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ROBOGUIDE V9 Software Release Note
ROBOT MODEL SOFTWARE

See Below (details also in readme.txt file on DVD) ROBOGUIDE V9 PRO PC products (see details below)

SOURCE OF INFORMATION: FANUC FAC SRN - Software Release Note

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ORDERING INFORMATION
ROBOGUIDE V9 is FANUC America’s family of “PRO PC” software products. This PC software is available on
DVD (part number SFTROBOG9DVD) and by download from the FANUC America Customer Resource Center.
ROBOGUIDE products can be used for a fully functional 30-day trial period prior to license activation except
MotionPRO, DiagnosticsPRO, and 4DEdit, which have no trial period and require immediate license activation.
After the trial period, all ROBOGUIDE products require license activation. The ROBOGUIDE V9 DVD contains
installation and support files for the following FANUC America PC products

 4DEdit
 DiagnosticsPRO
 HandlingPRO
 iRPickPRO
 OlpcPRO
 MotionPRO-MH
 PaintPRO
 PaintPRO Express
 PaintQuickEdit
 PalletPRO
 PickPRO
 WeldPRO

You must have administrator privileges to install AND license ROBOGUIDE.

Licenses for these PRO PC products are sold separately. A single license for each product activates that product
on one PC and licenses for more than one PRO PC product can be activated on the same PC. Licenses may be
transferred from one PC to another. Contact FANUC America to purchase these products.

NOTE: ROBOGUIDE V9 is a new product release. It is not a free upgrade from version V6.40, V7 orV8.

View the “readme.txt” and “Welcome.htm” files in the installation software as well as the embedded “Help”
information in the installed software for the latest details about your ROBOGUIDE product.

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Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System:* Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32 and 64 bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit) recommended
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1 (32 and 64 bit)*
Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32 and 64 bit)*
Processor Type: AMD® Athlon® 64 3200+ or Intel® Pentium® 4
Core™2 Quad or higher recommended
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
System Memory: 1.0 GB RAM; 4GB recommended
Video Card: 512 MB 1280x1024 24-bit color OpenGL Hardware Support
Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB
Other: Ethernet Card 10/100
32x DVD Drive (for installation from DVD)
OS Requirements: Administrator Privileges to install product and register full version of software.
Normal font size (96DPI).
Port 3002 should not be used for other purpose.
Computer name must be A-Z, a-z, 0-9 or '-'.
Internet Explorer 6. Internet Explorer 8 or later recommended.
Version of Internet Explorer and OS in which the vision setup operation test was done is
different in each robot software version.
Please refer to [Vision Simulation/Restrictions] section of ROBOGUIDE online manual for
detail.
Other: Virtual PC, VMware and similar software are not supported.
Windows XP Mode of Windows 7 is not supported.
Remote desktop is not supported.
Windows RT is not supported.
Comma decimal separator is not supported.
Screen should be 96DPI.
You cannot use Guest account for ROBOGUIDE.
*Touch panel operation on Windows 8 is not supported.

Installing ROBOGUIDE on Windows 8/10 versions:

A prerequisite for the installation of ROBOGUIDE is the .NET 3.5 framework. The framework is considered to be a
Windows feature in Windows 8/10 versions, and therefore installed by the operating system.

When running the ROBOGUIDE installer on Windows 8/10 version*, the operating system will interrupt the
installer when the .NET 3.5 framework is being processed and prompt the user to obtain the files over the
Internet, or via the installation disk. If you have an Internet connection, select "Install this Feature" and proceed
with the installation. The ROBOGUIDE setup may need to be restarted after the installation of the .NET 3.5
framework. If you do not have an Internet connection, select "Skip this Installation".

To install the .NET 3.5 framework with the Windows 8/10 disk, go to the Windows start screen and right click on
any open space, selecting "All apps" on the menu at the bottom of the screen. On the Apps screen find the
"Windows System" group and right click on "Command Prompt". Select "Run as administrator". In the command
prompt window, type in the following:

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:d:\sources\sxs

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where "d" is the DVD drive that contains the Windows 8/10 disk

When the installation of the .NET 3.5 framework is complete, close the command prompt window and restart the
ROBOGUIDE setup to complete the ROBOGUIDE installation.

Note: Touch Panel operation on Windows 8/10 is not supported.

If the ROBOGUIDE installer fails immediately on Windows 8/10, please install the .NET 3.5 framework prior to
running the installer.

