For Immediate Release
6th December 2012
JETCAM has today launched a new end user version of its popular JETCAM Orders Controller software (JOC). JOC Lite II benefits from a complete ground-up rework that delivers a user-installable product requiring less than 30 minutes training.
JOC Lite II allows users to remotely create order lists of either components or complex assembly structures for sending to JETCAM Expert for nesting. The software ships with over 20 tutorial videos which walk the user through all stages of setup and usage, and only requires paths to be set up to point to the user’s JETCAM installation and geometry files.
Once installed, users can create unlimited worksheets, perhaps for different operators, machines or even by day of the week. These can be populated by dragging and dropping components or complete assemblies onto the worksheet, or by using CSV import to create and populate worksheets automatically.
Complex assembly structures can be easily created. Users start by creating their assembly and sub-assembly names and arranging them in their depth order. They then drag and drop components into any level of the assembly, specify quantities and the assembly is then ready to order. Complex assemblies multiple levels deep can be created automatically using files in directory structures – the user can right-click over a folder, select ‘Create Assembly’ and it is immediately available to order.
Worksheets can be queued for nesting, with each sheet being sent for nesting as soon as JETCAM Expert reports back that the previous nest is completed. Comprehensive tagging and untagging options allow users to select or deselect all items within a given group or filter, which is useful for selective ordering from a large list of components.
The view in various screens can be modified to suit the user. Each screen has a pullout tab that displays additional information. The user can choose to leave each tab open or closed, and these settings are remembered. Components, assemblies, orders and nests displays each have their own filters and/or groupings, allowing you to quickly limit or group the information displayed. For example, within the orders tab you can group orders by material, thickness, material and thickness, machine to be cut on, order ID or delivery date. A search field also allows for quick location of components across all scanned directories.
The nests tab shows all completed nests, with a vector view and detailed nest information shown. Punching customers also benefit from tooling and clamp information.
JETCAM Orders Controller Lite II works in conjunction with a single JETCAM Expert license. A Premium version is also available, which builds on this functionality but works with multiple JETCAM licenses, provides automatic CAD import and works with JETCAM’s Remote Control Processing module, allowing JETCAM Expert to be used as a ‘black box’ – completely unmanned generation of nests, NC codes and reports.
A video demonstration of JOC Lite II is available to watch online. JOC Lite II is available now to purchase from authorised JETCAM Resellers. Existing customers with JOC Lite and a current maintenance contract can download JOC Lite II immediately at no cost.