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  • DieQuote Generator Basics
  • DieQuote Generator Main Window
  • DieQuote Generator Toolbar
  • Job Details
  • Project and Picture Setup Area
  • Active Components Expenses Area
  • Total Costs Area
  • Working in DieQuote Generator
  • Creating New Quotes
  • Loading Existing Quotes
  • Defining the Quote Setup
  • Quote Data Management
  • Generating Reports
  • DieQuote Generator Control Panel
  • Glossary
  • Index

DieQuote Generator

CimatronE 9.0 User Guide

CimatronE 9.0

DieQuote Generator ⎪i

Table of Contents
DieQuote Generator................................................................................................................................ 1 DieQuote Generator ............................................................................................................................. 1 DieQuote Generator Basics.................................................................................................................. 1 DieQuote Generator Basics ............................................................................................................. 1 DieQuote Generator Main Window ................................................................................................ 2 DieQuote Generator Toolbar ........................................................................................................... 3 Job Details ....................................................................................................................................... 5 Project and Picture Setup Area...................................................................................................... 11 Active Components Expenses Area .............................................................................................. 18 Total Costs Area ............................................................................................................................ 24 Working in DieQuote Generator ........................................................................................................ 25 Working in DieQuote Generator ................................................................................................... 25 Creating New Quotes .................................................................................................................... 25 Loading Existing Quotes ............................................................................................................... 32 Defining the Quote Setup .............................................................................................................. 37 Quote Data Management ............................................................................................................... 41 Generating Reports ........................................................................................................................ 69 DieQuote Generator Control Panel................................................................................................ 71 Glossary ................................................................................................................................................. 75 Index....................................................................................................................................................... 89

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required punches and more. showing a large number of statistical data related to the job. It includes the following: DieQuote Generator Display DieQuote Generator Control Panel . it incorporates a report generator to produce the final quote. by using information created in CimatronE DieDesign together with the knowledge of the die maker. The application is integrated with CimatronE DieDesign. It provides automated tools to calculate the cost of a job (with or without a first series). as well as images captured inside CimatronE.CimatronE 9. The application is database-based. such as. and the price of that job. Blank Area. Finally. Progressive and Transfer Dies are supported.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪1 DieQuote Generator DieQuote Generator DieQuote Generator is an application to help die makers with the quoting process. enabling you to keep and manage lists of customers. with the ability to incorporate data. materials. Strip Sizes. Material Sizes. see: • • DieQuote Generator Basics Working in DieQuote Generator DieQuote Generator Basics DieQuote Generator Basics This section describes the DieQuote Generator display and toolbar buttons. To learn more about the DieQuote Generator application. presses and quotes.

0 DieQuote Generator ⎪2 DieQuote Generator Main Window The DieQuote Generator main window display is as shown below: .CimatronE 9.

.CimatronE 9. Click here to see the display of a new (empty) quote The DieQuote Generator main window contains the following sections: Toolbar Area Job Details Area Project and Picture Setup Area Active Components Expenses Area Total Costs Area DieQuote Generator Toolbar The DieQuote Generator toolbar displays the quick access buttons to the main functions of the application.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪3 The above example shows a completed quote.

Saves the current quote. use Save As under a new Quote name). If the quote name is used by another quote. A dialog is displayed enabling you to enter the new quote name. If the currently open quote has unsaved changes. The button is disabled until any information on the quote is changed.CimatronE 9. The Quote Manager is displayed and enables you to select an existing quote.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪4 New Empty Quote Open Opens a new empty quote. If the currently open quote has un-saved changes. Opens an existing quote. an appropriate warning message is displayed. a message is displayed informing you that the quote has been modified by another user. Displays the About dialog displaying the Die Generator version information. If the Quote Name field is modified. an appropriate warning message is displayed. If you try to save a quote that was saved by another user after the time you read it. Quote Setup Open Table Management Tool Reports Contents About Die Quoting Opens the report tool and create a quote that is sent to the die maker's customer. Note that there is no save interaction. The quote is saved into the database. a message is displayed prompting you to save the changes. . Displays the DieQuote Generator Online Help. a message is displayed prompting you to save the changes. and its key field is the Quote Name. (In this case. Opens the Table Management tool. Save Save As Saves the current quote under a new name. Displays the Cimatron web site. to save your changes. but the new name already exists (in another quote). Open the Quote Setup dialog. The application does not save any changes to the database until the Save (or Save As) button is pressed. and that you cannot save the quote.

for example: Purple triangle: This indicates that this reference table value has been manually changed since it was selected. a red triangle is displayed on the top right-hand corner of the field. Editing Symbols: The following symbols may appear in or around editable fields: Red triangle: This indicates that the field has been manually edited. After editing a value in Table Management. Click this red triangle to revert back to the original value calculated by the system.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪5 Job Details The Job Details Area enables you to enter data that identifies the quote and also specific details regarding the strip component. as shown on the left. a purple triangle is displayed on the top left-hand corner of the appropriate field (a field whose value was changed as .CimatronE 9. After editing a value in an editable field. New values may apply. Placing the mouse over the red triangle shows a tooltip with the original calculated value. as shown below: This area divided i the following sections: Job Info (General Informat Material Station First Seri Material Informat Press Informat See the paramete explanati below.

the field is saved with its previous legal value. only the numeric characters are saved (45. the illegal characters are not saved. as shown on the left. unless you choose to update them. If a numeric field contains legal and illegal characters (for example 45. If illegal characters are entered in an editable field (such as non-numeric data in a numeric field).26). Parameters The Job Details Area is divided into the following sections: Job Info (General Information) Material Per Station First Series / Material Information Press Information Job Info (General Information) . as shown on the left. This ensures that existing quotes do not change with new updated reference values. 2. correct the field as required. This means that: 1.26abcd). Click this purple triangle to update quote values in accordance with the new updated values. Red frame: This indicates that the field contains illegal characters. In this case. If a numeric field contains only illegal characters (for example abcd). the field is bounded by a red frame.CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪6 a result of the table edit). If a job is saved when one or more fields are marked by a red frame.

website links or links to specific files (for example. for example: \\server\file. The current status of the quote selected from the dropdown list. This number is provided by the customer in the request for proposal document.Approved . The possible options are as follows: . The possible options are as follows: . 2. To add a link: 1. If a value of 2 was chosen. An optional quote information field for information purposes. The name for the new quote.Regular Note: The values can be edited using the Table Management tool. This data is also available for display in the Report created by the DieQuote Generator. of Parts A value (1 or 2) defining the number of parts that exist on the strip. to a customer requirements document) can be added to this field.VIP . For further details refer to Customer Management. You can click the button to insert an auto-increment number value as defined in the Quote Setup dialog.Rejected Note: The values can be edited using the Table Management tool. It is provided with a default value that can be set using the Quote Setup tool. If required you can add new customers or edit existing customers by clicking the buttons respectively. Enter the appropriate text (e-mail address. Customer Name Customer Job No. This number is incremented by one each time Auto is selected (even if the quote is not saved). Markup Quote Info . The markup percentage value used for this job. This field supports hyperlinks. This means that e-mail addresses.xxx).links to any file type are supported. Choose this value from the dropdown list. This is the name displayed in the Quote Manager Table. website or full path name to a specific file .Submitted . No.CimatronE 9.Accepted . select the Mirror checkbox to indicate the two parts are mirror parts. Category The category of the quote selected from the dropdown list. or The customer's job number. Press the Space Bar or Enter key to create the hyperlink.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪7 This section contains the following parameters: Quote Name/No.Draft . Status The customer name of the new quote selected from the dropdown list.

txt .prj . This comment data is also available for display in the Report created by the DieQuote Generator. Material Per Station This section contains the following parameters: No.bmp doc .jpg . Initially.zip An optional comment for information purposes. The value defining the width of the material.htm Comment . of Stations Material Length Material Width Work Area Length Work Area Height The required number of stations in the strip.jpeg .xlsx .docx .exe .mp4 . The value defining the length of the material. this data is automatically entered from the contents of the Comment field in the Properties pane (Advanced tab) of the CimatronE Explorer. you can edit the comment as required.xml . . See the explanation under Quote Info above. however. This field supports hyperlinks.xls .CimatronE 9.wmv .0 DieQuote Generator ⎪8 Links to the following types of files are supported: .rar .msg .xps . The value defining the height of the work area. The value defining the length of the work area. this field defines how many times the copied object is to appear in the strip.pdf .mp3 .vsd .mht . In other words.avi .

If required.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪9 Blank Area 1st Blank Area 2nd Blank Area Both Scrap Area Net Utilization A value defining the blank area of the first part. press the Calculate Cost / Area button the Calculate Cost / Area dialog. you can add new material types. To calculate this cost. The value in this field is automatically calculated by the system and contains the sum of the Blank Area 1st and Blank Area 2nd fields. The material cost per area unit. This field is enabled when two parts exist in the system. This is the total sum of the blank areas of the 1st and 2nd parts. The material cost per weight unit.CimatronE 9. A value defining the blank area of the second part. See the Note below. Material Thickness Density Cost/Weight Cost/Area The number of strokes that will be run in the first series. The scrap area of a single station. which displays . The strip thickness. The material type select from the predefined dropdown list. The sheet material density. For further details refer to Adding Strip Materials. It is provided for information purposes only and is defined from the Nesting operation. First Series / Material Information This section contains the following parameters: First Series Qty. This is a read only field.

Press the OK button to display the calculated result in the Cost/Area field in the Job Details Area of the DieQuote Generator Display. to display all available Presses in the dropdown list. The field that you defined will be enabled in this window and the other field will be disabled. you define whether you want to work with the Cost/Area field or the Cost/Weight field for material cost calculations. The calculated result is displayed in the grayed out Cost/Area field in this dialog.CimatronE 9. Note: In the Quote Setup dialog.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪10 Enter the Material Width and the Cost Coil length. This dropdown list only contains those Presses that were defined for the customer (when adding a new customer or editing customer details). See the Note below. select the All checkbox. Select the Press from the dropdown list of available Presses. In this case. Example: . The default is set to the value in the Markup field in the Job Info section of this dialog. Material Markup The markup percentage to be used for material cost. Press Information This section contains the following parameters: Press The required press machine that is going to be used for the job.

Press Tonnage Shut Height Bed Size Project and Picture Setup Area The Picture Display Area enables you to perform one of the following: 1. however. See the . Define a CimatronE project (strip file). The following can then be performed: a. Add images from prepared image files. Add images either from the CimatronE strip file or from prepared image files. used to describe the required press type for this job. This is automatically calculated by the system. The number of strokes that will be performed per minute.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪11 If no Presses were defined for the customer. The press cost per hour.CimatronE 9. used to describe the required press type for this job. Load CimatronE data for the Active Components Expenses Area section of the DieQuote Generator Display. this section Pictures can be added either from an displays grayed out pictures. used to describe the required press type for this job. An optional information field. b. then all the Presses are automatically displayed in the dropdown list. you can edit this value by double-clicking on it. When a new quote is opened. 2. An optional information field. This is automatically calculated by the system and cannot be changed. The operator cost per hour. An optional information field. See Adding Quote Images for additional information. appropriate CimatronE strip file or from prepared image files. This is automatically calculated by the system and cannot be changed. Press Cost/Hour Operator Cost/Hour Strokes/Min.

