RO-K Enter Specifications Templates
Purpose of Program
Use this program to create templates for specifications blocks that will be included in routings and shop travelers. A specifications block can be used in addition to the 15 lines of free form notes that can be attached to each routing sequence. Within a specifications block you can define your own fields, column headings, and text.
Different industries can use these specifications templates to hold informational fields that are not part of the standard system database, but contain information unique to that industry that needs to be printed on shop travelers. These fields can be used to define set-up parameters, temperature settings, inspection procedures, etc.
Unlike the 15 lines of free form routing notes, there is no limit to the number of lines that can be defined within a specifications template.
When entering a routing, you can call up specifications templates in a pop-up window, highlight the one you want, then enter any specific information that applies to the routing sequence being entered.
You can create an unlimited number of specifications templates. Specifications templates give your routings and shop travelers a uniform appearance and give you additional control over their overall appearance and content.
General Program Operation
Enter a template number. This is a user defined code (15 characters, alphanumeric) that identifies the template when copying it into a routing through RO-A Enter Routings.
You can then enter your choice of up to four fields spaced horizontally across line one. The Current Line and Total Lines are displayed at the top of the screen.
These fields can be used as column headings, or if you type continuously from field to field, can give the appearance of a continuous line of text. Or, you can use column one only and define a heading for each row. If you are entering field headings, use dashes or equal signs to simulate underlines, as in a printed form or report.
Using your imagination, with four horizontal columns and an unlimited number of rows, you can construct templates that give the appearance of actual forms.
While entering templates, you can insert lines by clicking on the Insert Lines button (or press F3) and you can delete lines by clicking on the Delete button (or press F4).
Using Specifications Templates
When entering a routing through RO-A Enter Routings you can access the Specifications screen by clicking on the Specs button from the main sequence entry screen. You can then access specifications templates from the Specifications screen by clicking on the Copy Specs Templates button. Highlight the desired template and press <Enter> and the template's pre-defined fields will come into the screen. You can then complete the information required for this particular routing sequence.