Education Skills & Experience

Basic Skills to Attend our Education & Integration Programs

Education & Learning Programs are designed to help users implement the use of Planit software into their manufacturing environment. Course content is adjusted to suit the general capabilities of trainees. However, it is essential for individuals who attend our programs to possess certain fundamental skills and experience. This ensures all attendees gain a standard and consistent level of education & excellence from Planit. In efforts to ensure that all attendees return to their organizations capable of performing required programming tasks using Plnit software, all attendees must meet the following requirements.

Hardware Skills
• Basic computer skills applicable to simple computer operation.
• The layout of the standard keyboard and the location and use of the following keys:
 Tab, Delete, Backspace, Esc, Alt and Ctrl keys, the number keypad and keys associated with the basic math functions such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.
• How to use a mouse and its buttons, the mouse pointer and the proper way to position the pointer on the screen for selecting or windowing a selection box.
• The terminology used in relation to the mouse such as click and double click, drag and drop, cut and paste, and move and copy, and the ability to perform such tasks with the mouse.

Software Skills
Planit software runs only in Microsoft Windows 32/bit operating environments, such as Windows NT®, XP®, and 2000® Vista, Windows 7. However, in keeping in line with Microsoft, Planit supports Windows XP®, Vista and Windows 7 environment only.  Every prospective trainee must be familiar with the use of the Windows interface. This familiarity must include:
• The location and use of the Start Menu, Taskbar, and application icons.
• How to open an application, minimize it to the Taskbar and maximize it from the Taskbar.
• How to start an application from a shortcut or from the Start menu.
• How to start Microsoft Windows Explorer® and use it to manage and find the files and folders on the computer.
• How to set options to show or hide the three-letter filename extensions.
• How to copy a file to a floppy disc and from the floppy to the correct path on the hard drive.

Machine Tool Skills
All trainees must have a basic working knowledge of their CNC machine tool and its control unit such as: the loading of programs, the setting of tool lengths and offset registers, and so on.

Students, who do not possess the minimum requirements as described above, would struggle to keep pace with the practical application portion of the training. This will frustrate the other students attending the course who do possess such competence.  Progress in the class would inevitably be reduced by the inability of an unqualified student to keep up with the pace of our courses. 

For More information on our Education & Learning programs, please contact:

Training Department
(02) 9544 8815 Phone
(02) 9544 8195 Fax

(for WA & NZ contact your local dealer)