Semi-finished products

In the Semi-finished products section, you can view a list of semi-finished products used globally in classmate CLOUD.

Which semi-finished products are currently available in classmate CLOUD?

The image shows a selection of semi-finished products available in classmate CLOUD.

IMG_cloud_Einstellungen_Rohmaterialien.png

In classmate CLOUD, you can find a list of semi-finshed products and their properties for the manufacturing of parts. The semi-finished products are sorted by cross-section shape and cross-sectional dimensions:

Label Example Description
Sheet metals Sheet metal is defined by material thickness (H) and can be sawed to size across its width.
Flat materials A flat material is defined a width (W) and height (H) and can be milled across its width.
Pipes A pipe is defined by an inner diameter (ID) and an outer diameter (OD).
Round material Round material is defined by an outer diameter (OD).
Square material Square material is defined by width (W) and height (H) which are identical.

How can I select round materials to manufacture a part?

classmate CLOUD attempts to assign a semi-finished product to the part based on the part's features when analyzing a model. If information on the material group or material can be found in the model, the preferred semi-finished product is one of this material group or material. If no information is saved in the model, classmate CLOUD selects a semi-finished product made of steel as the material. Subsequently, the part is checked for one or more available matches based on its dimensions. Semi-finished products with dimensions matching those of the part or are similar to them are sorted in ascending order. Semi-finished products with the same dimensions are sorted in ascending order based on price.

Example
IMG_cloud_Einstellungen_Rohmaterialien_Rohmaterialauswahl_01.png

This example shows a shaft with an outer diameter of 28 and a length of 134 millimeters. The model does not contain any information on the material. The following list of semi-finished products is given as options by classmate CLOUD:

IMG_cloud_Einstellungen_Rohmaterialien_Rohmaterialauswahl_02.png

classmate CLOUD selects RD 28 Hp EN10083-C45 1.0503 (0,48 €), from round stock with an outer diameter of 28 millimeters which consists of steel.

classmate CLOUD selects a semi-finished product consisting of steel as the material, as there is no information stored on the material in the model. classmate CLOUD selects a round part with an outer diameter of 28 millimeters, as the shaft has an outer diameter of 28 millimeters. In the list of suggested semi-finished products, the semi-finished products are displayed in ascending order with an increasing allowance. classmate CLOUD selects the cheapest semi-finished product available for the material 'steel'. In the list of suggested semi-finished products, the semi-finished products are sorted by price in ascending order.

classmate CLOUD selects semi-finished products by the following pattern:

Properties Description
The completed part has an outer and an inner diameter. classmate CLOUD selects a pipe for the manufacturing of the part as the first preference, followed by round stock.
The completed part has an outer diameter. classmate CLOUD selects a round part for the manufacturing of the part.
The completed part is not a round part. classmate CLOUD selects sheet metal for the manufacturing of the part.
classmate CLOUD selects a flat or square part for the manufacturing of the part.

classmate CLOUD sorts semi-finished products in the following order in the list of suggested semi-finished products:

Properties Description
Material of the semi-finished part The more suitable the semi-finished product is for the purpose of manufacturing the part, the higher up it will be shown in the list of suggested semi-finished products.
Dimensions of the semi-finished product The more suitable the dimensions of the semi-finished product are for the purpose of manufacturing the part, the higher up it will be shown in the list of suggested semi-finished products.
Price of the semi-finished product The lower the price of the semi-finished product is for the purpose of manufacturing the part, the higher up it will be shown in the list of suggested semi-finished products.

Functions in the semi-finished products section

  • You can select and deselect the available semi-finished materials in the Active column by clicking on the checkbox. If a semi-finished product is deselected, it will not be taken into consideration in the calculation for parts in classmate CLOUD.
  • You can open the settings for a semi-finished product and edit them by clicking on the identifier in the Identifier column of the semi-finished product.
  • You can import your own list of semi-finished products as XLSX or CSV file and use in the calculation of parts in classmate CLOUD, if you click on Import semi-finished products.
  • You can export the list of semi-finished products in classmate CLOUD as an XLSX or CSV file edit it in Excel, if you click on Export semi-finished products.