Settings II

Last modified by Kristofer Hellman on 2020/02/19 09:22

IMPACT Resource Manager settings are vital in setting up and maintaining the company production settings and environment. Settings are divided into two sections, this is section II. In this section, the tree view settings are described, see figure 1 for the tree view.


Figure 1, Project Manager settings tree view

There are 15 different possible selections in the tree view, and they are hereby presented one at a time.


Addresses present an overview of the stored addresses in the system. This is where the address administrator can add and delete addresses, see figure 1.


Figure 1, Addresses

There are two major parts of this view, a filter and a presentation of the filtered addresses. The filter options are:

  • Name
  • Type
    • Delivery Address
    • Shipper
    • Consignee
    • Other
    • <All>
  • Description
  • Country
  • City
  • Street

When not using the options in the filter, all addresses will be displayed after pressing the refresh button.


Agents present an overview of the available agents in the system, see figure 2.


Figure 2, Agents

The agents view contains two major parts, the filter, and the agents view. The filter options are:

  • Name
  • Type
    • Transport Company
    • Driver
    • Contact
    • Other
    • <All>
  • Personnr
  • First Name
  • Last Name

When not using the options in the filter, all agents will be displayed after pressing the refresh button.

Working Calendar

The Working Calendar contains two major parts, Working Days and Invalid Days for each Division, please see figure 3.


Figure 3, The Working Calendar

In the working calendar, working days and holidays can be specified. There are two kinds of days for the calendar:

  • Working Days
    • Days when the selected Division is up and running, weekends may be specified as a holiday (day-off)
  • Invalid Days
    • Days where the selected Division is either on holiday (day-off) or working

The settings made in the working calendar are made by Division and therefore must be set for each division separately. The settings made here influence the cast calendar and the setup will be visible when doing cast planning.


In Factories, each production factory is added and thereby assigned a Production Factory id, see figure 4.


Figure 4, Production Factories

Here, the following fields are available for each factory:

  • Name
  • External Name
  • Main Address
  • Pickup Address
  • Invoice Address
  • CE Code
  • Transport Code
  • Tran Gan Code
  • Text1
  • Text2
  • Text3
  • Text4
  • Description
  • Production Factory Id

After adding a factory with the "+"-button, the fields may be edited.


The Divisions section is where production divisions are added, see figure 5.


Figure 5, Production Divisions

When a new production division is added, it is given a unique division id. Add a division by pressing the "+"-button. Each division contains the following fields:

  • Name
  • Division Type
    • Production
    • Transport
    • Other
  • Factory
  • Manager
  • Address
  • Description
  • Division Id

The set field data is then saved by pressing the "Save Changes"-button that appears after the creation of a new division.

Divisions also contain the possibility to add the number of hours available during a time period and the number of active working shifts during this period, see figure 6. Especially take note of the Production Date filter, this can be used to plan and view specific time periods.


Figure 6, Divisions time and shift specification (left), Division user administration (right)

Adding a third shift with 160 allocatable work hours during a five day period can be accomplished by right clicking in the Available Times window, see figure 7 and 8.


Figure 7, adding a new shift, new


Figure 8, adding a new shift, creating newly available times

Added other workload capacities than time

In Resource Manager, under settings -> Divisions you can add capacities to a division. Selecting a division and going to the tab "Other Capacities" the user is able to select different types of capacities.


Figure 9, Capacities for mass

These capacities are based on weeks. When the capacities have been added you will be able to see a red line that represents the capacities under Workload.


Figure 10, Viewing other capacities (mass)

Cast Units

Cast Units is where cast units are added to a specific production Division, hence, before creating cast units, a production division must be created.


Figure 11, Cast Units, note that a division is selected

There are three different types of cast units:

  • Bed
  • Table
  • Pallet

If the factory is using strand reinforcement, the bed strand type is to be changed from Standard to Bed, please see figure 10.


Figure 12, Cast Units, Strand Type set to Bed and five strands added

The strands have the following settings:

  • Used (check or unchecked)
  • Position (1, 2, ..., n)
  • X (X-coordinate)
  • Y (Y-coordinate)
  • Dimension (stand diameter in milimeters)
  • Quality
  • Prestressing (MPa)

Element Groups

For each factory, element groups may be created. Each element group contains:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Unit
  • BBC (Tickbox for True/False)
  • CE (Tickbox for True/False)
  • EN Code (for example SS-EN XXXXX)
  • EN Description


Figure 13, Element Groups


Storages are where Storages are added to a specific Factory, hence, before a storage unit, a factory must be available, see figure 11.


