As you have suggested, an option is to turn off "Hide Bench Terminiations" or you should within VeSys Components define the correct "Applicator" to each terminal type (e.g. "Bench & Machine" vs. "Bench Use Only"), this will ensure that the terminal is listed in the cutting list without changing the display option of the manufacturing reports.
I hope this helps,
I am the 'customer' that I believe Paul is referring to. My problem is this, we have recently purchased a Zeta 633 wire processing machine with a doubler option. This allows us to automate the crimping of two wires into a single pin/terminal. VeSys doesn't handle this well. If I turn off the "Hide Bench Terminations" all bench terminated items are blown into the cutting list. This is not useful. VeSys recognizes that the doubled wires require a particular terminal and populates that terminal for both wires in the cut list instead of combining the wires into the single terminal. If I have the "Hide Bench Terminations" on, the wires just appear as separate items w/out terminals.
I need an automated method to relay the doubled wire info to the Zeta. Perhaps a "Combine Doubled Wires" checkbox in Options that would drive the software to merge the wires/terminal in the cutting list. This is probably a difficult request, but our $40,000 doubler option on this machine is rendered useless without manual manipulation of the cutting list files.
Have you automated the programming of the wire processing machine? If not you may want to look a getting a script written that will not only automatically generate the file you need to load directly onto the machine but it could also combine the doubled wires for you.
Yes, the programming of the machine is automated. The software is a customized program developed specifically for us by the same company that manufactured the machine. I'm told that to get the software to do what we would like it to do (wasn't part of the original development outline) would be a fairly significant cost adder. As with the rest of the country right now, our management is clamping down on almost all expenditures so getting this approved would be quite difficult, at least for the foreseeable future.
I don't think it should be a 'significant cost
adder' , do you have an example drawing and the file to go with it so I
can take a look at how complex it would be to create a script? We've
already written a few scripts/utilities based on VeSys outputs and none
of them were particularly difficult.
Do you know if you are available to freely distribute the custom software they wrote for you? If so there may be more customers interested in a link from VeSys to the Zeta 633.