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Series 8 New Features

New ROMAC Series 8 Features

This page lists some of the exciting new features of ROMAC Series 8 software.


General Series 8 Enhancements

Ribbon Menu System

A ribbon menu system has replaced the traditional drop down menu in most Series 8 modules. The new menu system is similar to the menu system that users of Microsoft's newer products are familiar with.

New & Faster Database Engine

The new Romac Series 8 software uses the Microsoft Jet Database Engine for data storage. This relational database is more advanced than the data storage system used in earlier Romac programs and allows for easier program and data modifications if the need should arise. By using this database engine, there is no need to purchase or install additional database server software. This reduces both your software costs and administration costs. The database allows for multi user network access with data storage on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2012 systems.

New Part Number Shape

A new "Part Number" shape has been added. This new shape is similar to the "Special Item" shape but it allows a longer description of virtually unlimited length. This allows you to describe an item in complete detail. For instance, a grating tread can be now be described in complete detail including width, length, grating size, nosing, etc.

Enhanced Bill of Material

Enhanced features for adding bill of material items that are not steel shape specific. This can be useful to the miscellaneous or specialty steel manufacturer who often deals with materials other than steel sections.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) through Terminal Services

Romac Series 8 software can be installed on Windows Server for use with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) through Terminal Services. This allows you to access the programs and data from a computer connected to the internet without the need to install the Series 8 software onto the workstation computer.


Production Control Series 8 Enhancements

Enhanced Plate & Length Nesting

An enhanced length and plate nesting module is included for the shop cutting list. If our optional Inventory Control program is used, the length nesting routine can use available material from inventory. Otherwise, available material can be entered from the keyboard. The nesting routine will produce a suggested cutting pattern which makes efficient use of the material.

Added Data Import

Our data import utility allows you to easily import bill of material data from selected detailing packages or other sources.

Add Barcodes

Bar codes can be added to the nested shop cutting list. The bar codes can be scanned to relieve inventory. The bar code scanning can be done at the cutting station for real time inventory updates or in the office from the marked up cutting list. Remnants are automatically returned to inventory stock (or scrapped) based on user definable criterion.

Enhanced Cut Tracking

Cut tracking has been enhanced to prevent adding the same item(s) to 2 or more cutting lists.

Shop Routing

Shop routing now allows you to create cutting lists for a specific cutting station such as a saw or a plasma table.

Shipping Tickets

The ability to create shipping tickets for outside processing such as galvanizing, painting, etc. has been added. Up to five different outside processes can be defined per job.

Revised Shipping Routine

The shipping routine has been revised to allow you to distinguish between items loaded for shipment and items actually shipped.

Milestone Tracking

Production milestone tracking (tasks) has been revised to allow up to 30 different production stations per job. This compares to 6 production stations available in earlier versions of the software.

Separate Field Bolt Lists

Field bolts lists can be maintained separately from the shop bill of material.

Sub-Assembly Option

A sub-assembly option is available if your shop routinely prefabricates assemblies that are then attached to the final shipping assembly.


Inventory Control Series 8 Enhancements

Linked Mill Test Reports

Mill test report documents (MTRs) can be linked to each inventory item. A file can be created that includes MTRs for all material used on a job for a specific date range.

Historical Reporting

A complete history of purchases, historic usage, etc. can be maintained.

Export Options

Options are available to export your inventory data to files that can be used in Excel and other applications.


Purchase Order Series 8 Enhancements

Linked Mill Test Reports

Mill test report documents (MTRs) can be linked to each inventory item. A file can be created that includes MTRs for all material used on a job for a specific date range.

Historical Reporting

A complete history of purchases, historic usage, etc. can be maintained.

Export Options

Options are available to export your inventory data to files that can be used in Excel and other applications.