ACE 2.0 Releases

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Re: ACE 2.0 Releases

Postby KevinS » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:26 pm

  • Version 2.0.2.40
    • Improvements to the process manager teach sequence.
    • Fix issue with AdeptSight camera calibration “object attached to robot” test sequence.
    • Ensure AdeptSight camera calibrations handle inverted cameras correctly when returning results for object attached to robot calibrations.
    • Correct issue with handling TOOL in the AdeptSight manual object attached to robot calibration.
    • Correct handling of the TOOL in the AdeptSight application samples.
  • Version 2.0.2.39
    • Allow user to define if V+ are initialized when a workspace is loaded or a controller is connected.
    • Correct issue with end-effector tip changes and the updating of part processes.
    • Minor corrections to user interface text.
    • Improvements to process manager teach sequence.
    • Ensure robot calibration is checked when a move button is pressed in a process manager teach sequence.
    • Allow the user to configure AdeptSight belt cameras to use the current belt position rather than the latched position.
  • Version 2.0.2.38
    • Correct minor issue with the way inspection tool filters are evaluated.
    • Fix issues with OPC server.
  • Version 2.0.2.37
    • Correct minor motion sequence parameter teach issue when two different processes share the same target.
    • Minor corrections to user interface text.
    • Correct issue with AdeptSight belt calibration interview wizard.
    • Ensure cache files associated with c# editor are removed.
    • Correct issue with updating strings over OPC.
  • Version 2.0.2.36
    • Update terminology for 3D visualization objects.
    • Change the way V+ AdeptSight keyword data is organized.
    • Minor correction to text displayed in the user interface.
  • Version 2.0.2.35
    • Optimize the way vision graphics are allocated and managed.
    • Correct issue when importing a large collection of V+ programs into a V+ module.
    • Add additional error handling to OPC server process.
    • Minor correction to the image sampling tool.
    • Use source workspace name when saving a default workspace for auto-load mode.
    • Remove no gripper as a calibration configuration for the AdeptSight camera calibration object.
    • Ensure model name is updated in locator when model is moved in the workspace.
    • Open the locator model editor when the user double-clicks on a model in the locator tool.
    • Handle importing of V+ program files when a file is dropped onto the program list of the V+ module editor from the Windows file explorer.
    • Modify virtual jog pendant to display all coordinate axes in world and tool mode.
KevinS
 

Re: ACE 2.0 Releases

Postby TravisA » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:22 pm

ACE Version 2.0.2.54 was released today. Here are the release notes:

