ShopBot odometer: System Log Interface

Overview...The odometer is a very rudimentary interface for the ShopBot system log to show some of the info that's stored there.

Notes...It will ONLY work if you've installed the ShopBot software in the default install location..."C:\Program Files\ShopBot\ShopBot 3", and will not work with the DOS software. Also make sure that the "Write System Log" option in the [VD] menu is set to 1 "Write", or data will not be saved when files are run. And most importantly DO NOT use the values generated by the odometer for estimating purposes...it doesn't have that high of a confidence level at this point!

update 7/03/09: Odometer is now Vista compliant for version 3.6.1 or later of the ShopBot control software

update1/04/08: The option to create reports in txt format and csv format for opening in a spreadsheet have been added, but they are very basic and the formatting is...well...rough. With some refinement it has the potential to be a helpful business tool, so any feedback will be appreciated



Contact info...Bill Young

Download size...16 k

Project Type...Program

Additional equipment/software required...None

Special instructions...It only has up-to-date info when the ShopBot software has been closed...that's when the current data is written to the log file. Be warned...running it while the ShopBot software is still running could cause problems.

Known Issues..."subscript error" fixed 09/13/06 : various refinements 02/17/07 :

Confidence...

Completeness...

Download the Odometer for v3.6.1 or later of ShopBot Control software  NEWEST

Download the odometer for earlier than 3.6.1 of ShopBot Control Software

 




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.