If there is no machine connected to your computer, there is a possibility to simulate one (the same goes for spectros). In this case, Redlike behaves as if there was a dispenser connected to it and simulates all actions which a machine is capable of – you can set which actions you want to have available, and thus simulate different types of machines.
This manual describes:
- where to get a simulation file,
- how to work with the simulation file,
- how to adjust your simulation dispenser,
- how to set simulation in Redlike.
DESO Dispenser Simulation File
Get your Simulation File
All you need to simulate a dispenser is to have simulation files which may be included in the database installation package. You can additionally download our DESO sample here (it is compatible with our DESO Demo Database). The sample contains two files:
- dispenser.ini – configuration file which simulates the machine including the colorants
- dispenser.levels – configuration file which simulates the levels of the canisters
Once you have the correct files, you need to have it inserted on the correct place which is this path:
- Windows: C:\ProgramData\Deso\rcc\machine_simulation
- Linux: /home/user/Deso/rcc/machine_simulation
Simulate your Own Dispenser
The dispenser.ini file is divided into 5 parts:
- general – set the number of colorants, canisters and channels, name your dispenser, simulate its serial number, way of processing and devices – this information is visible in Machine Info section in Redlike
- simulation – set the time it will take to perform individual actions (in seconds)
- errors – decide if you want to allow your simulation dispenser to be flawless or not
- colorants – the names of your colorants, their RGBs and densities
- canisters – assign colorants to canisters and set their maximal, minimal and warning levels
- channels – assign canisters their channels
The dispenser.levels file contains only the canister identification and its respective level.
Simulate your Own Colorants
The downloaded file is always set to match our DESO Demo Database and therefore, if you are using your own database, you must insert your own colorant names and RGB as well as density values. If this feels like too much work, you can let Redlike Importer generate you your own Simulation files.
Simulate your Own Simulation
Simulation will start immediately after running Redlike 2 for the first time. If you had a machine connected and want to return to simulation, simply change the Machine type in Driver Settings to Simulation.