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Upcoming Changes and Features (Early Access Version)

Changes and updates found in our current Early Access Versions

Click here for the latest general availability release notes (Version 11.43, Jan 21, 2021) 

 

The following changes and updates are found in our pre-release (early access) versions and will be updated periodically:

NEW

Secure Connection Strings

Security improvements will ensure that connection strings are not shown in plain text and that passwords are not displayed in the Instance Manager.

IM Version: 12.0.50+

Allow Admins to Sign Out Users

A new feature allows users with administrator permissions to log off users or a group of users that have an active connection. Additional information for this feature can be found here.

Version: 11.46.4+

Automatically Log Out Inactive Users

A new setting can be used to automatically log off users who have been inactive for a specified amount of time. The 'Auto Logoff Users' option must be enabled in the System Options and the 'Auto Logoff Timeout' can be used to specify the maximum minutes of inactivity allowed. This feature is disabled by default. Additional information for this feature can be found here.

Version: 11.46.4+

Efficiency Window Extension

An extension to allow operations to schedule before their normal release if they have a significantly better optimize score based on the optimization rules in use. This can be used to reduce unnecessary headstart in order to group orders or reduce setup. Additional information on this extension can be found here.

Version: 11.46.4+

MRP with Production to Max Batching

MRP has been enhanced to run new batching functionality during MRP. MRP will now create a batch to produce to a maximum value when supply drops below a minimum threshold. New object properties are required and can be imported.

  • Inventory Object Properties:
    • ReplenishmentMax (decimal): This is the produce to max quantity used by MRP when satisfying a demand.
    • ReplenishmentMin (decimal): This is the material minimum quantity that will trigger MRP to produce to max.
    • ReplenishmentContractDays (double): This value specifies how many days an item can be below the ReplenishmentMin quantity before MRP will produce to the ReplenishmentMax quantity.
  • Item Object Properties:
    • MaxOrderQty (double): Each Job and Purchase Order for this item must be no more than this quantity. Used in conjunction with BatchSize to calculate the maximum number of batches allowed.

Recurring Capacity Intervals: Add Import

Recurring Capacity Intervals can now be imported.

Version: 11.46.1+

Extension Sample: Capability Effective Ranges

A new extension sample for time-phased capabilities is now available on the knowledge base. This allows adding or removing capabilities on resources for planning in the future.

Add MaintenanceMethod to Purchase Orders and Transfer Orders

Purchase Orders and Transfer Orders will now have a "Maintenance Method" property similar to Jobs to show whether orders are Imported or Manually maintained.

Add the Low-Level Code to the Job/MO Data Fields

The Low-Level Code will be visible on MRP-generated jobs. 

Uninstaller for PlanetTogether

PlanetTogether can be uninstalled from Windows using an uninstaller application.

Track PlanetTogether User Performance

PlanetTogether now tracks system metrics.

Version: 11.44.3+

Automatic Actions: Add MRP flag for Optimize

MRP can now be run via Automatic Actions. This is found in the Instance Manager under the "Automatic Actions" tab.

Version: 11.44.4+

 

IMPROVED

Users Duplicate Resources when No Permissions Given

Fixed an issue where View Live only users were able to duplicate a Resource on the Gantt.

High Volume Error Logging Issue

Fixed an issue where the UI would freeze when logging an abnormally large number of exceptions after a simulation.

Version: 11.46.3+

Cells: When Activity is Finished, Keep Successors on the Same Cell

A new field called ActualResourcesUsed can be imported from the Internal Activity mappings. This field is used as part of an extension that links the activity to a resource. If the Activity is finished and associated with an ActualResourceUsed, and the Resource specified is part of a cell, successor Operations will be scheduled on Resources in the same cell.

Successor MO constrained by Predecessor MO even then Reported Dates change

When the Reported Finish Date of a Predecessor MO is changed (e.g. moved to an earlier time), the scheduler will recalculate the Successor MO constraints.

Version: 11.46.1+

Wear LotControl is not allocating inventory to the Job

When using the LimitMatlSrcToEligibleLots property, you must now set a Lot Code, or else an error is shown.

Version: 11.45.2+

RapidResponse Integration: Return trigger response if the Instance is inactive

A warning will be returned if a trigger action is sent for an instance that is not active.

