For ease of use, ergonomics plugin can be connected to the frontend and controlled remotely. The bridge server needs to be running in the background which will realize the communication between the ergonomics plugin and the frontend dashboard.
The frontend bridge server can be started by finding “Ergo Frontend” in the start menu.
It will initialize a command-line application and display the IP addresses of the machine as follows:
The ergonomics plugin communicates with the bridge server via UDP/IP connection on port 23054, so this port must be available for the frontend to work.
In the ergonomics plugin, start the connection with frontend bridge server under:
- Connection > Connect Frontend
Once both of these steps are done, any web-browser can be used to access the frontend. (Microsoft Edge & Google Chrome have been tested for functionality and performance). If the frontend needs to be accessed on the same machine as of the frontend bridge server, then the following link can be used to access the frontend in the browser.
If the frontend needs to be accessed on a remote machine, then the IP address of the machine running frontend bridge server is required to access the frontend. The following link can be updated with the exact IP address to access the frontend from a remote device. The IP address is also displayed by the console application.
- <IP Address>:8000
The following settings of the ergonomics plugin can be remotely changed from the frontend:
- View point
- Seat Reference Point
- SRP Tracking (switch on/off)
- Adjustment Item
- Adjustment values (with on-screen joystick)
- Variant Sets
The dropdown menu can be used to select the driver.
A click on the “Add Driver” button will lead to the dialog box where the name of the driver can be entered. The text box can be used to specify the driver file name for the “Save As” functionality. Note: the frontend page will refresh automatically after “Save As” to update the frontend and sync it with the ergonomics plugin.
A click on the “Get Adjustment From Vehicle ” button will open a drop down list with the available vehicles. This function copies all the adjustments data from the selected vehicle to the active vehicle for the active driver.
The Adjustment values can be controled by the on-screen joystick.
The Config file for adjustment speed can be found as shown on the left:
The logo on the bottom can be used to switch between multiple screens of the frontend. All the available variant sets of the VRED scene will be available on the secondary screen of the frontend. The left list will show all the variant groups. When any one of the variant groups is selected, the respective variant sets will be shown in the right list which can be selected directly by clicking on it.
The “Settings” button on the bottom will switch to the settings screen with multiple functions to toggle the VRED render settings.