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Payout path file-'.PAY'

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The Payout Path Generation section generates files with a '.PAY' extension. These files contain data relating to how the fibre file was generated,.

22 0 1 1 1 1 1
CON1.MND
42    24   .120000E+02   .250000E+02   .160072E+02
192
-345.506      .000    49.246 -.0016070  .9999890  .0044151  .0000000  .0000000  .0000000
-345.606    62.076    49.520      .000
-345.373     6.371    48.881  .0400366  .9931564 -.1097148  .0000000  .0000000  .0000000
-342.866    68.557    42.011      .000
-344.972    12.673    47.789  .0816015  .9716734 -.2217928  .0000000  .0000000  .0000000
-339.805    74.209    33.742      .000
-344.301    18.836    45.976  .1230061  .9360252 -.3297368  .0000000  .0000000  .0000000

The data contained within the file has the structure as outlined below.

Line 1: ID, C1..C6 Format : I6,6(1X,I1)
ID identifies the package or sub package that generated the file. C1..C6 May not always be present. They relate to the axes Mandrel, Carriage, Crossfeed, Vertical, Eye Roll, Eye Yaw respectively. They take values of 0 or 1, a value of 1 indicates that the post processor will force the cycle to return to the initial position at the end of the cycle for that particular axis.

Line 2 GMAN Format : 1X,A16
GMAN: The name of the mandrel (surface definition ) file used

Line 3: NCY, NELE, CLR, BWID, ROTNFormat : 2(1X,I5),3(1X,E13.6)
NCY: Number of winding cycles
NELE: Number of elements per revolution on axisymmetric mandrel
CLR:Default clearance value
BWID: Bandwidth used
ROTN: Total rotation of path in radians

Line 4: NPAY Format : 1X,I5
NPAY: Number of Points in Payout Path File (i.e. number of 2 line records following)

Line 5: F1,F2,F3,D1,D2,D3,N1,N2,N3Format : 3F10.3,6F10.7
F Is Fibre position on surface, D Is fibre direction vector, N is surface normal & 1,2,3 relate to the global X, Y and Z axes. N may not be set for some packages.

Line 6: P1,P2,P3,LFormat : 4F10.3
P1..P3 Payout Path position X,Y & Z,L is fibre length from F to P

Lines 5 and 6 are repeated NPAY times for successive points

Updated: September 2017