Skip Navigation LinksHome >> Windowmaker 2012 >> Windowmaker 2012
WINDOWMAKER 2012
Apr '12 Aug '12 Dec '12 Feb '13 May '13 Jun '13 Oct '13 Oct '13 Feb '14
WM 2012 ... R1 ... R2 . R2.1 .. R3 R3.1 ... R3.2 R3.3 ... R3.4
WM 2012 R1 R2 R2.1 R3 R3.1 R3.2 R3.3 R3.4
[ Windowmaker 2012 Timeline ]
Why should you upgrade to Windowmaker 2012?

Windowmaker 2012 is a product derived from efforts, wisdom and knowledge gained over 500 man years. It comes with a fresh new user interface which is modern but familiar and boasts of numerous off-the-shelf superlative reports.

What’s new in Windowmaker 2012?

Windowmaker 2012 comes with a host of new promising features. These will help you make the most of the product in terms of ease of use and efficiency. Click on the links below to glance at some of the major highlights in Windowmaker 2012.

General
General
  • CE Marking labels

    Beginning July 2013, CE marking of window/door products is mandatory for manufacturers marketing in the European Economic Area (EEA). To facilitate the users to meet this statutory requirement it is now possible to generate sleek professional labels with CE marking from Windowmaker.

    CE Marking Labels 
    Label Size: Each Label is of size 192mm x 62mm. 4 labels per A4 sheet, to be fed in Landscape mode to the printer.
    Label Stationery: Avery reference L7701

    Please contact your Windowmaker supplier or write to help@windowmaker.com for more details on CE Labels.

  • ‘Locking’ constraints relaxed:

    The ‘locking’ constraints have been relaxed. Hence it is now possible for users to setup data simultaneously while other users are:

    • Doing Order Entry
    • Running Batch Processes

    Earlier this was not possible. Hence it required all users to stop order entry or running processes in order to do even minor modifications to any setup data.

  • Better support for 64-bit operating systems including Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Easier cost maintenance for coloured profiles.
    Easier cost maintenance for coloured profiles.
  • Controls against undercharging by sales reps.
     
  • View Machining Details in 3D when configuring a Sales Line.
    CamQuix
  • Achieve more with grid based setup forms using Preview & Print facility, Auto Filter Row and Find Panel features.
    Print & Preview  Auto Filter  Find Panel
  • Use SQL Database Views as a reporting tool from within Windowmaker.
    View
Link to LogiKal
Link to LogiKal
Click here for more details.....
Bays, Bows
Bays, Bows
  • Improved bay dimensioning.
    Bay Dimensioning 1  Bay Dimensioning 2
  • Include Bay plan in customer documents.
    Bay plan in customer documents 1  Bay plan in customer documents 2
  • Improved Cill Plan graphics.
    Cill Plan Graphics 1  Cill Plan Graphics 2
Click here for more details.....
Georgian Grids and Sunburst
Georgian Grids and Sunburst
  • Applying standard grid patterns with minimal effort

    It is now possible to setup some of the most popular grid layouts (see examples below). Applying these to windows/doors at order entry is now just a few clicks.

    Grid Patterns 
  • Restrict changing the grid layout at order entry

    It is now possible to indicate on a grid layout whether it can be modified at order entry or not. This can help prevent configuring windows/doors with unwanted/undesirable grid layouts.

  • Grid Wizard

    The Grid Wizard helps quick application of a grid pattern to a Sales Line. It is now further simplified to make the process even more user-friendly and quicker.

    Grid Wizard 
  • Sunburst

    Applying sunburst and starburst grid layouts is now easier and quicker. It is now possible to setup grid layouts with ‘Full Segments’, ‘Omit Central Spoke’ and ‘No. of Hubs’.

Click here for more details.....
Production Scheduling
Production Scheduling
  • Improved Production Loading report.
    Production Scheduling Report
Click here for more details.....
Commercial Contracts
Commercial Contracts
  • Increased Sales Line quantities.
  • Better handling of Sales Lines in a Phase.
Click here for more details.....
Windload Calculations
Windload Calculations
  • Windowmaker has been enhanced to calculate the maximum permissible area for the applied glazing for the specified windload. If the area of the applied glazing exceeds the maximum permissible area calculated then the program either displays an error or automatically uses the ‘next glass’, if specified as such on the glazing record.
    Windload Calculations
Click here for more details.....
Windowmaker Alu-Lite
Windowmaker Alu-Lite
  • Windowmaker Alu-Lite is a solution especially created for Aluminium fabricators. The solution comprises of the Windowmaker program and data template along with Do-it-Yourself documentation. This enables you to quickly create new systems yourself to cater to the dynamic nature of aluminium fabrication.
Click here for more details.....
Windowmaker ERP
Windowmaker ERP
  • Windowmaker ERP support for Dynamics NAV 2009 R2.
  • Synchronise Sales Quotes optionally.
  • Better handling and control of installation for a Sales Line.
Click here for more details.....
Purchase Ordering & Electronic Glass Orders
Purchase Ordering & Electronic Glass Orders

You can now generate electronic Purchase Orders for glass

  • in the format required by Albat+Wirsam (A+W) in their most recent format (v02.02.016). The Purchase Order can be sent to your supplier who can import it directly into the A+W order system. Alternatively, the purchase orders can be automatically uploaded to a FTP site of your supplier. Read More...
  • in a custom format (i.e. one not directly supported by Windowmaker). This requires a .NET post-processor assembly to be developed and associated with the Supplier. The post-processor can be developed by you or a 3rd party developer or Windowmaker. Read More...
  • specifying glass shape codes and parameters according to the Lisec Shape Catalogue.
Click here for more details.....
And enhancements to following options
And enhancements to following options
For a complete list of new features click here.