This page will describe basic functionality of software used to control Smaragon system.


Main window consist of two frames. Macro controls (left) and individual motor controllers (right).

Motor controllers

 All available axes are listed in this frame. User can freely move each motor within its software (hardware) limits. Position can be changed to absolute position or by relative position.

Macro controls

This frame includes all position and macros that can be achieved by Smaragon. If any macro or position is clicked all controls are disabled until macro or position is finished. User can interrupt macro at any time by clicking "STOP ALL MOTIONS" button or hitting ESC button. 

Main menu

Application -> Macro creator will open dynamic macro creator window described in Dynamic macro creator.

Application -> Exit will exit application.

Routines -> Check motor reference will check if all the motors are referenced. User will be informed of result by small pop up window.