3D geometry data in STL and Collada format can be loaded into the visualization. However, this is a visualization, i.e. the points of the CAD model cannot be used as a reference for programming points and trajectories of the robot. The import of points and trajectories from a CAD model is a feature that is on our development roadmap, but currently not available.
Can users create their own function blocks?Jonathan Sauter2020-01-07T12:06:34+01:00
The installation of drag&bot works on an IPC with preinstalled Linux with a mouse click via an installation script. This requires no special knowledge of Linux. For KUKA and Fanuc robots it is also necessary to configure a program on the robot controller. For this purpose, commissioning on site by drag&bot employees is currently necessary.
If you do not want to take care of the installation of drag&bot on an IPC yourself or have never installed Linux before, we are happy to provide you with a prepared IPC that you can use to start directly.
Is it possible to simulate the program execution in order to detect possible collisions?Jonathan Sauter2020-01-07T12:04:40+01:00
Since the 3D model is a visualization and not a simulation, possible collisions are neither checked nor displayed. drag&bot was developed for direct “online” programming on robots. There are already many software solutions that allow offline programming. However, these are designed for robot experts.
Can robot programs be extended/changed afterwards?Lisa Kümmerle2020-01-07T12:04:07+01:00
Basically every IPC can be used on which Linux (Xubuntu) can be installed. Besides drag&bot other Linux programs can be executed on the IPC. However, it is recommended to buy drag&bot pre-installed together with an IPC, because then you do not have to take care of the installation yourself and we guarantee that drag&bot works well together with the IPC.
Is it possible to change components after the training?Lisa Kümmerle2020-01-07T12:01:51+01:00
No, this is not possible. drag&bot programs can only be changed and executed in drag&bot. Reason : drag&bot does not create programs that are executed on the robot controller, but contains itself an execution environment for drag&bot programs, the so-called drag&bot runtime. drag&bot programs can only be executed when this execution environment is running, i.e. when the IPC is connected to the robot controller and the drag&bot runtime is running on the IPC.
Are free-form movements possible, e.g. moving on the surface of a sphere?Lisa Kümmerle2020-01-07T12:00:51+01:00
It’s our proprietary cloud. In principle, the drag&bot server can also be installed in local or company-owned clouds. However, this means a considerable additional expenditure. For the first installations it is recommended to use the drag&bot cloud. If you have any questions, please contact us.
What exactly is the required operating system and the necessary components/libraries?Lisa Kümmerle2020-01-07T11:58:58+01:00
The license has an unlimited duration. You can create new programs and adapt programs as long as you have the support package. If you decide not to extend the support package, you can only run existing programs, but you cannot create new programs or modify existing programs.
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