Printing Models ( Bend types, Standard Shapes and Structures )
At this point we are going to print the models which are included in the program at the beginning. In further chapters you will learn how to create new models.
Choose General->Models->Print Models
The Print models window will appear.
Press the OK button.
You see that to the right of the model code there are three
letters which can be either D ( = full Drawing) or M ( = Mask = paper-saving
- The first says if the mask is used in to edit its bending lengths: If it is
M this means that, when making an order, input data will be entered at the order detail window instead of the drawing window. This was previously seen when we entered the sixth row in our first order. On typing the model code and pressing Enter we didn't change to the drawing window to enter the values, but remained in the order detail window. This can be done in any model, but is only recommended in the most simple ones. The advantage of course is that you don't lose time going from one window to the other and then back again.
- The second says if the mask is used in to print the "bar list with
drawings". If it is M this means that, when printing a "bar
list with drawings", only the mask will be printed, not the full drawing. This can be done in any model, but is only recommended in the most simple ones. It has the advantage that less paper is used. You can see the result of this if you have a look at the order with code 1 that you printed before: the first rows have drawings that are smaller and so need less paper.
- The third says if the mask is used in to print the labels. If it is M this means that, when printing labels, only the mask will be printed, not the full drawing. This has the same pro and cons as the previous feature.