Re: Having lots of issues with APCC, Point mapper and other ASCOM products...


Ray Gralak
 

Hi Tom,

Ok. Actually what was happening is that none of the virtual ports were being created. Now that they are, it
seems to be fine.
APCC's Mount group box settings are set by default to allocate and create the virtual ports when APCC starts. Unless you have a good reason to change the settings, you shouldn't change them. Specifically, you should leave the Mount group box's "Auto-Connect" and "Create Virtual ports first" enabled. Also, the AP V2 Driver's "Auto-Config" should be enabled. This last setting is very important, because it reconfigures the ASCOM driver's port number to whatever virtual ports APCC dynamically allocates.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Blahovici
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 9:48 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Having lots of issues with APCC, Point mapper and other ASCOM products...

HI
Ok. Actually what was happening is that none of the virtual ports were being created. Now that they are, it
seems to be fine. However, I have some questions.

1. What is the purpose of the AP V2 connect button in APCC? Why does APCC need to connect to the driver?
Applications seem to work fine even if this is not connected.
2. Once I have my mapping done, do I need to use the APPM software to do an initial sync and recal before
using Voyager?
3. Must all recals be turned off in other software when you are using a model?
4. Tonight I did a 100 point model. When the scope went into the west, clouds rolled in and I only got part of
the points there. Do I need to redo the whole model? Or can just the missing points be done or added?
I guess that covers the questions for now.

Thanks, Tom

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