Production Manager Basic Elements

The illustration below shows some of the basic elements of your software:

Toolbar

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
Job

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.

Device Bar

The device bar shows all devices currently configured with their port. A device can have multiple setups.

Setup Bar

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.

Output Queue

Shows the list of jobs that are currently being sent to the output device with their status.

RIP Queue

Displays the list of jobs that are currently being processed.

Hold Queue

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.

Preview Area

Displays a thumbnail preview of the job.

Job Information Area

Displays additional information about the job, such as Date, Color mode, profile used, ..