0 DieQuote Generator ⎪12 parameter explanations below.CimatronE 9. .

.CimatronE 9. Press this button to run CimatronE (if it is not already running) and load the defined project file.nth Part An image of the part. Example: . This button becomes active only when a CimatronE project file is defined in the Project field of this section. To insert an appropriate image. Click an image to enlarge it and click it again (or press the Escape key) to restore the original size. click either of the following buttons: Load the CimatronE project file and capture the required image. The number of part images that are displayed depends on the value defined for the Number of Parts parameter in the Job Details Area. Click on the buttons to scroll left or right to display the images..0 DieQuote Generator ⎪13 Parameters This section contains the following parameters: 1st Part / . A Capture Image dialog is displayed over the CimatronE window.

3. which is automatically sized and positioned in the appropriate location in the quote. Position the Capture Image dialog as required. button to close the Capture Browse and select a previously created image file. Press the Cancel Image dialog. set the size of the appropriate parameter. The captured image is automatically sized and positioned in the appropriate location in the quote. Pan and Rotate tool to acquire the desired view of the image.CimatronE 9. Press the OK button to capture the image. The size of this dialog is defined using the Part Image Size and Strip Image Size parameters in the Die Quote Setup. To insert an appropriate image. for example: use capture the 1st Part picture and use picture. Use the CimatronE Zoom. . The Capture Image dialog is closed. Note: If a CimatronE project file is defined (in the Project field of this section). to to get the 2nd Part Project Image An image of the project.. 2. etc. you can either use the same method to add all the pictures or you can mix the methods. To capture the required image: 1.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪14 This dialog is used to capture the part and strip images from CimatronE. use one of the methods described for the 1st Part above.

This path name can also be entered manually. Add images from the CimatronE strip file. Displays the Load Data from CimatronE dialog. Example: This dialog enables you to use this data to: . press the button to browse and select the project. a New Quote button is displayed in the Strip Die and Transfer Die Forming Shape guides. including the full path name of the CimatronE project file and the punch list. Within CimatronE. This dialog contains: • • and buttons becomes active.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪15 Project Path If a CimatronE project is to be attached to this quote. When this button is pressed. all changes in CimatronE must be saved with Punch Attributes so that they can be updated and used in the DieQuote Generator. the data generated by the CimatronE project file when defining the Punch Attributes. 2. This means that you the data from the Material per Station section of the Job Details Area. The full path name is displayed in the Project field. Once a CimatronE project file is defined.CimatronE 9. the can: 1. the Load Data from CimatronE dialog is displayed with all the relevant data. Within CimatronE. Load CimatronE data for the Active Components Expenses Area section of the DieQuote Generator Display.

the Used checkbox is checked and the date and time is updated. The Load Data from CimatronE dialog is updated.CimatronE 9. Example: . Select the required row in the dialog. Press the Update Tools Data button. Update Punch Plate Height Level Update the Z level of the punch plate. the following occurs: 1. Enter the required Z level value in the field next to this button. Press the Update Punch Plate Height Level button. 2. such that: "new Z" = "Punch level height" + "CimatronE recorded Z value". pick a contour and <exit>. To do this: 1. in the selected rows. For example: 3.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪16 Update General Setup Data Fetches the data from CimatronE and assigns it to the Quote. into the quote's Tool Expenses list). The CimatronE project file is displayed. Recalculates the boundary of the tool surface (this button appears under the Actual Boundary column). Select the relevant row(s) in the dialog. As each row is moved to the quote. To do this: 1. 2. Update Tools Data Moves a highlighted single punch data and integrates it into the Active Components Expenses Area of the quote (specifically. This value updates all Z column values. This recalculates the boundary and displays the result in the Actual Boundary column.

CimatronE 9. The color is copied only if it contains the same color as all the selected punches. Note:In addition. this means that a CimatronE project file has not been defined in the Project field. the various tables have to be filled manually. they remain as blank in the Tool Cost table). when using this option. (Punch names are not copied. as does the Active Components Expenses Area. . The data from the Load Data from CimatronE dialog is moved to the Tool Expenses tab of the Active Components Expenses Area.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪17 2. In this case. the X and Y sizes are averaged as well as the fixed cost field. If the Load Data from CimatronE button is grayed-out.

if punches were defined. . Each row represents a component or another expense. The data is partly extracted from CimatronE.CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪18 Active Components Expenses Area Active Components Expenses Area The Active Components Expenses Area enables you to set the parameters that will finally yield the costs and price of each component and other expenses.

Examples: to expand the Active Components Expenses Area display across the whole dialog (see Press the the result in the second picture below). Tool Expenses Tab Other Expenses Tab Strip Raw Material Tab Active Components Expenses Buttons . contains the following controls: Active Components Expenses Expand/Collapse Display Expand or collapse the display area of the Active Components Expenses Area by pressing the or button respectively.CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪19 The Active Components Expenses Area. Press the to collapse the Active Components Expenses Area display to its default size (see the result in the first picture above).

Die Set . Parameters This section contains the following parameters: Color Name Type The color as defined in CimatronE enabling you to identify the Punch in the picture. The type of component or expense. • See Editing Symbols in the Job Details Area for an explanation of symbols that may appear in or around editable fields.Bending .CimatronE 9.Delivery . X/Y/Z The length of the component in the X/Y/Z dimension. see the parameter explanations below: Notes: • The data in this tab can either be populated automatically (via the button in the Project and Picture Setup Area) or is entered manually.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪20 Active Components Expenses Area > Tool Expenses Tab The Tool Expenses tab contains the following information. The name of the component or expense.Pilot . The possible options are as follows: . selected from the dropdown list.Trimming Note: The values can be edited using the Table Management tool.Forming . This is field is not always .

The total calculated price for all tool components. The default value is 1. You can override this value. The markup percentage of this row The default is the job's Markup value. The calculated force value required for this punch. The machining cost per unit. The calculated total cost of the component/expense taking into account all given parameters. The quantity of the specific component. However.Area. The method by which machining costs are calculated. The unit factor that will change the cost according to usage. The default value is 1.CimatronE 9. The calculated price of the component. Unit Cost Machine Cost By Machine Unit Cost Machine Cost Qty Cost Item Markup % Price Description Punch ID Total Tool Cost Total Tool Price . The cost calculation type of a component. expensive or cheap material/part. This number is assigned automatically and cannot be edited.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪21 relevant and can be set to 0 if required. The total machining costs that applies to a tool. For example. The cost of a component for a unit. An optional free text field to describe the expense. This can either be a Fixed cost or calculated by Contour . The calculated value is based on the tool boundary and the tool defined unit cost in the reference table. This is a read only field and the possible values are as follows: . This is equal to the unit (material or other) cost plus the machining cost. Usually calculated by the CimatronE Die Forces tool. Boundary Local Force Value Unit Factor Comp. . This field is usually used to calculate the machining time (such as WireEDM) costs that apply to this tool.based on a given length. The total calculated cost for all tool components. Factor Cost By The actual calculated boundary of the tool surface. The assigned CimatronE serial number for a punch. to define the cost by calculated area. . to define the cost by calculated weight. to define the cost according to a fixed price. multiplied by the quantity.Weight.Fixed. it can be changed for each row as required. The complexity factor that applies to the calculated machining costs.

it can be changed for each row as required.CimatronE 9. An optional free text field to describe the expense. The total cost of other expenses. The default is the Quote markup value. The markup percentage of this row. The cost of the items (Unit Cost x Qty). The total price of other expenses. The type of expense. . see the parameter explanations below: Parameters This section contains the following parameters: Name Type Unit Cost Qty Cost Item Markup % Price Description Total Other Cost Total Other Price The name of the expense. The quantity of items required. However.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪22 Active Components Expenses Area > Other Expenses Tab The Other Expenses tab contains the following information. The cost of each item. The price of the items.

Active Components Expenses Area Buttons The Active Components Expenses Area includes the following buttons: Move Row Up: Moves the selected active component expense one row up (used to change the order of the active component/expenses). Add New Row: Adds a new row. The cost/area/weight of the material used to produce both parts (per stroke and per entire job). enabling you to add a new component expense. . The cost/area/weight of the scrap for both parts. The cost/area/weight of the material used to produce the 2nd part (per stroke and per entire job). Move Row Down: Moves the selected active component expense one row down (used to change the order of the active component/expenses).0 DieQuote Generator ⎪23 Active Components Expenses Area > Strip Raw Material Tab The Strip Raw Material tab contains the following information. Delete Row: Removes the selected active component/expense. The total cost/price of the material (per stroke and per entire job).CimatronE 9. see the parameter explanations below: Parameters This section contains the following parameters: Part1 Net Part 2 Net Both Net Scrap Gross The cost/area/weight of the material used to produce the 1st part (per stroke and per entire job).

0 DieQuote Generator ⎪24 Total Costs Area The Total Costs Area enables you to view the total cost/price of different components per part in the Stroke tab (or Part tab. This only appears in the Job tab (in the Price column only). The Tax percentage can be defined in the Quote Setup dialog. This tab is displayed by default Stroke (or Part) Tab: Displays the data per stroke (or part).CimatronE 9. The press Cost/Price per hour plus the operator Cost/Price per hour. For further information on Material cost details. refer to the Active Components Expenses Area > Other Expenses tab. refer to the Material Tab. This only appears in the Price column. Total Tool Other Expenses Net Special Discount Tax Total . This field is only relevant if a series is defined. and is deducted from the Net amount. as follows: Total Material Total Press The Cost/Price of the material used (Parts + Scrap). The total Cost/Price of everything (including the discount and the tax). divided by the strokes per minute (divided by 60). The total Cost/Price expenses per part. if the number of parts is 1). otherwise it is empty. The total Cost/Price of the tool. For further information on Per Part cost/price details. These tabs display the following Cost and Price information. For further information on Tools cost/price details refer to the Active Components Expenses Area > Tool Expenses tab. The net cost/price of everything. and indicates the required tax for the entire job. or for the entire job in the Job tab: Job Tab: Displays the data for the entire job.

.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪25 Working in DieQuote Generator Working in DieQuote Generator This section describes the main DieQuote Generator procedures. status.CimatronE 9. category and more. These include customer name and job number. The DieQuote Generator main window is displayed with a new empty quote. The DieQuote Generator does not enable you to remove quotes from the system. It includes the following: Creating New Quotes Finding Existing Quotes Loading and Editing Quotes Adding New Customers Defining the Quote Setup Defining System Auto Numbering Quote Data Management Generating Reports Creating New Quotes Creating New Quotes The DieQuote Generator window enables you to create new quotes and define their properties.