  • Version 2.0.2.54
    • Clarify wording of text in certain places of the user interface.
    • Allow cancelation of process manager fixed-camera calibration wizard sequence.
    • Minor correction to the user interface when starting the Adept ACE software with auto-loading enabled in single process execution mode.
    • Minor change to the way the process manager runtime control registers event handlers.
    • Improve user interface for the caliper and arc-caliper pair editing form.
    • Allow more control over the rendering of locator results and fix an issue with rendering of the model scene overlay.
    • Correct issue with exclusion list not properly being associated with the correct robot process.
    • Add support for additional license bit.
  • Version 2.0.2.53
    • Allow more frequent execution of belt camera pictures in the process manager.
    • Ensure the reboot V+ button on the controller editor does not suppress V+ auto start.
    • Ensure process manager is updated as folders in the workspace are changed.
    • Minor corrections to user interface text.
    • Minor correction to selection buttons displayed in AdeptSight and Process Manager wizard sequences.
    • Change the sorting logic for programs in the program manager tree display.
    • Ensure program manager and V+ module handles module changes.
    • When static position is taught in the process manager, ensure the motion offset is cleared.
    • Change the way errors are handled when moving a robot in the AdeptSight camera calibration test wizard sequence.
    • Ensure model name can be displayed for the rendering of a locator tool result.
    • Add additional access level checks to the user interface.
    • Modify image histogram tool editor to make it consistent with other vision tools.
    • Minor change to way emulation images are saved.
    • Correct issue when saving a precision point variable to an external file.
    • Modify the handling of auto-load workspaces.
    • Correct issue with generating belt spacing points.
    • Ensure queues are properly handled when the robot is waiting for parts or targets.
    • Enable the “Add to watch” feature from the V+ code editor.
    • Add additional status messages to the V+ code editor.
  • Version 2.0.2.52
    • Ensure editor controls are disposed during shutdown.
    • Minor change to the way emulation images are saved in the workspace file.
    • Add documentation showing how custom operator interfaces can handle version changes in ACE without having to recompile with the updated ACE assemblies.
    • Correct calculation of gripper offset for a belt camera in the gripper offset table teach wizard for AdeptSight 3.
    • Account for culture when upgrading fire wire and FPGA firmware.
    • Correct the handling of tool transformation in the “object attached to robot” calibration in AdeptSight.
  • Version 2.0.2.51
    • Ensure the process enable/disable status is correctly managed with V+ when a controller is being initialized when the process manager is running.
    • Ensure the module conflict form is displayed as the top most application widow.
    • Enhancements to the program manager and V+ module editor interactions.
    • Ensure process manager enforces access levels.
    • Ensure V+ module and global variable objects enforce access levels.
  • Version 2.0.2.50
    • Minor correction for belt rollover calculation.
    • Ensure process manager runtime status flag is reset if the ACE communications task stops.
    • Minor correction to the way the installer handles certain assemblies in an upgrade situation.
    • Correct issue with assigning a calibration to the overlap tool.
    • Ensure a belt encoder is selected in the AdeptSight robot-to-belt calibration creation wizard.
    • Ensure all controllers associated with active belt control are referenced in the process manager process list.
    • Correct refresh issue when a paste operation is performed in the V+ program editor.
    • Minor change to the way the UI layout is saved.
    • Ensure the AdeptSight calibration rotation configuration properly identifies the allowed rotation points.
  • Version 2.0.2.49
    • Minor correction for handling the termination of remote library messages.
  • Version 2.0.2.48
    • Ensure default program header uses the correct year in the copyright notice.
    • Allow more precise control over the handling of process manager error conditions in the V+ application software.
    • Change default task priority allocation for process manager V+ tasks.
    • Ensure the controller development tools are disposed of before the communications links when the ACE client interface is closing.
    • Additional corrections to the motion primitive used to address the special motion considerations of the Adept Quattro robot.
  • Version 2.0.2.47
    • Ensure remote library messages are properly terminated.
    • Optimize V+ handling of belt relative instances in the process manager queue.
    • Fix display issue with process manager runtime display control.
  • Version 2.0.2.46
    • Ensure process manager queues are processed when robot is in a waiting state.
  • Version 2.0.2.45
    • Add integrity check to dlls when they are loaded.
    • Modify the way the process enable/disable flag is handled by the belt source to minimize processor load.
    • Purge all instances that are not associated with an active part or target when a belt or vision source starts running.
    • Use robot coordinates when teaching a robot tool tip rather than workspace coordinates.
    • Ensure V+ part and target queues are serviced when a process is disabled.
  • Version 2.0.2.44
    • Minor correction to the motion primitive used to address the special motion considerations of the Adept Quattro robot.
    • Improvements to the V+ module editor.
    • Ensure frames are handled consistently in the processing of AdeptSight V+ keywords.
    • Minor correction to the way internal communications channels report their connection state.
    • Ensure vision tool editor initializes the display when accessed from a custom application.
  • Version 2.0.2.43
    • Correct display of modified program names in the program manager.
    • Address special motion considerations of the Adept Quattro robot in process manager motion primitives.
    • Fix issue with releasing of certain resources when running a process manager application.
    • Modify default handling of gripper errors in the process manager runtime code.
  • Version 2.0.2.42
    • Correct inconsistent handling of AdeptSight VLOCATION commands related to gripper offsets.
    • Ensure the inspection tool uses the instance count as an indexer when accessing the results using VLOCATION.
    • Ensure user interface resources are released when the client application is closed.
    • Ensure controller IP address can be changed when the system is not connected.
  • Version 2.0.2.41
    • Coordinate the starting of V+ tasks amongst all controllers in the process manager.
    • Allow user more control over robot motions in the gripper offset teach sequence.
    • Make the setting of the gripper offset index easier in the gripper offset editor.
    • Minor correction to data lookup functions.
    • Minor changes to the shutdown sequence for the process manager runtime.
    • Minor changes to the execution of the histogram tool at the boundary conditions.
    • Improve logic for passing instances between robots in the process manager.
    • Minor change to the display of nominal parameters in the vision module.
    • Minor corrections to the layout of numeric and string variable editors.
    • Ensure robot allocation queues are cleared when the process manager is stopped.
    • Improve default layout of vision tool editors to better handle different screen resolutions and sizes.
    • Change the way the remote library handles the indexing of results.
    • Improve iCobra error messages when moving in a calibration sequence.
    • Export the part and target not processed count to the robot statistics numeric variable.
    • Add ability to read multiple ACE variables in a single call from V+.
TravisA
 

Re: ACE 2.0 Releases

Postby TravisA » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:04 pm

ACE Version 2.0.2.61 released June 11, 2009. Recent changes:

