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|After the installation is done, at the first time you launch the software application, a key is requested. You have to send to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, the application code and when we will have the confirmation that you have paid for a license, we will send back to you the key which will activate the software application.|
|To open settings dialog, use "Options->Settings"
menu command. You can set:
|Every type of bar has three characteristics: profile code (e.g. 3006), material (e.g. PVC), and color (e.g. white). You have to define all characteristics that you are going to use. You can add or remove a characteristic of a type of bar by following these menu commands: "Options->Profile codes", "Options->Materials", "Options->Colors". For example, to add a new profile code, enter the string which represents the profile code into the text box and press "Add" button. After that, you shall see the new inserted code in the list. To remove a profile code, first select it from the list and then press "Remove selected profile code" button at the bottom of the window. A profile code cannot be removed if it is a part of a defined type of bar. To remove it, you should erase all types of bars that contain the unwanted profile code. Similar actions can also be done for materials and colors.|
|To add a type of bar, you can press "TYPES OF BARS"
button in the toolbar or you can click "Commands->Add / Remove type of
bar" menu command. In order to add a new type of bar, you have to
choose a profile code, a material, and a color. After that the following fields
should be filled:
For removing a type of bar, first select it from the list and then press "Remove" button.
|You can manage inventory by pressing "INVENTORY" button
in the toolbar or by clicking "Commands->Manage inventory" command
menu. In this section you can:
report shows the current situation of stocks for every defined type of bar. To
create the report, click "Commands->Generate inventory report"
menu command. A dialog will be displayed which help you to create a custom
inventory report. The generated report will be an html file, having the name
and path set in the "Report path" field. You can choose the content
of the report by checking the following options:
1. stock info: contains for every type of bar, the cost of bar, minimum recorded length, default length, and cost of stock
2. stock details: contains for every type of bar, the lengths and quantities of bars in the stock
3. total cost of stocks: contains a table with the cost of every stock
4. bars that have to be bought: contains a table with the bars that have to be bought
Press "Create report" button to create and view the report.
|A job is a collection of orders. An order represents the bar items
that have to be cut and is composed by the following things:
To add an order to a job, fill the fields (type of bar, identifier, length, quantity) in the "Add / Update / Remove order" section and press "Add" button.
To remove an order from the job, select it in the list and press "Remove" button.
To update an order from the job, select it in the list, modify the fields and press "Update" button.
You can personalize the job by filling job name and job description fields.
The job can be saved anytime by pressing "Save job" button.
To open a previous saved job, click "Commands->Open job" command menu.
The purpose of a job is to collect all the information about the bar items that you need. To obtain these items you have to know how to cut them optimally from the initial bars (nesting optimization). In this way, the waste will be minimized. By pressing "Launch job" button, the optimization will start for the current job. If the optimization is launched having the "reuse stubs" option set then all the resulted stubs will be greater than the minimum reused length or will be less than the maximum waste length.
If you want to stop the optimization process, you can press "Cancel" button. After the optimization of the current job is done, you can do two things: create a job report and update inventory.
A. Job report
The main purpose of the report is to show how the bar items are cut from the initial bars (cutting layouts). The initial bars are the bars found in the inventory. If the inventory is empty then the initial bars represent the bars with the default length, which must be bought. The generated report will be an html file, having the name and path set in the "Report path" field. You can choose the content of the report by checking the following options:
1. job information: contains the name, date, description, and the orders of the job
2. settings: contains information about saw thickness
3. cutting layout statistics: contains for every type of bar used in the job, the information about used length, reused length, and waste length
4. cutting layout: contains for every type of bar used in the job, tables that show how to cut initial bars
5. total costs: contains total costs of current job, related with used length, reused length, and waste length
6. bars that have to be bought: contains a table with the bars that have to be bought for the current job
Press "Create report" button to create and view the report.
B. Update inventory
By pressing "Update inventory" button all stubs that are longer then the minimum reused length associated with their type of bar, will be saved into the inventory and can be used for the next job.
|To save current inventory, click "Backup->Save inventory" menu command. A dialog box will be displayed. The backup file has the name and path set in the "Backup file path" field. By pressing "Save inventory" button, the backup file will be created.|
Back up inventory regularly and put the resulted file in a safe place! You can also make a backup before updating the inventory for a launching job.
To restore a previous saved inventory, click "Backup->Restore inventory" menu command. An open dialog box will be displayed and you can choose the backup file that you want to restore.
By restoring a backup file, the current inventory will be lost.