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What’s new in YuniquePLM.
We're updating YuniquePLM regularly. The below entries are a selection of the new enhancements that are available within the full set of release notes. Check back here regularly to see the latest improvements and newest features.
Gerber Technology is working towards a unified Single Sign-On capability across its entire suite of product lines. YuniquePLM is now integrated with Gerber Technology’s new services allowing a Single Sign-on (SSO) for all your Gerber Applications.
YuniquePLM now offers the ability to perform a Universal Search across multiple areas/modules across the application. Users can search by code or name (and various other parameters) and find corresponding matching results.
We’ve updated the Power Grid user experience within YPLM to include new desktop entries in the Admin area specific to Power Grid Entities, allowing the Power Grid user to launch their various business entities from YuniquePLM directly.
We’re excited to introduce a NEW Line List Application within the YuniquePLM Design Suite+. Extract available YuniquePLM Line List data while utilizing the flexibility of Adobe Illustrator to create your own collection view within Adobe illustrator.
We’ve added a search panel to the Material Request Summary page where users can search by Material Request parameters such as Partner (agent/vendor/factory), color, size/treatment, seasonality, and sample type within a specific Material.
Colors can now be copied from within the same Color Palette as the original
color chip using the new copy function.
There is new option within the Image and Style app when creating new images, where the user now has the ability to copy from an existing image. This feature makes it ideal for working with templates. YuniquePLM Design Suite compatibility has also been updated to CC2021 (25.2) for YuniquePLM v8.1-8.11.
Sample Request Types
We’ve added a new setting to Sample Request within Type management, in which users can flag Sample Request Submit Types as an 'Auto-Create-Spec'. Once flagged, this will automatically create the spec within the corresponding Sample Request Submit, preloaded and ready for fit evaluation.
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest, with a new banner directly within YuniquePLM for announcements such as new versions and additional account detail alerts. This feature is available to all v8 Cloud customers.
The Style folder’s Design detail (including templates), Design Detail Custom and Seasonal Colorway Workflow pages are now configurable.
“Multi-Sample” users can now copy data from one column to another within the Spec Grid during Fit evaluations for this Sample Request Type.
Image Format Support
.HEIC, .PDF and .AI image types can now be edited via the sample request markup tool.
The Adobe Plugin now includes available YPLM Color libraries (Corporate library, Pantone, or A&E thread libraries ) when building a color palette within the Color Extension in Illustrator. Users can also perform a global search across all available color libraries when searching by color code/name. Our latest plugin is now compatible with Adobe Illustrator CC21. Click here to install the update.
Tech pack Workflow Improvements
We’ve added a new feature to allow a user to define a Tech Pack version field that can be seasonal or non-seasonal. A user can also create comments with the Tech Pack Panel to further detail changes. Once the Tech Pack is created it will contain the assigned version fields text and comments.
We’ve added a new field configuration setting to display field labels above fields on forms (instead of inside the field). This will eliminate any confusion regarding fields that have data populated vs. fields that are blank (see Full release notes on how to enable this setting)
We’re continuing to update areas of the application with new v8 UI. This release we’ve made updates to Line list (remove style), Style Folder (Model & Marker edit pages and Line list) and Sample request (Create New Sample request for style variation) and more!
HEIC Image Format Support
The image folder now supports HEIC file format upload (High Efficiency Image File format - this is a default setting on Apple Devices since the introduction of iOS 11).
Flash Edit BOM Column
We’ve added a new configurable field option for 'BOM ' to add to Line list > Flash Edit > Style header grid. This will allow users to mass update a styles BOM used within the Line list.
We’ve further improved collaboration and communication throughout the application by adding “@mention” functionality to the comment sections. A User or user group can be notified with a link to the comment in which they were mentioned. New Notification types have also been added to capture the areas of the application in which @mentions are generated.
For those of you who work with many POM’s, we’ve expanded the records per page feature to 200 POMs for various Style Measurement and Control Panel Measurement template areas. Selected records per page will be remembered as User preference.
