First an overview of the functions and areas of IPO.Log 4 Workspace:
The menu bar shows all the functions for working with IPO.Log 4 Workspace. If you move the cursor over an icon, the name of the function is displayed to the left of the central menu bar.
The Project Management function can be used to create individual projects and import data and workspaces. This includes, for example, the layout, the assembly processes, and the production program. In addition, individual planning statuses can be saved and recalled here.
This icon leads you to the Catalog. This is where the load carriers, shelves, facilities and products are located. Further information can be found here.
This is where the facilities are located: streets, walls, supports and laundry buckets. These can also be moved and hidden here. It is also possible to change here whether the facilities act as a blocking area at the same time.
This is the logging. It is an error log that tells you exactly which problems exist.
The layout editor allows you to create and move new areas, stations, and worker points. Further information can be found here.
The Material Zone Editor allows you to move individual materials and shelves on the material surfaces
The Product Display shows an image of the selected product with operating points.
The production program specifies how many products are built from each variant and in which order.
Production Flow View
The rack planogram shows the shelves, their structure, and the individual container placements. Further information can be found here.
Rule Based Process Table Editor
The Table Editor shows all processes in detail. These can also be directly adapted here (operator, material, working points...). Further information can be found here.
The Worker Gantt shows the processes of each individual worker and offers the possibility to move them. This is essential for process optimization. Further information can be found here.
This is the Animation Control. Here you can start and pause the simulation. Further information can be found here.
The Selection Display shows detailed information on selected elements.
The Filter Set shows a selected representation of individual workers and products. Further information can be found here.
Views can be saved in Viewpoints. Further information can be found here.
The Colorizer provides a good overview of the assembly line. It visualizes in color, for example, which worker accepts which material or which material is assigned to which product.
The Reporting gives an overview of complete worker utilization, as well as productive and non-productive times and routes.
Time Distance Diagram shows the time-distance ratio of a worker's activities.
Here you can take screenshots of the layout.
In the worker status, all workers with the current activities at the current simulation time are shown.
1 Framerate: Image of the frame rate
2 Plugins: Load IPO.MS Plugin: opens the IPO.MS Plugin window
3 Options: Certain settings can be made here. This is described in detail in the chapter Options.
4 About: Contact address of the IPO.Log manufacturer IPO.Plan with a link to the homepage
A currently open function is marked with a blue icon.
If you no longer need a function, it can be closed by clicking on the icon again. It is recommended to close the functions after each task to more easily keep track of the task at hand.
If you want to save the function configuration, you can enter a name in this field and press the plus sign. There are already suggested function configurations. If you want to delete a function configuration, press the minus sign and select the function configuration you want to delete.