R. Keitel (TRIUMF)
The EPICS based control system of the ISAC radioactive beam facility uses the Capfast schematic editor to construct the IOC function block data bases. This allows a self-documenting graphical representation of the IOC software using a hierarchical, object-like software structure with reusable components. On the other hand, the control system is quarterbacked by a relational data base which contains all device information. Using data base reports and Perl scripts, a device instantiation method was developed which generates top-level schematic files in Capfast format. This method exploits the advantages of device data entry and reporting using a relational data base system while maintaining the graphical representation of the IOC data base.
Last updated: September 13, 2002
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