We’re continuing to update areas of the application with new v8 UI. This release we’ve made updates to Line list Flash edit areas, Style Folder (Seasonal colorway and Colorway images ) and Sample request (Create New Sample request).
We’ve simplified the New User (Admin) and new contact (Partner folder) creation process with the ability to set up username / password and permission groups all on the same page.
Bill of Labor
We’ve made updates to the Bill Of Labor operation linking logic so that updates are linked and automatically updated in all areas where the operations exist.
We’ve added the ability to show Style Seasonal Attributes on the search and result grid layouts within various areas of Line list, Style Folder and Sourcing Folder.
Image Folder Enhancements
Artboard attributes are now able to be added within the search and results forms within the application to more easily identify Artboard files. We have also improved workflow with creating images within the Image Folder.
We’ve increased Font Size for Menu Options in the left hand navigation and added highlighting to menu options when expanding based on user feedback. This will make it easier to navigate through the application.
Style SKU Templates
You can now create multiple Style SKU Page configurations based on a template that is being used allow for more flexibility within your SKU page workflows.
Status Icon Updates
We have redesigned the Status Icons based on user feedback to make them easier to see when working within the application.
BOM Select All
Some of the fields within the BOM now have a Select All function applied to them to make it easier to update multiple entries at a time.
Updated the user interface of the Construction Details Style and Control Panel pages to match the v8 design.
We’ve further improved the application performance when generating large or multiple BI reports, and when working with relational dropdown selections across the application.
Sample Request QR Codes
We’ve added QR Code Support within Sample Requests. This is part of an upcoming update for our YuSnap mobile app for Android/IOS that will allow users to directly upload photos from your phone to a sample request photos.
Predefined Text-Image Data
We’ve added the ability to predefine text within the Text-Image workflow page. When new images are inserted the text can be automatically applied.
Seasonal Style Attributes
We have added a new workflow page named Seasonal Attributes, which allows the user to configure and capture attributes seasonally within a Style.
We’ve added Notification support for Quick Sample module and Internal Comments within Sample Requests and Material Requests.
Line List SKU UI Update
The Line List SKU Plan has now been updated with the new v8 UI.
Adobe Plugin BOM / Colorway Support
We are excited to announce that our Adobe Illustrator plugin Style App now supports the ability to create and edit Bills of Materials and Colorways.
Collapse All/Expand All Navigation
We’ve added the ability to collapse all/expand all with a simple double click across the application where sub menu selections are available.
We’ve improved the UI for buttons across the applications (yes - they now look like buttons!)
Fit Photos within the sample request now include a 200 character Image description field.
BOM UI Update
The BOM Setup screen has now been updated with the new UI.
The POM Comment fields now support up to 80 characters!
We’ve implemented a new locking feature based on status configuration within the control panel, whereby a Style's header and associated workflows can now be locked down once the style header status is changed to Approved (or any other status as determined by user).
Style Care page is now updated to the new v8 user interface. Along with this, customers can take advantage of the new ‘Care Parts’ area (within the care page), allowing the user to further compartmentalize the Care Instruction workflow area.
We have further enhanced Artboard Style Linking functionality within the Adobe Plugin, expanding Artboard support to Style Freelance Design, Style Design Detail, Style Design Detail Custom, and Style Measurements Workflow pages.
The Material page now includes a 3D Attributes workflow page when creating a material. Users can add attributes specific to the included 3D file to specify the 3D properties of the material for fabric simulations.
The ‘Allow Versions’ field update for Artboard images has been enabled, and can assist in reducing the overall file size/space used by artboard versioning management process.
Style Costing property attributes are available to be used and viewed within the Line List and Sourcing Quotes & Commitment areas, further enhancing application configurability.
The Material Folder now includes the new A&E Gütermann threads. Select A&E Thread as the Material Type to access the various threads.
