Sprint 54 Release Notes
Add "select all" button to inventory pane
A new “select all” button was added to the Search Inventory pane. This button will select all the tags eligible for the selected jobs (plus any tags that already have reserves for those jobs). For example, below when you click “select all”, all the tags that have the material specification “AMS 4871” will be selected.
Bug fix: Find Best Fit not showing plan that includes all tags
When the planner sets the Jobs Mode to “No filler - partial current”, he/she is indicating that AccuFit shall fit as many of the selected job pieces into available inventory as is possible, even if they can’t all fit. When there is simply not enough available inventory to fit all of the job pieces, the expectation is that AccuFit will display a plan that includes all available inventory, with as many pieces nested as possible. In certain rare circumstances, this was not happening and AccuFit was taking an unusually long time to “discover” that it should simply grab every possible tag from inventory. This has now been fixed, and the planner should see that the top Best Fit option includes all of the tags.
Under the hood, we have completely overhauled how billet plans are displayed. For the most part, we have tried to mimic the old visuals and functionality so that planners don’t have to relearn anything. However, as part of this overhaul, planners will notice cleaner diagrams, better tooltips (the box you see when you hover the mouse over something), and more detailed and consistent information in the tables. Below are the specifics.
What prompted and necessitated this overhaul is our partnership with Concept Systems, which designed and manufactured a billet scanner. This scanner measures the weight and length of every billet upon receipt from the supplier, and also measures the diameter at 1mm intervals all the way from one end of the billet to the other. This is useful in particular when the diameter varies along the length of the billet. This scanned data allows AccuFit to calculate more accurate cut lengths for each mult on the billet when a specific target weight is desired. For more information about the Concept Systems billet scanner, please contact us at email@example.com.
The final “cap” on the right side of the billet diagram now shows the same color as the type of piece it contains (current job, filler job, scrap or return to stock).
The colors shown on the diagram now match the colors shown on the nesting tables. Specifically, reserved pieces are shown in blue on both the diagram and the nesting tables.
The tooltip that appears when you hover over a piece in the billet diagram now displays more information: The weight and length of the specific piece you are on, the number of pieces in the entire section, and the weight, length, and $ value of the entire section. Important: When AccuFit displays a “piece weight” or “piece length”, it does not include kerf or padding. However, when AccuFit displays a “section weight”, “section length”, or “section value”, it does include all of the kerfs and paddings for that section. The “padding” is the difference between the “Cut weight” and the “Gross weight” as specified in the Pieces definition.
The length of each piece on the diagram is now shown below the weight, so that we are using the available screen real estate more efficiently. If the piece is too small, then the weight and length will be hidden. However, the planner can always hover over the piece to display the tooltip which contains all the relevant information for that piece.
The nesting tables now display the range of piece weight and piece length of the different sections, in the situation where every piece doesn’t necessarily have the same weight and length.
The tooltips that appear when you hover over the rows of the nesting table now show more information, including the weight and length of one piece, the number of pieces in the entire section, and the weight, length, and $ value of the entire section.
Pressing the “Copy” button above a nesting table will allow you to paste the data into Excel. This data may include more columns that what you see on the screen, simply because of limitations on how much screen real estate is available. Once the data is in Excel, it can be summed or manipulated using other Excel formulas.
The billet “Stats...” button displays more information than before. The categories (rows) for jobs statistics are broken down by piece type (current job production pieces, current job test pieces, filler job production pieces, filler job test pieces, etc.). Also, two new columns were added: the quantity of pieces and the total $ value of the pieces in that category.
There is a new button labeled “Cut list...” that appears above the nesting table. Pressing that button will display a list of all the cuts required for that billet, including the weight and the length of each piece. This view is particularly useful for generating check-off lists when the weight and length of each piece are not entirely consistent. The values can also be copy/pasted to a spreadsheet application like Excel or Google Sheets.
The print view now has the option to show a complete table with the individual cut details. Use the checkbox at the top labeled “Show individual cuts” to show or hide these details. The copy buttons on that table will either include or not include the individual cuts, depending on the “Show individual cuts” checkbox.