4. See the Job Details Area for parameter explanations for this section of the DieQuote Generator Display. 3. .0 DieQuote Generator ⎪26 Creating new quotes consists of the following steps which correspond to the sections in the DieQuote Generator window: 1. Defining Job Details Adding Quote Images Defining Active Component Expenses Editing Stroke and Job Costs Creating New Quotes > Step 1: Defining Job Details The DieQuote Generator window enables you to create new quotes and define their properties. Define the Job Details for a new quote.CimatronE 9. 2.

press the Access button at the top of this Help topic).0 DieQuote Generator ⎪27 To define the job details for the new quote: 1. Define the fields for the new quote as explained in the Job Details Area. . The DieQuote Generator window is displayed with a new empty quote. Run the New Empty Quote function (for instructions on how to invoke this function. 2.CimatronE 9.

Adding images from prepared image files. the next step is to set the Project & Picture Setup Area. The following can then be performed: a.CimatronE 9. Loading CimatronE data for the Active Components Expenses Area section of the DieQuote Generator Display. The number of part images that are displayed depends on the value defined for the Number of Parts parameter in the Job Details Area. pictures from this file using the buttons. button and then loading using the buttons... . This entails one of the following: 1. Pictures can be added either or by defining a CimatronE this section displays grayed from prepared image files project (strip file) using the out pictures and buttons. Click on the buttons to scroll left or right to display the images. Adding images either from the CimatronE strip file or from prepared image files. See the Project and Picture Setup Area for parameter explanations for this section of the DieQuote Generator Display. 2. When a new quote is opened. Defining a CimatronE project (strip file).0 DieQuote Generator ⎪28 Creating New Quotes > Step 2: Setting the Project & Picture Setup Area The DieQuote Generator window enables you to create new quotes and define their properties. b. After defining the job details.

This path name can also be entered manually. Note: Once a CimatronE project file is defined.CimatronE 9. Browse and select a previously created image file. This data is created by CimatronE when defining the Punch Attributes and is used to automatically complete the active component expenses for the new quote. The full path name is displayed in the Project field. Add part and strip pictures to the quote by using the following method: For each picture. Note: You can either use the same method to add all the pictures or you can mix the methods. browse and select a previously created image file. . Add part and strip pictures to the quote by clicking either of the following buttons: Load the CimatronE project file and capture the required image. and 2. etc.. See the Project and Picture Setup Area for explanations of this process. which enables you to attach part and strip pictures to the quote. The tool works with any image size that you define using the Part Image Size and Strip Image Size parameters in the Die Quote Setup. Press the button to browse and select a CimatronE project. to capture the 1st Part picture and use to get the 3. Without a CimatronE project To complete the Project & Picture Setup Area without defining a CimatronE project: 1.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪29 To set the Project & Picture Setup Area: This section can be set in the following ways: With a CimatronE project Without a CimatronE project With a CimatronE project To complete the Project & Picture Setup Area by defining a CimatronE project: 1. This is performed by using a tool from within CimatronE. the buttons becomes active. See the Project and Picture Setup Area for explanations of this process. Press the button to load CimatronE data for the Active Components Expenses Area section of the DieQuote Generator. for example: use 2nd Part picture.

2. To enter data manually: 1. the Total Tool Cost and Total Tool Price values are displayed below the Active Components Expenses area. After you have entered the required data. click the Add New Row button to add a new active component expense. as described below: Note: See Editing Symbols in the Job Details Area for an explanation of symbols that may appear in or around editable fields. In the Tools Expenses Tab and Other Expenses Tab areas. .CimatronE 9. To define the active component expenses for the new quote: The data in the Tool Expenses tab can either be populated automatically (via the button in the Project and Picture Setup Area) or is entered manually. The data is the Other Expenses Tab is entered manually. The Strip Raw Material Tab contains calculation results.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪30 Creating New Quotes > Step 3: Defining Active Component Expenses After adding images to the selected quote. the next step is to add the active component expenses. Define the fields for the new quote as explained in the Active Components Expenses Area. as shown in the example above.

you can view or edit the job/stroke costs in the Total Costs Area. This area contains two tabs enabling you to view the cost and edit the price of different components per stroke in the Stroke tab or for the entire job in the Job tab. Note: See Editing Symbols in the Job Details Area for an explanation of symbols that may appear in or around editable fields.CimatronE 9. as follows: Job Tab: Displays the data for the entire job. Edit the cost of the relevant item by clicking in the relevant item in the Cost column. . To edit stroke/job costs: 1. For parameter explanations see Total Costs Area.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪31 Creating New Quotes > Step 4: Editing Stroke and Job Costs After defining the active component expenses. This tab is displayed by default Stroke Tab: Displays the data per stroke.

The DieQuote Generator Manager window is displayed: 2.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪32 Loading Existing Quotes Loading Existing Quotes The DieQuote Generator Manager window enables you to select quotes and then load them into the DieQuote Generator window.CimatronE 9. To load existing quotes: 1. select the required quote. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Run the Open function (for instructions on how to invoke this function. click OK to close the DieQuote Generator Manager dialog and display the selected quote in the DieQuote Generator main window. . From the DieQuote Generator Manager Table. as described in Creating New Quotes. You can then edit quote properties.

The category of the quote or job.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪33 DieQuote Generator Manager The DieQuote Generator Manager shows all existing quotes and enables you to search. 2. The date the quote was modified. 3. filter.see Display Control below. Filter bar . The status of the quote defined by the user. Select the required quote and click OK to close the DieQuote Generator Manager dialog The selected quote is displayed in the DieQuote Generator main window. DieQuote Generator Manager Table containing the following data: Quote Name Customer Name Customer Job # Date Modified Status Category The name of the quote defined by the user.see Display Control below. sort or delete quotes. The job number provided by the customer in the request for proposal. Instant Search bar . The DieQuote Generator Manager dialog includes the following information: 1. The name of the customer for whom the quote was created for. .CimatronE 9.

Accept the changes and exit the dialog. Delete Delete quotes. the quote is deleted. etc. Move the cursor over this icon to show a popup of this image.. This provides you with an instant view of the number of quotes and their status. See Display Control below for details of how to show all deleted quotes and how to undelete specific quotes.at the bottom of the dialog: Display a die quote status graph. A warning message is displayed. the displays the first image (by numerical order . Cancel the changes and exit the dialog. Select the quote to be deleted and press the Delete button.CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪34 Total Price Project Path Preview The total price of the quote. upon confirmation.1st. 2nd. Buttons . icon If a part image is displayed in the Project and Picture Setup Area. OK Cancel .) into this column. The comment field from the quote Job Details / Job Info area. The project path (defined in the Project and Picture Setup Area) is displayed in this column. Comment 4.

When filtering By Date. using one of the following methods: • Typing the dates directly into the fields. searches through all fields for the entered string and filters the lists them instantly as characters are entered. the Instant Search displays all quotes that contain the text "ace" in any of its fields: Cancel the Instant Search by pressing the 2. From the dropdown list of the activated criteria. In the example below. Example.CimatronE 9. Filter for a specific quote or group of quotes. select the required search data Example. define the date range by entering the appropriate dates in the From and To fields. define the filter search criteria as follows: a. In the Filter pane (shown below). Select the appropriate checkbox to activate the criteria (for example By Status). This search type is good for any specific search.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪35 Display Control The DieQuote Generator Manager enables you to control the display of the quotes in the following ways: 1. Instant Search for a specific quote or group of quotes. The instant search. button. . b.

The list of deleted quotes is displayed (note the Undelete button): Example. Show all deleted quotes and undelete specific quotes.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪36 • Clicking on the calender icon and browsing for the required date example. To display all quotes that have been deleted: 1. the search criteria is By Customer: 3.CimatronE 9. Example. c. In the Filter pane. In the example below. The quotes that match the search criteria are displayed in the DieQuote Generator table. . Click . select the Show Deleted Quotes checkbox.

Sort quotes according to columns by clicking the column title. The default order is by the Date Modified column to enable recent orders to be reached immediately. To define quote setup options: 1. To use these setup options for other quotes. Select the appropriate quote and press the Undelete button (see the picture above). Define the setup options for the currently displayed quote. Defining the Quote Setup Defining the Quote Setup To edit existing quotes: The data displayed and modified in the Quote Setup dialog affects the currently displayed quote only. Run the Change Quote Setup function (for instructions on how to invoke this function. A warning message is displayed. as follows: . the quote is restored.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪37 To undelete specific quotes: 2. The Quote Setup window is displayed: 2. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic).CimatronE 9. 4. This will change the system default setup. click the Save as Default button (see below). upon confirmation.

inch and more) to display as the default system unit.CimatronE 9. The quote default markup in percents (price = cost * (1 + markup). This data is also available for display in the Report created by the DieQuote Generator. When this option is selected. as described in Editing Units. These parameters are used to define the size of the image capture window within . Weight Calculate the cost of the material according to weight. select the required option as follows: Area Calculate the cost of the material according to area. This is the quote's official date. the lastest delivery date. Note: This field is unique for the current Quote only. the Cost/Weight field becomes active and the Cost/Area field is disabled in the Job Details Area. The date (and time) to be presented on the printed quote.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪38 Unit System From the dropdown list. Currency Symbol Quote Date Delivery Info Approved By Delivery information comment. as shown here. The units that appear in this list are the units defined in the database and can be edited. refer to Creating New Quotes. For further details. Examples include $. C$ and more. Note: This field is unique for the current Quote only. select the required unit (mm. Part Image Size Set the size of the part images for the Project and Picture Setup Area. the Cost/Area field becomes active and the Cost/Weight field is disabled in the Job Details Area. such as. From the dropdown list. Optional. When this option is selected. The user name that is required to approve the quote. €. Tax Markup (%) Price Material By The required tax value (in percentages) to be calculated for this quote. as shown here. The required currency (one character or more) for calculating the quote cost fields. for example.

The System Auto Numbering dialog is . The default dimensions for the size of the part image. These parameters are used to define the size of the image capture window within CimatronE. This dialog enables you to define the auto numbering template. as follows: icon. 2. the current autoincrement and more. Set the size of the project image for the Project and Picture Setup Area. To define system auto numbering: 1. The height of the strip image. Note: Changes in the auto numbering must be saved using the button (described below) to take effect. The System Auto Numbering dialog is displayed. The default value is 120 pixels. Run the Change Quote Setup function (for instructions on how to invoke this function. The dimensions for the size of the project image. 3. System Auto Numbering The data defined in the Auto-Numbering dialog affects the entire system. The default value is 480 pixels. not just the current quote.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪39 CimatronE. as follows: Width Height Project Image Size The width of the part image. Click OK to save the values for the currently selected quote only or Cancel to cancel your revisions. The height of the part image. as described in Defining System Auto Numbering. The default value is 825 pixels. The Quote Setup dialog is displayed. Save the values defined in this window for all the new quotes that are created in the system. The default value is 640 pixels. the auto reset value. Perform the auto numbering procedure which affects the entire system (not just the selected quote). as follows: Width Height The width of the strip image. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic).CimatronE 9. Click the System Auto Numbering displayed.