ROBOGUIDE Process Plug-in Compatibility:

HandlingPRO
Support for Virtual
Robot Version
Application Tools Can be used
and Multiple Robot in multiple
Workcells HandlingTool SpotTool+ DispenseTool Robot Cells
V9.10 X X X
V9.00 X X X
V8.30 X X X
V8.20 X X X
V8.10 X X X
V7.70 X X X X
V7.50 X X X X
V7.40 X X X X
V7.30 X X X
V7.20 X X X
V6.40 X X X
V6.31 X X
V6.22 X
V5.30 X

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ROBOGUIDE Process Plug-in Compatibility (continued):

WeldPRO Support for


Virtual Robot Version
Application Tools Can be used
and Multiple Robot in multiple
Workcells ArcTool Robot Cells
V9.10 X X
V9.00 X X
V8.30 X X
V8.20 X X
V8.10 X X
V7.70 X X
V7.50 X X
V7.40 X X
V7.30 X X
V7.20 X X
V6.40 X X
V6.31 X X
V6.22 X
V5.30 X

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ROBOGUIDE Process Plug-in Compatibility (continued):

PaintPRO Support for


Virtual Robot Version
Application Tools Can be used
and Multiple Robot in multiple
Workcells PaintTool Robot Cells
V9.10 X X
V9.00 X X
V8.30 X X
V8.20 X X
V8.10 X X
V7.70 X X
V7.50 X X
V7.40 X X
V7.30 X X
V7.20 X X
V6.43 X X
V6.40 X X
V6.31 X X

PickPRO Support for


Virtual Robot Version
Application Tools Can be used
and Multiple Robot in multiple
Workcells PickTool Robot Cells
V8.10 X X
V7.70 X X
V7.50 X X

iRPickPRO Support
for Virtual Robot
Version Application Can be used
Tools and Multiple in multiple
Robot Workcells iRPickTool Robot Cells
V9.10 X X
V9.00 X X
V8.30 X X
V8.20 X X

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ROBOGUIDE Process Plug-in Compatibility (continued):

PalletPRO Support
for Virtual Robot
Version Application Can be used
Tools and Multiple in multiple
Robot Workcells PalletTool Robot Cells
V9.10 X
V9.00 X
V8.30 X
V8.20 X
V8.10 X
V7.70 X
V7.50 X
V7.40 X
V7.20 X
V6.40 X
V6.31 X
V6.22 X
V5.30 X

MotionPRO Support
for Virtual Robot
Version Application
Tools HandlingTool SpotTool+ ArcTool
V9.10 X X X
V9.00 X X X
V8.30 X X X
V8.20 X X X
V8.10 X X X
V7.70 X X X
V7.50 X X X
V7.40 X X X
V7.30 X X
V7.20 X X
V6.40 X

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ROBOGUIDE Process Plug-in Compatibility (continued):

OlpcPRO Support for


Virtual Robot Version Supported
V9.10 X
V9.00 X
V8.30 X
V8.20 X
V8.10 X
V7.70 X
V7.50 X
V7.40 X
V7.20 X
V6.40 X
V6.31
V6.22
V5.30

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New Features/Functions in ROBOGUIDE V9 Revisions:

ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. A (02/01/17)


ROBOGUIDE V9A adds support for new features and robots in V9.00P/02 software:
What's new in V9A:
 Support for new robot controller - R-30iB Plus (Version V9.00P/02)
 Support for V8.30P/29, V8.20P/29 and V8.10P/29 virtual robots.
 Support for new robot models:
o CR-4iA
o CR-7iA
o CR-7iA/L
o M-20iB/25C
o R-1000iA/130F
 Improved user interface
ROBOGUIDE V9 user interface has been greatly improved. Try ROBOGUIDE Basic Tutorial to
experience our new user interface.
o Support for start screen that opens on ROBOGUIDE start-up and prompts users for initial
operation.
o New drag and drop operations
- Support for dropping Workcell (or Workcell .rgx or .zip file) onto main window when no
Workcell is opened.
- Support for dropping robot backup files onto main window to create new Workcell when
no Workcell is opened.
- Support for adding object by drag-and-drop from CAD library.
- Support for copying object (machine, fixture, and obstacle) by drag-and-drop from cell
browser.
- Support for assigning part to object (machine, fixture, and robot tool) by drag-and-drop
from cell browser.
- Support for loading robot program into another robot by drag-and-drop from cell browser.
- Support for adding objects by drag-and-drop of CAD files from the Windows explorer.
- Support for directly moving robot to object on Workcell by drag-and-drop of center part of
teach tool.
- Support for specifying and checking drag distance of teach tool.
o Status bar improvements
- Support for clicking icon to perform corresponding functions such as showing Alarm Log
window.
- Support for showing and modifying current position of robot.
- Support for undo and redo of jog operations.
- Support for showing and modifying Feature Position Configuration.
- Support for setting up Target at the point of TCP.
- Support for restoring teach tool position when it moved to location where robot cannot
reach.
o Cell browser improvements
- Support for docking cell browser to ROBOGUIDE main window.
- Support for right click menu to duplicate a robot program.
o Support Home screen.
- Home screen has buttons that are often used.
o Create virtual robot wizard improvements
- Support selecting robot tool
 Select a similar tool there then tool settings will be easier.
- Support searching robot software options.
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o Improve for robot preview function (translucent robot).
o Support for setting up binomial and offset using MoveTo tab of tool property page of robot.
o Support for setting to show robot tool when the tool is not selected.
- It is useful for double hand animation. (Please refer How to create animation to pick/drop
work piece with double hand?)
- It is also useful for fixed robot tool like hand camera that should be always visible.
o Support for function to disable mouse operations to objects (machine, fixture, and obstacle).
- For example, you can perform teaching easily by disabling mouse operation to a fence
that may hamper your teaching.
 Virtual teach pendant user interface improvement
o Resizing virtual iPendant screen is supported for R-30iB Plus.
 Support for remote iPendant
o You can use as additional virtual teach pendant.
 Move Object Dialog improvement to move or copy the mirror image of the selected object to Symmetrical
Location relative to the face or the origin of Base Frame.
 Other supports
o You can specify graphic memory size.
o You can adjust mouse operation sensitivity when rotating viewpoint in 3D world.
o Support for specifying whether to enable AVI logo.

