ASC's Production Manager is Now Available

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) is pleased to announce the release of a significant and brand-new software product: Production Manager. Production Manager controls all production-related features and functions within the Autostructure system. It provides sheet and linear (extrusion, flat bar) nesting, part subdivision, weld shrinkage compensation, stock definition, stock inventory and stock remnant management. Production Manager's key features include:

-Takes part information from the Autostructure database

-Subdivision of sheet and linear parts to fit stock sizes

-Dimensional compensation for weld shrinkage

-Stock definition for sheet, extrusion and flat bar

-Automatic sheet nesting with a choice of algorithms and parameters

-Optional manual or mixed manual-automatic nesting

-User definition of stock edge allowance and inter-part gap

-Part in hole nesting

-Batch nesting of multiple sheets

-Flat bars nested either as sheet parts or by linear nesting

>- Optimal use of extrusion stock

>- User defined sheet remnants

>- Nesting on remnants

>- Optional inventory acquisition for sheet, extrusions and flat bars

>- Automatic inventory deduction when nestings are exported

>- Remnant inventory control

>- Nesting drawing exported directly to AutoCADT

>- Multiple drawing layers for part outlines, openings, marks and labels

>- Nesting reports

>- Part tracking identifies all parts cut from a single sheet and its >remnant > >

>The release of Production Manager is concurrent with the release of >Autostructure 3.0, the latest version of this industry-leading internal >structural design system. >

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