New manufacturing project management software for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Division enables plate fabricators to connect data from planning, quoting and manufacturing systems to help improve decision making and productivity. By connecting to CAM systems, the software helps production shops automate planning and production processes, from determining material usage and estimating production time to optimizing processes and sheet metal nesting strategies, from a single dashboard.
The software, called Workplan, eliminates manual data entry by allowing reuse of existing work quote data to quickly start projects and provides insight into job requirements so production teams can track projects throughout. planning and production. Its centralized inventory database monitors procurement needs, simplifying the management of materials and supplier information, and allows users to order materials directly from the system interface.
Connecting the manufacturing project management system to CAM systems allows manufacturers to quickly analyze production needs and manage downstream activities by eliminating manual data entry and capturing proprietary information.