ShopBot Checkit: create part file checklists

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 Checkit folder

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.

Contact info...Bill Young

Download size...160k

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.

Known Issues...None that we know of, but as all things in ShopBot Labs, test thoroughly!

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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.