Figure 14, Storages

Each storage must have a name, description is optional.

Stack Template

Stack template is where predefined stacks can be defined, these can later be used in the stack module, see Figure 12.


Figure 15, Stack Templates

The following fields are available:

  • Description
  • Type
  • Max Length
  • Max Width
  • Max Mass
  • Max Element Count

Transport Vehicle

Transport Vehicles is where predefined transport vehicles are defined, please see figure 13.


Figure 16, Transport Vehicles

The following fields are available for the vehicles defined:

  • Name
  • Vehicle Type
  • Description
  • Max Length
  • Max Width
  • Max Height
  • Max Mass
  • Max Element Count

Transport Template

Transport template is where predefined transport units such as trailers, is defined. After a transport template is added, vehicles and trailers can be added to that template, see figure 17.


Figure 17, Transport Templates - Vehicles

In vehicles, the transport vehicles defined in Transport Vehicle can be added to the Transport Template. For each template, transport actors can be added, see figure 18.


Figure 18, Transport Templates - Transport Actors

Transport Cost

Transport Cost is where the names and validity time range of transport price lists can be stored. Available fields are:

  • Valid From
  • Valid To
  • External Name
  • Description

Number Generator

Number generator is where the ID numbers for delivery notes are generated. These numbers can be controlled by changing the following fields:

  • Upper Bound
  • Lower Bound
  • Next Number


Status is where the status of the precast elements is configured, see figure 19.


Figure 19, Status

The following fields can be configured:

  • Status Id
  • Description
  • Status Type
  • Color

The first two are fully customizable, where the selection for Status Type and Color are selected from a predefined list:

  • Status Type
    • No status
    • Not ready for production
    • Ready for production
    • Planned for production
    • Planned and approved
    • Produced
    • Produced and approved
    • On storage
    • Planned for delivery
    • Call-off
    • On Waybill
    • Delivered
  • Color
    • White
    • Red
    • Orange
    • Brown
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • DarkGreen
    • Cyan
    • Blue
    • Navy
    • DarkBlue
    • Magenta
    • Purple
    • Black
    • Gray

Message Log

The message log is where info messages and errors are reported, see figure 16. The is also a search filter to search the log, see figure 20.


Figure 20, Message Log and filter


The user is able to add Reasons, Sub-reasons and categories for disorders and rejections under settings in Resource Manager.


Figure 21, viewing available reasons, sub-reasons and categories

When creating a disorder or rejection the user is able to select which Reason, Sub-Reason and category that fits.


Figure 22, Creating/editing disorder

Element Control System Settings

In IMPACT Production Suite it possible to define a set of element control templates for different element types (e.g. slabs, solid walls, double walls, Sandwich walls, etc). Each control template may have an unlimited number of attachments (images). After planning elements on cast units in a certain factory and division, it is possible to easily assign element controls to single or multiple elements by reusing the predefined control templates. 

The element control system is implemented in the Cast Planning module which is available in the Resource Manager and Project Manager. It is integrated into the Cast Planning with access control. Images supplied by the user are assigned for different control types.

In order to add controls to elements you first have to set up the available controls for different element types. This is done in Resource Manager Settings, under Element Control. Each control has a name, status type, element type, and a category.


Figure 23, Main controls

The status type is used to set the status of an element if/when the control passes. Being able to choose between "Planned and Approved" for checks that are to be done before the element is produced and then "Produced and Approved" for controls on elements that have been produced. Choosing the element type simply states what elements that can have this control. The category is used so that there can be many controls with the same element type.

Each control can also have attachments (images) connected to them.


Figure 24, List of images attached to a control

The user can also copy a control, choosing different element types.


Figure 25, Button for copying selected main control


Figure 26, Copy dialog for choosing the new element type

Every main control has checks or "sub-controls" connected to them. There are two kinds of checks, Simple check and Measurement check. A measurement check can also have attachments (images) and tolerances connected to them. As the name suggests simple checks are meant to be easy and fast to use, containing less information than measurement checks. Below are two images where you can see the difference between them in settings.


Figure 27, Measurement check


Figure 28, Simple check


Created by Kristofer Hellman on 2019/02/07 14:49
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