Feature Requests To WoodWOP?

  • Is there any avenue for requesting or suggesting features to WoodWOP. There are a couple of (presumably basic) additions which would be of massive benefit to me personally but i would think in general to most people. The main one i was hoping to get looked at was being able to specify a network location as the Component Folder. This would stop the need of having to maintain several sets of files for multiple machines running identical components, i know this can be accomplished using Windows SymLinks or similar but i think its a worthwhile addition to WoodWOP.

    Alex

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    Hi Alex,

    feedback ist always welcome. There are different possibilities:
    - use this forum and post a thread (like you did)
    - use the contact mail in this forum
    - you also can send an email by using the general email address which you will find on the HOMAG website
    - contact your HOMAG sales partner

    Regarding your question of a tool to link to network drives there is an application called "ConnectionManager". It´s a component of the software suite of the latest machine generation powerTouch. You will find the ConnectionManager in the Windows menu in the HOMAG Group folder. Attached the manual of the ConnectionManager.

    Regards, HOMAG

  • Hi Alex,

    feedback ist always welcome. There are different possibilities:
    - use this forum and post a thread (like you did)
    - use the contact mail in this forum
    - you also can send an email by using the general email address which you will find on the HOMAG website
    - contact your HOMAG sales partner

    Regarding your question of a tool to link to network drives there is an application called "ConnectionManager". It´s a component of the software suite of the latest machine generation powerTouch. You will find the ConnectionManager in the Windows menu in the HOMAG Group folder. Attached the manual of the ConnectionManager.

    Regards, HOMAG

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the response, yes i have the connection manager configured already to a network location, this is where we currently store complete .mprx files (Ones which contain many components already).

    However what i am requesting is being able to define the location of the ml4 Folder ("Control\c1\data\cnc\ml4") to a network location. This way many (identical) machines could use these files without having to update each file on each machine manually.

    One of the other options that would be extremely useful (to me) after using the software for ~6 months is being able to define the initial Tool Entry into a Pocket; the entry Length and Angle are currently fixed with only the Feed Rate being able to be defined. This can sometimes lead to very harsh entry into the pocket. Other packages (Eg Fusion 360) also offer some very useful Entry Approaches: Helical, "Zig-Zag" etc).

    Thanks

    Alex

  • Hello!

    You can change the path of the ml4 folder using the connection manager as instructed, but it may require you to log in with machine+ or service IDs. Of course, you can also change the path through something else if the connection manager does not have this feature.

    You will find a file called "h1" in the "cnc" folder. This particular file specifies the path to all default folders.

    However, before making changes, back up this file and be careful what you do.

    -Sami

  • Hello!

    You can change the path of the ml4 folder using the connection manager as instructed, but it may require you to log in with machine+ or service IDs. Of course, you can also change the path through something else if the connection manager does not have this feature.

    You will find a file called "h1" in the "cnc" folder. This particular file specifies the path to all default folders.

    However, before making changes, back up this file and be careful what you do.

    -Sami

    Hi Sami,

    Thanks for the info! When i asked this question during the training i was told it was not possible so thanks for the information. Just to double check the syntax:

    I would change it from:

    ML4 ./ML4;

    To:

    ML4 \\NetworkLocation\Homag\Components\; ?

    Thanks Again

    Alex

  • Hello!

    Try this way

    ML4 /x:\example_ml4;

    -Sami

    Hi Sami,

    Thanks for the advice, unfortunatley i dont seem to be able to get it to pickup the location i want.. I still maintain this could be a configurable option from within WoodWOP.

  • Hello!

    You can but network drive letter, but not only name. However, there is a letter for each network drive that can be connected. I have done these combinations of network drives many machines and all it had been enabled. Some of the machines that I have connected network drives are also all the main programs on the network drive and these can be activated by the use of a barcode.

    Example /network drive letter:\folder name were components are
    Example2 /network drive letter:\main folder name\ folder name were components are
    etc...

    -Sami

  • Hi Alex

    Though this post is 10 moths old, giving in a tip that may help if this is not yet solved.

    First you will need to map the network path as a drive on the machine.

    Lookup some youtube videos on how to do it.

    Then open the network drive (z: in your case) in windows explorer / file transfer and check if the mapping has been successful and the components path is exactly as you have typed. It is not in some sub-folder in the z drive.

    Then the above should work as expected.

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