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Cadfil - Advanced filament Winding software for program generation for all type of filament winding machine.

Payout path file-'.PAY'

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..C6Format : 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 GMANFormat : 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: NPAYFormat : 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