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Node Type Description
linkset Encompasses all the traffic between two endpoints in a link.

Within a given link, there may be one or more linkset nodes. Each linkset encompasses all the traffic between two endpoints in a link.

For slave link types of master/slave protocols (for example the MODBUS_SLAVE_RTU), the link may be representing one or more Modbus slaves within the SHIPEngine environment. Even though the protocol is running on a single physical communications channel (e.g. UART0), each linkset within the link can act as one of a number of independent virtual slaves.

For master link types of of master/slave protocols (for example MODBUS_MASTER_ASCII) you may want to address multiple slaves on the channel. Each slave would be identified by a linkset with the slave ID set appropriately.

Parent Nodes

The following nodes are permitted to hold this node:

Child Nodes

The following nodes are permitted to exist within this node:


Property Data Type Description
name** String The name used to identify this node in SHIPTide.
id Byte Some protocols require the endpoint to have an ID number assigned
refresh* Boolean Set true to start a polling cycle on master/slave protocols; goes false when poll complete
enabled* Boolean Defaults to false; must be set true at runtime from a Sail script to enable the link

*available at SHIPEngine run time only and cannot be set in SHIPTide. Use a Sail script at shiplaunch time if this property needs to be set when the GUI starts to run.

**available only in SHIPTide; cannot be accessed from Sail scripts at run-time.


Adding two linksets to the example in link reference:

Example link with two linksets

In this example, our GUI is acting as a Modbus Slave attached to UART0, potentially one of many on the communications channel. This physical channel could be, for instance, a multi-drop RS485 network with many slaves of which our SIM is only one. Our GUI, because it has the two linksets at ID #1 and #13 created, will respond as if it were two of those slaves on the network.