There are a few different methods that you can use to view work orders, depending on what you're looking for. For example, on the Workspace tab, you can click Work Orders to view a list of all work orders. This gives you access to information like due dates, statuses, and other work order information.
But when it comes to programming parts, sometimes, you might want to view a list of all work order parts that haven't been processed yet. And if you want to sort by material and thickness, the easiest way to do this is through the Work Order Parts List.
To view the Work Order Parts List, on the Workspace tab, click the arrow under Work Orders and select List Work Order Parts.
From this list, any parts which have been added to work orders can be viewed, filtered, and edited. Beneath each column title, you can type in a term to display only parts which meet that criteria.
You can also drag the column headers into the area above the list to group parts by specific parameters. For example, in the image below, the list has been grouped by material and then thickness to make it easier to add parts to the workspace.
About unassigned work order parts
Sometimes when using an automated method (such as SimTrans or a .wol file) to add work orders to SigmaNEST, certain parts are not associated with a valid CAD or part file.
In these cases, SigmaNEST creates a placeholder or "unassigned" part in the work order. You can then assign a CAD or part file to the unassigned part, or create it using the CAD functions.
Until the unassigned part is assigned valid geometry, it cannot be loaded into the workspace or added to a task.
The easiest way to fix unassigned work order parts is to import or create the geometry as a new part, then assign it to a work order through the Part Parameters screen.
To do this, create the part as usual. Then in the Part Parameters, click the ellipsis (…) next to the Work Order No. field and select the unassigned part.
This links the new part geometry with all of the work order part information so that no information has to be manually entered, such as the material, thickness, quantity, or any other required information.