You’ve decided to purchase PanelWizz, but how do you make the most out of the software? Here’s our top tips…
Find the right mix of templates and CAD drawings
Most projects are made of thousands of panels that are dimensional variants of standard panel types. But not all buildings are the same and not all designs are the same, and so there are likely to be a small percentage of panels which are specific to just that project.
Building CAD drawings can be time consuming, but equally, building a complex template for a single panel may not be worth the effort. So finding the balance is key. Our top tip: use templates for as much as you can, and input drawings for the remainder.
Embrace the software
Change can be challenging to implement but by purchasing and implementing new software, you have made a conscious decision to change the way you do things, so embrace it. Whatever your processes were before, you saw a need to improve them, and PanelWizz can help you achieve just that. We’ve found our most successful customers have adapted their processes to fit around the software, rather than trying to use the software within their current processes. It may take a little adjusting, but it will be worth it when you see the savings!
Choose the set up that right for you
We will help you to install, set up and train staff, so you will get the best out of the software if you have a clear idea of what you want from the program, what you want the program to do and in what order. This will help us to input the correct settings right from the beginning.
For example, if your company deals mostly with continuous small orders from different customers, it might be the best option to elect for linear nesting, as all the parts for that customer will come off the machine together, meaning parts don’t get misplaced. However, if you deal more with large scale cladding projects and material usage is your main concern, then holistic nesting will be the option for you. Alternatively, you may want the end customer to be able to take the panels off the pallet in the same order that they are fitted to the building, in which case, sequential nesting is the right option.