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Getting Started

Launching FSWorks™

If FSWorks™ doesn’t launch after finishing the installation process, it can be launched from either the desktop, or from the Start Menu in the Factory Systems folder.

Setting up FSWorks™

If using a Stand-Alone installation or Demo version, select Stand-Alone setup, otherwise, select connected.


Enter in the department and workstation name, along with a network number and address

Connected Mode

  1. Replace “SERVERNAME” in Server Directory and Server Name/IP Address with the name or IP address of the server.
  2. If there are any changes to the usual configuration of the server’s setup, like a different folder than Facsys for the server or a different port, change those as well.
  3. Assign a Department, Workstation Name, Network, and Address
    1. It is possible to chose an existing Department or type in a new one
    2. The Load button loads the dropdown menu with already existing Departments

Supervisor Mode

To enter Supervisor mode, press the Supervisor button on the left side of the screen. The default password is 711.


After logging in, the button will turn into a badge that says Operator. This button exits Supervisor mode and returns to Operator mode.


Images are a backup of the configuration of FSWorks™ at a workstation. The image only contains information for FSWorks ™ and will not contain any files related to the operating system or other local files.

Uploading Images

  1. Press the Utilities button on the main screen while in supervisor mode.
  2. Click the Upload Image
  3. In order to upload an image, press Upload Now, and name the image in the following screen, and provide a description (optional)

Dowloading Images

  1. From the main menu, press the Utilities button while logged in as a Supervisor.
  2. Click the Download Images button.
  3. On this screen you can select image files to download. 
  4. “Images for this Workstation” and “Images for this Department” allow you to chose between images that were created on the specific workstation vs on other workstations from the department.

Downoad Setups

  1. Press the Download Setup button on the main screen.
  2. You can select the setup for the workstation that was defined on™, and click the Download button to download it from the server.
  3. Once downloaded you will be prompted to select the POM you would like to use. 

Editing a Spec (POMF)

  1. Click the Setup button from the main screen then click on Spec Management.
  2. Use the drop down menus to select an existing POM, or type in the name of a new one.
  3. Once the POM is selected, press the View/Edit button.
  4. This screen is used to modify or add new features. Once the POMF is defined, click Save and Close.

Copying a Spec

  1. From the main menu, click Setup, then Spec Management
  2. Select the POM you wish to work with then click Group Copy to get this screen.
  3. Select an existing POM or type information for a new POM into the the “Copy To Group” section. Note: if the new POM shares a Part, Operation, or Machine with an existing one, but nothing else, you can chose the shared components from the dropdown and fill in the rest.
  4. Once everything is filled out, click Copy To This Group to finish.

Uploading a Spec

When updating specs in FSWorks™ it is important to have those changes reflected in FS.Net™

  1. Click on Utilities in the main menu, then Upload Spec. Any POMs that are defined in your system will appear here. 
  2. Select any number of POMs to upload by clicking the check box, and press Upload Now to upload to FS.Net™.

The Data Entry screen is main interface for most workstations. It is where your operators will interface with FSWorks™ and should display all the information necessary for them to operate.

Configuring the Data Entry screen

  1. On the main menu, click Options, then Screen Configuration, and then Variable Entry. Chose an existing display from the dropdown in the top left or create a new one by typing in a name.
  2. When selecting an existing object on the screen, red boxes appear. The box in the middle is used to move the object, and the sides and corners are used to scale the object.
  3. New objects can be added by selecting an object type from the toolbox on the left, and dragging your mouse across the screen to define where it goes.
  4. The delete button deletes a selected object, and properties allows for further customization/
  5. Selecting workstation default makes a display the default for all POMs, and in the Feature Properties screen, custom screens can be assigned to specific Specs.

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