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SortAndSchedule

Macro » SortAndSchedule

This macro command supports easy rescheduling of orders based on one or more configurable sorting fields. In more detail the SortAndSchedule macro command will carry out the following steps Find all selected operations and possibly limit the list to only include…

Attached documents

Master data » Attached documents

External documents, such as Word documents, spreadsheets, drawings, links to homepages etc. can be attached to e.g. operations or orders in ROB-EX. The “Documents” dialog (go to “Edit -> Documents”) shows a list of all the documents which are…

The Attached Documents tab

Master data » Master routes » Operation list » Editing operation details » The Attached Documents tab

External documents, such as Word documents, spreadsheets, drawing, links to homepages etc. can be attached to operations in ROB-EX. Select “External documents” in the shortcut menu (Right click on an operation). A list of documents attached to the operation…

Sub-operations

Master data » Master routes » Operation list » Sub-operations

Table of contents Introduction Using sub-operations Creating sub-operations Editing sub-operations Adding sub-operations to normal operations Scheduling with sub-operations Introduction A sub-operation is a special type of operation that can be…

ResetSplit

Macro » ResetSplit

This macro command can join operations which are split. Furthermore it can delete suborder links, delete linked CIP orders and move original operations back to their resource groups. Select one of the split operations and it will find all the other split members in…

Attached documents

Master data » Resources » Resource tree » Attached documents

External documents, such as Word documents, spreadsheets, drawings, links to homepages etc. can be attached to resources in ROB-EX. Select External documents in the shortcut menu (Right click on an operation). A list of documents attached to the operation is shown.…

Proficy Workflow Client

Import and export » REST Server » Proficy Workflow Client

Page Content Introduction Requirements Installation Usage Example FAQ / Troubleshooting Introduction ROB-EX and Proficy Workflow can be easily integrated by using the Service Provider implementation implemented in the Robex.Workflow.dll. For documentation on…

Controlled overlap

Master data » Master routes » Operation list » Editing operation details » The times tab » Controlled overlap

The function controlled overlap supports different kinds of overlap (send-ahead) between two operations. The function is available in the window Edit operation on the Times tab. When using the scheduling strategies, controlled overlap is taken into…

Tab: Standard

Advanced functions » General settings » Tab: Standard

Standard settings for Orders Default values and settings for orders If checked, this will set the precondition flag when creating new orders. The default priority or new orders. The default customer for new…

Operation split and join

Production orders » Operation split and join

Use the Split operation function to split operations into two or more operations. The function is available by double clicking in the column “Split” in the operations list of the route editor selecting “Split operation” in the shortcut menu,…

Interfacing using Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

Import and export » Interfacing using Talend Open Studio for Data Integration

An easy and recommended approach, when building interfaces between ROB-EX and external systems like ERP, is to use an ETL tool (Exctract, Transform, Load). Using a tool reduces the learning curve required, enabling non-developers to create even complex…

PalletSystemScheduling

Macro » PalletSystemScheduling

Modern FMS systems/CNC centers typically operate with pallets and fixtures in order to optimize the utilization of the machine centers. I.e. the machine processes one pallet while operators are preparing the next pallet. The scheduling of pallet systems can be…

Pegging

Macro » Pegging

This macro will create pegging links (material dependencies) between operations which respectively consume and produce a semi finished product. A good understanding of the ROB-EX BOM module is vital to understand the concepts of the pegging macro. Background A…

Running a Talend Job from a ROB-EX Macro

Import and export » Interfacing using Talend Open Studio for Data Integration » Running a Talend Job from a ROB-EX Macro

As background for this read the article “Exporting a Job script and executing it outside of Talend Studio” at this link Prerequisite First create and test the Talend job from within Talend Open Studio. Use context variables to support different…

Constraint editor

Master data » Master routes » Operation list » Constraint editor

Constraint editor When adding or removing operations to a route the operations will be added with a default constraint from the previous operation end to the new operation start. The constraint editor allows further editing of the network: remove existing…

Importing master routes/BOM from Excel

Master data » Master routes » Importing master routes/BOM from Excel

ROB-EX has an option for importing and exporting master routes and master BOM’s from Excel. This is provided as scripts/macros you install to your \custom folder, and execute from macros. From ROB-EX v6.4, the scripts are included as part of the client installation…

