7 Clever Uses of RoboDK for Web

You need to create a robot program… but is the new RoboDK for Web the right option for you?

What are some good uses for the new online version?

There’s no denying that web-based tools are on the rise. Many software providers have dispensed with their desktop versions completely and moved all their operations into the cloud… but we are not one of them.

Our CEO, Albert Nubiola, is keen to reassure users that RoboDK for Web is not a replacement for our existing desktop software. Rather, it is a complimentary tool.

He says:

“RoboDK for Web helps to start creating your proof of concept by offering a minimum set of functionalities provided at no cost. RoboDK users are looking for tools to save time and that are easy to use. Of course, the Desktop version remains there and we don’t have any plans to remove it.

“Many companies want to increase their level of automation with robots but they don’t know where to start. Our mission is to facilitate the transition towards automation and we are proud to be part of this change.”

What is RoboDK for Web?

RoboDK for Web is a simplified version of our existing desktop software. It contains all of the basic functionality that you require to create, load, and run robot simulations.

This online version of RoboDK is completely cross-platform and is accessible using almost any major web browser, including Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. You don’t need to install anything on your computer and it does not require a license key.

One extremely useful feature of the online version is that you can upload simulations to it directly from your existing copy of RoboDK for Desktop. These can then be accessed by anybody with a web browser just by going to a special web link.

RoboDK is already supported by a huge range of different devices and operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and various embedded computers. RoboDK for Web is just a new member of our extensive ecosystem.

7 Clever Uses of RoboDK for Web to Simplify Your Life

Here are some excellent ways to use RoboDK for Web that can make it easier for you to achieve your robot programming goals.

Its simple online robot programming interface can help you to:

1. Program Your Robot On the Go

One great thing about RoboDK for Web is that it is completely portable. All you need is a web browser and an internet connection. You can load up your robot simulation from any computer and program robots from anywhere.

This makes it possible to program your robots on the go. You no longer need to worry about carrying a laptop with RoboDK for Desktop installed.

2. Deliver Seamless Sales Presentations

If you are an integrator, part of your job is presenting your robotic solution proposals to clients. The problem with this is that you need to bring along your own computer with a version of RoboDK for Desktop during your sales presentations.

With RoboDK for Web, you don’t need to worry about all the extra hassle this causes. You can load up your simulation online before you leave your office and view it directly from the client’s computer.

3. Share Simulations with Clients

As the world has moved more and more virtual over the last few years, it’s very common for client communications to be online. This can make it difficult to share robotic simulations as it requires that the client also has a version of RoboDK for Desktop installed.

Open this sample project in RoboDK for Web. You can also open any project from the RoboDK library of examples using RoboDK for web.

RoboDK for Web removes this need. You just send your client a link to the simulation and they can view and manipulate it themselves on their web browser.

4. Test Out RoboDK for Yourself

If you haven’t used RoboDK before, you might be uncertain about whether it is the right solution for your robot programming needs. The best way to assess the software is to download a fully-featured free trial of RoboDK for Desktop, but this isn’t possible for everyone.

If you are restricted from installing new software on your computer or can’t use the desktop version for another reason, RoboDK for Web offers a quick and easy way to assess the software for your robot programming needs.

5. Evaluate Robots Models for Your Task

Many RoboDK users use the software to perform reachability analysis and compare different robot models. This helps you to assess which robot model will be most suitable for your specific application.

Our extensive Robot Library contains over 600 robot models from over 50 manufacturers. These are all available in RoboDK for Web.

6. Teach Robotics to Students

For a long time, we have offered a lower-cost version of RoboDK for Desktop for use by academic institutions. This version still remains available and is still the best way to learn robot programming in an educational setting.

RoboDK for Web offers an entry-level option for teaching robotics. For simple demonstrations that don’t require full robot programming capabilities, you can share a robot simulation with students quickly and easily.

7. Create Quick Proofs of Concepts

Sometimes, you just need to create a quick robot simulation to validate an idea for a robot application. In such situations, you might not want to load up the full programming environment.

RoboDK for Web allows you to create proofs of concepts wherever you are.

How to Start Using RoboDK for Web Right Now

Do you want to try out the new RoboDK for Web for yourself?

You can access the online tool right now by clicking on the link below. From there, you can access the basic functionality of RoboDK. You can run a simulation, load a new project or robot, and create basic programs.

Click here to go to RoboDK for Web

What uses can you think of for RoboDK for Web? Tell us in the comments below or join the discussion on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or in the RoboDK Forum. Also, check out our extensive video collection and subscribe to the RoboDK YouTube Channel.

About Alex Owen-Hill

Alex Owen-Hill is a freelance writer and public speaker who blogs about a large range of topics, including science, presentation skills at CreateClarifyArticulate.com, storytelling and (of course) robotics. He completed a PhD in Telerobotics from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid as part of the PURESAFE project, in collaboration with CERN. As a recovering academic, he maintains a firm foot in the robotics world by blogging about industrial robotics.

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