Materials

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Materials

To work with Materials, click the button materials24 in the main toolbar or select the menu item "File > Inventory > Materials" or press Ctrl+2.

2D_Materials

Columns

 

No.

Record number.

ID

Unique identification number generated by program.

#

User defined identification number.

Description

Short description.

Thickness

Thickness of material. Useful for some Machine settings.

Stock level

Sum area of all stocks of actual material. The field is red if Stock level < Min. level.

Min. level

Minimum stock level. See more in chapter Stock level control.

Above level

Calculated value of above stock level (Above level = Stock level - Min. level). The field is red if Stock level < Min. level. This column is hidden by default, you can make it visible in columns rearrangement form.

Note 1

Additional description.

Note 2

Additional description.

Note 3

Additional description.

To rearrange columns, their order and visibility, click the button XD_BtnRearrangeColumns in data grid or select the menu item "View > Rearrange columns".

Click the Materials master tab to add new material and/or change descriptive information about existing materials. When new material is added you can continue in defining of stocks, parts and cut settings.

Stocks tab

2D_MaterialsStocks

Click the Stocks tab to define stocks of actually set material. These stocks are your real inventory and you can associate them to the specific Storage through the field Storage. If no Storage is defined, default storage will be used implicitly.

Columns

 

No.

Record number.

ID

Unique identification number generated by program.

#

User defined identification number.

Length

Length of stock.

Width

Width of stock.

Qty

Quantity of available stocks. Unlimited quantity represents virtual ones. Such stocks are not part of your real inventory.

Cost

Stock cost (e.g. "75.00 / pc" or "3.50 / a1", etc.).

pc = cost of whole piece

a1 = cost of 1 area unit

L1 = cost of 1 length unit

L2 = cost of 10 length units

L3 = cost of 100 length units

L4 = cost of 1000 length units

L9 = cost of 12 length units

Cost/pc

Calculated cost of whole piece (read only).

Description

Short description of stock.

Storage

Storage where the stock is stored.

Mnf. date

Manufacture date (all created remnants have the same manufacture date as the stock they were cut from).

S-Group

Identifier needed for Group optimization. See more in chapter Entering Settings for the Plan > What is Group optimization? and Automation > Default value for stock field S-Group.

Note 1

Additional description of stock.

Note 2

Additional description of stock.

Date

Is automatically filled-in when stock is entered or remnant is created.

Origin ID

When defining a new stock, Origin ID is automatically set by program and is equal to stock ID displayed in data grid. All remnants inherit Origin ID from stock they were cut from. It is extremely useful for tracking purposes of given material from original stock through sub-stocks or remnants to final parts.

Plan ID

Plan identification number, in which remnant was created.

Mark

Determines which stocks can be copied to plan.

To rearrange columns, their order and visibility, click the button XD_BtnRearrangeColumns in data grid or select the menu item "View > Rearrange columns".

XD_MsgNote

Note: Stocks which are defined in Materials are your real inventory. When you define and use them, you get a transparent overview of movement of materials and overall inventory in Storages.

XD_MsgTip

Tip: It is possible to import stocks of materials from any file with any structure or from clipboard.

Parts tab

2D_MaterialsParts

Click the Parts tab to define parts for given material. Defining of parts in Materials can be useful in cases when these predefined parts are frequently used in plans, so that copying these parts from Materials may save time and simplify preparation of new cutting plan.

Columns

 

No.

Record number.

ID

Unique identification number generated by program.

#

User defined identification number.

Length

Length of part.

Width

Width of part.

Qty

Quantity of parts.

Can turn

Flag determining whether the part can be turned during of optimization or not.

Description

Short description of part.

Order #

Order number.

P-Group

Identifier needed for Group optimization. See more in chapter Entering Settings for the Plan > What is Group optimization?.

Note 1

Additional description of part.

Note 2

Additional description of part.

Mark

Determines which parts can be copied to plan.

Color

Color of part. To define or change it, click on particular color cell. Tab with following color picker will be shown.

2D_ColorPicker

To rearrange columns, their order and visibility, click the button XD_BtnRearrangeColumns in data grid or select the menu item "View > Rearrange columns".

Settings tab

2D_MaterialsSettings

Settings tab enables you to define list of pre-defined plan settings for given material. See more in chapter Entering Settings for the Plan.