For this driver, select ACE on the Setup tab.
The ACE SmartFilter™ connects via a serial port, as selected by COM Port.
The user can assign names for each of the color filter slots, under Filter Name. If your filter wheel has fewer slots than allowed for by this driver, simply leave the Filter Name in the extra slots blank; they will not appear in the drop-list filter selectors. If the filters vary in thickness, a Focus Offset can be entered for each filter. This causes the focus position to be offset appropriately every time an exposure is taken with a new filter position. If this feature is used, absolute positioning focusers are strongly recommended to ensure repeatability.
If you wish to control a dual wheel ACE SmartFilter, you must create an ACE.INI file and put it in the MaxIm DL program directory.
ACE.INI must be a text file containing one line per filter slot. Each line has two numbers, separated by a comma. The first number indicates which filter to use in the first wheel, and the second number indicates which filter to use in the second wheel. Here is an example:
In this example, the third filter slot will move filter wheel 1 to slot 3, and filter wheel 2 to slot 1.