Vero Releases WorkPLAN 2019 R1

Vero has launched WorkPLAN 2019 R1. WorkPLAN 2019 R1 continues the software’s general development by deploying increasingly efficient tools with direct links to other Vero Software applications, in response to the demand for a fully integrated digital channel, which regroups all communication and data processing tools.

As well as localizing parts on the shop floor, the wide-ranging items of new and enhanced functionality in the project management software include a new generation interface with the WorkNC CAM system; automatic recovery of machining times through the machine connection; new graphic representation for project progression; and a new planning display available through touchscreen.

WorkNC-CAM interface: new generation

WorkPLAN 2019 R1 includes a new interface with the market-leading WorkNC CAM software. WorkNC customers were actually the driving force behind us developing this solution, which is why we wanted to offer them the possibility of optimizing the supervision of their operational workflow, and the data exchange between the workshop and different departments.”

Also, machining times will be generated automatically by the machine tool itself, and transferred into WorkPLAN through a monitoring tool.

Machine connection: automatic recovery of machining times

WorkPLAN is easily adaptable, fully meeting the requirements of Industry 4.0. “As Industry 4.0 is no longer a desire, but a necessity, the latest release of the software automatically consolidates different data generated on the shopfloor, such as machine status; alarm codes; types of time spent, including adjustment, productive and non-productive; and consolidation of indicators such as OEE and GEE, offering users real time data interrogation in one single application.

New graphic representation: project progression

“Implementing planning software is a priority for most industrialists, and implies a certain discipline to obtain a clear and precise visual representation as a meaningful support for users,” says Christophe Mas. To give added value to that philosophy, WorkPLAN 2019 R1 integrates a new project process graphic representation as a standard feature, and is based on the current project summary.

Planning display from the touchscreen

He says WorkPLAN’s integrated Planning module, along with dedicated workshop touchscreen licenses, have become key tools for users. “This is why we’ve introduced a new planning display, available via touchscreen licenses, allowing operators to display information either by project or resource.”

Other enhancements, at a glance, include:

  • Customization of compulsory input fields
  • Estimation of sheet metal requirements, using Radan nesting.
  • Improved negotiated component management (purchase/resale)
  • Supplier contract management
  • Comment field spell checking
  • New Business Report analysis
  • Risk Management improvements.

About Vero Software

Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market.

The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, Surfcam, WorkPLAN, WorkNC, and VISI. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.

Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network. Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

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