ACS Program Exchange

ACS Program Exchange

ACS encourages users of our products to share interesting program modules they develop with the community. To this end, we have created the ACS Program Exchange, which can be found in the Workshop area near the Installation Workbench.

Note that ACS does not support or even endorse any program modules in the Exchange except those written by ACS staff. If you have questions about a program module, please contact its author directly.

To contribute a program module you designed

  1. Make sure the module is in a notecard that has you listed as creator. (If you edited someone else’s module, it probably still lists them as creator, and you won’t be able to contribute it. Make a new notecard and cut-and-paste the content into it.)
  2. The first line or two of the notecard should be comment text (line begins with #) that BRIEFLY describes the purpose of the module. The following line should not begin with # – it may be blank, or a program line.

    Exchange ready for contribution

  3. Make sure the notecard has Modify, Transfer and Copy permissions.
  4. Click on the exchange’s keyboard.
  5. Click “Contribute.”
  6. Holding down the CTRL key, drag the notecard into the exchange’s screen. Release the mouse button when the screen is outlined in red.
  7. Check local chat to confirm that the contribution was accepted.

 

To browse the exchange

Viewing a module in the Exchange

  1. Click on the exchange’s keyboard.
  2. Use the “<–” and “–>” arrows on the dialog to scroll through the available program modules. The name, author, and description of each will be displayed.
  3. To get a list of all the modules (without their descriptions), click “List All.”
  4. To get a copy of the module you are looking at, click “Take.”

 

To remove a module you contributed

  1. Click on the exchange’s keyboard.
  2. Use the “<–” and “–>” arrows on the dialog to scroll through the available program modules until you find the one you contributed.
  3. Consider clicking “Take” to make sure you have a copy of it in case you want to contribute it again.
  4. Click “Remove.”