How to change the configuration of a D-BOX haptic system (G2/G3)?

The configuration affects the way the system reacts to the haptic code. It is defined by the number of ACM, the number of actuators, and the position assigned to each actuator.

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The ''Configuration Update'' tab allows you to change the configuration of the platform connected. Here are the actions you may perform using this tab:

  • Configure your haptic system (Haptic Actuator positions and axes (Degree of Freedom - DOF)
  • Change the position assigned to each actuator.
  • Change the number of Haptic Actuators in the configuration.
  • Modify the number of ACM in the configuration.

Actuator positions (AIF)

The following logo is used to represent the actuator positions. It represents a man sitting in a sofa. The figure diplays the actuator positions.



  First, download and install the D-BOX System Configurator.  You can find it in the download section of the website
Step 1:

Access the ''Configuration Update'' tab.

In the ''Hardware Selection'' box, select the KCU-1P connected to the platform you want to update. If there is only one KCU, no selection is needed.

Step 2:

Select the platform number (if multiple platforms are connected to the KCU-1P). If there is only one platform connected to the KCU-1P, no selection is needed.

The ''Actual DOF Configuration'' box shows the configuration which is connected. There is no selection to be done in this box.

Step 3: In the ''DOF Configuration Filter'' box, validate that the number of ACM/interface detected is accurate. If it is not the case, check the connections and click on the Refresh information.
Step 4: Validate that the number of actuators detected is accurate. If this is not the case, set the actuator count.
Step 5:

Check the boxes of every axis  (degrees of freedom) - supported by the new configuration and click Refresh information. The following window appears.


The ''Configuration and Description'' section shows the list of all the available configurations.

Select the appropriate configuration from the configurations list or type the configuration number in the configuration field.

By selecting a configuration, its layout appears in the Compatible Configuration Selection box. The layout displays the following elements:

  • The ACM/Interface connected and their arrangement - Main and Secondary(s)
  • The actuators connected, their assigned connection slot - named A or B in G3 ACM, or 1, 2 or 3 in G2 ACM
  • The actuators physical positions on the simulator

NOTE: Typing the configuration code in the configuration field yields the same result.

Step 6:

Once the configuration is chosen, click the Apply Configuration button to start the configuration update process, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Once the configuration update is complete, the following confirmation window appears.


Step 7: Change the configuration stickers on top of the ACM.