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In situations where the default on-screen elements provided are not suitable for the manufacturing process, custom on-screen elements can be created.  New on-screen elements are typically created when different terminals require the same on-screen element but with different settings or when on-screen elements provided are insufficient for the requirements.  To successfully create custom on-screen elements, you must have a good understanding of the different functions included in LYNQ.  Functions ultimately determine how the user interacts with the workbench. Refer to the ‘Functions’ article before starting this section.

It’s possible to create custom on screen elements by:
  • Copying an existing on-screen element
  • Creating the on-screen element from scratch
Both scenarios will be covered.

Let’s assume you have two terminals configured. Work Centre A and Work Centre B and both terminals are using the material issue on-screen element.  You decide that in Work Centre B you want to disable the ‘allow over issue setting’ but in Work Centre A the ‘allow over issue setting’ is enabled.

This can be achieved by:
  1. Creating a copy of the existing on-screen element
  2. Amend the default settings
  3. Associate the new on-screen element to Work Centre B
  4. Disassociate the original on-screen element from Work Centre B
To copy an existing on-screen element
  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Advanced Settings
  3. Select Workbench
  4. Select Elements
  5. Select the on-screen element (i.e Material Issues) using the check box
  6. Select Copy
  7. Change the value in the code field (i.e ‘Material Issue - Work Centre B’)
  8. Select settings against the Material Issue (Active Tasks) function
  9. Deselect the option to ‘allow over issue’
  10. From the Statuses Tab, ensure the ‘clocked in status’ is selected
  11. From the Terminals Tab, select which terminal this will apply to (i.e Work Centre B)
  12. Select Save
To remove an on-screen element from a terminal:
  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Advanced Settings
  3. Select Workbench
  4. Select Terminals
  5. Select the Terminal (i.e Work Centre B) using the check box
  6. Select Edit
  7. Select the Functions Tab
  8. Uncheck the Material Issue on-screen element
  9. Select Save
To create a new on-screen element from scratch:
  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Advanced Settings
  3. Select Workbench
  4. Select Elements
  5. Select New
  6. Specify values in fields
    1. Code
    2. Description
  7. Select which type of resource from the Apply to field
  8. Select a control access group value (if applicable)
  9. Select Save

By default, LYNQ will automatically add the button function.  You can adjust the size of the button by clicking on Edit and then clicking on Update.

To add additional functions:
  1. Select Functions
  2. Select New
  3. Select the function (i.e Material Issue (Active Tasks)
  4. Select a sequence
  5. Select Update
  6. Select New
  7. Select the function (i.e. Process Data)
  8. Select a sequence
  9. Select Update

To select which statuses the on-screen element will apply to:
  1. Select the Statuses Tab
  2. Check the relevant Statuses (i.e. clocked in)
To select which terminals the on-screen element will apply to:
  1. Select the Terminals Tab
  2. Check the relevant Terminals
Click Save when you are ready to save the new on-screen element.

In the previous steps you have learnt how to create on-screen elements, manually.  LYNQ also includes a quick setup feature that can be used to create and configure a new on-screen element quickly from one screen.  This feature is limited to creating on-screen elements for non productive activity only.

By using the quick setup feature you can easily:
  • Associate the on-screen element with an existing/new diversion
  • Associate the on-screen element to statuses
  • Select which on-screen elements this will show when active
  • Associate on-screen element to terminals
  • Apply to either employees and/or equipment and specific resources
  • Apply to a specific transaction rule

To use the quick setup feature:
  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Advanced Settings
  3. Select Workbench
  4. Select Elements
  5. Select Quick Setup
  6. Select Non Productive Activity
  7. Enter a name in the Activity field (i.e. QA Meeting)
  8. Enter a description in the Description field (i.e. QA Meeting)
  9. Select the diversion it will apply (i.e Add New)
  10. Select a colour
  11. Select a Type (i.e. Indirect Downtime)
  12. Leave ERP non production code blank
  13. Select the relevant transaction rule (i.e. excluded)
  14. Select the statuses the on-screen element will apply to (i.e clocked in)
  15. Select with on-screen elements should also show in this activity (i.e. back to previous)
  16. Select the terminals this should display on
  17. Select which resources this can be available to (i.e. Employees Only)
  18. Select Save

The new on-screen element is now available as a button on the workbench.


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