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OpenCNC® Software Integration I

Five-day class offered at MDSI training facility or at customer site

This five-day class trains participants to develop soft logic for their target machine tools with OpenCNC. Students will learn how to use ISaGRAF® Workbench® to develop the PLC soft logic and how to customize the user interface for the target machine tool. Course includes in-depth discussion and hands-on lab exercises.

Tools

The following will be covered:

  • Installing/upgrading OpenCNC software
  • Configuration of user directories and setup files
  • Installing ISaGRAF
  • How to use the ISaGRAF Workbench
  • Programming OpenCNC's winGenerator
  • Interaction of OpenCNC programs
  • Understanding OpenCNC variables

Programming

The following will be covered:

  • Programming structure and syntax
  • Variable definitions and interactions
  • Testing/debugging techniques
  • Examples of machine components for various machines

Prerequisites

Experience with Microsoft® Windows operating systems is required. Background in programming using Microsoft® Visual Basic®, Microsoft Visual C/C++, Fortran, or a PLC language such as ladder logic, structured text or flow charting is highly recommended.