RTSystemEditor is one of the OpenRTM-aist development tools. It allows RT Components to be manipulated in real-time using a graphical interface. It is implemented as a plugin for the Eclipse IDE, allowing seamless operation from within Eclipse and integration with existing plugins.
The functions offered by RTSystemEditor are given below.
|Display and edit component configurations||The configuration profiles of the selected component is displayed in the Configuration View, and can be edited there.|
|Change component behaviour||Select components and change their behaviour (active state, etc).|
|Combine components||Retrieve components from a repository or load them from the file system and combine them together into a system using the System Editor.|
|Save and open systems||Save the contents of the System Editor and load it again at a later date.|
|Restore systems||Use saved System Editor states to restore a system of connected RT Components.|
The following must be installed for RTSystemEditor to function.
|Java Development Kit 6||Note: Java1.5 (5.0) is not suitable.|
|Eclipse 3.4.2||Eclipse itself|
|Eclipse EMF 2.2.4 EMF＋SDO Runtime and XSD Runtime||Eclipse plugin required by RT System Editor|
|Eclipse GEF 3.2.2||Eclipse plugin required by RT System Editor|
Because RTSystemEditor is an Eclipse plugin, it requires Eclipse to be installed. Eclipse is written in Java, so it in turn requires a Java environment to be set up before it can be installed (such as the JDK).
- Please refer to "Installation of Java execution environment (JRE) of Eclipse" for the installation of the Java execution environment.
- Please refer to "Installation of Eclipse of Eclipse" for the installation of Eclipse.
Installing RT System Editor
Start Eclipse and select Open Perspective->Other from the Window menu. The perspective selection dialog will be displayed.
Select RTSystemEditor from the list to open its perspective.
If RTSystemEditor is not available in the list of perspectives, check that EMF, GEF and XSD are all correctly installed, and that the RTSystemEditor plugin is in the correct directory.
After confirming that RTSystemEditor starts, restart Eclipse using the same workspace. RTSystemEditor should be displayed as it was when you exited Eclipse.