Integrated CAD - Cutting Room
Improve productivity, eliminate human error, enhance management visibility to work in process
Seamless Data Integration Between CAD and Cutting Rooms
Gerber's AccuMark® pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, automated spreading systems and Gerber Paragon® cutter are integrated to share data seamlessly. With this advanced communication capability, organizations can improve productivity, eliminate errors caused by manual data entry and provide managers clear visibility to track work in process more effectively.
How it Works
Use AccuMark to Generate a Cut Plan.
Users generate a cut plan very quickly using AccuMark's Easy Plan module. Simply input model sizes, quantities, colors and fabric types or import these details from your ERP system. Easy Plan creates the cut plan automatically and generates all marker files needed. Users can interactively edit cut plan results.
When making markers, users have a choice. They can either place pieces manually or send markers to AccuNest™ for completely automated marker making. AccuNest employs powerful algorithms to analyze multiple nesting solutions and deliver the one with the highest material utilization.
AccuMark generates a cut ticket report and a barcode containing the marker name, material type and color, and number of plies needed for each spread in the work order.
The spreader operator simply scans the barcode and retrieves all necessary information to prepare the spread job including number of plies, spread length and spreading mode.
When the spread is complete, the spreading system’s wireless barcode printer generates a barcode label to attach to the top ply of the spread. The spread then travels to the Paragon cutter. The cutter operator scans the barcode to retrieve the proper cut file. This eliminates the possibility of cutting an incorrect marker and wasting costly material.
After cutting the job, the Gerber Paragon system generates a report detailing the number of units cut (“metrics that matter”). With this information, managers are able to compare the details of the job cut with the original AccuMark Easy Plan cut ticket and track work in progress more accurately.