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  • #16
    Originally posted by Thad
    Why not?!
    Thought I would be polite and ask. You know how some Mac people can be. :-" How's that for a generalization? And completely off-topic...

    I'll give it my best shot tomorrow!
    Jason Coe
    IT Manager
    +1 760 966 7171 ext 111

    The M&R Companies
    www.mrprint.com
    800 736 6431 or +1 630 858 6101

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Thad
      M&R’s Shop Floor-Layout Program helps you create the ideal floor plan for streamlined production flow and maximum shop efficiency—before you start arranging or rearranging equipment.

      You must be a registered member of the M&R Companies Forums to download this program. Registration is free, but requires a valid email address.

      Once you are registered you can download the Shop Floor-Layout Program in either of two versions, .zip (compressed) or .exe (executable installer file).

      Click here to register.


      M&R Shop-Floor-Layout Program HOW TO



      • Draw your production floor outline using the “Wall” tool. Set the appropriate wall thickness.

      • Use the “Place Prefab” tool to properly position support pillars.

      • Import icons of your M&R equipment and place the machine(s) on the shop layout.

      • Move the machinery icons around using the “Select” tool. Try different layouts until you’ve identified the best possible configuration for production flow.

      • Use the “Dimension” tools to measure the distances between equipment, or from equipment to pillars and walls.

      • Use the “Square/Rectangle” and “Circle” tools to draw other types of equipment and add them to the drawing.

      • Use the “Rotate” tool to reorient equipment.

      • Use the “Text” tool to identify items or enter comments.

      • NOTE: M&R equipment drawings automatically include names and pertinent technical information.

      • The adjustable “Grid” makes precise movement of elements simple and accurate.

      • The “Zoom” tool provides close-up viewing for fine adjustments. (The mouse “scroll wheel” can also control the Zoom function)

      • The “Auto-fit” tool adjusts the drawing to display full-screen
      Hey Thad!

      Hope all is well with you and the gang up North! All is well down in San Diego.

      I'm already registered. Can I just download the files from your post?
      Regards,

      George Maanao
      Newman Roller Frames, Inc. USA

      Regional Manager Western USA; Asia Pacific
      Cell: 858.401.0471
      Office: 1.800.523.3694
      Email: george@stretchdevices.com
      Website: Visit our website at StretchDevices.com to see our latest How-to-Videos and information on all our products.

      OVER 30 YEARS OF PROVEN TECHNOLOGY

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      • #18
        Originally posted by SDI-West
        Hey Thad!

        Hope all is well with you and the gang up North! All is well down in San Diego.

        I'm already registered. Can I just download the files from your post?
        Hi George, welcome aboard! Feel free to download either file near the bottom of the first post on this page. One file is zipped and the other is an executable, take your pick. PM or call me if you need any help.
        Thad
        Thad Hutton
        Dir. Marketing & Advertising
        +1 760 966 7171 ext 112

        The M&R Companies
        www.mrprint.com
        800.736.6431 or +1 630.858.6101

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        • #19
          Originally posted by jason
          UPDATE!

          This is confirmed to work on Linux (Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope) using Wine!

          http://www.winehq.com

          If you need help getting it installed, send me a PM and I'll do my best to explain the process.

          Jason
          Double confirmation here. Running Ubuntu 9.04 and Wine 1.01

          Installs and runs perfect.

          The simple interface is very familiar....what CAD app is this based on if I might ask?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by evo
            The simple interface is very familiar....what CAD app is this based on if I might ask?
            It may look familiar, but M&R designed/invented "Floor Layout" to help customers be more productive. It's not based on any pre-existing CAD sotware.

            Let me know if you have any questions on its operation.

            Thanks!
            David C. Zimmer
            Textile Products Manager
            847-410-3445

            The M&R Companies
            www.mrprint.com
            800 736 6431 or +1 630 858 6101

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            • #21
              We run Mac's almost exclusively and also the M&R Floor Layout software in our consulting business. Great little piece of software.
              Lon Winters
              GraphicElephants.com

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              • #22
                Originally posted by evo
                Double confirmation here. Running Ubuntu 9.04 and Wine 1.01

                Installs and runs perfect.

