Dear ladies and gentlemen!
In connection with the release of SAWYER 1.5 cutting program new version we
would like you to pay special attention to the main changes, bug-fixes and
improvements included in the new distribution disk.
The Main Advantages.
- There is a new algorithm for plates cutting optimization. The algorithm
particularity is the possibility of receiving the result at any stage of
- Now it is possible to enter the parts overall dimensions directly to the
table. Now there is no need to use the "Parts Properties" dialogue box.
- The code identifying the parts with the certain product is added. The code
is placed into the table on the cutting chart.
To turn on this mode use menu command "Options" - "Settings", property page
- Now there exists the possibility of filling the table, combined with
drawing, with the information about the parts edge facing. To turn on this mode
use menu command "Options" - "Settings", property page "Drawings".
Besides, the following possibilities are added:
- On the cutting chart the width of cut and even of smooth cut is
- It is possible to position the blank in the center or bound it to the
upper left corner of the drawing sheet. ("Options" menu, - "Settings", the
property page "Drawings"). The function is to guarantee the correct positioning
of the blank on the drawing depending on the quantity and type of information
filled in the drawing.
- The parts with equal dimensions are classified automatically.
Classification results are reflected in specifications, drawings tables, blanks
images. The group prefix is set in the dialogue box "Options" - "Common ". While
cutting it is always or, under the condition of drawing minimizing, possible to
use parts dimension classification. It is also possible not to use
classification at all.
- On the drawing, in the edge facing chart, it is possible to define the
count order of parts sides by setting the first number lengthwise or crosswise
- The table line height is regulated with text height coefficient.
Product Data Base (Product Catalogue)
- It is possible to edit the product properties in table (Name, Font,
Depth, Length, Height) without context menu dialogue boxes.
- The automatic switching of table banner depending on the active form line is
now realized. (Category: product or detail).
- The context menu command "Replace" is realized now for components as well.
Materials Data Base.
- There works a new price-forming mechanism which gives the possibility to
calculate the material price depending on the storage objects price and
vice-versa, while using material and storage object units.
- the context menu command : for materials - the price for
storage objects will be set.
- for storage objects - the price for material and all storage objects
of this material will be set.
- the command in - the material price
for all storage objects of this material is set.
- The Drug-N-Drop technology is realized for transferring the materials
from the materials stock window to the stock operations window.
Stock (stock operations window)
In the window , the and
fields saving is realized in order to use them while creating the next
Task (task forming window)
The next changes have been done:
- The dialogue box of "Task Setting" is moved to the menu "Options",
"Settings", property page "Common". Instead of it there appeared the possibility
to edit the titles "Name", "Executor" and to change the document designation and
The possibility of entering and editing the part properties in task
table with the use of table editor, excluding the part (blank) properties box,
- The context menu command for controlling the work of cutting optimizer
"Optimization"/"Cancel " is added.
- The context menu order of choosing the over-expenditure mode for
material or blank is realized.
- Now it is possible to delete the certain product in the task, the
property page "By products " (the key Delete).
- The line "New Part" is realized in order to add new parts directly to
- The field "Part's Name", in the task table, in "Name" column, gives the
possibility to edit Name and Code of the part. If to put the phrase into
brackets it is automatically inserted in the line "code" of documentation.
- While folding and unfolding the tree branch in the table, all subfolders
are being folded and unfolded by keeping the "Shift" key pressed.
- To duplicate product parts you can use the key combinations Ctrl+Ins,
In the new statistics optimization window being opened in the task from the
context menu "Optimization" the animated icon in the window title bar
demonstrates the optimization in process. When the animation stops, the
optimization process is fulfilled what is confirmed with the audible signal.
The number in the headline shows the quantity of the received cutting
variants. You can get only the last variant. If you want to receive other
variants it is necessary to save the intermediate results or use the command
Undo / Redo. You may minimize optimization window. In the window menu there are
commands "Get" - to get and to display the current cutting variant, and "Cancel"
- to stop optimization.
The printed form - Specifications
- The specification "Parts Edge Facing (all the task)" received a new name
of "Detail edging". This specification includes the changes in edge list table
(unit description is moved from the headline to the proper values).
- The specification "Detail edging (expanded) " with part figure contour
reflection is added.
- The specification "Labels for remains" is added.
- In specification "Detail edging expanded", "Labels for details", "Labels
for remains" - the dialogue box of setting properties is changed.
- The "Groped by size details specification" is added.
- Some minor changes in some specifications (the line text before the
tables is changed, etc.) are included.
If you have been already using our cutting program, you must remember that while
upgrading to the new Sawyer version you are not recommended to transfer your
stock data with LOG-file of the previous program version. In this case you
should save the existing data base and after the new version installation you
should switch to the old data base and only after that you should realize the
balance with LOG-file saving. The new version does not read the old LOG-files,
you should save them with the new version!
Thank you for having chosen our software products.
We would like you not to hesitate to contact
us directly at our office to receive more detailed information about purchasing and
updating of our computer aided design systems.
You are welcome to cooperate with us!