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Creating a new project in WINCAPS III is simple and straightforward. Please follow the steps below, and also watch our YouTube video here on the same topic.
This procedure makes the assumption the user has already downloaded and installed WINCAPS III with a license key. WINCAPS III can be downloaded from DENSO Wave here.
Step by Step Guide
Open WINCAPS III from your start menu or shortcut respectively:
You will now see the WINCAPS III log in screen. There is not a password that needs to be worried about. From this screen, select “1 – Programmer” from the User level drop down. Then press and hold the SHIFT Key, then press the down arrow to bypass this screen (Shift + ↓)
Now you see a blank WINCAPS III Screen. Now click on File → New Project
You will see the New Project Wizard. Here you can choose between the following:
For this article, we will be selecting a robot type manually. Select the first option and press OK. You will be prompted to enter a project name, and a destination save folder. Then click Next.
You will now select a robot type. You can choose from any robot that is compatible with an RC7 or an RC8 controller. This includes all the various arm lengths, shaft lengths, IP ratings etc. When finished, select Next.
After selecting your robot type, you’ll come to the Select controller specifications screen. It is here that you will choose robot model specific options for your project. If this is a project that you will eventually be transferring to a real controller/robot arm, you want to make sure the options selected match, as there is no changing these in the project after the fact. Click Next when finished.
Now you will choose the connection method. This will set the default IP address of the project. However, when setting this up manually this step can be skipped and simply click Next.
Now you can choose how many of each global variable type you desire for your project. These quantities can be adjusted after project creation as needed. When finished click Next.
On this you can choose what IO device and settings you desire. It defaults to DENSO’s Mini IO, but can be changed to whatever schema you will be using. This too can be changed after project creation. When finished click Next.
This final screen merely summarizes the options you’ve chosen thus far. If everything is correct, you have the following options. When you’ve made your selection, click Finish.
You will now see a loading screen, and then your WINCAPS project now loaded. From here you are able to add a program, and begin creating your project.