PanelDue - replicate settings from DWC



  • Is it possible for the PanelDue to retrieve its settings from the Duet boards.
    I notice that it obviously has to request the macro file to display it in a list, but things like babystep settings that I use in the DWC would be help if they could be replicated to the PanelDue.
    Other items like changes to the movement settings, for instance I have a Z +- 75 in the so I can move the bed quickly.

    I am sure I am only touching on some of what the possibilities could be.

    Its just that my other printer with a Maestro has a £30 LCD display which gets its settings and images from the Maestro and I have tweaked the babysteps to be the same as what I have in DWC

    I would of thought, probably incorrectly, that the PanelDue being a more superior device might / could do the same.

    Regards,
    Paul



  • tl;dr taking into account that rPi + HDMI is the "future" - i'm guessing not likely to happen.

    The main difference is that you effectively program the 12864 display with the high level menu files; just as you can program the PanelDue with lower level C, but the latter also require to rebuild firmware and flash it.

    To further complicate it neither dwc or paneldue is aware of the other and would need the duet in the middle to relay the information if they were to be in sync.

    edit: if you were to need the pseudo dynamic nature of the 12864 display I suppose you could code the PanelDue to respond to adittional messages and update the babystepping just like it responds to the async beep etc. but you still need to change the firmware to add or change any functionality



  • @PaulHew said in PanelDue - replicate settings from DWC:

    but things like babystep settings that I use in the DWC would be help if they could be replicated to the PanelDue.

    Anything that actually updates the printer, like babystepping, will get passed along. When I update babystepping in DWC, it shows up in PanelDue. And vice versa. Both of them "poll" the printer, so anything change from anywhere is going to show up within a second or two.

    The movement or babystepping dialog settings, the value that each button has, those don't update the printer, so they will not pass along. And, as mentioned above, it would be quite challenging to have them passed.


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