Ideal Eyes Systems

Power Tools for OptimEyes

Easily add custom functionality to OptimEyes using Power Tools

(VisualEyes Scripting Tool)

Power Tools are similar to the Standard Tools and Custom Tools, except that they have no Graphical User Interface (GUI.) Instead, they are controlled via VisualEyes Scripting using the Power Tool plugin . Like Custom Tools, they have access to the entire OptimEyes API, all the Tool APIs, 3rd party APIs, and all VisualEyes Scripting variables.

Ever spend good money on an application just to find out that it only does most of what you need? Power Tools ensure that just won’t happen with OptimEyes.

Need to hook up hardware from different vendors? Talk to a database? Run a very complex state machine? No problem, just create a Power Tool.

Power Tools are created in C++ using Microsoft Visual Studio. They are easier to write than custom tools, as they have no GUI. We provide you with all the example code and documentation necessary to get your Power Tool up and running quickly.

Power Tools enable much greater customization than other applications on the market. Rather than just controlling the existing Tools with a limited macro language, you can write your own C++ code that becomes as much a part of the application as the standard Tools.

Although adding in a Power Tool is extremely simple, if you wish, we can do it for you. Our cost is only a fraction of what you would expect to pay, and it costs nothing to discuss and quote a project. Even with the extra cost of a Power Tool, the total cost of OptimEyes and the tool many times will be far less than a single copy of other software on the market today.

= + + (Visual Studio SDKs) + (Digital IO Vender SDK)

When a large manufacturing company needed a better way to control a nut sorting process, they contacted our predecessor, Western Vision Software, for a solution. Western Vision first used the individual standard tools to figure out how to do what was needed. They first combined the image processing part of the control process into a Point Click Script to determine which nuts where good and which were bad. However, they still needed to use the results of the image processing to control a Digital IO board to eject the bad nuts. So, they combined all the functionality of the individual tools, the Visual Studio SDK, and the Digital IO SDK, into a standalone easy to use Power Tool. This single Power Tool now performs all the needed high-speed Digital IO, sub-millisecond timing, and queuing to help sort good nuts from bad.