Tutorial Flexi Soft Designer (Part 1/10): Graphical user interface and structure | SICK AG

Tutorial Flexi Soft Designer (Part 1/10): Graphical user interface and structure | SICK AG


hi my name is sebastian from industrial safety systems at cig we have created a couple of tutorials about the basic functions of the flexi soft designer which we actually call the FSD so to make it more convenient for me I will use this term further on the fsd is free of charge and can be downloaded on sigcomm to make the tutorials more practical we have chosen a small press as an example application here we will use three safety light curtains actually mini twins and e-stop a reset and a restart in this video I’m going to talk about the graphical user interface and the structure of the fsd so when we start the FSD we see this screen on the left side we can choose between starting a new project and opening an existing one or we can connect the hardware device with the PC here on the top navigation bar we can choose from 8 different languages there are also many support contents on the starting page such as links to latest operating instructions information on the latest version of the FSD and so on I will now open an existing project which are prepared earlier to show you more about the interface of the FSD here is the main navigation bar the different areas are range workflow oriented so when configuring a flexi soft you can just go from left to the right beginning with DARPA configuration at first then the logic editor then the report next one is Diagnostics and it lasts there’s the data recorder the last two areas actually are only available if a physical device is connected to the PC right now we are already within our configuration so let’s see how its structured in the center of the screen we have the main window the configuration area at the moment this is the configuration of the example application I created earlier as a series of tutorials progresses we will create this configuration step by step on the Left we have a selection window with the different flexi soft modules er CPUs gateways IO modules and release by the navigation down here we can switch from modules to elements the elements are ordered by type we have input elements such as switches and sensors or output elements such as lamps robots motors and so on the next step in the workflow is a lot diggety tour the structure here is the same as in hardware and agreed on in the center there’s the main window again with the current logic on the left side we find the selector window with Dena output types you configured earlier and a hardware configuration to get to the outputs just use this bada navigation here you can also find the function blocks the third and last part in this tutorial is the report in the main window we see the automatically create report on the left you can just report to our individual requirements so it’s only one click you have to fold ah cumin tation of your FST project that’s it’s a file for the first tutorial you learned how to software structured and got to know the graphical user interface in the next episode I’m going to talk about the usability of the software and we will start to create our own configuration you


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