Many of the error messages produced by the software should be self-explanatory, a few need further discussion which is given below.
WINDING PATH IS TOO LONG FOR THE PLATE PATH GENERATION ABORTED
This message is given if the plate dimensions and other parameters produce a winding that is longer than the mandrel. There are a number of ways of removing this problem. For example make a longer mandrel (remembering that if the mandrel is to be rotated about the other axis also the length must not exceed the maximum mandrel diameter of the machine). Other alternatives are to ask for a shorter sample length or to set the IADV parameter to 1 rather than 2 or to use a mandrel with a smaller plate height or to use a higher wind angle. Setting the IADV parameter will make the most difference but then usable sample will only be obtained from one face of the mandrel.
WIND ANGLES ON FRONT AND REAR FACES CANNOT BE DIFFERENT FOR HOOP WINDING. SET THE IADV PARAMETER IN THE CONTROL FILE TO 2
When hoop winding (winding at an angle such that a full layer is produced by one carriage stroke), the software demands that the IADV parameter is set to 2. The user must exit the program and change the control file to reflect this. Hoop winding is discussed further in a following section.
HOOP WINDING, 2 PAYOUT FILES WILL BE CREATED FIRST (OUTWARD) PATH IS :xxxxxx SECOND (RETURN) PATH (NO EXTN) ?:
This is discussed in section 0 the user should enter a second file stem name at this prompt.