Ver.9.0.4 A new symbol, !=, was added in the changeover settings, such as Item setup, Resource setup, and Spec setup.

A new symbol, !=, was added in the changeover settings, such as Item setup, Resource setup, and Spec setup.  Setting != in the previous and next items means "the previous item and next item do not match". The example in the following figure sets "the setup time to 0 if the items are the same and 120 minutes otherwise". By using the new symbol !=, you can express such conditions in a single […]

Ver.9.0.1 Resource lock can now be specified in Master use instructions of the Integrated Master.

Resource lock can now be specified in Master use instructions of the Integrated Master. This makes it possible to lock resources according to the combination of items and resources. As shown in the following example, Equipment3 does not use a truck, but the previous and the next processes use a truck to move items. Therefore, by locking the resource in the Integrated Master, the truck can be properly locked (assigned). The following […]

Ver.9.0.1 Incode functions were added.

GetResourceQtyTime( resource, start, end )   Returns the resource qty time(work time * resource qty) from the calculated start time to calculated end time.   The capacity can be calculated by taking the resource quantity into account. ResourceLoadByResourceQtyTime( resource, start, end, condition )   Returns the resource qty time(work time * resource qty) from the calculated start time to calculated end time.   The load can be calculated by taking the resource quantity into account. ResourceLoadIF […]

Ver.9.0.1 data I/O feature was improved.

When an import or export command is used from a custom menu, scheduling parameter, or tool button to execute data I/O, only the data I/O object specified by the command is now connected. Previously, all objects were connected if import, export, and synchronization were set to "Yes" in the data I/O settings even when they were not specified by the command. This improvement resolved the following problems.   Useless processing was inserted because […]

Ver.9.0.0 The pivot function is used to aggregate values by specifying properties of interest in rows and columns.

The pivot function is used to aggregate values by specifying properties of interest in rows and columns.  It can be used on order tables, operation tables, input instruction tables, output instruction tables, and the like to aggregate and display the schedule results from various perspectives. For example, if you want to aggregate from an order table the quantities for "production", "sales" (orders), and "inventory" per week for each item grade and item, you […]

Ver.9.0.0 The event option function was enhanced.

The event option function was enhanced. This function can be used to automatically assign clean up and other event operations on the basis of the production time, accumulated production quantity, and the like. Sub resources and input and output instructions can now be attached to event operations so that items such as workers and cleaning agents that are needed in the cleanup operation can also be scheduled at the same time. In […]

Ver.9.0.0 The "Split condition expression" property was added to Resource.

The "Split condition expression" property was added to Resource. For example, conditions–such as if the suspend time span of a sub resource (worker) is 1 hour or longer, if the operation crosses two days, or if the number of splitting is 10 or greater and the suspension time exceeds 1 hour–can now be specified to dynamically split operations. As shown below, if a tank operation requires workers to be assigned over three […]

Ver.9.0.0 Chart and table display settings and custom menus can now be imported and exported to text files in XML format.

Chart and table display settings and custom menus can now be imported and exported to text files in XML format. Like Asprova MES, this function can be used even if you do not have privileges for saving projects. Therefore you can export display settings to an XML file and then import them for application. Asprova MES users can now freely configure display settings and use them without having to prepare display settings […]

Ver.9.0.0 In the expression dialog box, all properties that can be used are now displayed with long names.

In the expression dialog box, if intelligent sense is displayed for objects whose parent or child class cannot be determined, all properties that can be used are now displayed with long names. Previously, for objects whose class could not be determined, only common properties such as code and object ID were displayed for intelligent sense. This caused difficulties such as having to look up long names in the online help or the […]

Ver.9.0.0 The performance of searching orders and operations on the Resource Gantt chart was improved.

The performance of searching orders and operations on the Resource Gantt chart (Resource Gantt Search) was improved. The effect is significant in cases where operations are stacked at the same time. In one example, the processing time of data with 60,000 operations was reduced to 1/8, as shown below.   Before speed improvement: 26 seconds   After speed improvement: 3 seconds Resource Gantt Search   Asprova Help -> [GUI]-[Dialog]-[Resource Gantt Search Dialog]