Platform & Visualizer
Fabscape is comprised of two key parts: the Platform and Visualizer. The Platform (or “backend”) is like the brain and the heart of Fabscape. This is where all data is collected, managed, manipulated, created and hosted. It is also responsible for managing plugins and drivers that add new capabilities to the system.
The Visualizer (or the “frontend”) is the user-facing component of Fabscape. This is where users interact with the various features of Fabscape, not just with its standard feature set but also features offered via plugins and drivers as well.
Extension with plugins and drivers
Drivers allow the platform to talk to various equipment of servers in the fab. Plugins add specific capabilities to harness the vast data data and communication resources provided by the platform into meaningful tasks for the user.