I appreciate the feedback.
The current configuration is exactly what you see in the picture. 10.18.4.1 (.101.102). What i need to add is the 192.168.1.101 (or whatever it actually is) and Barrett, I will only use one or the other, that’s why both copper links have the same IP address (not a typo).
So at this point, I think I like the idea of using Ethernet port 1 and the SD card. Here are few questions about that:
I’m not an expert working with ftp. Will PAC Display be able to U/D Load recipes to this SC Card? Or will I have to scrap the U/D load capabilities and just create each file (or recipe…or what it actually is… a part program for a CNC machine) through opto script?
Let’s say there is one workstation on their Domain network that is running SoftPAC and PAC Display Runtime.
The strategy and display program just assists them in building a valid part program. The person that sits at this workstation (in the office) builds these part programs during the day. They want these part programs secured, backed up and somehow sent to the R1 or the AIO (which is what I am trying to do). Each part program has a .pdf attached to it and gets loaded on a secondary screen at the console (PAC Display handles that). They also want to send a list to the R1 of what needs to be run for the entire day. This what I am trying to achieve.
Backing up a bit. I have already got all of this working at the All in One level and the office workstation can create part programs and store them on the Z: Drive. Initially, the manager would take the files (USB Drive) to the AIO and copy the part programs, lists and .pdfs to the proper paths to the AIO. The operator can now start his day. Apparently, they don’t want any part programs or .pdfs stored on the AIO.
Also, what they really want is to auto load (or let the operator choose) from a list of part programs on the R1 or AIO and grabs the files from the secured network drive.