January 2023 Release Notes
For certain clients, it is necessary to be able to reserve material using AccuFit for jobs that are either “On Hold” or have already been planned. Previously, we prevented this, but now, we can enable this functionality for certain clients on a case-by-case basis. Regardless of how we configure this for you, the RESERVE popup will show a warning if the planner attempts to reserve material for a job that is “On Hold” or has already been planned.
In the RESERVE popup, it is no longer allowed to check the “Reserve?” box while attempting to reserve 0 lbs of material for a job. If the planner attempts this, he/she will get an error.
We have added a new filter in the Inventory Search Criteria section which allows the planner to search and filter the inventory search results based on the expected arrival date of in-transit inventory. This is potentially useful for those clients who wish to be able to plans jobs using tags that are not physically in stock yet, but are in-transit and expected to arrive by a certain date. In this scenario, one would not want to use tags that are expected to arrive after the date when the job is scheduled to start processing. This new functionality needs to be specifically enabled for each client on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
We have added a new filter in the Inventory Search Criteria section which allows the planner to search and filter the inventory search results based on the original dimensions of the tag as it was when it was first received. This is in contrast to the current dimensions of the tag. For example, there are scenarios at some clients where a job requires a piece of block that originally had a thickness of e.g., 5” when it first arrived, regardless of the current thickness of the block in inventory (since the block may since have been cut down).
Improvements to print view
Several improvements and new options have been added to the print view for 1D (billet/bar), 2D (plate/sheet), and 3D (block) plans, allowing planners to customize the printed plans and view exactly the information that is relevant to them and the folks in the saw shop. Below is the list of improvements followed by screenshots of a 1D, 2D, and 3D plans where those improvements are highlighted.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Create a new gear menu where all print settings are located. These settings are persisted across sessions, so once a planner configures them to their liking, they can basically leave them alone.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Display the status of the tag (In inventory, In transit, etc.) next to the tag number..
(1D, 2D, 3D) Display the tag receipt date or arrival date.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Display the kerf thickness (or multiple thicknesses) used in creating the cutting layout.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Optionally display some custom text at the top of each tag in the plan. This custom text could include generic instructions or reminders for the saw shop. This custom text must be the same across all tags and plans and is configured by your AccuFit representative. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to include custom text in your print views.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Optionally display the customer name for each job in detailed nesting table.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Optionally display a small blank line next to each cut instruction, allowing the cut operator to initial his name or check-off when each instruction has been completed.
(1D, 2D, 3D) Optionally display rows in the detailed nesting table to represent RTS and scrap pieces. (Previously we only displayed rows representing job pieces.)
(1D, 2D, 3D) Optionally display job notes in separate boxes below the nesting table (since the notes can sometimes be lengthy).
(2D, 3D) Optionally display labels next to each dimension indicating whether that dimension is the ST, LT, or GRAIN direction..
(2D) Display sizes for RTS and scrap pieces in plate diagram. (Previously we only displayed sizes for the job pieces in the diagram.)
(3D) Optionally display step-by-step cut instructions for 3D block plans including cut markers which indicate the plane/direction of each cut.