JACOSOFT - Installation guide

JACOSOFT - Installation guide
JACOSOFT - Installation guide
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TABLE DES MATIÈRES
ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT ....................................................................................................... 1
Symbols, definitions and acronyms .......................................................................................................... 1
Installation of Jacosoft ............................................................................................................................. 1
DRIVER INSTALLATION .......................................................................................................... 2
JACOSOFT INSTALLATION ..................................................................................................... 6
Software installation ................................................................................................................................ 6
Find the license ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Enter the Jacosoft licence ...................................................................................................................... 11
Verify the connection to JACO ............................................................................................................... 11
JACOSOFT VERSION UPDATE ............................................................................................. 13
Uninstall Jacosoft ................................................................................................................................... 13
Erase the licence .................................................................................................................................... 14
CONTACTING SUPPORT ....................................................................................................... 17
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ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
This document was written for the 3.2.2.2 version of the Jacosoft software but may be used for
the subsequent versions.
Keep these instructions for future reference.
This document contains information regarding the installation of Jacosoft, a program devoted to
facilitate the configuration of Kinova’s JACO arm. This document is intended for:
o
Field service, customer support and sales’ employees of authorized distributor
of JACO.
This software should NEVER be given to a JACO arm end user.
Symbols, definitions and acronyms
Important information regarding safe operation of Kinova’s products.
Installation of Jacosoft
The figures and terms used in this document are dependant of the computer’s operating system
and version. It may differ of what is presented in this document. Adress any questions
concerning this document to publication@KinovaRobotics.com.
The words and figures used in this document are dependent of the operating system
installed on your computer, its version and language. They may differ of what appears
on your screen.
To install Jacosoft on your company, you must:
Install the driver;
Install the software;
Install the licence.
If you want to install another version of the software, please refer to the Software upgrade
section.
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DRIVER INSTALLATION
1. Plug your JACO arm in your computer using the USB cable provided by Kinova.
The following window should appear :
If this window doesn’t appear :
a. Open the main computer menu.
b. Go on the Start menu, chose: program/ accessories / command prompt.
c. Enter the following command: hdwwiz.
The previous window should appear.
2. Click on Next.
The following window should appear :
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3. Chose « Install the hardware that I manually select from a list».
4. Click on Next.
The following window should appear :
5. Chose « Show all périphériques ».
6. Click on the Next button.
o
The following window should appear :
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7. Go get the driver by clicking on the Have Disk… button.
The following window should appear :
8. Click on the Browse button.
9. Get the JACO driver in the specified folder and chose Driver de Jaco as shown in the
following figure:
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10. The arrow should show the selected folder as shown in the following figure.
↓
11. Click on the OK button.
The driver has been installed.
You must now install the Jacosoft software.
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JACOSOFT INSTALLATION
Software installation
1. Open the Jacosoft 3.1.8.11 folder that has been given by Kinova as shown in the following
figure:
2. Double-click on the Jacosoft Installer item.
1
The following window should appear :
The name of the folder and the identified version are subject to changes
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3. Click on the Next button.
The following window should appear :
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FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT
4. Be sure the chosen folder is located on the disk C:\ (marked by a red circle in
the preceding figure).
5. Select Everyone.
POUR ANY OTHER USER ACCOUNTS
4. Windows will ask to indicate the path to the installation (.msi) folder. This
folder is located in the folder specified in step 1.
5. Windows will ask the administrator password to proceed with the installation.
You must provide it.
6. Click on the Next button.
The following window should appear :
7. Click on the Next button.
The following window should appear :
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8. Wait until the installation is completed.
9. Click on the Next button.
The following window should appear :
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10. Close the window by clicking the Close button.
The software installation is completed.
In order to use the software, you must install the licence.
Find the license
1. Open the Jacosoft 3.1.8.12 folder as shown in the following figure.
2. Open the Jacosoft folder:
3. Get the licence number by clicking twice on the serial number item.
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A text file with the password will open.
The name of the folder and the identified version are subject to changes
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Enter the Jacosoft licence
1. Click twice on the Jacosoft icon as shown in the following figure.
When opened for the first time, Jacosoft will present the following window :
2. Enter the password recovered with method presented previously.
3. Click on the Continue button.
Verify the connection to JACO
1. Assure that the JACO is powered and connected to the computer with a USB cable.
2. The light located in the upper corner of the screen should be green as shown in the
following figure.
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Note that the connection to Jacosoft could take a few seconds to establish.
You are now ready to use the Jacosoft software.
Refer to the Jacosoft User Guide for detailed information on the configuration of
JACO.
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JACOSOFT VERSION UPDATE
To install a new version of Jacosoft, you must :
1. Uninstall Jacosoft;
2. Erase the licence;
3. Install the new Jacosoft version as explained previously.
Uninstall Jacosoft
1. Connect to the administrator and close every other session.
2. Go in the Start menu of the computer and chose : Control Pannel/ Programs / Uninstall a
program.
The following window should appear :
3. Double-click on Jacosoft.
The following window should appear :
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4. Click on the Yes button.
The following window should appear :
Jacosoft has been uninstalled.
You must now erase the licence.
Erase the licence
You must manually erase the folder [Licences] and all of its content in:
The administrator account
Every other user account
1. With the Explorer, open the folder in which are located the Jacosoft licences
For WINDOWS XP/VISTA
C:\ Documents and Settings\ YourUserName\ Application Data\ Kinova\ Products\
Licenses\.
For WINDOWS 7
C:\YourUserName\ App Data\ Roaming\ Kinova\ Products\ Licences\.
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The folder App Data is a hidden folder. It may not appear automatically in the explorer
window. To access the App Data folder, you must follow the procedure detailed in the
“Show a hidden folder” section.
2. Select all the items of this folder.
3. Erase the items by simultaneously clicking on Ctrl + Alt + Del.
SHOW A HIDDEN FOLDER
1. Access the User folder (YourUserName) as defined in the previous section.
2. Press on the Alt button.
A menu (red square of following figure) should appear.
3. Select Tools/ Folder options.
The following window should appear :
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4. In the View tab, select « Show hidden files, folders and drives ».
The App Data should now be apparent :
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CONTACTING SUPPORT
If you need help, have questions or comments about this guide or the information detailed in it,
please contact Kinova at: Support@KinovaRobotics.com
www.kinovarobotics.com
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