We have added the ability to generate page previews across YPLM asynchronously. When a print preview is generated a desktop notification will alert the user when it’s ready to be viewed. We have also added a new Preview Reports page within the User Profile section of the application. This will show all print previews generated within the last 24 hours. See it in Action!
Replace Login Image
The much requested feature is now here. YPLM Administrators have the ability to upload and replace the YuniquePLM login image with another file. Accessible within the Admin Folder > Settings > Login Image Page. See it in Action!
When creating a POM, users can define it as a ‘heading’ POM. This will allow a POM to not be editable on a measurement template or sheet, with the benefit of using it as a line break or section heading. See it in Action!
Customers have the option to disable suppliers within the Material Request Supplier Header. If a disabled supplier is used on a Bill of Material, they will appear within the partner selection in red. See it in Action!
We’ve added the ability to limit out of the box EAV field lengths where users can define the minimum and maximum text length. See it in Action!
Users working within an editable form, can now hover over fields containing long descriptions and view every word with a tooltip. See it in Action!
The Style Measurements - POM area has been updated to include an unlinked icon while also highlighting editable POM fields. See it in Action!
We have updated the Style Sample Request page to the new user interface, this includes additional views and search capabilities. See it in Action!
We have updated the Line List Material Palette Edit page to the new v8 user interface.
We have updated the Line List Image Palette Edit page to the new v8 user interface.
Added the ability to export a BOM or Colorway to an excel file. See it in Action!
We have added the ability to perform Wildcard Searches across all application search pages. This allows you to use wildcard operations when searching: (?) will find single character selections, Example: R?d will find Red, Y??k will find York. (*) will find an unlimited number of characters, Example: R*d will find Red, Read, Road etc. (“”) will find exact search, Example: “Red” will only return Red.
We have added the ability to generate Sample Request printouts asynchronously. This allows you to continue working while your printout is generated. You will receive a notification once the printout is completed and ready for viewing.
We have further enhanced the panels/pages to make them easier for you to see which page is actively being looked at or selected. This is based on feedback that we’ved received since launching v8.
We have included a new application setting that allows an administrator to change the Image Resolution within Tech Pack printouts. This will only be applied to newly created Tech Packs.
We have added a new application setting that will allow Material Attachments to automatically be added to a style attachments page when the material is added to a style’s BOM.
We have added a new report called ‘Tech Pack Tracking’ that allows you to track tech packs that have been shared with partners via srmOn and their status.
We have added a new field on the Seasonal Colorway page of the style that allows you to capture a Colorway Marketing Name.
New User Interface (UI)
YuniquePLM V8 has a new user interface! We have added a new UI to a number of core application areas. We will continue to develop and rollout additional application areas with each update. Learn more with our V8 Quick Start Guide.
Quick Sample Module
We have added a new module that allows users to create a “Quick Sample”. These are sample requests that are not directly tied to styles and can be requested with only a little information. This also integrates with AccuMark and AccuMark 3D.
YuniquePLM now offers a direct integration with TrueFit. This allows clients to seamlessly share their product and measurement data with TrueFit once a Measurement workflow page is approved.
We have added a new desktop utility for both Mac and PC that will allow you to directly access Images and other digital assets from YuniquePLM without having to download them in the software of your choice.
We have added a new way to view AccuMark 3D and standard 3D files within our Quick Sample Module. This allows you to directly view a 3D file on screen and make annotations against it.
Drag and Drop Upload
We have added the ability to directly drag and drop files to upload into YuniquePLM. You will find this when creating images or adding an attachment.
We have added a new integrated training tool into YuniquePLM called Smart Guide. This interactive tutorial tool will teach users about functions within the application.
Updated EAV configurations when Field Label changes made to one style folder/style type no longer automatically applies to other style folder/style types.
Users can now search by color code or name within the Material Color popup on the BOM colorway. We’ve also implemented paging to reduce system load time.
Updated the EAV functionality within the Control Panel Care Template to allow EAV changes made within the template to also be reflected in the Style.
