How to Create a Job Using GrabCAD Shop
GrabCAD Shop allows a user to manage assets within a 3D printing lab or print shop. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to organize all of your orders with the new Jobs feature in GrabCAD Shop.
Step 1: Select your Parts
Right below your current orders is the new Jobs tab. Here operators can group parts and different orders that share a common material or technology for more efficient printing!
It all starts with clicking on the New Job center button or the other one located at the top right:
- Once clicked you can filter by technology, machine type, and material
- Complete the following fields:
- Technologies: The method used to complete a part or job. This could be 3D printer technologies like FDM, Polyjet, SLS, etc or traditional machines.
- Machine Type: The type of machine within the selected technology that the operator wants to fabricate parts on.
- Material: The type of material that will be used for printing of the part.
Once one or more fields have been completed, you can select the desired filtered parts.
Step 2: Label and Create your Job
- Once you have selected parts simply select the Create Jobs button to identify your new job:
Step 3: Navigating a Job
Once a job has been created, you can select a job and be taken to an expanded view of the job in question.
Within this expanded view, you can:
- Monitor the progress of each part.
- Job Created: This is where your parts start out in the workflow.
- Queued: This is where parts have been approved and are on standby for printing.
- Printing: This is where parts are currently being printed.
- Post-Processing: After printing, things like support material removal or sanding occurs.
- Completed: Your part is finished.
- Add more parts to the current job
Step 4: Deleting a Created Job
If for any reason you need to delete a job entirely, within the Jobs menu, navigate to the job in question and select the 3 dots in the bottom right to delete it entirely.
Step 5: In Summary:
As an operator who cares more about planning trays than incoming orders, and has reordering and traceability needs, GrabCAD Shop should help with the necessary aspects of the journey of a digital file request to a fabricated part and store a record of what was executed. This will save a number of manual steps, and make fulfilment of requests faster and easier.
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