You can change this value to any required value (can be used in conjunction with all settings). In the Auto Reset Value field. In the Template field.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪40 3. 7. 2008). • . • <mm>: Indicates the current month containing two digits (for example. if you want to reset the numbering system to 001 instead of 000). This may generate quote names such as 05-22-08-0134 (quote number 134 created on May 22nd in 2008). enter the required value to display for the next <nnn> (when the Auto button is pressed beside the Quote Name/Num field in the Job Details area). For example. For example. (For example. • <nnn>: Indicates the serial number. Click Close to return to the Quote Setup window.CimatronE 9. You can define any reset number in this field. enter the required string template for the auto-numbering system. • <dd>: Indicates the day of the month containing two digits. click . in any number of digits specified by the <n> letters. as required. To save your changes. 08). 4. In the Current Auto-increment field. The default value is 1. described above. 07 for July). <nnn> means 3 digits (beginning with 000). The template can include text (indicating the name ) and any of the following fields: <yyyy>: Indicates the current year containing four digits (for example. From the Auto Reset dropdown list select the required period when the auto-increment number (<nnn>) will be reset. 6. • <yy>: Indicates the current year containing two digits (for example. as follows: • Annually • Monthly • Never 5. the following template may be used: <mm>-<dd>-<yy>-<nnnn>. enter the reset number value which is displayed in the Template field.

Items can be set as nonactive.CimatronE 9. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. as described in each of the sections below: Punches and Expenses Customers Presses Strip Materials Status Category Units Other Expenses Note: Items added to the database by the user may not be removed. select the Hide non-active checkbox. Open the Punches and Expenses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add new punches and expenses Edit existing punches and expenses . press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Punches and Expenses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the punches and expenses that already exist in the system): To display only the active items. each of which opens a table which enables you to add new items and edit existing items.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪41 Quote Data Management Quote Data Management The Table Management menu contains the following options. Punches & Expenses Table Management > Punches and Expenses Manage punch and expense information. This will eliminate the possibility to use them in future created quotes.

The New Punches and Expenses . press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). click dialog is displayed: . The Punches and Expenses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the punches and expenses that already exist in the system): To add new punches and expenses: 1. Open the Punches and Expenses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪42 Table Management > Adding New Punches and Expenses Add new punch and expense details. From the Punches and Expenses dialog.CimatronE 9.

4. The total machining cost is multiplied by the actual size of the tool (like the boundary of a machined face). Set the Machine Cost: Machine Fixed Price Cost by Contour The unit-based cost of the machine used to create this tool. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the New Punches and Expenses dialog without saving. Define the new punches and expenses: a. Open the Punches and Expenses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. Set the units to be used when defining a punch or expense type. Define the cost by contour. Define the fixed price of the material. Select the Active checkbox to activate the new punch or expense and add it to the Type dropdown list in the Tools Expenses Tab in the Active Components Expenses Area of the DieQuote Generator main window. Select the appropriate unit from the dropdown list. This field is optional.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪43 2. The default value is 0. The Punches and Expenses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the punches and expenses that already exist in the system): . Click OK to save your revisions in the Punches and Expenses dialog.CimatronE 9. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). b. 3. Define the cost per weight and then enter the Material Density value (which becomes enabled) and the Cimatron Num. Define the cost per area. Table Management > Editing Punches and Expenses Edit the details of existing punches and expenses. Set the Material Unit Cost: Punch or Expense type Units Material Fixed Price Cost by Area Cost by Weight The type of the new punch or expense.

Click OK to save your revisions in the Punches and Expenses dialog. . see the field descriptions in Adding New Punches and Expenses. Edit the relevant fields.CimatronE 9. 3. The Edit Punches and Expenses dialog is displayed: 2. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the Punches and Expenses dialog without saving. From the Punches and Expenses dialog.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪44 To edit punches and expenses: 1. select the punch or expense to edit and click .

Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Customers dialog is displayed: To display only the active items. you can use the Import button to import data from your Microsoft ® Outlook ® application directly into the New Customers dialog. Open the Customers table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. Note: When adding new customer details.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪45 Customers Table Management > Customers Manage customer information.CimatronE 9. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). select the Hide non-active checkbox. Open the Customers table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add a new customer Import customer details Edit existing customer details Adding New Customers Table Management > Adding New Customers Add new customer details. The Customers dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the customers that already exist in the system): .

Define the customers details. as follows: Customer Name Customer No.CimatronE 9. The new customer's contact person's name. 2.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪46 To add new customers: 1. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Person The new customer's name. Display the New Customers dialog (for instructions on how to do this. The new customer's number. .

CimatronE 9. Selected Presses Select the Press machines that the customer may use. 2. This option suits design offices doing design for other customers. The name is displayed hyperlinked. Add a contact hyperlink to your Microsoft ® Outlook ® address book. Select the required Press from the dropdown list. Select the required name. This allow you to save a list of the optional Presses this customer has. To delete a Press machine from the Selected Presses list: . To add a contact: 1. 2. your Outlook ® will display a new e-mail addressed to the contact. Press the Add button to display a dropdown list of available Presses.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪47 Name Person Phone Person Email Address Outlook Contact The contact person's phone number. The selected press is added to the dialog. are the only Presses that are displayed in the Press dropdown list. If no Presses are defined here. The Presses selected here. Press the button to display your Outlook ® address book. then all the Presses are displayed in the Press dropdown list. The contact person's e-mail The contact person's mailing address. To add a Press machine to the Selected Presses list: 1. in the main dialog. in the Job Details Area of the main dialog. When you click on this name.

If the Active checkbox was selected. it still appears in the dropdown list of available Presses). click . Select the required contact and press OK. Select the Active checkbox to display the new customer in the Customer Name dropdown list in the DieQuote Generator main window. . Click OK to save the new customers details in the database. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving. Select the required Press from the Selected Presses list. Table Management > Importing Customer Details When adding new customer details. Your Microsoft ® Outlook ® Contacts address book is displayed. 2. The Press is removed from the Selected Presses list (however. 2. you can save time by importing pertinent data from your Microsoft ® Outlook ® application directly into the New Customers dialog. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). 3. From the Customers dialog. Press the Delete button. 3. The New Customers dialog is displayed with the data for various fields taken from your Microsoft ® Outlook ® application.CimatronE 9. The Customers dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the customers that already exist in the system): To import customer details: 1. the new customer is displayed in the Customer Name dropdown list in the DieQuote Generator main window. 4. Open the Customers table (for instructions on how to invoke this function.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪48 1. If you unselect this checkbox the new customer will not be displayed in the list.

Open the Customers table (for instructions on how to invoke this function.CimatronE 9. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the window without saving. see the field descriptions in Adding New Customers. 5. the fields that can be filled automatically are: • • • • • • Customer name Person name Person phone Person E-mail (this hyperlinks to open a new e-mail with the displayed address) Address Outlook contact (this hyperlinks to display the appropriate Microsoft ® Outlook ® contact information) 4. Click OK to save your revisions in the Customers dialog. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Add customer data in the remaining fields as required.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪49 Depending on how you have set up your Microsoft ® Outlook ® application. The Customers dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the customers that already exist in the system): . Table Management > Editing Customers Edit the details of existing customers.

see the field descriptions in Adding New Customers. Display the Edit Customers dialog (for instructions on how to do this.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪50 To edit customer details: 1. Click OK to save your revisions in the Customers dialog. 3. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the window without saving. . Edit the relevant fields. 2. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic).CimatronE 9.

press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Presses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the press types that already exist in the system): To add new presses: .CimatronE 9. Open the Presses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. The Presses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the press types that already exist in the system): To display only the active items. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Open the Presses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪51 Presses Table Management > Presses Manage Press information. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add new presses Edit existing press data Table Management > Adding New Presses Add new Press details. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. select the Hide non-active checkbox.

The press tonnage value. Click OK to save your revisions in the Presses dialog. The New Presses dialog is displayed: 2. The bed size value. Select the Active checkbox to activate the new press and add it to the Press dropdown list in the Job Details area of the DieQuote Generator main window. 3. The shut height value. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving. The cost of press operator per hour. The press cost per hour.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪52 1. 4. The number of strokes per minute that the press performs. Define the Presses parameters: Press type Press Cost/Hour Operator Cost/Hour Strokes/Min Press Tonnage Shut Height Bed Size The type of new press.CimatronE 9. click . . From the Presses dialog.

click . see the field descriptions in Adding New Presses.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪53 Table Management > Editing Presses Edit the details of existing Presses. Click OK to save your revisions in the Presses dialog. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Presses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the press types that already exist in the system): To edit new presses: 1. From the Presses dialog.CimatronE 9. The Edit Presses dialog is displayed: 2. Open the Presses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. . 3. Edit the relevant fields. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.

select the Hide non-active checkbox. Open the Strip Materials table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic).0 DieQuote Generator ⎪54 Strip Materials Table Management > Strip Materials Manage strip material information. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add new strip materials Edit existing strip materials .CimatronE 9. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. The Strip Materials dialog is displayed: To display only the active items.

The New Strip Materials dialog is displayed: . From Strip Materials dialog click . Open the Strip Materials table (for instructions on how to invoke this function.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪55 Table Management > Adding New Strip Materials Add new strip material details. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Strip Materials dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the strip materials that already exist in the system): To add new strip materials: 1.CimatronE 9.

Select the Active checkbox to display the new material in the Material dropdown list in the DieQuote Generator main window. Open the Strip Materials table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving. this can be the material type or code name and so on. The cost of the material per area.CimatronE 9. the new material is displayed in the Material dropdown list in the DieQuote Generator main window. The Strip Materials dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the strip materials that already exist in the system): . The cost of the material per weight. 3. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Define the new material properties.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪56 2. If you unselect this checkbox the new material will not be displayed in the list. The density value for the material. Table Management > Editing Strip Materials Edit the details of existing strip materials. 4. as follows: Material Density Cost per weight Cost per Area A name for the new material. If the Active checkbox was selected. Click OK to save the new material in the database.

