Cast Planning

Last modified by Kristofer Hellman on 2019/01/11 11:06

Through IMPACT Cast Planning module, elements can be assigned to cast units (beds, tables or pallets). The configuration of the cast module is done in the Resource Manager and includes settings in:

  • Working Calendar
  • Factories
  • Divisions
  • Cast Units
  • Status

Simple example

We have created a simple example, this example illustrated the basic functionality of the cast planning module.


Figure 1, concrete elements, marked ready for production.

Casting an element can be divided into three steps:

  1. Selecting the element/elements that we wish to put on a cast unit.
  2. Positioning the elements, optimizing the area used for casting.
  3. Marking the cast unit (bed, table or pallet) as Produced.
    • This also changes the status type of the elements on that cast unit, from planned to produced.

Selecting elements to cast

Selecting elements for cast can be done both in the Project Manager and in the Resource Manager.

There are two main differences when working with one or the other:

  1. In the Project Manager, marking an element can be done both in the model view and in the element ID grid. But only from one project at a time.
  2. In the Resource Manager, marking an element can be done only in the element ID grid. However, it can be done for several projects at the same time.

Positioning the elements on cast

Now, we are in the cast module. The element has been selected for a cast, either from the Project Manager or the Resource Manager.

There are two different views where we can insert the element:

  • Calendar view


Figure 2, Cast planning - calendar view

Also, double-clicking on a cast in the calendar view will send the user to the detailed view for that cast.

  • Detailed view


Figure 3, Cast planning - detailed view

We may now rotate and modify the position of the elements so that an optimum fit and area usage can be achieved.

There is also a third view, the Cast view, where we can mark our tables and see the elements that are on that table, please see figure 4.


Figure 4, Cast planning - Cast view

In this view, A filter may be utilized to get an overview of the cast planning, please see figure 5.


Figure 5, Cast planning - Cast view

By modifying the filter, the user may show the desired casts.

Marking the cast unit as Produced

When the cast is done and the elements are ready to be either delivered or sent to storage, the cast unit should be marked as Produced. This can be accomplished in all three views of the cast module:

  • Calendar view
  • Detailed view
  • Cast view (don't forget to use the filter)

If the user wishes the elements that have been positioned on a cast unit to change status, this needs to be set in the Resource Manager settings.

Exporting from the cast planning module

Exports from the cast planning module can be done directly on the cast unit/units. The following exports are available:

  • Pallet Queue
  • Unitechnik
  • BVBS
  • PXML
  • STL
Created by Kristofer Hellman on 2018/11/14 10:53
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