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January 21, 2013, 07:40:31 PM
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Hello again fellas.

Is there anyone who can help me with this one. I'd like to view my teach pendant (TP) programs on my PC in a format that looks like the line code I see on the teach pendant screen itself.

All my TP programs that I've backed up consist of files that have the ".tp" extension. Opening these files in Notepad (or any other word processor) doesn't give any legible view. It's just a bunch of archaic characters and symbols.

I've heard that there's a way to convert these files (or maybe uploading the files in some other kind of format) that will allow me to open the TP program on my computer in Notepad and see the line code just as they appear on the teach pendant screen.

Can anyone help me with this? I appreciate any help.

Thanks!

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January 21, 2013, 10:51:23 PM
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kluk-kluk


The program I use for viewing, editing and saving TP-programs is Tpeditor from Fanuc.
When I need a textfile, I print it to a file and then format it in notepad. (or excel)

If it is for viewing only, you can try to save the file in LS-format. (not in the computer, but from the robot)
That is a normal text format.
But that seems to be an option, and none of my robots have it...:-(




January 22, 2013, 12:46:55 AM
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Fabian Munoz

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fstp_tech

R30iA  R30ib
select device to backup properly
on the file menu,look for the item   MAINTENANCE to do the backup,   


Rj3iB
  select device to backup properly
also in the file menu, look for COPY,     select MD to copy from and MC or USB to save to ,then DO_COPY

   BE very careful    it's FROM MD

Older controller, I dont know
Use the search button on the forum, this question it's been ask before
somar

January 22, 2013, 12:30:19 PM
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Doctor_C


I know since R-J3 you have been able to do a "Copy" from the select list.
With a memory device inserted, highlight the program in the select list, press next and "copy"
This creates a ___.LS file on your device. Do an open with/select word/click on "always use...."

Ooops, I meant PRINT not copy
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 05:08:16 PM by Doctor_C »

January 22, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
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TRBe


You can use the program "RJ program translator"

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January 22, 2013, 02:31:56 PM
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towerguil


Here in the select menu we got the print option. Saving an *.ls file directly to the memory card.

January 22, 2013, 06:37:41 PM
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hagsy


Send me your e-mail and i will send you a file i use to convert the tp programs so i can read them in notepad. I load the program, step it through and backup my tp files to a memory card and then i can open them in notepad. It wont let me upload it as it says " file not recognized"

Regards

January 23, 2013, 05:49:07 PM
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Fabian Munoz

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Better not.   
You have PM

December 26, 2014, 09:11:18 PM
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zai_jnr


Dear Fellas,

I've got the same issue as this title of thread. I have no any installer or software to convert tp file to text file.

Really need to read the tp file in my PC for study purpose.

Anyone can share the installer with me?

Thanks a lot.

December 27, 2014, 06:15:17 AM
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scotty



What type of controller you have? You can use robots web server for downloading listing of your program.

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January 05, 2015, 05:20:17 PM
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PSRobotics


Hello,

Newer Controllers have the ability to save as ascii which is .LS simply from the file menu. MENU>FILE>BACKUP>NEXT>ASCII PROGRAM.  Older controllers can save as ascii but using the print function. After you highlight the program you would like you can arrow over with the Next Key and select Print. Using a USB or a MC it will save the program as .Ls and you can open it in notepad. (Sucks that there's no confirmation that it worked though)

Also, Newer controllers have an Ascii Program loader option you can buy to load programs created in notepad back into the controllers and another weird this is I believe the ascii loader was a standard option till I think 6.20v.

July 03, 2015, 01:52:47 AM
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I have been trying to get LS files from my R-J3 machine but when I press 'PRINT' it displays message 'file is not open'. On my R-J3iB I hit print with a memory card (MC) installed and it saves LS to the MC. I thought I might need to activate my MC on the R-J3 machine but I don't seem to have an option for that either.

Can anyone walk this newb through the process?

Thanks.
stuart

January 05, 2016, 11:43:07 AM
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mininel


Here is a program to translate TP -> LS.
Just run the .bat file to translate all files in the folder (You have to copy the TP files to the same folder)>

January 06, 2016, 01:45:39 PM
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January 07, 2016, 12:27:55 AM
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massula

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Thanks for sharing, mininel.

Worked better with some programs than RJ Translator (but in my tests I also had problems with some prints).

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January 18, 2016, 01:36:55 PM
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love838



If it is other then Rj Translater or updated version of Rj. please also provide me on Lovleen.manchanda1@gmail.com.
As when i am trying to convert latest Robot file, it is giving syntax error or not giving Spot instruction after conversion.

January 22, 2016, 12:08:31 AM
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shawnt72


ftp a copy of all the files on your md to your pc.  You can then view the .ls copies of all your .tp programs.  Notepad++ is an excellent choice for that. I attached a screenshot, I assume this is what you are wanting to see.

January 28, 2016, 10:15:46 PM
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djdeo


Fellow Fanucers  :toothy9:

Just do a MD back up and use Notepad++ to read the .LS files. Works great!! :beerchug:

DJDEO

January 29, 2016, 11:43:04 AM
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WojciechL


I print .TP program as .LS to USB stick and after editing I use little program called maketp.exe from WinOLPC provided by Fanuc with Roboguide.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A.C. Clarke

January 29, 2016, 09:00:37 PM
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DaveP


WojciechL,
What is the process you are using for maketp.exe?  I was trying that today and it said I had to run setrobot.exe, so I did that and the robot selection window popped up like it does in Roboguide then I selected the robot and press the Select button and the window closed.  I typed maketp.exe /p program.ls and hit enter and it says a robot has not been defined yet, run Setrobot.  I copied the LS file to the folder that has the EXE files so it should have been able to see the LS file.

Any thoughts on this?  I have an engineer that could use this process if I can get it working.

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January 30, 2016, 02:24:29 PM
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EE Robots



Hi, thanks for this tools, but i need  program to translate LS ->TP.
 :help:

January 30, 2016, 02:26:02 PM
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EE Robots



thanks, but I need  program to translate LS ->TP .

January 31, 2016, 01:51:41 PM
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scotty


Here is a program to translate TP -> LS.
Just run the .bat file to translate all files in the folder (You have to copy the TP files to the same folder)>

thanks, but I need  program to translate LS ->TP .
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Hello EE Robots,
If you want I have manual how to translate LS -> TP. But this manual in russian. I can translate it for you and send by email. Let me know if you still interested.

January 31, 2016, 02:18:07 PM
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massula

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Hey, scotty, I also have interest on this manual. Sent my email in PM.

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February 01, 2016, 02:04:12 PM
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WojciechL



@DaveP

Do You have robot.ini file in the same directory as maketp.exe? And do You run maketp.exe from cmd as admin?

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