Block-Based Editor: Build Vision Apps Without Programming Knowledge

The current software version 2.6 for AI vision system ID NXT mainly focuses on simplifying the creation of applications. The initial development phase is often one of the biggest challenges in delivering a project. With the help of the new application wizard in IDS NXT lighthouse, users set up a complete vision application under the guidance in just a few steps, which they can then run directly on an IDS NXT camera. With the block-based editor, which is also new, users can configure their own program sequences with AI image processing functions, such as object recognition or classification, without any programming knowledge. Users create simple sequences in minutes with this visual code editor without having to know the syntax of a specific programming language.

With the Use Case Wizard, IDS helps users create Vision App projects. They simply select the use case that matches their project. With questions and tips, the wizard guides them through the process of creating the Vision App project and creating the code, just like in an interview. It links existing training projects to the vision application project or creates new training projects and datasets in IDS NXT lighthouse if needed.

With the combinable blocks and the intuitive block-based editor user interface, anyone can make their own projects using AI-based image processing (such as object detection or classification ) as an individual vision application without having to know the syntax of a specific editor. programming language. Using the predefined code editor blocks, users graphically build their vision application, including processes such as loops and conditional statements. How this works is illustrated, for example, in IDS Vision Channel ( The session “Creating AI vision apps without coding – an exciting new facility” is available to watch as a recording.

IDS NXT is a complete system with a wide range of workflows and tools to realize your own AI vision applications. IDS NXT smart cameras can process “OnDevice” tasks and provide image processing results themselves. Camera tasks are determined by applications that are downloaded to the cameras and run there. Their functionality can thus be modified at any time. This is supported by software such as IDS NXT lighthouse, with which users can not only train neural networks, but now also create their own vision applications. The system offers beginners and professionals enormous possibilities for designing AI vision applications.

Donald E. Patel