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Online Documentation: Configuration Guide

How to use the Flow Definition Listbox

The Flow Definition Listbox can be found on the Configuration Desktop.

The following figure shows a screenshot for the Listbox containing the Flow Definitions. Clicking one of the rows in the Listbox will open the Flow Definition Form for that specific Flow Definition.


Columns

The columns of the Listbox show a selected set of information for each Flow Definition:

  • Calc Pressing this icon will recalculate the flow.

    Flows are only recalculated when the move to the Active State, or when the Recalc Button on the Flow Definition Form or this icon on the Listbox is pressed.

  • Flow Definition: A combination of teh Flow Number, Revision and Flow Name
  • Status: Status of the Flow Definitions (Pending, Active, Closed or Deleted)
  • Calc Status: Status result of the calculation of the Flow Definition. A flow calculation can result in the following 'Calculation States':
    • Error: The calculation resulted in an error.

      This can be caused by a number of factors, e.g. No steps defined, or no possible routing path can be calculated. To see what the actual error message is, open the Flow Definition Form and the error message is displayed on the General Tab. A flow with an error cannot be used to create new Travelers.

    • Warning: The calculation resulted in a Warning.

      The warning can be caused by the fact that one of the flow elements is still in the Pending state. To find out what is happening, open the Flow Definition form and look at the message on the General Tab. A flow with a Warning can be used to Create New Travelers.

    • OK: No problems were found during the calculation for this flow. The flow can be used to create New Travelers.
  • Create Parts: If checked, the Travelers made with this Flow Definition will create parts. If not checked the Traveler has to grab parts from inventory at the first Step.
  • No Constraint: If checked Travelers created using this Flow Definition Will be able to move any kind of Part Definition. If not checked the Travelers can only move a limited number of Part Definitions through this Flow.
  • Step Qty: Number of Steps in this Flow Definition.
  • Path Qty: Number of possible pathes through this Flow Definition.
  • VP Out: Number of Possible Output Parts for this Flow
  • Parts: Summary of the Part Conversion during the flow. How the input part of this flow is transformed to a different output part.
  • State: Part state when the Traveler is in de flow and is not yet finished.
  • State: Part state when the Traveler is finished.

Useful Links

The following are useful links related to Listboxes and Flow Definitions: