The Smart Layout feature in Pandora now allows users to add die files to be ganged for production.
This video provides information about using the Pandora Smart Layout feature for nesting dies: Pandora_SmartLayout_NestingDies.mp4 (if you have problems viewing this video, try a different browser).
In order to use this Smart Layout feature, there must be a die station and the die crease line must be closed. Otherwise, you will receive this error message:
Cannot retrieve valid key line from the file: <file name>
Note: The Smart Layout feature for creating nested die files is available only if you are using the Pro version.
This ability is off by default. If you want Pandora or PLA to retain the original spot colors from mapping when viewed in Prinergy Workshop Separations, you need to add
AutoColorMap.PrintMappedColor=true to the
DefaultUser.properties file in the Pandora application folder. For PLA, the
DefaultUser.properties file is found in the
LayoutAutomation\server\WEB-INF\classes folder on your Prinergy server.
Note: If you are using
AutoColorMap.PrintMappedColor=true and are also using Label Marks, you need to add
Mediator.UseNative=false to the
DefaultUser.properties file in order for the Label Marks to appear properly on output.
When you add multiple CF2 files to your layouts, the Die Waste and Split Color Bar marks will be applied to only one of the CF2 files. This functionality will be implemented in a future version.
If you are using the Take Off Bar marks in Pandora on a frequent basis, you might witness the inability to reopen jobs that contain these marks when using Windows 10.
If you install Pandora on your workstation and you do not have Java 1.8 installed, the Pandora application might not open. To open the Pandora application, install Java 1.8.