1.1 - Download INtime. (Contact RSI for latest link at license@roboticsys.com)

2.1.2 - Open (double click) the downloaded file.

2.1.3 - Run the file.

2.1.4 - Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

2.1.5 - Click Yes to reboot device/computer.

2.1.6 - Once computer is rebooted, click Yes to continue installing INtime.

2.1.7 - Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

(2.2) Complete INtime for Windows Runtime Setup

2.2.1 - Click Next.

2.2.2 - Accept the licence agreement and then click Next.

2.2.3 - Click Next.

2.2.4 - Click Next. (We recommend not to change the destination folder)

2.2.5 - Select “Complete INtime for Windows Runtime installation” and click Next.

2.2.6 - Select Demo

Make sure you select Demo!

2.2.7 - Click Next.

2.2.8 - Click Next

2.2.9 - If you are prompted with a Windows Security pop-up, click Install.

2.2.10 - Click Finish.

2.2.11 - Click Yes to reboot device/computer.

(2.3) Configure INtime Node Management Settings

2.3.1 - Open “(C:) > Program Files (x86) > INtime > bin > inconfig.exe”

or open on Start Menu under INtime, and as a yellow tray icon.

2.3.2 - Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

2.3.3 - The INtime Configuration Panel will open.

2.3.4 - Open (Double click) the Node Management icon.

2.3.5 - The INtime Node Management window will appear.

2.3.6 - Select NodeA in the project tree.

2.3.7 - Under the Kernel Tab:

  1. Change “Start automatically” to Yes.

  2. Change the “Kernel memory (in MB)” to 500.

  3. Change the “Kernel Clock Rate (in us)” to 50.

  4. Click Save.

2.3.8 - Reboot device/computer to make sure these changes take effect.

(2.4) - Start INtime Kernel from the tray icon

2.4.1 - On Windows Bottom Right Menu, click on the INtime icon under In time (The yellow tray icon).

2.4.2 - Click Start NodeA.

NOTE

Once NodeA is started, the 30 day trial will commence.

3. Install the RDK

(3.1) Download the RDK Installer

3.1.1 - Download RMP (Contact RSI for latest link at license@roboticsys.com)

3.1.2 - Open (double click) the downloaded file.

3.1.3 - Run the file.

3.1.4 - Click Next.

3.1.5 - Accept Licence Agreement and click Next.

3.1.6 - Click Next. (x.x.x represents the version number of the RMP you are downloading)

3.1.7 - Install the RMP.

3.1.8 - Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

3.1.9 - Click Finish.

(3.2) Activate the RMP Runtime License

3.2.1 - Start the INtime Kernel from the tray icon, if it is not already running.

3.2.2 - Open (double click) RapidSetup.

3.2.3 - You will see a screen like this:

New RapidSetup
Old RapidSetup
New RapidSetup
Old RapidSetup

3.2.4 - Follow below steps carefully:

New RapidSetup
Old RapidSetup
New RapidSetup

1. Copy license serial number and email to RSI at tech@roboticsys.com.

2. Place the rsi.lic in your C:\RSI\x.x.x\ folder.

Old RapidSetup

1. If the RMP Licence is missing, a site like (Observe in image below) will automatically open.

2. Copy the Serial number from the dialog box and email to tech@roboticsys.com.

3. Place the rsi.lic in your C:\RSI\x.x.x\ folder.

4. Configure Your NIC for INtime

(4.1) Passing Your "NIC" Control to INtime

4.1.1 - Open “(C:) > Program Files (x86) > INtime > bin > inconfig.exe”

or open on Start Menu under INtime, and as a yellow tray icon.

4.1.2 - Some pop-ups may appear. Allow the app to make changes to your device/computer.

4.1.3 - The INtime Configuration Panel will open.

4.1.4 - Open (Double click) the INtime Device Manager icon.

4.1.5 - In the Left project tree menu panel, click on Network adapters.

4.1.6 - You can observe that the network adapters are under Windows devices. Therefore, being controlled by Windows.

4.1.7 - Right click the NIC and click Pass to INtime using MSI.

4.1.8 - Click the top left red exclamation mark to save configuration.

4.1.9 - Once saved you should see the selected NIC under “INtime devices”.

4.1.10 - Reboot computer to make sure these changes take effect.

Now proceed with running RapidSetup tool to create EtherCAT network by following the instructions from the link below:

Using RapidSetup

5. (Option for Later) Removing an Old Demo License

You do NOT need to do this during your initial development. You might want to do this later once you have a software or hardware license key.

5.1 Open the License Manager.

5.2 Open File Explorer and type %IntimeCFG%. Open the lservrc file. This will contain a number of lines to match the licenses that you have.

  1. If I wanted to remove the 2nd Invalid license file, I'd delete the line starting with 614.

  2. If I wanted to remove the valid license, I'd delete the line starting with 949.