$102 per month
ROMAC's Production Control is designed to assist the steel fabricator with bill of material weight calculations, shop cutting lists, sequencing of shipments, tracking of production milestones, and printing of shipping tickets.
ROMAC Estimating is a multi-user application and can be installed on a standalone computer, as a single-user application on a computer attached to a network, or it can be installed on several computers attached to a Windows network.
Operating System - Windows XP Home & Professional, 7, 8.1 or 10
System Memory - The programs should run on systems with the minimum amount of memory recommended for the operating system but at least 32 meg of memory. If you think your system may have a marginal amount of memory in which to run the program, try running the program with the marginal memory then buy additional memory only if necessary.
Hard Drive Space - Varies from a few hundred meg. If you have been using our Series 5.3 system, data storage space will probably be 3-4 times as much as required for Series 5.3 data.
Network - Windows peer to peer (optional)
Production Control allows you to easily import bill of material data from Tekla, SDS/2, Autodesk's Advance Steel, P2 Programs, Softscan and any program that can create KISS files. MS Excel and KISS files can also be exported from Production Control for use in third-party applications.
The heart of the Romac Production Control system is the shop bill of material. This module allows you to enter the bill of material including piece marks, material descriptions, material specification, etc. directly from the shop detail drawings. Larger jobs can be broken down into multiple shipping sequences to make the job more manageable. The data entry routine is designed to allow less experienced office personnel to quickly and easily enter the bill of material data. The program will calculate the bill of material weights and provide shipping piece weights, shipping sequence weights, and drawing total weights. In addition to providing weights, the shop bill of material data acts as a job data base for the other production control modules.
The automatic sorting and printing of shop cutting lists can be a tremendous time savings. Once the shop bill of material has been entered, a sorted shop cutting list can be printed. The sort routine groups the material by specification and description and provides subtotal weights for each grouping. The cutting list can be selected by drawing numbers, shipping sequences, material type, or shipping load.
The production control program gives the ability to track production milestones through the shop and also allows you to print shipping tickets. Up to six different production milestones (such as Fit- up, Inspection, Painting, etc.) can be tracked.
Printing of a shipping ticket can be as simple as entering the quantity and piece mark of the items being shipped. The shipping module uses the previously entered shop bill of material data to list the item description, length, and weight to the shipping ticket. The printed shipping ticket can be used as a packing document to send with the shipment.
A 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.