                The simple interface is very familiar....what CAD app is this based on if I might ask?
                how the heck do you install wine.. it looks like a bunch of giberish to me. is it not like a normal program install?
                Patrick Lashbrook
                Application Specialist
                Office: 630-446-7176


                patrick.lashbrook@mrprint.com

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Patfinn
                  how the heck do you install wine.. it looks like a bunch of giberish to me. is it not like a normal program install?
                  What OS are you running?

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                  • #24
                    Let me be more specific...

                    Are you running Linux? If not, you don't need Wine. It's a compatibility layer app that runs on Linux that allows you to install and run Windows applications.

                    If you are running Linux, most distros have Wine available in the repositories for install. I know in Ubuntu it's a snap. Install Wine, then you can double click on most any Windows .exe install file and install as usual.

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                    • #25
                      Like Lon, I too really appreciate the M&R Floor Layout program. It has about a 15 minute learning curve and a lifetime of helpful application! Strongly recommended for anyone with a print shop/factory, whether new and in the development stages or just to be able to view various waht-if scenarios for your existing facility. Lon, see you in Munich!
                      David Permenter
                      Educational Director
                      DCC Print Vision LLP

                      India Mobile: +91-704-569-1290
                      US Mobile: +1-904-808-5301
                      Skype: davidpermenter
                      david.permenter@dcc.co.in
                      www.dcc.co.in

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                      • #26
                        i guess i'm just dumb. i cant figure out how to use this software. [sad]

                        i installed it and tried to follow the directions at the beginning of this thread but

                        a) i cant find a "wall" tool anywhere
                        b) once i insert a piece of equipment, i cant move it again
                        c) i cant figure out what the grid spacing is or how to change it

                        i've tried reading the help manual but that didnt help. i'm just lost. i'm sure its just something simple but...
                        Have a great day!

                        Nathan Harrison
                        Skyline Prints Embroidery and Gifts
                        4982 Bill Gardner Pkwy
                        Locust Grove, GA 30248
                        (770) 914-1558
                        www.SkyLinePrints.com
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SkyLinePrints
                          i guess i'm just dumb. i cant figure out how to use this software. [sad]

                          i installed it and tried to follow the directions at the beginning of this thread but

                          a) i cant find a "wall" tool anywhere
                          b) once i insert a piece of equipment, i cant move it again
                          c) i cant figure out what the grid spacing is or how to change it

                          i've tried reading the help manual but that didnt help. i'm just lost. i'm sure its just something simple but...
                          Nathan,

                          I have attached a video here that should address your questions. I'm not an expert user of the software. If you have you any other questions, let me know and if I can't answer them directly, I'll find the answer for you.

                          Jason
                          Jason Coe
                          IT Manager
                          +1 760 966 7171 ext 111

                          The M&R Companies
                          www.mrprint.com
                          800 736 6431 or +1 630 858 6101

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                          • #28
                            Jason,

                            Thank so much. I knew it was something simple i was missing. I'm embarrassed but at least i know how to use this tool now. [smile]
                            Have a great day!

                            Nathan Harrison
                            Skyline Prints Embroidery and Gifts
                            4982 Bill Gardner Pkwy
                            Locust Grove, GA 30248
                            (770) 914-1558
                            www.SkyLinePrints.com
                            Become a Fan on Facebook

                            Embroidery, Screen Printing, Digital Garment Printing, and Promotional items.


                            We Bring Your Ideas To Life!

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                            • #29
                              And a great tool it is. I used it when we moved into our latest location. Beats the hell out of cutting out little circles and rectangles on grid paper. I also used it to label exits, shelters, fire extinguishers, etc, and posted around the building.
                              Dave Filip
                              Bimm Ridder Sportswear
                              (319)364-3479
                              davefilip@bimmridder.com

                              You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by SkyLinePrints
                                Jason,

                                Thank so much. I knew it was something simple i was missing. I'm embarrassed but at least i know how to use this tool now. [smile]
                                No problem! No need to be embarrassed. If you have these questions, there are others out there that have them as well. By seeking answers to your questions, you are helping out others in our community. Please post more questions if you have them.

                                Jason


                                Jason Coe
                                IT Manager
                                +1 760 966 7171 ext 111

                                The M&R Companies
                                www.mrprint.com
                                800 736 6431 or +1 630 858 6101

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