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Revision to Duet Web Control Manual

Tony

Duet Web Control is a full featured UI for the Duet family of electronics. It is adaptive and what is displayed changes depending on the configuration of the printer connected. The screenshots in the example below is for a printer with 2 extruders, each mounted on their own X axis however the descriptions are valid for any printer setup.
 
== OverviewIntroduction ==
== OverviewIntroduction ==
 
This manual is for DWC version 1.2.1-b2 and later.
 
When opened in a browser Duet Web Control starts in the machine control screeenscreen, when viewed on a large screen will look similar to this:
When opened in a browser Duet Web Control starts in the machine control screeenscreen, when viewed on a large screen will look similar to this:
 
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* The DuetWebControl display is dynamic so tools, axis and other features will be displayed only if they are configured
* To help illustrate this dynamic display this manual uses screen shots from a single tool delta printer and a multi tool IDEX printerprinter.
* To help illustrate this dynamic display this manual uses screen shots from a single tool delta printer and a multi tool IDEX printerprinter.
 
ItThe Duet Web Control layout will adapt to smaller screen sizes as required however all the features can still be accessed through drop down menus, as shown here on an Android Phone:
ItThe Duet Web Control layout will adapt to smaller screen sizes as required however all the features can still be accessed through drop down menus, as shown here on an Android Phone:
 
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Note that Chrome and Firefox browsers fully support DuetWebControl however Edge, IE have problems so avoid those. DWC file editor works in Safari 10.0.1 and later. (Won't work in any earlier versions). These issues are due to some browsers failing to implement the HTML 5 standard.
 
== Machine ControlCommon elements== ==
== Machine ControlCommon elements== ==
 
The machine control page is composed of the following elements:= Overview ===
The machine control page is composed of the following elements:= Overview ===
 
HeaderSome elements of the DWC are common across all pages.

==== Header
bar (common to all pages):====
HeaderSome elements of the DWC are common across all pages.

==== Header
bar (common to all pages):====
 
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Printer''The header bar and the printer status (commoncan be fixed or allowed to all pages):scroll. This is selected in settings->user interface""

==== Printer status ====
Printer''The header bar and the printer status (commoncan be fixed or allowed to all pages):scroll. This is selected in settings->user interface""

==== Printer status ====
 
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[image|685|size=largeimage|705|size=large]
 
''The IDEX printer in this example has 3 tools defined, only defined tools are shown''
 
Main==== Main menu (common to all pages):====
Main==== Main menu (common to all pages):====
 
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Axes and extruder control:
 
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Macros and miscellaneous:
 
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=== Selecting Tools, Setting Temperatures ===
 
==== Tool States ====
 
Tools can be in three states::
* standby
* off
 
Clicking on the tool cycles between active and standby. The Control All menu allows for all tools to be turned off, as well as setting global active and standby temps:
 
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Only one tool can be active at any one time (but a tool can be made up of multiple hotends, for example on an IDEX printer when printing in mirror or ditto modes see: [[ConfiguringMultipleIndependentXcarriagesCartesian|configuring multiple independent X-carriages on a Cartesian printer]]). Making a tool active sets the remainder to standby (unless they are off, in which case they stay off.
 
==== Selecting a Tool ====
 
The currently selected tool is underlined and the background is light blue (in the default skin):
Tools can be selected or deselected using the right click menu
 
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The '''load filament''' option runs a load filament macro that is defined on the filaments page which will be covered later.
 
If==== Heater view ====

If
you have a mixing setup with a lot of different tools dfineddefined for different ratios then it may be asiereasier to view the heaters, rather than tools. Selecting the heater view shows each heater, and the associated tools:
If==== Heater view ====

If
you have a mixing setup with a lot of different tools dfineddefined for different ratios then it may be asiereasier to view the heaters, rather than tools. Selecting the heater view shows each heater, and the associated tools:
 
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The temperature of each heater is displayed in the temperature chart. The colours of the lines on the chart relate to the heater colours.
 
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These images illustrate a more complex setup, just having 1 tool per heater is more normal):
 
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==== Extra view ====
 
Additional temperature inputs from "virtual" temperature sources such as the MCU and stepper over temperature channels [[Gcode#Section_M305_Set_temperature_sensor_parameters|can be configured]] to be shown in the extra tab. can be viewed in the extra tab.
 
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=== Machine Status ===
 
This displays the current axis positions, extruder drive positions, VIN and Z-probe reading.
 
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When printing the heat position and extruder drive amounts can change rapidly and the refresh rate on DWC means the values are not the exact position at all times.
 
The Z -Probe value is either 0 or 1000 for digital probe inputs. Analog probes can be any value between 0 and 1000.
 
== Machine Control ==
 
=== Overview ===
 
The machine control page is composed of the following elements:
 
==== Axes and extruder control ====
 
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==== Macros and miscellaneous ====
 
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=== Homing and Moving Axes ===
 
The Miscellaneous box is not shown by default, when options are selected within the "settings" page to display the ATX power control and Fan slider they appear here.
 
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== Print Status ==

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