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  1. Updating components

    From version 1.6.5 of the Design Tool the user will be informed if there are components that can be updated in a layout. A component update can either be minor or major. The severity of the update will be shown when the user has loaded a saved ...
  2. Virtual Reality and 3D viewer

    Design Tool 3.0 supports Virtual Reality* and 3D viewer by Visual Components Experience. After you’ve designed your layout, you record and export an animation, just as you would record a simulation video. This creates a special (.vcax) file, ...
  3. Getting started

    This article describes how to install and to get started using the Quotation Tool (FLQT). The FlexLink quotation tool is currently only be obtained internally within FlexLink but as a partner you can also get hold of a copy of the application. If y...
  4. Simulation components (Feeder, Changer & InitializationPoint)

    This article describes the simulation components Feeder, Changer and  InitializationPoint  focusing  on some simple examples. The User documentation (manual) is also covering this area.  These three components can be us...
  5. Understanding load and save

    The load and save functions found in the Online Store cart are quite powerful and it's important that you understand how they work in order to take full benefit of them (and to prevent mistakes). There are some differences between user leve...
  6. Export Part list from FlexCAD AutoCAD

    Exporting the part list (or Bill of material) from FlexCAD AutoCAD is supported in two formats, .xls (Excel) and .cvs (Comma Separated Value). The .cvs files are designed to work with Online Store (FlexLink’s web shop) and FlexLink Quotat...
  7. CANopen communication

    Background The units in the X45e platform can be controlled in three ways. Either you have no communication with the units besides the four digital inputs. This is referred to as autonomous or stand-alone mode. If more communication is required the...
  8. Export spiral conveyor CAD model

    CAD models of standard FlexLink spiral conveyors (product no 5995512) are not available from the FlexLink CAD service (provided by Cadenas). But, there's actually another method to get a CAD model of the spiral: Export from FlexLInk Design ...
  9.  How to use sender/receiver for merging or diverting

    DistributeMode There are three different options how to distribute components via a sender component, changed in the  DistributeMode  property DistributeEvenly – All components are distributed evenly among the connec...
  10. Partial shipping

    This article describes how to manage shipping dates in the Online Store. By default the Online Store will always use joint shipping, i.e. all items will be delivered at the same time. The shipping date used will always be the the last date of all t...