Enabled asynchronous uploads which allows the user to continue working while the application continues to process the uploaded images.
Added EAV configurations within the Style Folder Sourcing Quote/Commitment Grid.
Updated the Pantone® TPG Color library to include missing colors for a total of 2,310 colors.
Control Panel, Measurement Page
The Control Panel now contains a new Fraction Conversion page which allows a user to define any Fraction to Decimal values that may be needed as part of the user’s measurements and grading. Example Support for 32nds.
The new system configuration setting StyleMaterialsReadFromLib, located in the Admin Folder, auto updates the BOM Material information once the material header is saved within the material folder. Batch Update is not required for this setting to work.
Partners who have access to shared workflow pages can create and edit the measurement and text-image workflow pages directly in srmOn. This is available when the new system setting is enabled, EnableSrmOnPageAddAndEdit.
Control Panel, Style Folder, Workflow
An Admin can predefine sub-workflow pages within the Control Panel > Dev Workflow area for use as default workflows pages when a Style is created.
Control Panel, Style Folder, Tech Pack
Users can now designate printout options when creating a Style sub-workflow page. This will override a predefined tech pack page selection.
A new Sample Request Header Flash Edit allows the user to mass edit sample request header information for Styles included in the Line List.
The Batch Queue area now allows users to download multiple Tech Packs at once after mass creating Tech Packs.
Sample Request, Style Measurement
The stated workflow areas now contain the excel export functionality.
The user profile page now provides a button directly linking the user to the Gerber Community site.
The Style Bill of Material workflow page is now configurable.
The Style Care workflow page is now configurable.
Control Panel, Material Folder, Style Care
The Care Control Panel entries have been updated to include a rank order function. The Material Folder now includes a Care page option which allows you to fill in care detail against each material. The Style Care workflow page has been updated to include a Select BOM button, which will populate the Care page detail based on the chosen BOM.
When creating or selecting a Measurement Template on the Style Measurement workflow page, a user will now have a filtered list of templates based on the Size Range and Size Class from the style header. The user can then change the search filter to see other options.
New system configuration AutoPageApproved setting applies to the Style Workflow subpages. When enabled, it determines whether the main bubble is approved based on one approval, and when all bubbles are approved, the main bubble will also be approved.
New system configuration PC1-4 setting applies to the Style Header. When enabled, it allows the user to replace the default name for the 1st set and so on, when using multiple sets.
New system configuration DisabledMaterialColorPending setting applies to the Material Folder. When enabled, colors are directly added to the material by skipping the pending option.
New system configuration DisableBOMPending setting applies to the Style BOM page. When enabled, materials are directly added to a style by skipping the pending option.
The BI Folder contains a new report named “Style Summary and Status” which includes new filters like style status, sample status, etc.
Users can create material size templates and use them with materials that require defined sizes. For example, Material Type = Trims.
Every Sample Request and Material Request now includes a system generated sample reference number, located within the header.
The BOL Control Panel and BOL Style workflow page now includes the SAM (Standard Allowed Minutes) field to define the time at operation level.
The Style Folder’s Text-Image workflow page now includes a Text-Only and Image-Only option.
Users no longer need to link a Calendar for the Planned Start, Planned End, Actual Start and Actual End date columns to populate. This will now pull directly from the associated workflow page regardless if a calendar is associated or not.
The Sourcing area now offers users the ability to configure fields for quotes and commitments while determining which fields are available through srmOn. This also includes the ability to add basic calculations within its respective fields.
The quotation palette button functionality has been removed to simplify the quote creation process. The quick quote function allows a user to add quotes in mass whereas the quotation palette only allowed one quote at a time.
The first three columns (Material Image, Material Number and Material Name) within the BOM Edit area are frozen, allowing the user to view and modify the designated material fields even when scrolling to the right side of the page.
Creating a New field within an EAV form, which is linked to other pages, now allows users to apply the same new fields to multiple pages. This works the same as using the Add function.