Multiuser

Options » Multiuser

ROB-EX Multiuser enables multiple users to work in the same plan at the same time, i.e. a change made on Client1 is immediately available and visible on Client2. Each user is assigned a login, a role and the permission to connect to one or more sites. The role of a…

Direct SQL Integration

Import and export » Direct SQL Integration

The principle behind this integration is that on a push of a button in the ROB-EX client, SQL calls are executed on the ROB-EX client towards the database of the ERP system. The SQL itself can be modified from application to application, but ready made templates are…

CSV 1 integration

Import and export » CSV integration » CSV 1 integration

This chapter describes the setup and use of the module CSV 1 integration for ROB-EX Scheduler. Using this module text files with data delimited by comma, semi colon etc. containing order and routing information can be imported into ROB-EX. The following are examples…

Shop Floor configuration

Options » Shop Floor » Shop Floor configuration

Introduction This document describes how to configure the appearance and behavior of the Shop Floor interface. Examples of how to add/remove columns, change the names and widths of the columns are illustrated. Then some more specific features are described i.e.…

UpdateMaterialDates

Macro » UpdateMaterialDates

This will find the earliest possible start (materials ready) for the selected operations. The material date on the orders are updated and the operations can be moved to the material date automatically. Example parameter configuration Preconditions BOM must be…

Server installation

Options » Multiuser » Server installation

Installation and Administration guide Table of contents Preparation Installation of ROB-EX Multiuser Server Updating an existing ROB-EX Multiuser Server Starting up ROB-EX Multiuser Server and Clients Stopping ROB-EX Multiuser Server 64-bit NT Service Connect…

Right click menu

The user interface » Gantt chart » Right click menu

Functions for adjusting operations and orders in the Gantt chart. Use the right mouse button to click on an operation in the plan. Selecting Select order Select all activities in the order. The function is used when all activities in an order is to be moved in…

The times tab

Master data » Master routes » Operation list » Editing operation details » The times tab

Field Explanation Quantity factor Adjust the number of pieces on the specific operation. Example: An order produces 100 tables. The current operation produces table legs. For every table on the production order, this operation produces 4…

Setup and configuration of Sequencer

Options » Sequencer » Setup and configuration of Sequencer

Introduction Defining value profiles Syntax for defining a ValueProfile Syntax for defining a ValueProvider Lookup table value provider ExcelDataProvider DatabaseDataProvider MultiuserDataProvider Expand step value…

View menu

The user interface » Gantt chart » Menu » View menu

Click on… if you want to… Order name View order name together with the orders The order name is viewed above the order in the Gantt window. The order name is shown as a text above each operation in the Gantt plan. The…

Time and Attendance import

Import and export » Time and Attendance import

This optional module is capable of importing progress registrations from an external data collection system and assign the progress information to correct operation in ROB-EX Scheduler. Note: requires license to “CSV Progress” import module (see…

Securing network traffic – SSL

Product configuration » Securing network traffic – SSL

This section describes how to enable secure networking communication between the different components of the ROB-EX system. Enabling SSL means that traffic between server and cliens are encrypted and that web-server sessions with the Multiuser admin web pages web pages…

Integration client

Advanced functions » Integration client

The ROB-EX Scheduler client can as needed be installed to run as a Windows service. This is typically useful when a ROB-EX Scheduler client needs to run unattended batch jobs like interfacing to external ERP systems, running the Shop Floor server, automatic generation…

GanttSetup.properties file

Product configuration » GanttSetup.properties » GanttSetup.properties file

# ROB-EX property file # Copyright (c) 2011 NOVOTEK PLANNING SYSTEMS Misc # Location of Gantt log file. If not specified it will be placed in # users documents and settings area # logfile.location=C\:\\temp\\robexlog # Dateformat used for loading/saving of…

Variable list of columns

Product configuration » Variable list of columns

Below is a list of possible variables to access column/field values from operation, production order, project etc. These are the same variables used, when you add columns through the field chooser in ROB-EX and presented in a table. As an example the order list. *If…