RapidRespnse Integration: Add PartsFilter Configuration

Added a PartsFilter column to the WorkbookConfiguration table that allows retrieving the workbook using a filter for certain parts. This is optional and will default to "All Parts" if left null.

Version: 1.8.1+

RapidResponse Integration: Add Timeout Overrides

Added an RRTimeoutOverrideMinutes column to the IntegrationConfiguration table that allows users to set a longer timeout interval. If left null, it will use the default 100-second timeout value. 

Move PTSchedulerLog to System Alerts folder

The PTSchedulerLog has been relocated to the System Alerts folder. 

CTP: Entering Items Stops After 2 Digits

In the Capable to Promise dialog, the Item column drop-down's auto-complete feature works more intuitively and has no timeout.

Version: 11.45+

Active Directory Login

There is a new Active Directory functionality that allows adding all users in an Active Directory group with a specific permission level. There is also the ability to remove all users in an AD group. This is found in the Instance Manager under the "Clients" tab. 

Version: 11.44.3+

KPIs: Finished Jobs Data

Finished Jobs are no longer included in KPIs that are based on scheduled orders. Finished job data is excluded from certain job-related KPI calculations such as % Late Jobs.

Version: 11.43+

Customizations are now called "Extensions"

All references to Add-Ins and Customizations will now be referred to as Extensions. 

 

FIXED

Instance Manager Override Service Logon Bug

Fixed an issue where the Extra Services and Interface Service User Logon was being reset when changing unrelated settings from the Instance Manager. The Extra Services and Interface Services now restart automatically if a related setting is modified.

IM Version: 12.0.46+

Desynch Occurs When Importing To Multiple Scenarios

Fixed an issue when importing to multiple scenarios was causing a desynch error.

Version: 11.47.1+

Optimize Rule summary shows 'Productivity' instead of 'Financial'

Fixed an issue where the wrong type of Optimize Rule was displayed in the optimize rule summary table.

Version: 11.46.4+

Product Lot Code is cleared when importing a NULL value

Fixed an issue where importing a NULL value for the Product LotCode would clear the one previously generated by MRP.

Version: 11.46.4+

User gets Error Message when they move a Job after cancelling a previous Job

Fixed an issue where users were receiving an error message when they moved a Job on the Gantt after another Job on the same Resource was cancelled.

Version: 11.46.4+

Sheets: Standard Hours

The Standard Setup Hours can now be imported from the Sheets View.

Version: 11.46.4+

Capacity Plan - Scheduled Units

Fixed an issue where the Scheduled Units displayed on the Capacity Plan did not match the Operation Quantities scheduled on the Gantt.

Version: 11.46.4+

Instance Manager: Failure to Copy Instance Settings

Fixed an Instance Manager issue where copying instance settings on an Instance copy or upgrade did not work.

Instance Manager Version: 12.0.45+

Material Post Processing Span on the Product Rules is not Imported

The MaterialPostProcessingSpan can now be imported on Product Rules.

Version: 11.46.1+

Standard Reports are Not Installing

The Standard Reports are now copied to the correct directory when creating a new instance. 

Version: 11.44.4+

Predecessor Resource Connector is constraining incorrectly

Connector TransitTime is now only added from the end of the predecessor operations finish time that has a resource connector. Previously, it was added after the finish time of all predecessor operations which created an unnecessary delay.

Version: 11.44.3+

Transfer Orders will not import unless Job Objects are turned on

Fixed UI not refreshing after importing Transfer Orders without Job Objects enabled in Import Mappings.

Version: 11.44.2+

Import: MinRemainingShelfLifeHours not importing on material record

Removed the requirement for users to import a "UsabilityRequirement" field from their "MaterialRequirements" table in order to be able to successfully import related LotUsability fields such as MinAgeHrs, MinRemainingShelfLifeHrs, MaxEligibleWearAmount, etc. Now, a user only needs to have the "LotUsability" fields set appropriately on their Item. 

Version: 11.44.0+

Object Reference error when deleting an Attribute Code Table

Fixed an error when deleting Setup Tables in the Scenario Data settings.

Version: 11.44.0+

 

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Version 11.43 Release Notes (Jan 21, 2021)