Added a new feature to sort predefined Tech Packs within the Predefined Tech Pack Control Panel. This will reflect when creating new Predefined Tech Packs within the Style folder.
Multipage workflow printouts for Freelance Design, Construction Detail, Bill of Labor, Care and Text-Image now display a user-designated name in the upper right-hand corner.
Added new system setting EnableAlternateCodeColumn which displays the alternate measurement name as a separate column on the style measurement page.
Added material price conversion support for Purchase UOM and BOM UOM. For example: Purchased thread in Cones UOM but used on the BOM as CM UOM.
The BI Report folder now allows users to save preferred search parameters for future reference. The user makes a selection within each filter, then ensures the save parameters option is checked and finally produces the reports by selecting View Reports. The saved filter parameters is shown upon the user’s return to the BI report folder.
Admins can now create new Sample Request Statuses based off of existing statuses. The application logic will match the original status that it was created from. Example: Copying ‘Approved’ status to create a new ‘Approved for fit’ status will mimic the same application functionality as the out of the box ‘Approved’ status.
Added a new Application Setting, ‘OutOfToleranceAutoFitCommentsOnly’, when enabled will only generate AutoFit comments for POMs that are out of tolerance. When disabled, it generates AutoFit comments for all POMS that do not match the original requested value regardless if they are in or out of tolerance.
Users can now name the “On-The-Fly” Sample Request preview. This name will be displayed within the Style Tech Pack areas if the ‘SaveSamplePrintoutsToTechPack’ Application Setting is enabled.
YuniquePLM offers users the ability to add measurement workflow comments to the following print previews: Measurement Graded Spec, Imperial and Metric reports.
All measurement previews, appearing on the Measurement workflow page, now include a critical POM indicator.
Added two new landscape sample request photos – print options for our standard sample requests.
Users have the ability to add AI images to a Sample Request within srmOn.
Users can now predefine size selections across multiple size ranges for each material, within the Material Folder - Material Groups area. This makes the process for creating Dimensional Bill of Materials easier allowing the user to predefine the size selections for each material size combination.
Users can add an optional expiration date when adding attachments in the following Attachment areas: Color Palettes, Images, Materials, Material Requests, Styles, Style Sample Requests. This detail is used as part of a new Attachments Tracking report.
Added a new Sample Request Tracking report that allows users to see sample requests at a detailed level. Users can now generate sample requests at a detailed level with the new Sample Request Tracking report.
Size Range now offers users the ability to define International regions and the applicable size translations for the currently worked on size range. These fields can be displayed when printing Measurement Workflow pages.
Users have the ability to upload and display Adobe® Illustrator® images within the Sample Request - photos tab. Keep in mind these images will not be available to edit through the Markup tool.
Users can now enable or disable the Style Details tab within a style type - style header. This new flag can be found within the Type Management - Style Type section of the Admin folder.
The Style Measurement Workflow page now provides users with the option to choose between breaking the link of a POM description, Grade Rules and Tolerance or both.
Users now have access to a new style BOM Permission setting which controls the Bill of Material – Quick Add and Quick Search functions.
The colorway color pitching now carries over if the colorways match when copying materials from one BOM to another.
Users have the option to select a Tech Pack for a Style Cover Page with comments or create a Tech Pack with no cover page.
Added a new BI report that allows users to see the Style BOM and Colorway information.
The Permission Group setup now sorts the application area in alphabetical order.
Users can now reposition the color pitching options window within the BOM.
Added a new Expiration date tracking report for application attachments.
Added a new app setting feature, named SamplePhotoMaxFilesLimit, which allows you to define the maximum number of photos that can be uploaded.
Users can now use the swap colorway function on the BOM color way without losing the original Color/SKU information on the Style SKU page.
The Sample Request print options, sample photos, have been updated to minimize the header detail and maximize the image to print.
Improved system performance when loading data within grids across the application. Example: Style search grid.
Updated the sort functionality to give users the ability to drag and drop into their desired order.