This dialog enables you to perform the following: . select the Hide non-active checkbox. 3.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪57 To edit strip materials: 1. Edit the relevant fields. Quote Status Table Management > Status Manage quote status information. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving. The Edit Strip Materials dialog is 2.CimatronE 9. From the Strip Materials dialog. see the field descriptions in Adding New Strip Materials. click displayed: . The Status dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the statuses that already exist in the system): To display only the active items. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. Open the Status table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Click OK to save your revisions in the Strip Materials dialog.

Click OK to save your revisions in the Status dialog.CimatronE 9. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Open the Status table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. In the Status field. 4. enter the new status name. The New Status dialog is displayed: 2.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪58 Add a new quote status Edit an existing quote status Table Management > Adding a New Quote Status Add new quote status details. 3. . click . Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving. Select the Active checkbox to activate the new status and add it to the Status dropdown list in the Job Details area of the DieQuote Generator main window. From the Status dialog. The Status dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the statuses that already exist in the system): To add a new status: 1.

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Table Management > Editing a Status
Edit the details of an existing quote status. Open the Status table (for instructions on how to invoke this function, press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Status dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the statuses that already exist in the system):

To edit a status:

1. From the Status dialog, click

. The Edit Status dialog is displayed:

2. Edit the relevant fields; see the field descriptions in Adding a New Status. 3. Click OK to save your revisions in the Status dialog.
Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.

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Category
Table Management > Category
Manage quote category information. Open the Category table (for instructions on how to invoke this function, press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Category dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the categories that already exist in the system):

To display only the active items, select the Hide non-active checkbox. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add a new category Edit an existing category

Table Management > Adding a New Category
Add new quote category details. Open the Category table (for instructions on how to invoke this function, press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Category dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the categories that already exist in the system):

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To add a new category:

1. From the Category dialog, click

. The New Category dialog is displayed:

2. In the New Category field, enter the name of the new category. 3. Select the Active checkbox to activate the new category and add it to the Category dropdown list in the Job Details area of the DieQuote Generator main window. 4. Click OK to save your revisions in the Category dialog.
Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.

Table Management > Editing a Category
Edit the details of an existing quote category. Open the Category table (for instructions on how to invoke this function, press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Category dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the categories that already exist in the system):

From the Category dialog.CimatronE 9. select the Hide non-active checkbox. 3. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Edit the relevant fields. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add new units Edit existing units . click .0 DieQuote Generator ⎪62 To edit a category: 1. Click OK to save your revisions in the Category dialog. Open the Units table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. The Units dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the units that already exist in the system): To display only the active items. Units Table Management > Units Manage quote units information. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. The Edit Category dialog is displayed: 2. see the field descriptions in Adding a New Category. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.

From the Units dialog. The New Units dialog is displayed: . The Units dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the units that already exist in the system): To add a units: 1. Open the Units table (for instructions on how to invoke this function.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪63 Table Management > Adding New Units Add new quote units details. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic).CimatronE 9. click .

The units used for the cost per area factor. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.CimatronE 9. The units for the material density. Define the properties for the new units: Unit System Name Length Symbol Second Length Length Factor mm Factor Area Symbol Second Area Second Area Factor Weight Symbol Second Weight Second Weight Factor Density Density Factor Default Material Thickness Cost per Weight Cost per Weight Factor Cost per Area Cost per Area Factor Decimal Digits Markup Decimal Digits Currency per Job Decimal Digits Currency per Stroke Decimal Digits Length Decimal Digits Area Decimal Digits Weight The unit name. The units for weight.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪64 2. The units used for the decimal digits currency per stroke. The units for the second weight. The units for area. The ratio of length units to 1mm. Select the Active checkbox to activate the new units in the Job Details area of the DieQuote Generator main window. The units for length factor. Click OK to save your revisions in the Units dialog. The units used for calculating the cost per area. The units used for calculating the cost per weight. The units for the density factor. The units used for the decimal digit weight. The units for the second area. . The units used for the decimal digits currency per job. The units for the second area factor. The units for length. The units for the default material thickness. The units used for the decimal digits length. 4. The units used for large length data. The units used for the decimal digits area. The units used for the cost per weight factor. The units for the second weight factor. The units used for the decimal digits markup. 3.

Open the Units table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. From the Units dialog. Click OK to save your revisions in the Units dialog. see the field descriptions in Adding New Units. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.CimatronE 9. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). . click . The Edit Units dialog is displayed: 2. Edit the relevant fields. 3.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪65 Table Management > Editing Units Edit the details of existing quote units. The Units dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the units that already exist in the system): To edit units: 1.

select the Hide non-active checkbox. This dialog enables you to perform the following: Add new other expenses Edit existing other expenses .0 DieQuote Generator ⎪66 Other Expenses Table Management > Other Expenses Manage other expense information.CimatronE 9. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Open the Other Expenses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. Items can be defined as active by selecting the Active checkbox in the new and edit dialogs. The Other Expenses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the other expenses that already exist in the system): To display only the active items.

Open the Other Expenses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. 3. click displayed: . .CimatronE 9. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving. Define the new units: Type Unit Cost The type of the per part cost. The Other Expenses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the other expenses that already exist in the system): To add a new other expense: 1. From the Other Expenses dialog. 4.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪67 Table Management > Adding a New Other Expense Add new other expense details. Click OK to save your revisions in the Other Expenses dialog. The New Other Expenses dialog is 2. The cost of the action type. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). Select the Active checkbox to activate the other expense and add it to the Type dropdown list in the Other Expenses Tab in the Active Components Expenses Area of the DieQuote Generator main window.

Open the Other Expenses table (for instructions on how to invoke this function. Click OK to save your revisions in the Other Expenses dialog. The Edit Other Expenses dialog is 2. Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your entries and close the dialog without saving.CimatronE 9. . click displayed: .0 DieQuote Generator ⎪68 Table Management > Editing Other Expenses Edit the details of existing other expenses. Edit the relevant fields. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). The Other Expenses dialog is displayed (this dialog lists all the other expenses that already exist in the system): To edit other expenses: 1. From the Other Expenses dialog. 3. see the field descriptions in Adding a New Other Expense.

If required. 3.CimatronE 9. showing the default path name (C:\Die_Quote_Documents). The Select Template File dialog is displayed.click on this link to display the last created report (in the appropriate viewer): . as shown below . this field is blank. as shown in the example below: Output Folder Name Output File Format Type Select the folder in which the report will be saved. to Depending on the chosen file format. The dropdown list displays all the template files in the default folder (C:\Die_Quote_Documents) which to search for a is created during the installation. click different template. Run the Report function (for instructions on how to invoke this function.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪69 Generating Reports The Report Generator dialog enables you to select the template and output file for the generated report (see the example report below). the Browse for Folder dialog is displayed. The Last Report Path displays a hyperlink to the full path name of the last report created. the generated report will be opened in the appropriate viewer. To generate reports: 1. The Report Generator dialog is displayed: 2. enabling you to browse and select your template file. Define report generator parameters. Once a report is created. Before a report is generated. Select the file format of the report from the dropdown list. click search for a different folder. the link is displayed. as shown in the dialog above. press the Access button at the top of this Help topic). 4. as follows: Select Template File (MHT) Select the report template from the dropdown list. Select the Open the Created Report checkbox to open the report (default). If required.

(If the Open the Created Report checkbox is selected the report will be displayed.) Note: You can click Cancel at any time to cancel your revisions and close the Report Generator window.CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪70 5. set when you defined the Output File Name above. An example of part of a report is shown below: . Click OK to generate the report and save it in the selected default folder.

Check that the current configured DieQuote Generator database is up and running. This tool displays the DieQuote Generator Main window.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪71 DieQuote Generator Control Panel DieQuote Generator Control Panel The DieQuote Generator Control Panel enables you to run DieQuote Generator and also other applications. For example: . the following control panel is displayed: If you have a Standalone installation. If you have a Network installation.CimatronE 9. This tool checks the connection to the database and also returns the database version number. The control panel that is displayed depends on your DieQuote Generator installation. The following dialog is displayed (see Database Backup & Restore for a description of the backup/restore procedure): Launch the DieQuote Generator application. This tool is only displayed for Server or Standalone installations only. the following control panel is displayed: Backup or Restore the entire DieQuote Generator database.

the database is upgraded so that it is compatible. The Backup/Restore Database dialog is opened. It is only possible to backup a database that is located locally on the computer. 4. 3.CimatronE 9. . you can backup and restore your DieQuote Generator database as required. This tool is usually run after a DieQuote Generator software upgrade. If not. Invoke the Backup/Restore Database tool. The backup can only be performed on a PC where an SQL server is installed. restore) the backup. the Select Local Server dropdown menu is enabled. Press the Test Connection button. Press the Refresh button. This list displays the local servers that exist on your computer. Database Backup & Restore To protect your data. Select the Use Windows Authentication option. Backup a Database To backup a database: 1. 2. This tool checks if the current database is compatible with the current DieQuote Generator installation.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪72 Upgrade the DieQuote Generator database after a software upgrade. After the processing is completed. 5. Select the local server to be used to save (and later.

bak. Press the Create Backup button and browse to the folder to where the backup file is to be saved.CimatronE 9. Press the Restore Backup button. .bak. The backup operation is performed and a confirmation message is displayed. The backup file name prefix consists of the database name and the current date and time. 8. therefore it may differ from one computer to another. Restore a Database To restore a database: 1. select the database you wish to backup. After the processing is completed.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪73 6. Note that spaces cannot be included in the database name. The first 5 steps are identical to the backup procedure. select the name of the database you wish to restore. the suffix is . 7. The date is added based on the 'Local' date and time format defined for your computer. from the dropdown list in the Backup / Restore Database area of the dialog. Press OK. For example: DieQuoting_03_Apr_2009_16_42_58. The restore operation is performed and a confirmation message is displayed. 2. 3. The backup file is created – this is the backup of the database. from the dropdown list. Browse to the folder from where the backup file is to be restored and select the appropriate file. either type in a new database name (as shown below) or. 4. In the Backup / Restore Database area of the dialog.

