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  • Automator DLL
    ( Dynamic Link Library for Programmers )


       The Automator has been designed to be as easy to use as possible which is why it can be programmed by "non programmers" using a simple text file. If you are new to programming then we recommend starting with how to "program" using simple text. However, for the experienced programmer who is used to programming in a high level language (such as C, C++ or BASIC), a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) has been provided to allow easy integration into your own software. The DLL is designed to be as compatible as possible with the vast majority of common programming languages. 

        It provides a comprehensive set of functions that make using the Automator very easy. It encapsulates and hides all of the complexity of USB protocols and lets the user simply express their control requirements in terms that relate to the devices attached. For example to run a stepper motor you would use the function call

    AtmRunStepper(steps, direction)
    eg
    AtmRunStepper(200, 1) ... runs forward by 200 steps

        Behind the scenes this function call would automatically find and open a path to the attached Automator board and then carry out the specified function. The opening and closing of such paths is all very speed efficient and transparent to the user. This leaves the user free to concentrate on automation and not USB housekeeping details.

    The full DLL and its User Guide can be downloaded below.

    Click  Here to Download Automator DLL
    This is a standard zip file.Simply save to your hard drive and unzip the files. It contains the DLL file "atm.dll" and the header file "at.h" which contains type definitions to make your own programming easier. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64bit)
       
        To download a PDF copy of the user guide for the DLL, right click on the link on the right and choose "save as".

    User Guide
       
       You will need Adobe Reader installed on your PC to read this document. Adobe reader is available for free download from Adobe using the link to the right..

     




     

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