A method for the automatic creation of bidirectional transportation paths for AGVs in Delmia QUEST

Waldemar Małopolski


In this paper, a method for the automatic creation of bidirectional paths for AGVs in the Delmia QUEST software application is presented. The layout of transportation subsystem can be prepared in a spreadsheet. Based on it the file with input data is generated. Using programming languages included in QUEST, procedures were created and based on these procedures, a macro was built. This macro allows reading input data from the file and creates the transportation paths automatically. This enables the simulation model building to be less time consuming.

W artykule przedstawiono metodę automatycznego generowania dwukierunkowych dróg transportowych w programie Delmia QUEST dla autonomicznie sterowanych robotów mobilnych. Układ i rozmieszczenie dróg transportowych są projektowane w arkuszu kalkulacyjnym, a następnie zapisane jako dane wejściowe w postaci pliku tekstowego. Wykorzystując języki programowania zawarte w programie QUEST, opracowano odpowiednie procedury. Zostały one następnie wykorzystane do budowy macro, które wczytuje dane z pliku i w automatyczny sposób generuje całą sieć dróg transportowych. Dzięki temu budowanie modelu symulacyjnego może być uproszczone i przyspieszone.

Słowa kluczowe: modelling, simulation, bidirectional paths, AGV, Delmia QUEST, modelowanie, symulacja, dwukierunkowe drogi, roboty mobilne

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