This is only important if you want to have a display screen on the measurement unit for local observers to see. If there is no one looking at the local display on the measurement unit (perhaps it is in a remote location without any people near it), then you can skip this step.
But if you want a local display on the measurement unit, you can do this is two ways:
- locally on the measurement unit, or
- remotely over the Master client.
Setting up a display Locally on a Measurement Unit
Open Dewesoft X locally on a Measurement Unit, and go to the Measure tab. Then set up the screen as you desire, using the normal Dewesoft X methods and conventions for screen design. The measurement will run without being stored in this way, so you can freely set up the measurement displays.
As you will switch to a measure mode over the Master client, this display will be then previewed locally on the Measurement Unit.
: If you want to set up the display locally on the measurement unit, you have to have disabled option 'Disable mouse and keyboard on measurement units'. Otherwise, you will not be able to switch between tabs, or click anything on the measurement unit.
Image 50: If you want to locally setup the measurement unit's display, disable this option
Setting up a display Remotely over the Master Client
You can also set up a display for a Measurement Unit remotely over the Master Client. First set up the remote connection in settings as:
- Remote Desktop Sharing,
- Remote Desktop Protocol, or
- UltraVNC (Third-party viewer).
If you are using the Remote Desktop Protocol, you will need to enter the credentials for the remote measurement unit, where the display will lock as you exit the measurement unit remote view on your master client.
Image 51: Set the Remote Desktop Sharing if you want to simply connect to the measurement unit anytime Image 52: In order, you want to set credentials and lock measurement unit's display once you set up the MU channels and display, choose the Remote Desktop Protocol
If you go to the Channel setup -> NET
on a Master Client
you have 3 screen views to choose between:
- Channel list
- Remote channel setup
- Remote display setup
Image 53: Switch between three views to preview and set all the settings on the chosen measurement unit
With switching between those you can remotely connect to any of the Measurement units and set up the channels or displays like this.
Under the Remote channel setup on the image 54, you can also set up all the channels that are on the selected measurement unit. Basically this is the same as if you would remotely find and set the channels in input tabs on the master client, without this remote preview - see again the How to Remotely Control and setup the Channels of the Measurement Unit? section.
Image 54: Remote channel setup
Under the Remote display setup on the image 55, you are able to create a display for a selected measurement unit. This display will be only previewed on the selected measurement unit, but you can later also add it in the measure mode on a master client.
Image 55: Remote display setup on a measurement unit, with the selected measurement unit's channels displayed
If you go in Measure mode on the master client - see image 56, you are able to create displays with all the channels from any measurement unit, that you have selected as 'Transfer'. This display will be only seen on a master client.
Image 56: Setup the measuring screen on a master client in a Measure tab of the Dewesoft X
It is really important that the client computer has a display that has more resolution than the measurement units! If your measurement units have 1024x768 screens, your client should have the next size up or greater, else you may run into trouble seeing some of the screen objects near the bottom when remotely controlling measurement units from the client.
The display on image 56 is the one that will appear on the screen of the remote measurement units! It is not the display that you will see here on the client.
Adding a Remote display to the Master Client
You can also preview whole displays that are defined on the measurement units. In order to preview all those channels applied on remotely added display, you need to have those channels set as 'Transfer' channels - see the following images.
Image 57: Set remote channels from the MU's display that you want to have previewed on master client on 'Transter'
Image 58: On the master client click on the Displays tab, and with plus button add a new remote display
Image 59: Remote display from a measurement unit that you want to preview also on the Master client
Image 60: Remote display previewed on the Master client