GRAPHICAL TIMING INTERFACE FOR FIXTURE CONTROLLER
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
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Typically, prior to initiating the production of a piece of equipment, it is necessary to model the performance of certain subsystems within the equipment using one or more fixtures designed to perform in accordance with the subsystem requirements. It is during the development of such a fixture, including the fixture controller, that the controls engineer must generally work with the fixture engineer to understand the fixture control requirements. The comrnon interface used by both engineers is generally a fixture timing diagram, which shows the sequence of events that must occur for the fixture to operate properly. Unfortunately, completion of the timing diagram is usually a very tedious task, and frequently requires numerous revisions.