Release Notes: MxAPS

Release Notes: MxAPS

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The following release notes contain updates made to MxAPS. Listed below are the versions and their new features, improvements, and fixes. Please refer to the following information pertaining to your version of MxAPS. Upgrade to the current version of the application to access new features, improvements, and fixes.

For any questions, please contact Support.

MxAPS Version 4.8

Release Date: January 2024

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 13.3, 14.3 and newer
  • Insight Works Common 2.12 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential

New Features

New Feature Description
Setup elimination option Users can force operations to schedule on a Machine Center where setup elimination can occur if one is available and if setup elimination has been configured.

Previously, the default scheduling behavior for an operation was to choose the Machine Center that resulted in the earliest finish time.

Included in release 4.8.8851.1

Improvements

Improvement Description
Make-To-Order Manufacturing Policy Reservation Support Base MxAPS ignores reservation entries and uses its inventory simulation. Limited support for interdependencies between inventory and Prod. Order Lines and Prod. Order Lines to Prod. Order Lines has been added in the case those reservations are the result of a Make-To-Order Manufacturing Policy.
Changes to subcontracting Subcontracted operations only have their scheduled duration shortened when they are linked to a purchase line. When there is no linked purchase line, the scheduling behavior treats a subcontracted operation like any other operation and schedules the full setup and run time.
Assisted Setup Added MxAPS Setup Wizard to the Assisted Setup page.
Machine Center quantity handling Improved quantity handling for Machine Center resource requirements.

Included in release 4.8.8823.1

Missing configuration data handling Improved handling of missing configuration data.

Included in release 4.8.8823.1

Show details handling Improved handling of Show details on Substitution Code lookups in product setup.

Included in release 4.8.8823.1

Field captions Improved field captions.

Included in release 4.8.8823.1

Matching descriptions When committing a result to a production order routing line and the update changes the work/machine center, the description on the production order routing line now updates to match the work/machine center.

Included in release 4.8.8823.1

Additional public methods Many internal methods are marked as public to assist with customizations and changes in Business Central behavior.

Included in release 4.8.8825.2

Performance improvements Schedule request generation time improvements.
Included in release 4.8.8851.1

Updates

Update Description
Performance enhancements Improved performance of Production Order Status changes with large numbers of Schedule Results with large numbers of lines.
Machine Center Absences now considered MxAPS considers Absences for Machine Centers and prevents Production Orders from scheduling on them during these dates and times.

MxAPS Version 4.7

Release Date: June 2023

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 13.3 and newer
  • Insight Works Common 2.10 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential

New Features

New feature Description
Added Prod. Order Routing Line and Routing Line (operation) level secondary constraints Secondary constraints can be defined in the user interface at the Prod. Order Routing Line and Routing Line (operation) level.
Added gap control groups Added the ability to control maximum allowable gaps with a production segment (RUN, SETUP, etc.) and delays between production segments (RUN, SETUP, etc.) in the form of gap control groups.
Added user-definable resource groups, resource kits, and alternate IDs User can define their values for resource groups, resource kits, and alternative IDs rather than being limited to the default numbering convention.
Added Business Central 13.3 compatibility MxAPS now works with Business Central 13.3 (web GUI only).
Secondary constraint maintenance enhancements Added the ability to directly maintain secondary constraints from Routing Lines, Routing Version Lines, and Prod. Order Routing Lines.
Additional events Multiple new events have been added to facilitate easier development of per-tenant extensions (PTEs).

Improvements and Fixes

Improvement or fix Description
Business Central 22 event compatibility changes Implemented event changes to ensure Business Central 22 compatibility.

MxAPS Version 4.6

Release Date: January 2023

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 14.3 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential

New Features

New Feature Description
Committing schedule results Users can now optionally update the work center or machine center, in addition to the starting and ending date times, on the production order routing line based on the schedule results.
Setup reduction Setup reduction or elimination can now be defined based on shared attributes of items such as a specific raw material or color. Item combination matrixes can also be defined.
Scheduling progress dialog The progress dialog when generating a schedule now indicates what percentage of records have been processed in the current export table and how many tables remain to process.

Improvements and Fixes

Improvement or Fix Description
Data filtering Enhanced automatic filtering of various Business Central records with data issues when generating a schedule.
User messaging More detailed message dialogs when data issues are detected.

MxAPS Version 4.5

Release Date: September 2022

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 16.0 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential

Improvements

Improvement Description
Define Multi-Line Filter Sets Multi-line filter sets can now be defined for selecting production orders to schedule.
Specify Schedule Result Users can now specify the schedule result that manual moves should be read from.
Drag and Drop Operations Operations can now be moved via drag and drop on the Graphical Scheduler. The MXOPSCH code requires its update mode set to allow writes in the Graphical Scheduler View for all users that are allowed to make manual moves.
User Interface User interface enhancements.
Alternate Groups Data Protection Data protection of alternate groups that are still associated to routing lines or production order routing lines.
Alternate Groups Alternate groups when they appear on a routing line or prod. order routing line.
Production Order Status Changes to production order status update existing schedule results.
Routing No. and Routing Reference No. Routing No. and Routing Reference No. are available in certain output tables for easier integration.
Schedule Results Tracking Schedule results now track when the result was last committed to Business Central.
Transfer Lot Splitting with Output Enhancements to transfer lot splitting with output.

MxAPS Version 4.4

Release Date: June 2022

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 16.0 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential

Improvements

Improvement Description
Setup and Guided Experience Setup and guided experience improvements.
Alternate Group Alternate group related improvements.
Registration Integration Improved registration integration.
Caption Caption improvements.
Delete Options Additional delete options from the schedule list.
Performance Performance improvements.
Global Item Fence Setting Global Item Fence Setting improvement.
Blank Items Handling Improved handling of blank items.
Large Order Sets Handling Improved handling of large order sets.

MxAPS Version 4.3

Release Date: April 2022

Compatible With:

  • Business Central 16.0 and newer

Licensing Requirements:

Full User, Essential

New Features

New Feature Description
Transfer Times Define move or transfer times between operations based on the equipment the operations were scheduled on.
Shop Calendar Exceptions When you are using a Business Central item to represent a secondary constraint (such as labor) and set it up to use a shop calendar to define time based on availability, the shop calendar exceptions allow you to define different availability patterns for a date than the standard shop calendar working days.

Improvements and Fixes

Improvement or Fix Description
Record sorting Modified internal record sorting to address cases where certain fields can contain characters that alter the expected sort behavior.
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