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  • Download Free M&R Shop Floor Layout Software

    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. To complete the registration process, you will be sent a verification email with a link to click in order to verify your email address. (You will need to verify your email address before you can log in and post to the forums.

    Once you are registered you can download the Shop Floor-Layout Program in either of two versions, .zip (compressed) or .exe (executable installer file). This will not download to a tablet or phone.

    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


    UPDATING YOUR SHOP FLOOR LAYOUT SOFTWARE

    Some new machines have been added to M&R's lineup since the original version of the Shop Floor Layout Program was released, so we have an update that will add the latest M&R, Amscomatic and NuArc machines to the equipment options in the software.

    To install the update, download the zip file attached to this post named Updated Equipment Diagrams.zip, then open the zip file using the native windows decompressor by right-clicking the file and selecting "UnZip to . . ." or "Extract to . . ." from the menu that appears. Depending on your version of Windows, you may need to use a 3rd party program like WinZip to open the file.

    Open the "Updated Equipment Diagrams" folder that results from the decompression. Now locate and open the folder at C:/Program Files/M&R Sales and Service/M&R Floor Layout/Machines on the computer with the Shop Floor Layout software installed. (if you chose a different location for the software when you installed it originally, you will need to locate the "Machines" folder in that directory.)

    Copy and Replace all of the files in the "Updated Equipment Diagrams" folder to the "Machines" folder, and you're done. The next time you open the Shop Floor Layout Program, you should have all of the latest equipment diagrams.

    For questions on using the software, see the posts in this thread or contact Andy Oleson at andy.oleson@mrprint.com

    If you have any trouble downloading the software, please contact Scot Parker at scot.parker@mrprint.com.
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    Last edited by Scot; 08-23-2017, 05:30 PM.
    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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    What an absolutely terrific, wonderful, kick-ass tool. You'd laugh if you you know how many times I cut out pieces of equipment to scale for new floor lay out. I spent some of my morning starting to look at another auto and/or manual press. This is going to make planning SOOOOO much easier. Thanks again M&R!!!
    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thad
      download the Shop Floor-Layout Program in either of two versions, .zip (compressed) or .exe (executable installer file).
      Thad, what about those of us on Macintosh? Any way that we can have the same tool?
      May all your impressions be great,

      Bill Hood
      Consultant to the Screenprinting Industry Worldwide since 1983
      Austin, TX and Cuernavaca, MX
      World Phone: (0011) 512.481.2465

      http://solutionsjournal.com
      http://schoolofscreenprinting.com
      http://screenprintstore.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bill Hood
        Thad, what about those of us on Macintosh? Any way that we can have the same tool?
        Bill,

        There are a couple ways to get the Shop Floor Layout Software to run on your Mac.

        There's a way to run it without having to install windows:
        http://www.codeweavers.com/ - Commercial
        http://www.winehq.org/ - Open Source

        We use full Windows installs under Parallels on our Macs here at the office.
        There may be other options for running a virtual copy of windows on your Mac, but here are a couple that I know of:
        http://www.virtualbox.org/ - Open Source
        http://www.parallels.com/ - Commercial

        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by jason
          Bill,

          There are a couple ways to get the Shop Floor Layout Software to run on your Mac.

          There's a way to run it without having to install windows:
          http://www.codeweavers.com/ - Commercial
          http://www.winehq.org/ - Open Source

          We use full Windows installs under Parallels on our Macs here at the office.
          There may be other options for running a virtual copy of windows on your Mac, but here are a couple that I know of:
          http://www.virtualbox.org/ - Open Source
          http://www.parallels.com/ - Commercial

          Jason
          Oh, Jason, running windows on a Macintosh is like buying an M&R and replacing the working parts with those from a Tuf! I don't think that I will ever be running Windows on my Macintosh. I specially went with Mac so I wouldn't have to deal with all those problems that Gates floods the market with. Thanks anyway!
          May all your impressions be great,

          Bill Hood
          Consultant to the Screenprinting Industry Worldwide since 1983
          Austin, TX and Cuernavaca, MX
          World Phone: (0011) 512.481.2465

          http://solutionsjournal.com
          http://schoolofscreenprinting.com
          http://screenprintstore.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill Hood
            Oh, Jason, running windows on a Macintosh is like buying an M&R and replacing the working parts with those from a Tuf! I don't think that I will ever be running Windows on my Macintosh. I specially went with Mac so I wouldn't have to deal with all those problems that Gates floods the market with. Thanks anyway!
            I understand completely!

            Definitely not a perfect solution, but for the sake of productivity, I consider some of these workarounds "necessary evils".

            Sounds like the beginning to a Mac vs PC commercial..[blink]

            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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            • #7
              Sounds like the old Mac vs PC arguments on a site I used to visit.
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by bimmridder
                Sounds like the old Mac vs PC arguments on a site I used to visit.
                You won't get me into a Mac versus Windows argument, but I will always inform those who use PC in lieu of Windows that the Mac is a Personal Computer as well. Why do people mistakenly refer to Windows as a PC? I have never understood that one.
                May all your impressions be great,

                Bill Hood
                Consultant to the Screenprinting Industry Worldwide since 1983
                Austin, TX and Cuernavaca, MX
                World Phone: (0011) 512.481.2465

                http://solutionsjournal.com
                http://schoolofscreenprinting.com
                http://screenprintstore.com

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bill Hood
                  You won't get me into a Mac versus Windows argument, but I will always inform those who use PC in lieu of Windows that the Mac is a Personal Computer as well. Why do people mistakenly refer to Windows as a PC? I have never understood that one.
                  marketing... $$$$$$$


                  I have a PC, and I run Linux... [biggrin]
                  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

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    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.


                    Awesome download!! I do this a couple time a year to determine where \i want things. I draw up the dimensions of every thing i have and move them around on my computer before I actually move them. I have fun with it but this is much better!
                    Thanks!!
                    25+ years in the screen print industry.

                    Artist, Screen printer, Separator, specializing in authentic high end photo real simulated process art and separations and image conversion to vector. High end simulated process separation training and consulting available on site.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dot-Tone
                      Awesome download!! I do this a couple time a year to determine where \i want things. I draw up the dimensions of every thing i have and move them around on my computer before I actually move them. I have fun with it but this is much better!
                      Thanks!!
                      If only this was available the 5 times I moved my shop in the 80s and 90s. Hopefully it will help you out Dan.
                      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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                      • #12
                        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
                        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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                        • #13
                          Jason, I've already done 5 floor plans using this. We're considering additional equipment and this makes it so damn easy. I also used it to see if I might find a better lay out for our existing equipment. I'm lovin' it.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bimmridder
                            Jason, I've already done 5 floor plans using this. We're considering additional equipment and this makes it so damn easy. I also used it to see if I might find a better lay out for our existing equipment. I'm lovin' it.
                            Great!

                            If anyone wants me to "soil" a Mac by installing the software (a Windows program), I'll run through the installation process for them to verify that it works, let me know! [-o<
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jason
                              Great!

                              If anyone wants me to "soil" a Mac by installing the software (a Windows program), I'll run through the installation process for them to verify that it works, let me know! [-o<
                              Why not?!
                              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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