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The parts and sub-assemblies exist in files separate from the assembly. The operations can be managed directly from the tree. are X. The cross section of the bend inward from the neutral plane is in compression. the Features Tree. ASCII: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Exchange) a data transmission code that has been established as an American Standard by the American Standards Association. Assembly: A file composed of various components (parts and other assemblies (sub-assemblies))which have been positioned relative to each other. See Parting Surface. Axis: A straight line (or direction) that can be used to create model geometry. Bending Line: Lies on (or is parallel to) the Natural Plane and defines the bending plane (the body is split in that plane). It is the creation of a formed feature by angular displacement of a sheet metal workpiece.Y and Z. The three principal linear axes. etc. See CimatronE Assembly. Metal flow takes place within the plastic range of the metal. occuring at 90 degree angles from each other. API: Application Program Interface. The Bending Axis lies on this plane (depending on the bending radius and side). two trees are displayed. usually flat sheet or strip metal. The straining of material. See Drafting Standards. See CimatronE MoldDesign. Active Faces (MoldDesign): The parts of the mold that touch the plastic during the injection process.). Active Session: See Session. Bending Portion (or Region): The part of the object that is being deformed (the body is split on both sides of this region). shows the assembly operations and features. Active Surface: Active surfaces are surfaces which form the molded part. B Bending: A term typically applied to a metal forming process.CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪75 Glossary A ACIS: ACIS is an object-oriented 3D geometric modeling engine from Spatial Technology Inc®. Active Part (Assembly): The Part that is currently activated for editing. the Assembly Tree. The lower tree. or along which the relative movements of a tool or workpiece occur. so that the bent part retains a permanent set after removal of the applied stress. . shows the components and constraints. See CimatronE API. cavity. Active Parts (MoldDesign): The mold component. the rest of the bend is in tension. by moving it around a straight axis lying in the neutral plane. the negative of the Work Part (core. The upper tree. This tree shows a list of features and operations that were created in the assembly environment. Assembly Tree: Within the Assembly environment. ANSI: ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is used as a drafting standard.

where one or more of its parameters differ from those defined in the catalog. Catalog Terms .Catalog Part: A catalog part is a single part file which could contain several objects. A BOM is also used to list all the data regarding the components (sub-assemblies. Other entities could also have names attached to them. The use of computers to assist and develop phases of design. See NC.Catalog Table: The Catalog Table is displayed within the CimatronE Explorer when a catalog part is selected in the File Control pane of the CimatronE Explorer or when various Add. See G-Code.Non-Standard Catalog Part: A non-standard catalog part is a part that has been created from the catalog. CAM: CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing). a geometrical solution such as the CimatronE . you can either use FEM or. Catalog Terms . These dimensions could be primary or secondary dimensions. Boundary: The topological limit of an entity. This object describes the hole which should be created in other parts which collide with the part.Free Part: A regular CimatronE file which is no longer connected to the catalog. See Electrode. Carrier (strip) (Die): The area of a stock strip that ties the parts together and carries them through a progressive die until the final operation. parts. Blisks: Bladed disks.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪76 Bill of Materials (BOM): A table that is used to keep a record of the parts in the drafting sheet. Catalog Terms . Canned Cycle: A sequence of events initiated by a single G-Code command. To get a blank. Blank (Die): A flat pattern (unfold) representation of a 3D model (with constant thickness) in a 2D shape (before deformation). C CAD: CAD (Computer Aided Design).Catalog Feature: This holds all the features that are used to create a catalog part. Catalog Terms .Un-Fold tool). Get and Edit operations are invoked which require interaction with the catalog table.CimatronE 9. Binder: The force applied to the perimeter of a sheet during a deep drawing operation to suppress wrinkling and control metal flow. or blisks. . The catalog table displays the catalog records (dimensions) for the selected catalog part. One of these objects may be defined as a cutting object using the attach names tool. The part could also have some of its dimensions defined as catalog dimensions using the attach names tool. in simple cases. from a bent shape. are one-pieced parts for compressors. Catalog Terms . Such a part uses the catalog as a simple library. Burning Area: A group of faces that are machined by Electro Erosion.Dumb File: This is a file which has no catalog dimensions. Catalog: See CimatronE Catalog. Or a piece of sheet metal stock from which a product is made. Blank (Electrode): A piece of material stock from which the electrode is made. The use of computers to assist in manufacturing (controlling the manufacturing processes). and raw material) that make up a parent assembly. BOM: See Bill of Materials. Catalog Terms .

Cavity: A concave feature in a mold into which an opposing core enters when the mold is closed. See Cimatron DieQuote Generator. such as. These groups include the following areas: Main Menu. showing a large number of statistical data related to the job. CimatronE Catalog: CimatronE provides a variety of standard catalog parts. where all of its parameters are the same as those defined in the catalog. Components are positioned by using constraints.. as well as images captured inside CimatronE. The space inside the mold. It provides automated tools to calculate the cost of a job (with or without a first series). Pro/Engineer and Solidworks. DieQuote Generator is database-based. CimatronE Assembly: Using CimatronE's Assembly application. Checkbox: A control that you click to turn an option on or off. The system also offers powerful tools for the creation of new catalog parts allowing you to create your own parts to suit your organization standards. Settings. The cavity forms the outer surfaces of the molded part. . required punches and more. CimatronE ®: CimatronE® is the most comprehensive. The DieQuote Generator is available either as a standalone package or integrated with CimatronE. Strip Sizes. Blank Area.dll) user-programmable applications. their sizes can be modified to fit another size from the catalog table of the part. such as faces. and the price of that job. The system includes native read/write capability for popular proprietary formats like CATIA. it incorporates a report generator to produce the final quote. The application is integrated with CimatronE DieDesign. UG. See CimatronE DieDesign. with the ability to incorporate data. CimatronE offers a customizable data import utility . directly generating native CimatronE geometry. *. A check mark in the checkbox indicates that the option is turned on. presses and quotes. Cimatron DieQuote Generator: Cimatron’s DieQuote Generator is an application (external to CimatronE) to help die makers with the quoting process. CimatronE API: The CimatronE API (Application Program Interface) shows the capabilities of CimatronE and enables you to write external (out-of-process. Molds can contain a single cavity or multiple cavities to produce more than one part at the same time. to each other. These parts can be put into assemblies. enabling you to keep and manage lists of customers.CimatronE 9. Built from the ground up to support data import.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪77 Catalog Terms . vertices and UCSs. Utilities. Licensing. by using information created in CimatronE DieDesign together with the knowledge of the die maker. See Mold. is where the inserted material solidifies and forms the part. between the cavity and core. which relate the entities of the components. integrated CAD/CAM solution for toolmakers. and novice users to rely on quality default settings. *. materials. NC and DieQuote Generator. CimatronE Data Interface: CimatronE includes top quality data translators that support all standard formats.allowing advanced users to define parameters best suited to their unique needs. The system offers simple and powerful tools for the editing of these catalog parts. or you can use non-standard sizes. Finally.Standard Catalog Part: A standard catalog part is a part that has been created from the catalog.exe) and internal (in-process. CimatronE Control Panel: The CimatronE Control Panel allows direct access to various programs/utilities. CimatronE is the flagship product of Cimatron Ltd. edges. you can create a component (an assembly) consisting of a set of other components (sub-assemblies).

CimatronE ShoeExpress®: CimatronE ShoeExpress is a set of dynamic process orientated tools. Each drawing can contain an unlimited number of sheets. CimatronE MoldDesign®: Cimatron’s MoldDesign application is a set of tools. management. view attributes. CimatronE SDK: The CimatronE Software Development Kit (SDK). drafting symbols and annotations can be added to sheets. over and beyond CimatronE’s basic CAD/CAM toolmaking solution. See CimatronE API and CimESuite API. CimatronE Sketcher: The Sketcher is the graphic environment used by CimatronE to create 2D parametric geometry. The display and operation of the CimatronE Explorer is very much like that of Microsoft® Windows® Explorer. CimatronE QuickSplit: The operation involving the generation of the parting surface on the core and cavity.5 axis to continuous 5 axis. etc. . you can automate the electrode design process. documentation and the manufacture of surface geometry. CimatronE Work Environment: CimatronE has the following work environments: Part.CimatronE 9. Use the Electrode application for burning faces selection. fully integrated into CimatronE’s powerful CAD/CAM package. frame. In addition to 2D geometry (created using the Sketcher). CimatronE Micro Milling: Cimatron has leveraged over 2 decades of tooling expertise. over and beyond CimatronE’s basic CAD/CAM toolmaking solution. This includes the CimatronE API and the CimESuite API. The specific CNC machine tool commands are called G-Code programs. from 2. CimatronE GPP/GPP2: GPP (General Post Processor)and the newer GPP2 are programs that translate CimatronE NC data to specific CNC machine tool commands. CimatronE ReEnge® Advanced: CimatronE ReEnge Advanced provides tools for the creation. CimatronE Electrodes: Using CimatronE's Electrode application. to introduce a first-of-its-kind Micro Milling application that scales jobs to the micro environment. CimatronE NC: CimatronE NC (Numerical Control) is a complete solution for NC.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪78 CimatronE DieDesign®: Cimatron’s DieDesign application is a set of tools. Cimatron has added additional features to the Explorer-like interface to enhance its management capabilities. and the know-how of best-of-breed NC applications. It combines the power of CimatronE NC with enhanced automation capabilities to deliver true shop floor NC simplicity. Drafting and NC. specifically tailored for the footwear industry. manipulation and editing of point clouds. that is optimized especially for making molds.). from micro milling to large bumpers. each sheet with its specific characteristics (drafting standard. See CimatronE NC and G-Code. part or assembly. Assembly. CimatronE Explorer: The CimatronE Explorer provides a simple and effective method to navigate your file system. CimatronE Drafting: Using the CimatronE Drafting application you can create drawing sheets including 2D views of CimatronE models. NURBS curves/surfaces and STL data all within CimatronE. that is optimized especially for making dies. CimatronE NC-Lite®: CimatronE NC-Lite is a highly automated NC solution for 3-axis milling. electrode design.

all the associated files (including folder structure) are extracted. The face can be a cylinder or a cone. Deep drawing is characterized by the production of a parallel-wall cup from a flat blank of sheet metal. Coordinate Systems: See User Coordinate Systems. See CimatronE API and CimatronE SDK. and refers specifically to a computer "controller" that reads G-Code instructions and drives the machine tool (a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate metal components by the selective removal of metal). such as coincident. When unpacked. The blank diameter is reduced. or a more complex shape. CTF: CTF (Cimatron Transfer File) is a Zip-like format containing compressed files. Once positioned in the drafting sheet. the amount of material in the flange decreases. There are three default datum planes XY. Cone Face: A face that can define a single axis. It contains ready-made functions for various CimatronE applications. The core forms the inner surfaces of the molded part. .See G-Code. These references assist you in various aspects of your work. The blank may be circular. and so on. perpendicular. Associated CimatronE files (e. Deep drawing is also called cup drawing or radial draw forming. No deformation occurs under the bottom of the punch-the area of the blank that was originally within the die opening. Deformation is restricted to the flange areas of the blank. Cooling Item: A catalog part with the category "Cooling Item".CimatronE 9. D D-View: A D-View is an M-View (meaning. XZ and YZ. bores and o-ring grooves). it can be manipulated exactly like a regular view.g. baffles. Deep drawing (Die): The fabrication process of flat rolled steel to make drawn parts. As the punch forms the cup. between the cavity and core. The blank is drawn into the die cavity by the action of a punch. in an Assembly) can be packed into one CTF compressed file. whether they are reference planes. is where the inserted material solidifies and forms the part. between parts in an assembly. CNC Machine Tool: The abbreviation CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. The sketch is then aligned with the plane and the sketch geometry is created on the plane. Data Interface: See CimatronE Data Interface. Core: A convex feature in a mold that will enter an opposing cavity when the mold is closed. Connection: A geometric relationship. when a sketch is created. Component: A component is any part or sub-assembly within an assembly. See Mold. you are prompted to select a reference plane. The part is mechanically formed through or in a die. Cooling Circuit: A sequence of cooling channels that creates "one water body" (including a pocket of nipples. reference axes (see Axis) or reference UCSs (see UCS). rectangular. Datums: Datums are used to establish references. a user-defined view in the Part and Assembly environments) that is opened in the Drafting environment. data and folder path. For example. Cooling Object: A cylindrical body that creates the cooling channels. The space inside the mold. the blank contracts circumferentially as it is drawn radially inward.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪79 CimESuite API: CimESuite is part of the CimatronE SDK and is a user-friendly collection of wrapper methods for the CimatronE API. tangent.

