Products & Module Definitions

Products & Module Definitions

This document lists the various Toolbox modules available for users to select, each of which will enable the use of new capabilities within the software, to assist in the production workflow of clients.  

Toolbox
Toolbox is an AutoCAD-based design, drafting, engineering and manufacturing solution developed for woodworking professionals.

Production
Microvellum Production is the hub of all activities related to project management.

Microvellum Server
Microvellum Server is an information hub that enables the automated import of XML data from external sources to create projects; enables the automation of work order creation and work order processing for a single configuration with your production environment. *In addition to annual software maintenance and configuration licensing at least one Microvellum Server module is also required to be purchased.

Microvellum software can be purchased as part of a comprehensive bundle or package, each of which includes modules designed to enable specific features within the software. These modules encompass a variety of functionalities, including but not limited to modules that enable a variety of CNC machine connectivity features, reporting, labeling, and integration with third-party applications. The following list outlines the current add-on modules available for your software:



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2D & 3D Drawing
Enables all 2D & 3D drawing features within Toolbox & product libraries.

A

Additional Integrated Post Processor (IPP)
Activates Microvellum's Internal Post Processor for creation of machine specific g-code for an additional unique machine type.
Advanced Nest Tabbing 
Enables tabbing functionality for Microvellum's part nesting optimization.

B

Block Nesting Optimization
Specialized rectangular (block) optimization of rectangular parts for nested-based manufacturing.

C


Custom DXF File Generation
Enables a custom DXF file format generation.
CNC Auto-Labeling
Enables output for CNC machines equipped with auto-labeling capabilities.
CNC Horizontal Boring Machine Code Output
Enables CNC horizontal boring machine code output.
CNC Machine Code Generation
Enables CNC machine specific g-code and individual part g-code program generation.
Common Line Cutting
Enables parts to be optimized and machined by following common line tool path between parts. Common Line Cutting can reduce machine cycle times by as much as 40%.
Cost-based Estimating (Legacy)
Enables the features to calculate the cost of your products based on the cost of resources - labor, cost of materials, machining processes, etc. (Legacy functionality)
Custom CSV File Import
Enables a custom parts file import functionality.

D

DXF File Generation
Enables standard DXF file generation for all parts.
DXF File for Enroute
Enables a DXF file generation specifically for Enroute® software.

I

Integrated Post Processor (IPP)
Activates Microvellum's Internal Post Processor for creation of machine specific g-code for one unique machine type.
Import from On-Screen Takeoff®
Enables import functionality for On-screen Takeoff ®  software.

L

Link to Thermwood Control Nest
Enables connectivity to the Thermwood Control Nest software for individual part g-code program generation.

M

Material Handler Connectivity 
Activates connectivity to Biesse  ®   Winstore  ®   material handling system.

O

On-demand Labeling
Enables access to the label, pattern preview, and printing interfaces for sawing or nesting applications. *For shop-based label printing at your CNC-enabled saw(s) or router(s), a stand-alone license of Microvellum Production is required for each station that does not require AutoCAD.

P

Part Labeling
Enables the generation of individual labels for all parts.
Parts File Custom Output
Enables a custom parts file to be generated. (i.e., parts file for automated cut off saws)
Parts List for Ardis®
Enables the creation of part files specifically for ARDIS® software.
Parts List for Bluecell®
Enables the creation of part files specifically for Bluecell® from Eurosoft.
Parts List for Cut Rite®
Enables the creation of part files specifically for Cut Rite® software.
Parts List for Schelling® HPO
Enables the creation of part files specifically for Schelling® HPO saws.
Perfect Graining at Nest
Enables advanced nesting algorithms to optimize parts based on grain direction.
Perfect Graining for Ardis®
Enables graining information to be passed to Ardis®.
Perfect Graining for Cut Rite®
Enables graining information to be passed to Cut Rite®.
Perfect Graining for Microvellum Saw Optimizer
Enables advanced sawing algorithms to optimize parts base on grain direction.
Perfect Graining for Schelling® HPO
Enables graining information to be passed to Cut Rite®
Print Ardis Parts Labels with Microvellum
Enables users to print part labels generated by Ardis® for optimized parts in Microvellum Software
Processing Center
Enables access to the UI for processing all projects, defining processing stations, and generating reports.
Product Labeling
Enables the generation of individual labels for all products.
Project Costing & Estimating Reports
Enables access to Microvellum's Activity Station Setup and Reporting functionality for project costing.

R

Report Designer
Enables access to Microvellum's robust Report Designer tools for report and label creation and editing.
Run Face 6 Operations First
Ability to process bottom-side (face 6) machining first on nested sheets.

S

Sawing Code Generation
Enables optimization and machine (Saw) specific programs to be generated for rectangular parts. View reports that include material type, quantities and part dimensions.
Sawing Optimization
Enables features to optimize parts on rectangular material for non-CNC production. Provides access to reports that include material type, quantities and part dimensions.
Scrap Management
Enables tools to track and reuse scrap material for use on future saw and nest optimization.
Scrap Management for Material Handler
Enables scrap management features to work with  Biesse ®  Winstore ®.  Is not compatible with other scrap management systems.
Server Import
Provides ability to import XML data from 3rd party applications for work order creation and processing.
Server Work Order Creation
Provides end-users the ability to divert creation of work orders to a separate, dedicated channel, allowing more time for engineering and other tasks.
Server Work Order Processing
Enables unattended batch processing of production reports and all machining information.
Shipping
Enables the Shipping components for Microvellum Production - Create and manage all your shipping in one convenient and connection system. (Legacy functionality)
Single Part Editor
Enables the Single Part Editor in Toolbox which allows you to make changes to parts or create custom parts for your products. 
Solid Model Analyzer
Enables advanced analyzation of 3D solids in Toolbox, generating a CNC-ready Microvellum products.
Solid Modeling Tools: Custom Tools
Enables access to the Custom Tools found within the Solid Modeling Tools pallet of Toolbox. Create custom products, furniture and other cabinetry with ease. 
Solid Modeling Tools: Extruded Tools
Enables access to the Extruded Tools found within the Solid Modeling Tools pallet of Toolbox. Create complex reception areas, display fixtures and other architectural millwork with ease. 
Spreadsheet Editor
An advanced customization interface allowing you to quickly edit the parametric formula logic of your products.
Stay-down Nesting
Enables the nesting optimizer to generate patterns that contain one tool path for all part borders within the nest.

T

TenonCam Construction 
Enables TenonCam construction options in product library data.
True Shape Nesting
Enables irregular shaped part optimization within the nesting optimizer

W

Work Orders
Enables functionality for creation, importing, and exporting of work orders.





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