LECTRA CAD/CAM SYSTEM AND A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM MILOS


SOJAT BARUA

LECTRA SYSTEM of FRANCE is a world famous CAD / CAM system which offers total CAD/CAM solutions for today and give you passport for tomorrow. Now-a-days technology changes rapidly. But LECTRA offers modular CAD/CAM solutions and you do not need to concern about that these will be obsolete tomorrow. Again every company has a different need. But LECTRA products are adaptable. A wide variety bf options of LECTRA SYSTEMS allows to meet the needs and standards of the company for today and tomorrow. Each and everyone wants to utilize the high technologies through. User friendly functions that drive the system. LECTRA has created a full range of input devices specially designed for data scanning, technical and artistic drawing, grading and marker making. They are perfect complement for productive utilization of LECTRA’s task oriented software. Software developed by LECTRA are so simple that a layman’s knowledge is sufficient to drive LECTRA’s many application programs. Being truly a customer driven company, LECTRA responds to your needs and has developed software and hardware specially adapted to your industry. That’s why it is said that “With LECTRA the future of CAD solutions only gets better!”.

OPENCAD : The new family of workstations and servers of lectra system is your passport to success. With opencad you can protect your investment, as well as the designs, patterns and markers that you create. The wide range of solutions assures the system configuration best adapted to your budget and specific needs, opencad provides required integration into your total computer and production environments. Open systems are investment protection that you deserve. UNIX, NFS, Ethernet and AAMA are some of the standard feature. Since opencad supports all the functionalities of LECTRA’S own friendly software’s, existing customers can evolve towards UNIX based solutions as they wish. This integration of high technology provides an easy to use, function oriented production system with maximum benefits. Actually opencad is a part of LECTRA’s launch of a new generation of CAD/ CAM technology and provides a very aggressive price/performance ratio that is sure to please. No organization can work alone. The isolated workstation is disappearing now. Communication with the outside world is a common picture now a days. Opencad is designed to allow connection to existing LECTRA Systems and most of those currently used in the marketplace. Working with the other corporate teams, sub-contractors or your customers requires communication media of industry standards. This is the OPENCAD solutions!

LECTRA has created a new operating system which is called MILOS. MILOS (Micro Lectra Operating System) is a system which is allowing the management of the inputs/outputs to the computer and includes a command translator, as well as some basic functions (calculation conversion, task launching etc. A outline of MILOS commands are given below:

##        LIST OF MILOS COMMANDS:

@-CNX-CTRL-ETHERN-REDIR-SAVPGM-XTEND

ALPHA-COM-DATE-LIST-RESET-SAVSYS

CNF-CP8-DCNX-LNG-RESO-STRT

## HOW TO USE THE COMMANDS:

* Any command stored followed by it’s syntax must be validated by “RETURN”

* Character [   ] and <   > are not part of the syntax, they delimit the arguments.

1. @ : Used to execute the commands stored in COM.

Syntax          :   @

Explanation:

The commands stored in COM are

displayed, the commands are carried

out one by one.

2. ALPHA

Used to change the type of character (font) used on the graphic screen. SYNTAX : ALPHA [ OPTION ] Possible options are— KAT   (The selected font is KATAKANA) CYR  (The selected font is CYRILLIC) ROM (The selected font is ROMAN) KAN  (The selected font is KANJI) CHI   (The selected font is CHINA)

3. CNF Used to visualize the configuration of the system connection and peripherals.

Syntax          :         CNF

Some Definitions:

CO       (Console)

TT       (Keyboard screen terminal)

CL       (Keyboard)

RD       (Virtual disk)

IM      (Printer)

TB       (Graphic tablet)

TR       (Plotter)

DG      (Digitizer)

FT       (Phantom unity)

FN       (Floppy unit number n)

EG       (Graphic screen)

E2       (Graphic screen 2)

SY       (System disk unit)

LB       (Library disk units)

DN       (Disk unit number n)

DA      (automatic digitizer)

MA      (Spreader)

SR       (Mouse)

X2       (Ethernet network)

S1/S2 (Serial network)

4.  CNX To connect one station with network.

Syntax: CNX [XX] Here

XX— Name of 2 alphanumerical characters given to the station and it can be saved by SAVSYS command. * If xx is absent, the name of the connection will be”??” If it is already connected, we will re-connect it with the old name and we will not put any arguments.

5. COM to store one or several MILOS commands.

Syntax: COM [command of Milos/

Command of Milos........]

Explanation: It is possible to cumulate several commands at one time, if the number of characters contained on a line is not overstepped. We can store the required commands or the user programs in the buffer and separate them by”/”.

To see the contents of com file Write COM after the prompt and press ENTER. The contents are then displayed. To remove the contents of com file,’ Write COM and press space bar once or “/”

6.  CPB Used to do complete copy, block by block, from one support to another. ;

Syntax: CPB [SOURCE> DESTINATION]

If the option is not specified by the operator, it will be requested.

Requirement:

Source support ‘(Should be formatted and initialized).

Destination support (Should be formatted but not necessarily initialized). CAUTION: YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED AGAINST USING THIS COMMAND.

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