Common electrode materials used in ram EDM are graphite. The dropdown menus that are displayed and their contents vary depending on the CimatronE application you are running (the application defines your current CimatronE work environment). a scrollbar is attached to the list. DieQuote Generator: See Cimatron DieQuote Generator. Draft: The degree of taper or angle of a face.Dumb File. See the appropriate standard. In wire EDM. Its form. or shape. If the dropdown list is too long to display all options at once. Dropdown Menu: A dropdown menu appears beneath a menu bar option when that option is selected. sometimes coated with other metals to enhance its performance. DWG: DWG (Drawing file) is a native binary data format developed by Autodesk. usually applied to molds or castings. . It must be made from an electrically conductive material.CimatronE 9.tungsten. See DWG. ISO and JIS. clicking anywhere within the element will display the dropdown list). ELT: ELT is the native file format for CimatronE. See DXF. Dropdown List: A dropdown list is a GUI element with a dropdown arrow that you click to display an associated list of choices (in some cases. copper. double-click: Press and release the left mouse button twice in rapid succession. Dropdown lists appear within dialogs and parameter tables (NC) where a list of possible parameter values are displayed. Some dropdown menu items display an additional (nested) menu. Drafting: See CimatronE Drafting. Drafting Standards: CimatronE supports the following Drafting Standards: ANSI. to store AutoCAD® drawing data. See CimatronE Work Environment. E Edge: A single outside boundary of a geometry. Dies: See Stamping Dies. When you select an option from the list. The current selection appears in an editable or noneditable text field next to the dropdown arrow. Electrode: The "cutting" tool used to remove workpiece material in the EDM process. brass wire is most common. Line Dies. shallow indentation into sheet metal. called a flyout. EDM: EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) is a metal removal process using a series of electric sparks (on an electrode) to erode material from a workpiece. Inc. that option replaces the current selection. is a mirror image of the form or shape desired in the workpiece. copper-graphite and copper. DieDesign®: See CimatronE DieDesign.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪80 Die (Matrix): The female part of a die. Dumb File: See Catalog Terms . that enables digital exchange of information between AutoCAD® and other CAD/CAM systems. See CimatronE Electrodes. Transfer Dies and Progressive Dies. DXF: DXF (Drawing Interchange Format file) is an ASCII or binary neutral data format developed by Autodesk. Dimple (Die): The stretching of a relatively small. Dropdown lists also appear in toolbars. Inc.

GUI: A graphical user interface (GUI . FormCS: A UCS (User Coordinate System) which is used for placing parts in the Forming shape environment. Guides: The toolbars that guide you through a process (the buttons in the Guides are displayed in the order of execution). such as rapid move. Flyout: A flyout is a menu or toolbar nested under a single button on another menu or toolbar. F Features Tree: The Features Tree is a list of all the features in your CimatronE file which also shows you how these features were created. measured from FormCS to FormCS along the X direction.a G-Code on one machine may have a different function on another machine.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪81 Exploded View: CimatronE enables users to create exploded views from all assembly type models. See CimatronE GPP/GPP2 and CimatronE NC. these are the Electrode Guide. a standard UCS which contains the attribute of a FormCS. H Handle: A vertical bar appearing on the left side of the menu bar and toolbars. These parts may be added to the strip assembly. enabling the users to learn the assembly procedure of molds. See UCS. etc. and generally is a code telling the machine tool what type of action to perform. marketing and documentation purposes. GPP/GPP2: See CimatronE GPP/GPP2.. The NC Guide appears on the left of the display. Most of the guides appear on the right side of the display. Parting and Assembly) can be used to identify entities in the display area. Also.Free Part. G G-Code: A G-Code program is the result of a translation of CAM data (by using a Post Processor) into specific CNC machine tool commands. QuickDrill Guide and MoldDesign Guide. Free Part: See Catalog Terms . Forming Shapes (Die): The parts (shapes) with the intermediate geometry of the forming stations.pronounced "gooey") is a way of interacting with a computer to make the program easier to use. using N100 G0 X10. called a flyout. Forming Step (Die): The distance between two forming shape parts-measured from FormCS to FormCS along the X direction. G-Codes are machine specific . You can use this handle to move the menu bar and toolbars to a different location in the window.00 Y5. Y=5. FEM: FEM (Finite Element Modeling) consists of a computer model of a material or design that is stressed and analyzed for specific results. Exploded Views are used for demonstration. Parting Guide. For example.CimatronE 9.00 in your code causes the spindle to rapid travel from wherever it is currently to coordinates X=10. . G-Code is also the name of any word in a CNC program that begins with the letter G and is followed by a numeric value. Some guide toolbar buttons display an additional (nested) toolbar. Forming Step: The distance between two forming shape parts. All the CimatronE trees (Features.

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Healing: The action of filling a gap that may exist between two adjacent surfaces.

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IGES: IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) is a neutral data format that enables the digital exchange of information between CAD/CAM systems. Impeller: An impeller is a rotor inside a tube or conduit to increase the pressure and flow of a fluid. Insert (MoldDesign): A segment of the Active Parts (MoldDesign) that is manufactured as an independent part. Interference: A situation in Assembly where two or more parts penetrate each other. ISO: ISO (International Standards Organization) is used as a drafting standard. See Drafting Standards.

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Jig: A fixture used in machining operations. JIS: JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) is used as a drafting standard. See Drafting Standards. Job: The files that are in use by a specific user.

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Layout Part: A Layout part is a pattern of coordinate systems used to place the work parts within the mold. A layout part can be selected to meet the requirements for either a single or multiple cavity design. left-click: Press and release the left mouse button once (to select a menu function/option or parameter or to pick a geometrical entity). Line Dies: Line dies are tools that typically are hand or robotically loaded. Often each station that forms or cuts the sheet metal represents a single operation die.

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M-View: An M-View (Modeling View) is a user-defined view of entities which includes a profile of display parameters, section parameters, drafting parameters, etc.. Visibility, orientation as well as section-lines can be defined for each view. These views can also be used later in the Drafting environment as D-Views (Drafting Views). Main Menu: See Menu Bar. Menu Bar: A menu (File, Edit, etc..) arranged horizontally across the top of the display just below the CimatronE Title bar. The menu that is displayed varies depending on the CimatronE application you are running (the application defines your current CimatronE work environment). Each menu option is generally associated with another dropdown menu that appears when you make a selection. See CimatronE Work Environment.

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MHT: An MHT file is a kind of HTML file where all images and linked files are saved, along with the HTML code, into a single file. Micro Milling: An NC application for milling micro-components. See CimatronE Micro Milling. Mold: A mold consists of at least two parts, the cavity and core. When the mold is closed, the space inside the mold, between the cavity and core, is where the inserted material solidifies and forms the part. Mold Base: The assembly of all the parts that function collectively in the molding process (flat plates, dowel pins, bushings and other components) except the mold (cavity and core). Mold Project: The Mold Project is a work environment methodology that provides a flexible environment, enabling the creation of active parts and mold components for complex molds. This methodology uses the concept of concurrent engineering to achieve faster time-to-market capability. The unique Mold Project methodology enables parting to be done in the Assembly environment, and allows easy switching between the MoldDesign and Parting environments, and vice versa. MoldDesign®: See CimatronE MoldDesign. Multi-Lumps: A body is a collection of lumps, where the term lump is used to represent a volume. Multi-Lump bodies are composed of several distinct and separated solid parts that do not intersect.

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Natural Plane: The planes which all cross lines (normal to the bending line) on the model that lay on this plane will remain with the initial length after the bending. NC: Numerical Control. The method of controlling a machine or process by using command instructions in coded numerical format. See CimatronE NC. NC-Lite®: See CimatronE NC-Lite. Nesting: Grouping of identical or different parts in multiples within a workpiece to conserve material. Non-Manifold Geometry: Non-Manifold Geometry = (also known as Zero-Thickness Geometry) exists when edges or vertices in a solid model do not properly connect with adjacent geometry. Every edge of a solid body must have exactly two adjacent faces. Non-Standard Catalog Part: See Catalog Terms - Non-Standard Catalog Part.

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Parametric Relation: See Reference Dimension. Parent/Child Relationships: Features or objects that are dependent on other objects are called children. Objects that have dependent children are called parents. These relationships within a part's history are referred to as parent/child relationships. Parting: The mold parting process and the definition of the parting lines and surfaces.

