Among the many new features introduced in the 2020.1 release of Jevero, there’s one which was very substantial, and today we will analyze in more detail: the new Cost Analysis function, which can be accessed from the JPattern Parts panel through the intuitive Run Jevero Cost command, characterized by a coin icon.
The new cost calculation function is natively included from the 2020.1 version of Jevero, but can also be purchased as a stand alone, and allows you to simplify the budget management operations, reducing the margin of error and optimizing the entire flow of design, prototyping and production.
Your material library at your fingertips
By clicking on the main menu icon, a form will open, from which you can select the active shoe parts to be used in the calculation. This allows the user to assign to each part its own cost, based on the size of the complete shoe, the materials used and their quantity, and then exporting the model you are working on and importing it into the tool.
The interface allows you to input the needed materials, shapes and costs for your material library. The pattern parts will then be nested on the desired shapes. You can input the distances between the individual pieces in the cutting template, which will allow you to factorize the distance and consequently calculate the resulting material waste.
The materials page also allows you to specify different material features and divide them into various categories, (Sheets, Rolls, or Custom shapes, i.e. unique pieces) indicating the relative price per meter, per square meter or, in the case of custom formats, of each individual component.
This is because, for example, in the case of materials that are cut in single sheets, the costs may vary according to the size of the cut piece, while in the case of the roll – which allows a virtually infinite length -will let you specify the width, enter the cost by the meter and other variables.
Follow the walkthrough to see the tool in action!
Excellent nesting and cost calculation
Once a material is assigned to each shoe part, you can then start the nesting (i.e. its positioning during the cutting phase), by specifying the distance between the individual pieces and the initial rotation factor to achieve the best efficiency.
Once the components and materials (for example the tongue and its padding) are set, the Jevero Cost interface shows the cost breakdown of each single piece, allowing you to assign the quantity of templates per pair, thus obtaining the total cost of the pair.
Once the most efficient configuration is identified, it is then possible to export the entire nesting in a single DXF file, and send it directly to the cutting machine.
Jevero Cost does not only calculate the final costs of the shoe alone, but also allows you to include those relating to its packaging and work, for example by entering the additional work costs (labor, packagig, etc).
Jevero Cost was developed by gathering the feedback from pattern makers: thanks to their suggestions can now count on a tool capable of reducing work times and providing fundamental indications for optimizing the entire shoe manufacturing process.
We invite you to continue to send us your comments and to report your needs, to allow us to further improve this tool, and to make it as versatile and useful as possible.