  • Version 2.0.2.61
    • Minor changes to the way properties of a custom vision tool are exposed in a wizard sequence.
    • Update user documentation.
  • Version 2.0.2.60
    • Minor optimization to the frequency of process manager allocation algorithm execution.
    • Ensure all process manager belt relative calculations are done relative to the same belt reference.
    • Ensure user can add auto and local variables to the watch window through the variable browser form.
    • Fix minor issues related to the process manager application startup logic.
    • Fix minor tool tip teach wizard issue.
    • Minor optimizations to internal motion primitives when working with a Quattro.
  • Version 2.0.2.59
    • Minor correction to the way application samples are added to the workspace.
    • Minor correction in how vision tools are rendered in wizard sequences.
    • Minor change to the caliper pair editing form.
    • Change the way user focus is handled in the startup screen.
    • Minor change to the validation of new V+ program names added to the workspace.
    • Ensure process manager is updated when the image source associated with a linked vision tool is changed.
    • Minor change to the way certain licenses are checked.
    • Do not change the default device and directory when connecting to a controller.
    • Ensure processes are updated when the robot gripper is changed.
    • Ensure process manager V+ module is loaded only when not in memory.
    • Minor changes to V+ upgrade process.
  • Version 2.0.2.58
    • Ensure that the locator model training status is updated when training fails.
    • Modifications to the way overlap calculations are handled by the process manager.
    • Minor changes to the way modules are assigned when a program is renamed.
    • Minor change to the way license are checked when cameras are created.
  • Version 2.0.2.57
    • Minor change to gripper text in wizard sequence form
    • Fix minor issue in V+ Module creation
  • Version 2.0.2.56
    • Reorganizing V+ Modules in RAM using Module Editor and Program Manager
    • Fix issue when clearing large workspace
    • Fix issue with simultaneous sequence execution
    • Fix issue with module conflict
    • Change color of blob image in renderer to green
    • Minor fix when enumerating available Basler cameras
    • Change implementation of V+ monitor module commands
  • Version 2.0.2.55
    • Add a handle to the currently selected controller
    • Robot Install Wizard should prompt to stop all tasks
    • Sensor calibration asks for selected end effector
    • V+ File Version mis-match displays warning
    • Minor correction in how V+ program editor handles change of controller
    • Add edit variable context menu to program editor
    • Resize interface can cause an exception in program editor
    • Fix issue when stopping process manager before communications established
    • Change use of timer in application code
    • Correct default port in RemoteAccess demo sample
    • Ensure Tool Offset Wizard selects the correct robot
    • Ensure locator model thumbnail updates after change
    • Correct how dropped network connections are handled
    • Improve robot signal 3001 behavior from IO Panel
    • Minor correction in OPC logging
    • Fix issue with Basler and OPC installer prerequisite
    • Importing camera and virtual camera objects from zip
    • Fix display in Control Sources editor when missing information
    • Ensure gripper tip # matches selected index.
TravisA
 

Re: ACE 2.0 Releases

Postby TravisA » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:40 am

  • Version 2.0.3.0
    • Production Release version
  • Version 2.0.2.64
    • Ensure pallet exclusions are taken into account as instances are passed from one robot queue to another.
  • Version 2.0.2.63
    • Minor change to the way instances are queued by static sources when feeders are enabled.
    • Only allow one I/O window to be displayed for each controller in the workspace.
    • Fix issue with remote library pc operations.
    • Minor change to the way the task manager handles the connection state change.
    • Minor change to the way numeric variables are displayed in the variable editor.
    • Minor change to the way updates are tracked in the I/O display window.
    • Minor change to the handling of the datafile argument by the startup executable.
  • Version 2.0.2.62
    • Minor change to the way the vision module handles the default selected camera.
    • Do not allow editing of certain process manager robot process strategy parameters when an application is being run.
    • Update text shown when errors are displayed in the user interface.
    • Minor correction to the way robot statistics are gathered in the process manager.
    • Change the sequence in which a module is associated with a controller in the V+ module editor.
    • Minor change to the way the process manager decides when to look for parts and targets using a fixed vision camera.
    • Avoid unnecessary picture requests with belts that are traveling faster than a camera can process in a process manager application.
    • Correct minor issue with AdeptSight 2 project importing.
    • Correct minor object addressing issue.
    • Ensure pictures are taken with belt cameras as soon as the process manager application is started.
    • Slight modification to the tracking of hardware cameras by the vision server.
    • Update user interface text.
    • Ensure parts and targets associated with disabled processes are not used when calculating the belt control behavior.
    • Fix minor issue with the controller connection system startup object.
    • Ensure pallet exclusions are properly evaluated by the V+ process manager application software.
    • Minor correction to the way the belt stop line is rendered in the 3D display.
    • Ensure that when tracking is cleared on the PC, the associated V+ queues are also cleared.
    • Minor correction to the way the maximum number of allowed instances is defined in the locator tool.
    • Minor improvements to the jog pendant mode selection.
    • Ensure vision server is not running when starting a process manager application that references cameras.
    • Minor changes to the way the user interface releases allocated resources.
    • Automatically select the robot when a process is created and only 1 robot is in the workspace.
    • Allow user to specify V+ program to be executed as the gripper tip selection changes.
    • Ensure proper tip is selected in the process manager teach sequence.
TravisA
 

Re: ACE 2.0 Releases

Postby TravisA » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:29 pm

ACE Version 2.0.3.3 was production released today.
This version is required for use of the Remote Vision Tool, and strongly recommended for any applications with multi-tip end effectors and multi-pick or multi-place processes.

  • Version 2.0.3.3
    • Minor change to how belt window initializations are handled in the process manager.
    • Ensure process configuration is maintained when gripper is changed when performing a calibration sequence.
    • Ensure errors are reported when waiting for an instance being tracked on the belt in a process manager application.
  • Version 2.0.3.2
    • Fix issue with display of images associated with remote vision tools.
  • Version 2.0.3.1
    • Correct issue with process selection logic for multi-pick/place mode.
    • Correct issue with exclusion handling for multi-pick/place mode.
TravisA
 

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