Release Notes

Visual Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Product Visual Production Scheduler
Version 1.4
Build 1.4.0.0
Date 27 November 2019

 

List of enhancements

  • In the “Setup” dialog:
    • new option that lets you determine whether the “Data Filter” dialog comes up on starting the VPS or not. If not, the last selected filter will be activated.
    • Specify whether to activate the last selected view filter at the start.
    • Determine whether to show links between production order lines or not.
  • Schedule predecessors/successors: Click the according new context menu items if moving an operation shall also affect its linked preceeding and/or succeeding operations to the effect that they are moved accordingly (if you have ticked the according option in the “Setup” dialog, also across production order lines).
  • The new context menu item “Restore to initial values” allows you to restore the original values of the selected operation in case you have not yet saved your modifications.
  • A new date line in both views now indicates the time when your plan was last updated.
  • Capacity calculation by day, week or month via a new item in the menu ribbon: The capacity curve will aggregate the occupancy on the selected period.
  • If an operation of a released production order with purchase order gets moved, a warning message occurs letting you decide whether to move it or not.
  • An operation with setup and runtime = 0 gets visualized in the capacity view by a vertical line, because no capacity is used.
  • Optimized loading of calendar entries.

List of fixed bugs

  • Bugfix regarding identification of objects between visualization and the Dynamics Business Central database.

 

Product Visual Production Scheduler
Version 1.3
Build 1.3.0.0
Date 9  October 2019

 

List of enhancements

  • New option “Show partial Prod. Order Lines” in the “General” area of the “Setup” dialog: Up to now, the standard procedure in the VPS was to visualize a PO line partially when, by setting filters, a single operation of a PO line was filtered out. Now the standard is to only visualize complete PO lines. By ticking/unticking the new option you can switch between the two behaviors.
  • New view filter, to be reached via the “Actions” menu.
  • When starting the VPS a dialog pops up where you can edit, create and apply data filters. After having started the VPS, the settings of the currently active filter can be edited in the “Setup - Edit Data Filter” dialog.
  • Multiple data and view filters can be created, named, and stored.
  • When clicking an operation in the Capacity View, a due date line in the color of the operation’s status appears.
  • A new context menu allows to show the currently marked operation in the respective other view.
  • Saving the views: For each view, the VPS memorizes which groups were expanded and which collapsed as well as the vertical scroll position. If the user switches between views or reloads data, he will always return to the same position as before

List of fixed bugs

  • Incorrect processing of ProdOrderCapNeed entries with end time 12:00 AM.
  • Family orders are now correctly processed and displayed.
  • When opening the VPS Setup page by Business Central search, the settings of the current user and not longer of the standard user are shown.

 

Product Visual Production Scheduler
Version 1.2
Build 1.2.0.0
Date 30 August 2019

 

List of enhancements

  • In the Capacity View, the setup time can be visualized with the help of a new context menu.
  • Non-working periods can be shown or hidden. For this, a new item has been added to the “Actions” menu.
  • A data filter was added that applies already at the data interface to reduce the amount of loaded data. All filter setting options can be found in the new “Edit Data Filter” dialog that can be opened from the “Setup” dialog. You can filter by
    • Work Center Group
    • Work Center
    • Machine Center
    • Production Order
  • Some improvements in the “Setup” dialog.
  • Menu item “NETRONIC Promoted” renamed to “NETRONIC VPS”.

List of fixed bugs

  • When the option “Autoschedule Predecessors” and/or “successors” was acitvated in the “Setup” dialog and an operation was moved interactively, the message warning against moving operations already having started did only appear for the operation currently grabbed by the mouse and not for its potentially affected predecessors and successors.


Product Visual Production Scheduler
Version 1.1
Build 1.1.0.0
Date 24 July 2019

List of enhancements

  • Option of displaying a progress bar for production order routing lines of released production orders below the bar.
    • New option in the “Setup” dialog to specify whether to display a progress bar at all or to show the progress by quantity or by time.
    • The color of the progress bar depends on the routing status and the percentage of completion:
      • Status “finished”: black
      • Status “none”, “planned”, “in progress”:
        • Progress by quantity / by time < 100% : grey
        • Progress by quantity / by time > 100 % : red
    • When trying to move operations “in progress”, a warning pops up.
  • Improved loading performance.

List of fixed bugs

  • Operations with status “finished” can’t be moved any more


Product Visual Production Scheduler
Version 1.0
Build 1.0.0.0
Date 21 June 2019

 

Key features

  • Two views:
    • The Production Order View
      • shows an overview of all production orders, grouped by status and production order number 
      • allows to drill-down into production order lines and operations.
    • The Capacity View
      • shows an overview of all capacities and their allocations by Work Center Groups, Work Centers, and Machine Centers.
      • indicates capacity bottlenecks by load curves/histograms that can be shown on the Work and Machine Centers. 
  • The bars get different colors according to the different categories of the Production Order View.
  • Interactive moving of operations with simultaneously moving predecessors and/or successors.
  • After interactive rescheduling, potential delivery date conflicts are visualized.
  • Linking operations within a production order line, a production order, and across different production orders.
  • Complete integration into the standard Manufacturing module of Dynamics 365 Business Central.
  • Visual decision support in real-time.

Technical details

  • Available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
  • Fully designed and implemented as future proven AL Extension.
  • Designed for the Manufacturing module.
  • Integration as page in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.



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