Overview: Printing Labels

Overview: Printing Labels

Use the menu items available in the Labels dropdown menu, in the Processing Center, to print labels for products and parts. 


Setting the Current Label



It is possible to have multiple labels set up with different sets of information and then switch between those labels before they are printed. You can see which label is going to be printed by using the Current Product Label and Current Part Label menu items. Each menu item will list all of the labels and allow you to select the one you want to use as the current label. The current label will be shown with a checkmark next to the label name. 


Selecting the label will assign it as the default label to print. 

Printing Product Labels


Once a work order has been created, you can print the product labels for the products inside the work order. Selecting the Product Labels menu item from the Labels dropdown menu will allow you to do a print preview, displaying the report preview window, or you can send the product labels directly to a printer. 

Printing Part Labels

Use the print labels fly-out to select the type of labels you would like to print and the method of printing the labels. 

Printing Nest Labels


If you have processed any parts in a work order with a Nesting processing station, you can print nesting part labels from the Labels dropdown menu. After selecting the Nest Labels menu item, a fly-out with three printing methods will be available, Show Patterns, Print Preview, and Make Metafiles of Part Labels. 

Show Patterns Method

Selecting the Show Patterns button will display the Nesting Results screen. In the top right corner is the pattern list. Select a pattern from the list to display a visual representation of the nested sheet and populate the parts list below the pattern list. Select a part picture or the parts list entry to enable the printing controls located at the bottom of the screen. You have the option to print just the select part by selecting the Print One button, or you can print the entire pattern by selecting the Print Pattern button. The picture of the parts will change color based on different actions taken. 


Part Colors in Optimization Results Screen

White = Part is not selected and hasn't been printed. 

Green = Part is selected but hasn't been printed. 

Red = Part is not selected and has already been printed. 

Blue = Part is selected and has been printed. 

Click Panel to Print Checkbox Option

If you check the Click Panel to Print checkbox at the bottom of the screen, you can bypass having to select the Print One button when you want to print an individual label. With this option selected, a part label will print once the part is selected on the nested pattern. This is a useful option when using a touchscreen. 

Print Preview Method

Selecting the Print Preview menu item for nesting labels will allow you to print all of the nesting part labels for all nested patterns in the work order. The labels will first be displayed in the print preview screen. 

Make Metafiles of Part Labels

This menu item is used specifically for newer nesting machines that have the automatic label feature on the machine itself. This command will create metafiles of the part label report and output a .emf file in the work order folder that can be used for these machines. 

Printing Microvellum Sawing Labels


If you have processed any parts in a work order with a Microvellum Sawing processing station, you can print sawing optimization part labels form the Labels dropdown menu. After selecting the Microvellum Sawing Labels menu item, a fly-out with two printing methods available, Show Patterns and Print Preview. 

Show Patterns Method

Selecting the Show Patterns button will display the Optimization Results screen. In the top right corner is the pattern list. Select a pattern from the list to display a visual representation of the optimized sheet and populate the parts list below the pattern list. If there are multiple stacks for the selected pattern, the Stacks list will also be populated after selecting a pattern. Select a part picture or the parts list entry to enable the printing controls located at the bottom of the screen. You have the option to print just the select part by selecting the Print One, Print Stack button to print all of the labels for the currently selected stack, or you can print the entire pattern and all of the stacks by selecting the Print Pattern button. The picture of the parts will change color based on different actions taken. 


Part Colors in Sawing Optimization Results Screen

White = Part is not selected and hasn't been printed. 

Green = Part is selected but hasn't been printed. 

Red = Part is not selected and has already been printed. 

Blue = Part is selected and has been printed. 

Click Panel to Print Checkbox Option

If you check the Click Panel to Print checkbox at the bottom of the screen, you can bypass having to select the Print One button when you want to print an individual label. With this option selected, a part label will print once the part is selected on the nested pattern. This is a useful option when using a touchscreen. 

Print Preview Method

Selecting the Print Preview menu item for sawing labels will allow you to print all of the sawing part labels for all of the sawing patterns in the work order. The labels will first be displayed in the print preview screen. 


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