Production Manager Basic Elements
The illustration below shows some of the basic elements of your software:
A toolbar is located at the top of the main window. It contains tools for the most commonly used functions.
The toolbar functions are:
|Print Wizard||Click to launch the Print Wizard, a tool for easy set up of print jobs|
Click the Job button to add a job
Click the Job menu button to view the context menu.
|RIP||Click the RIP button to RIP the selected job. Click the RIP menu button to view the context menu.|
|Send||Prints the selected job to the specified output device, RIPing it if necessary.|
|Estimate||Estimates the amount and cost of ink used in a job. Helps calculate the true cost of any print job. Can also prevent running out of ink in the middle of a job.|
|Nest||Nests the selected jobs together to use the minimum amount of the output media.|
|Unnest||Unnests the selected set of nested jobs.|
|Abort||Stops selected file from RIPing or printing.|
|Delete||Deletes the selected job or jobs.|
|Help||Click the Help button to open the HTML help file. Click the Help menu button to view the context menu.|
The device bar shows all devices currently configured with their port. A device can have multiple setups.
The setup bar shows all currently configured setups. A setup contains a set of default job properties. A device can have multiple setups. For example, a setup can be created for a printer with all the correct settings for a certain banner material, while a second setup is created with all the correct settings and profiles for a certain textile material.
Shows the list of jobs that are currently being sent to the output device with their status.
Displays the list of jobs that are currently being processed.
Displays the list of jobs that have been added. While jobs are in the hold queue, you can access their job properties and make changes. Once a job is ready for printing, it can be dragged to the RIP queue or the Output Queue.
Jobs that were configured to 'Hold after Printing' return to the Hold Queue once they are done.
Displays a thumbnail preview of the job.
Job Information Area
Displays additional information about the job, such as Date, Color mode, profile used, ..