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by JohnMcafee
Mon 04 Apr, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: PROBLEM -downloaded Suppliers tables in March 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: PROBLEM -downloaded Suppliers tables in March 2022

Not sure where you are going wrong, but the current price for 00S2/13 in the EstLite system is 1.80.

Give me a call, I'll be happy to talk you through it
by JohnMcafee
Mon 28 Mar, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Cassese 276 Part Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Cassese 276 Part Needed

Tried the usual places online, but I've been unable to source this pneumatic three-way switch. I know it will not be easy to find, and notice that Cassese no longer even mention this mighty, but venerable machine on their website. Any help in locating either the original part, or its equivalent, wil...
by JohnMcafee
Wed 23 Mar, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Different mount types in one framing job
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Different mount types in one framing job

One possible solution would be to set up items in your Mount Type list for the combinations that you use, pricing each combination as a single item.
by JohnMcafee
Thu 13 Jan, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: 2 programmes on one pc
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: 2 programmes on one pc

You may have noticed that it is possible to run two copies of the program on the same computer, but the intention here is to allow you to serve two customers simultaneously. As both instances access the same dataset, this ability would not serve your purpose. However, as it stands, EstLite could imp...
by JohnMcafee
Tue 02 Nov, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: OOPS ! Deleted customer of 10 years ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: OOPS ! Deleted customer of 10 years ...

Because of its potential for harm, the safety measures were built into the <Delete Cust> button right from the start, so it works exactly the same way on every version of EstLite with that feature. If it were possible to bypass my safeguards in a previous version, then the possibility still exists! ...
by JohnMcafee
Mon 01 Nov, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: OOPS ! Deleted customer of 10 years ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: OOPS ! Deleted customer of 10 years ...

Adam, since you "have quite no idea how I did it", I'll walk you through how it happened. As an example, I'll remove a customer (AA Framing Customer) from my records. 1. Click the shiny new button - marked "Remove Cust" 2021-11-01 (4).png EstLite gives me the opportunity to decide if I really want t...
by JohnMcafee
Mon 01 Nov, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: OOPS ! Deleted customer of 10 years ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: OOPS ! Deleted customer of 10 years ...

You have a couple of options. Restore from the last backup made before the unfortunate deletion, and manually recreate the more recent records of the customers and jobs that are lost as a result. Email me the zip file of the current EstLite backup, and the numbers of a couple of jobs belonging to t...
by JohnMcafee
Mon 27 Sep, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Pricing Increases
Replies: 8
Views: 6095

Re: Pricing Increases

So it turns out that you did yourself a favour with your happy accident. :D I should have pointed out that the restore thing would only work if restoring from a backup that was made from before the "happy accident" However, I agree 100% that you should leave things as they are, I doubt that you will...
by JohnMcafee
Fri 24 Sep, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Pricing Increases
Replies: 8
Views: 6095

Re: Pricing Increases

No problem, if you haven't saved yet, enter 0% and all will revert to original. If the change has already been saved, then restore from the previous backup. Hint In the Options/Data page, press Alt-Z (on your keyboard) before Restore and only the pricing data will be restored, this way Customer and ...
by JohnMcafee
Fri 24 Sep, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Calculating Slip & Frame Size
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Calculating Slip & Frame Size

You guessed right. When stacking frames on EstLite, work from the innermost outwards. For example: F1+F2+F3+...etc Where F1 is the innermost frame rim. Dimensions are calculated, based on the moulding widths of the mouldings. So, the inside base dimensions of F2 would be equal to the outer dimension...
by JohnMcafee
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Moulding Lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Moulding Lengths

MouldingLength.png The moulding length required to complete the job at hand is shown circled in red. When using imperial units, as in this example, the length is displayed in feet. The calculation for this figure takes into consideration the moulding width and applies the current waste factor. High...
by JohnMcafee
Sun 28 Feb, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: visualisation software
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

Re: visualisation software

Example:
Here is a visualisation of a moulding with a repeating pattern.

Unfortunately not all mouldings work this well. The quality of the visualisation decreases as the random element in a moulding's finish becomes more pronounced
by JohnMcafee
Thu 25 Feb, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Offcuts Formula?
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Offcuts Formula?

The Maximum Frame Size calculator, will do the sums for you. Not only will it calculate the maximum frame size that can be made from a given length of moulding, but it will also calculate the (theoretical) length of moulding required to make a frame of given dimensions. Just enter the Moulding Lengt...
by JohnMcafee
Tue 23 Feb, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Offcuts Formula?
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Offcuts Formula?

Well spotted Pramsay. :D

The 50mm is a bit arbitrary, but it is to allow for an initial trim to clean up the mitre at the outside end of the moulding and the extra nibble that is taken at every cut by the point of the Morso blade, or saw.
by JohnMcafee
Mon 22 Feb, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Offcuts Formula?
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Offcuts Formula?

Subtract 50mm (or 2inches) from your moulding length Subtract 8 times the moulding width from the above result Divide by 2 The result will be the width plus height of the glass that will fit the frame that can be made from the length of moulding (assuming it to be flawless). For example say your mou...
by JohnMcafee
Mon 09 Nov, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stand alone visualisation software
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: Stand alone visualisation software

You may not be able to find what you are looking for, Sarah.
In order to protect their assets, developers of web apps such as those for online frame visualisation, restrict the business user's access to the front end.
by JohnMcafee
Sun 08 Nov, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stand alone visualisation software
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: Stand alone visualisation software

Sarah, you are looking for something like The Framing Engine
by JohnMcafee
Sat 26 Sep, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Estlite Trial Version - Mouldings
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: Estlite Trial Version - Mouldings

The "trial" refers to the period of unregistered use and has nothing to do with the way the program functions.
In other words, during your trial period you have unrestricted use of the application.
by JohnMcafee
Sat 19 Sep, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stand alone visualisation software
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: Stand alone visualisation software

Pre-View is a stand alone program not dependant on any frame pricing application.
Can be downloaded here
by JohnMcafee
Tue 01 Sep, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Stocked moulding price anomaly
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Re: Stocked moulding price anomaly

There must have been a glitch in the matrix, John.

The latest download appears to be ok now, but please let me know if you continue to have problems.