Using the Settings page you can configure the way the desk acts and communicates with the automation system.

These settings will be set by Absolute Motion Control during the testing and commissioning of the automation system, and will not normally need adjusting.

They are included in this manual in case you are asked by Absolute Motion Control to adjust them.

DO NOT adjust any setting unless you fully understand the real-world effect it may have. If you do not understand what a setting does, stop and contact Absolute Motion Control.

To navigate to the settings page:

  • If you haven’t already, exit Motion back to the main menu.
  • Tap the Settings button.
  • The Settings button in the main menu
    The Settings button in the main menu

Adjusting Settings

The list of settings
The list of settings

The settings are displayed in groups, as a list. Each entry includes:

  • The Setting Name (in “camel case”)
  • A Setting Description (in grey)
  • The Setting Value (this may be a text box, a checkbox or dropdown list – depending on the setting type)

To adjust a setting:

  • Check you have located the correct setting, using the setting name and description.
  • Enter the new value.
Changes in settings are instant and do not require confirmation. Make sure you make a note of a previous setting in case you need to return back to the original value in the future.

Settings Overview

(Depreciated) The address for the desk to connect into the system. It is either a control rack (MCC) or safety controller, depending on your system configuration.
(Depreciated) The target port of the PLC connection.
The name of the show.
If your console has more than 1 playback, the default playback to use when creating new cues.
Enables the operator to load the next cue while an axis is moving.
Enables the operator to load the next cue, if a playback is already in use and is used in the next cue.
Enables executing moves using Keyboard Shortcuts. Note: This needs to also be enabled at the Project level.
The number of decimal places to display on Linear Axis. (Default Value: 0)
Prevent more than one axis being in put into manual control at any one time.
Set the width of the Cue Notes window in pixels.
The address to which OSC packets are broadcast.
The port used when sending OSC packets.
This is the IP Address of the local Ethernet Adaptor used to send OSC.
Enable transmitting OSC Messages.
(Depreciated) Set how often the desk polls (reads) the PLC for information. This is usually set to 75ms, although this may be slowed down to 100ms+ for larger systems. ⚠️ Do not enter a value lower than 50ms.
Enable a confirmation popup for overwriting reset cues. The warning occurs because Motion is attempting to overwrite an existing cue.
Set the number of times to re-attempt communication if a lapse in communication to a Node occurs before the Node is displayed “Offline”.
Set the window that Motion will consider a linear axis at Target when creating reset cues.
This is the start number for Motion to use when creating reset cues.
Set the window that Motion will consider a rorary axis at Target when creating reset cues.
The number of decimal places to display on Rotary Axis. (Default value: 3)
Used for debugging or workshop configuration. When a single display is detected, Motion will open multiple windows on a single display, with each window obscured by the other. This is useful when you do not have a secondary display connected but you still want to view what would be on each secondary display.
Enable the Password prompt when Motion launches.
The default cue colour used when creating cues. Must be input in the format: #RRGGBB
This displays any Network Interface Adaptors that are present. For reference only.