- Familiarizing with One-Dimensional Nesting Tools
You can run one-dimensional Nesting for a project or a group based on the definitions given on them. Pieces that are relevant to run one-dimensional Nesting in the software include Spacer, Profile, Pipe, Tie Rid, and Ladder & Platform. Suppose that we want to prepare a Nesting report on pipes of ABS Rubber Plant project. Click on Pipe icon after selecting the project.
Fig. 136 – (How to Run One-Dimensional Nesting)
The software will first identify all the pieces that are Pipe-type and belong to the mentioned project. It, then, reports the pieces if their length is larger than the pipe’s longest producible length (i.e. 12 meters) and asks you to correct their length or let the program divide them into smaller pieces on your behalf. You can observe an example of these reports in the next figure.
Fig. 137 – (A Report of Large Pieces prior to Running One-Dimensional Nesting)
Unless this issue is resolved, the software will not transfer your data for Nesting. In the previously mentioned report, you can easily find the location of the problematic piece using the presented data.
If the item pinpointed is dealt with by you, the corrected item will not cause problems in the ensuing Nestings. However, if this issue is resolved using System Solving option, it will be corrected by the software merely in this very project, and will be reported as a difficulty in future Nestings, too. This happens so that the software has no interference in the user’s primary data, and his strategy in entering data is kept protected.
Suppose that you have clicked on “System Solving” option. In this case, the software will not only correct data larger than 12 meters, but it also transfers your data to run Nesting. It is necessary to note that reliable Nesting software enjoy a substantial price with regard to their primary value. In PVManage software’s configuration, we have installed a version of Plus software – which is one of the most credited Nesting soft wares – on PVManage server. We will, hence, transfer your requested Nesting operations to that server, and run them. Therefore, you will not need to install Nesting soft wares. Your request will be placed in a queue following this data transfer, while you will be notified of this change.
Fig. 138 – (Message Containing the Addition of Your One-Dimensional Nesting to the Queue)
Moreover, this fact will be reported in red in the Upper Task Bar of the Software’s Main Page.
Fig. 139 – (Receipt Notification of your Nesting Request from the Server)
Considering the fact that you have issued a one-dimensional Nesting request which is currently running, sending a new request until receiving the previous report and removing it by the server will not be possible. Your one-dimensional Nesting tool bar, thus, will be deactivated temporarily. Nevertheless, you can run these operations simultaneously for two-dimensional Nesting.
You can continue your work on other parts of the software or in other tabs when running Nesting. You can be notified of your Nesting answer being sent through notifications which appear on the downright corner of your computer as soon as the Nesting report is completed.
Fig. 140 – (Notification on Nesting Report Completion)
At this time, all Nesting deactivated icons will be undone and the completion report will be announced in green on the page’s upper bar.
Fig. 141 – (Notification on Nesting Report Completion in the Software’s Upper Bar)
Receiving the report, you will be able to view the first concise list of materials estimated by Nesting. To do that, you need to click on Summary icon of the very group by which you have conducted Nesting. In addition, you can also download the concise report or even a report with full details. If you click on Summary icon, a report similar to the next figure will be at your disposal:
Fig. 142 – (A Concise Report of Run One-Dimensional Nesting)
This report is printable and you can print it by clicking on the Printer icon on its upright side and based on the form you have selected for your reports. The following figure is the result of this selection:
Fig. 143 – (Compact Report on Nesting Transferred to Excel)
It is necessary to note that the software uses the minimum standard length (6 or 12 meters) in accordance with the dimensions of pieces prepared for Nesting. For example, the pieces’ reports in the first and the second rows have been in such a manner that their layout has been possible in a six-meter pipe standard length, as well.
On that account, the software has considered the six-meter length.
However, a piece with a length more than six meters has existed in the third row. As a result, the standard lengths for this row are theorized as twelve meters.
Downloading Nesting report is optional. If you are not willing to do this task and you order a new Nesting request, both Summary and Download reports related to the previous Nesting will be cleared out of the server and will be substituted by the latest Nesting reports.
Thus, whenever these two icons are active and are clicked, the latest issued Nesting reports will be at your disposal.
Clicking on Download icon, you will be provided with these two reports in a Zip file while Download icon will be deactivated. Reports titled as Short Report and Detailed Report will be provided to you.
Major headings of these reports are as follows:
- Summary of Optimization Results
- Summary of Layouts