ShopBot Checkit: create part file
Overview...A system for creating
checklists to show the proper steps in running a part file and making sure that
they're run in that order. Originally developed to be used in teaching situations where the
teacher wants to make sure that the correct steps are taken to safely run a part
file, it should also be helpful in shops where the ShopBot operator might need
some reminders. The checklists are customizable to fit the steps in any part
file and the ShopBot software can be started and a file run from a checklist
item if desired. (updated 1/30/07) Lots of changes including the addition
of a program to create and edit checklists. A partial list of changes is in the
Notes...The sample checklist included in the Checkit folder runs the
ShopBot logo file in Preview mode, so your computer must have the ShopBot
software installed but doesn't need to be connected to a tool. This update
changes the format so that pictures can now be opened from a Checklist to
illustrate a step, but this caused ckl files created with the previous version
will give an error. If you need to use Checklists created with the original
version, get in touch and I'll help get them converted...it's pretty simple.
Project Type...New program
Additional equipment/software required...None
Special instructions...Download the zip file from the link below and
unzip it. You'll get 2 folders...one for the Checkit program and one with the
checklist Creator... which you can put anywhere that you want. Just make sure you
keep all the files together in the same folder, at least when you first start
working with it. Instructions are
included in an rtf file that will open in Wordpad. There's also information in
comments in the "checkit.ini" and "sample checklist.ckl"
files...they're both just text files and can be read and modified in Notepad or
any text editor.
that we know of, but as all things in ShopBot Labs, test thoroughly!
Download ShopBot Checkit
and Creator/Editor program
Confidence is a measure of how far along a project
is in the opinion of the person that created it. If it only has 1 star then it's
very rough, more likely to not work than to work correctly. 4 stars means that
they think it's ready for prime time and just needs a little more feedback or
testing. A 5 means that it's all done...you won't see any "5 star" projects in
ShopBot Labs because at that point it's ready for release!
Completeness really goes hand in hand with Confidence and is the
measure of how complete they feel the Project download is. It could include
important things like if there are instructions or help files available, but
also might reflect if there are sample files or even simple things like a lack
of icons or graphics.