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Parting Face/Surface: The face/surface marking the separation between core and cavity. Parting Line: The outer boundary of the molded part where no undercut is found. Parting Surface: Parting surfaces are surfaces which are used to separate the core and cavity (and also the slider, if it exists). Parting surfaces do not form the molded part. See Active Surface. Parting Tree: The Parting Tree displays the structure of the parting process and is the main tool that manages and controls the parting process. The Parting Tree tab is displayed when a Layout Part is added in the Mold Project application. PDES: PDES (Product Data Exchange using STEP). See STEP. PDF: PDF (Portable Document Format) is the file format created by Adobe Systems®. It is a format used for representing files independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system. Adobe® Reader® is required to view the PDFs and can be downloaded from Adobe's website. PFM: PFM is the native file format for Cimatron IT, the predecessor of CimatronE. Planar Face: A flat surface that can be located anywhere in 3D space. PMI: PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) is used to convey information on the design of a product’s components for manufacturing. PolyLine: A sequence of points joined together as one entity. Popup Menu: In the CimatronE applications, right-click in the graphics area to display the popup menu. This popup menu is context-sensitive; the options that appear depend on the current situation. Post Processor: See CimatronE GPP/GPP2. Procedure (NC): An NC Procedure is a set of cutter movements that conform to a specific technology. One or several Procedures can comprise a toolpath. Process Manager (NC): The NC Process Manager contains a collapsible tree listing detailed information of all toolpaths and their procedures. Progress Bar: The Progress Bar is a visual indicator that uses a rectangular bar to show the passage of time. The bar gradually fills from left to right and indicates that one or more time-consuming operations are in progress and shows you what proportion of the operation has been completed. Progression (Die step): The precise linear travel of the stock strip at each press stroke and is equal to the inter-station distance. Also called pitch, advance, or feed. Progressive Dies: A progressive die combines a number of forming and stamping functions such as blanking, forming, flange forming, punching and trimming into a single die. Steel or aluminum is fed into the die, typically from a coil of material. Each time the die cycles a stamping operations is made on the material and the material is automatically advanced to the next position. Each station within the progressive die serves to progressively form the final part. Finally, the completed part is ejected from the end of the progressive die once all the operations have been completed. Progressive dies are ideal for economically mass producing small formed metal parts. Prompt: A test message at the bottom left of the screen, prompting you to perform a certain task. Punch: The male part of a die (as distinguished from the female part, which is called the die). The punch is usually the upper member of the complete die assembly and is mounted on the slide or

Reference Dimension: A dimension. the sketch modified. radio buttons are mutually exclusive-choosing one radio button turns off all other radio buttons in the group.). embossing and the like. whose ID is part of an expression for another dimension (in the Edit Parameters dialog) . which is mounted on the plunger (inner slide) and does the drawing. Sketcher: See CimatronE Sketcher. Set: Sets are used to create groups of specific geometric entities. SDK: Software Development Kit. a connection edited. coining.CimatronE 9. S SAT: SAT is an ACIS part save file. R Radio Button: A button that you click to set an option. Unlike checkboxes.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪85 in a die set for alignment (except in the inverted die). . Server: A folder in the network that is used as a storage for the project files. Each scroll bar contains a slider and scroll arrows. See CimatronE SDK. It is also the act of piercing or punching a hole (punching). See Reference Dimension. Session: The CimatronE session in the active window. the punch is the inner portion of the upper die. A reference dimension creates a Parametric Relation between dimensions. right-click: Press and release the right mouse button once (to display a popup menu). etc. Scroll bar: A bar that appears at the bottom and/or side of a window whose contents are not entirely visible. Q QuickSplit: See CimatronE QuickSplit. blanking. the active window is the current CimatronE session. resulting in highlighting entities. is called a Reference Dimension. ReEnge® Advanced: See CimatronE ReEnge Advanced. ShoeExpress®: See CimatronE ShoeExpress. See Rerouted Relation. Response Time: The selector response time to mouse movements. See ACIS. Refresh Rate: This is the rate of frame draw of a certain model on a certain hardware system. Sheet Standard: See Drafting Standards. allowing the filling of the mold by the plastic. Runner: The channel between a sprue bushing and a molded part. In double-action draw dies. When you run CimatronE in multiple windows. The refresh rate is expressed in FPS (Frames Per Second). Rerouted Relation: Parametric Relations can become rerouted if one or more of the reference dimensions participating in an expression (in the Edit Parameters dialog) are no longer valid (the feature was deleted. The punch is the movable part that forces the metal into the die in equipment for sheet drawing.

Forming metals using pressure into the surface of a metal. Strippers are also used to guide small precision punches in closetolerance dies. Spring back (Die): Partial rebounding of formed material caused by its elasticity. Smoothing: The action of correcting the edge geometry. T Template: CimatronE uses various types of templates to speed up the work process and automate different operations. You can use it to save time by creating the entire geometry of an electrode (once the electrode burning faces were defined) automatically. NC and Sheet Templates. STEP is an ASCII neutral data format. The following types of template are available: File. Stamping: A term used to refer to various press forming operations in coining. M-Views. You can use it to save time and standardize the process by creating procedures or entire toolpaths automatically. Sub-assembly: An assembly contained within another assembly. usually strip or sheet. Slider: A control that enables you to set a value in a range . to guide scrap away from dies. embossing. See Assembly. Strip (Die): The metal band that is used as Raw material for the press. various settings and default parameters for many of the functions. Template: Electrode. STL: STL (Stereo-lithography tessellation language) refers to the representation of 3D forms as boundary representation solid models constructed entirely of triangular facets. function prompts and other information. . Within the USA it is also known as PDES (Product Data Exchange using STEP). Stamping Dies: Stamping dies are a special. See Template: File. Status bar: The area arranged horizontally across the bottom of the main window that displays the name of the selected menu item (function name). The STL format was developed for use in rapid prototyping machines including Stereolithography apparatus (SLA).CimatronE 9. This includes Sets. sheet metal stock from the punching members during the punching process. You can use it to save time by customizing File Templates so that new files open up with the defaults that are good for you. or model. Stamping is a cold-forming operation. Stripper: A plate designed to remove. Electrode. Template: File: A File Template holds the basic data required to open a new file. Standard Catalog Part: See Catalog Terms .Standard Catalog Part. one-of-a-kind precision tool that cut and form sheet metal into a desired shape or profile. blanking. or even prepare different templates for different types of jobs. the display quality options for the currently open file. and to assist in the cutting action. which means that no heat is introduced into the die or the sheet material intentionally. and pressing. Template: NC and Template: Sheet. or strip. STEP: STEP (Standard for Exchange of Product model data) is an international effort to standardize the exchange of product design and manufacturing data. Template: NC: An NC (Numerical Control) Template holds NC procedures and their parameters which are used for the creation of toolpaths. Strippers are made in two types: fixed and movable.for example. Template: Electrode: An Electrode Template holds the electrode features and some of the parameters used to design an electrode.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪86 Skin: A thin reproduction of the outside surface of a part detail.

however. tables and text. the piece parts are transferred by special traveling rails mounted within the press boundaries. Toolpath (NC): A toolpath is a sequence of one or more machining procedures.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪87 Template: Sheet: A Sheet Template is used to create a drawing with predefined views. U UCS: A UCS (User Coordinate System) is used for orientation. views. very deepdrawn parts. Some toolbar buttons display an additional (nested) toolbar. Undercut: Cut away material from the underside of an object so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief. Twist: The rotation of two opposing edges of material in opposite directions. Some toolbars also appear on the left (NC) or right (see Guides) of the display. and many other operations. See CimatronE Work Environment. . called a flyout. Title Bar: The strip at the top of a window that contains its title and window controls. Transform Portion: The portion of the bending option which will not be deformed (stretched or compressed).CimatronE 9. CimatronE also enables you to define your own UCSs and provides complete control over these UCSs using the UCS Manager. attach components in an Assembly operation. text and tables of your liking. Unlike with conventional line dies. Every CimatronE file contains a default UCS. The CAD/CAM Committee of the VDA was founded in 1982. A series of toolbars are located at the top of the display. Transfer systems are popular for manufacturing axial-symmetrical (round). but other components (such as text fields and dropdown lists) also appear in CimatronE toolbars. V VDA: VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) is the German Quality Management System for the automotive industry. Transfer systems can perform numerous motions. The distance between each die is referred to as the pitch. the two basic types are two-axis and threeaxis. to define direction. under the dropdown menus. Transfer Dies: Transfer dies are special line dies that are timed together and properly spaced an even distance apart in a single press. performed in a given set of milling axes. Toolbar: A collection of frequently used commands or options. Toolbars usually contain buttons. However. a toolbar provides quick access to the most commonly used tools in CimatronE. Tree Pane: The CimatronE Tree Pane contains a wealth of information on the currently open file. frame. The toolbars that are displayed vary depending on the CimatronE application you are running (the application defines your current CimatronE work environment). You can use it to save time by customizing Sheet Templates so that new drawings open up with the frame. This information is contained in tabs which are displayed according to the type of file currently open. or the distance the part must travel between stations. The CimatronE title bar contains the CimatronE version number and the name of the open file. Tooltip: A short text string that appears on screen to describe a specific GUI element under the mouse pointer.

Z Zero-Thickness Geometry: See Non-Manifold Geometry. W Work Part: The plastic part that the mold will produce. VRML is also intended to be a universal interchange format for integrated 3D graphics and multimedia. VRML is designed to be used on the Internet. intranets. and local client systems. .CimatronE 9.0 DieQuote Generator ⎪88 VRML: VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) is a file format for describing interactive 3D objects and worlds.

...................................................DieQuote Generator...................... 65 G Generating DieQuote Reports....... 22 Strip Raw Material Tab..................................................................................................DieQuote Generator 28 Adding Statuses....................... 31 Setting the Project & Picture Setup Area28 Creating and Editing a Quote...............0 DieQuote Generator ⎪89 Index A Active Components Expenses Area Other Expenses Tab .............................. 72 Defining Active Component Expenses DieQuote Generator ..... 61 Editing an Other Expense .... 72 Display ..................................CimatronE 9................................................................................................................. 25 Database Backup & Restore ................................................................... 67 Adding New Customers ...................DieQuote Generator.............................. 48 J Job Details............. 45 D Database Backup & Restore ............ 2 Reports ........................................................................ 25 Customers ............... 58 Adding Strip Materials................................................................................................................................ 69 I Importing Customer details............................... 42 Adding Quote Images .......................... 30 Defining Job Details... 66 ............................................ 33 E Editing a Category .......... 55 C Category .. 5 L Loading Existing Quotes.. 71 Creating and Editing a Quote Defining Active Component Expenses ................................................................... 1 DieQuote Generator Manager.......................... 26 Defining Stroke & Job Totals ..... 53 Editing Punches and Expenses................... 56 Editing Units .......... 18 Adding a Category .......... 39 Working in DieQuote Generator................. 23 Tool Expenses Tab................................ 26 Defining Stroke and Job Totals...... 1 Control Panel......................................................... 32 O Other Expenses Adding..................................................... 49 Editing Presses ................................................................................DieQuote Generator....................... 60 Control Panel ............... 43 Editing Statuses..... 30 Defining Job Details ....................................................... 45 Adding New Presses .................... 60 Adding a New Other Expense....................................................................DieQuote Generator........... 67 Editing............... 25 DieQuote Generator ........................... 59 Editing Strip Materials.... 68 Editing Customer details...... 69 System Auto Numbering........................................................................ 31 DieQuote Generator Basics ........ 20 Active Components Expenses Area.................................. 51 Adding Punches and Expenses ........................................ 71 Creating and Editing a Quote ...... 68 Other Expenses ......................DieQuote Generator............

..................................................................... 57 Strip Materials...... 24 U Units............................. 41 R Reports ....................................................................... 62 W Working in DieQuote Generator..... 20 Total Costs Area ............................0 DieQuote Generator ⎪90 Other Expenses Tab ..... 25 .. 28 Status............................. 69 S Setting the Project & Picture Setup Area DieQuote Generator ...................................................................................... 51 Punches and Expenses ............................................................ 22 P Picture Display Area ....CimatronE 9.........DieQuote Generator ............................................................. 54 Strip Raw Material Tab............. 41 Q Quote Data Management ........... 23 T Tool Expenses Tab................................. 11 Presses.......................................................

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