(*Note) Differences from ROBOGUIDE V8


 Virtual TP tabs are removed. To select [Current Position] or [Virtual Robot Settings], please use right click
menu.
 Some toolbar buttons (navigator, KCL, alarm and others) are removed. Please use menu instead of them.
 Menu, toolbar, cell browser, option window was arranged. Some item order is changed.
 [Normal-to-Surface] setting is moved from EOAT [UTOOL] tab to [MoveTo] tab.
 Moved AVI settings from Run Panel to Options page.

ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. B (03/01/17)


ROBOGUIDE V9B adds support for new features and robots in V9.00P/03 software:
What's new in V9B:
 Support for V9.00P/03, V8.30P/30 virtual robots.

ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. C (06/01/17)


ROBOGUIDE V9C adds support for new features and robots in V9.10P/02 software:
What's new in V9C:
 Support for V9.10P02, V8.30P/31 and V7.70P/51 virtual robots.
 Improved user interface:
o Support for setting the default feature name on the options page.
o Support [POSN] tab of virtual teach pendant.
o Support rotating robot base function.
 Simulation new features:
o Improved high-accurate servo gun simulation function to specify max 500 welding times to V9.10
and V8.30 virtual robots.
o Support for simulate trace function in TCP trace property page
 Improved spray simulation:
o Support for collision detections of nozzles.

 PaintQuickEdit
o a new ROBOGUIDE support application for the ROBOGUIDE process plugin PaintPRO
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o PQE provides a quick and easy method to modify process nodepoints and paint instructions
o Please refer to PaintQuickEdit help for more information

ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. D (08/31/17)


ROBOGUIDE V9D adds support for new features and robots in V9.10P/03 software:
What's new in V9D:
 Support for V9.10P03, V8.30P/33 and V8.20P/30 virtual robots.
 Support for new robot models:
o R-2000iC/100P
o R-2000iC/210WE
o R-2000iC/220U
 Improved user interface:
o Support for setting of MoveTo preview for Shift+Ctrl and others options page.
 WeldPRO:
o Support for directly enter values for weaving conditions.

ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. E (03/05/18)


ROBOGUIDE V9E adds support for new features and robots in V9.10P/07 software:
What's new in V9E:
 Support for V9.10P07, V8.30P/37, V8.20P/31 and V7.70P/52 virtual robots.
 Support for new robot models:
o M-410iC/110
o R-1000iA/120F-7B
o SR-3iA
o M-20iB/35S
o P-40iA
 Simulation new features:
o Support for drawing robot arm trace model in TCP trace property page
o Support for drawing trace at estimated stop positions if E-STOP occurs in every TCP trace
positions in TCP trace property page
o Improved high-accurate servo gun simulation function to specify max 500 welding times to V8.20
and V7.70 virtual robots.
 Improved user interface:
o Support for modifying current position of the axis driving the link on the machine axis Motion tab.
o Support X and Y motion axis on the machine axis General tab.
o Support function to export object position in CSV format and function to multicopy object.
o Support ClipPlane function which restrict the display area of the screen on the workcell ClipPlane
tab.
 Worker simulation new features:
o Improve the motion editor and support for importing/exporting worker's motion.
 CAD to Path:
o CAD to Path Quickbar: A feature can be edited to add to the start/ end of a feature, and to delete
part of a feature.
 WeldPRO:
o Support for detecting the work angle automatically when creating an arc welding Feature from
CAD edges.
 PaintPRO:
o Back to Back job simulation: ability to run multiple styles in Paint Simulation.
o Standard IO Support.
 PalletPRO:

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o New Unit Load Box reachability check. Toolbar button enables visualization of reachability for
each unit on the pallet.

ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. E Service Release 1 (04/18/18)


This is the same as ROBOGUIDE V9 Rev. E, but with the additional FRVRC listed below.
Available only as a download from the FAC Robotics Customer Resource Center
 Support for V9.10P08
 Support for new robot models:
o SR-6iA

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