Stockit Version 1.6 Update
Westdev is pleased to announce the latest version of Stockit – version 1.6. This release introduces
new features to further aid every day life within your production environment. With valuable customer
feedback, features for this release have been driven from our user base from around the world. Emphasis
has been placed on usability features and customisation for maximum productivity.
Windows 7 Support
As part of the continued development cycle of Stockit, version 1.6 now fully supports the latest Microsoft
operating system – Windows 7. As an official Microsoft development partner, Westdev Ltd has access to
the latest writing techniques, technology and operating systems, well before they are released. Version
1.6 has been tested under this new operating system to ensure its performance and stability.
Purchase orders can be made selectively using the new Partial Ordering features. It means that items
on a long delivery schedule can be pre-ordered ahead of other items required to build a project. This
brings added control over your ordering processes and further enhances order scheduling and production sequencing.
User Defined Attributes
As part of your stock inventory, the ability to enhance stock data using attributes has been added. You
can add unlimited attribute names and values to each stock item in the database. This enables your stock
to become more intelligent by empowering it with more information. This information can be extracted
using the Report Builder and new Attribute or Stock Attribute selections.
Information can also be utilised by the Pulsonix Database Connection (PDC) option directly in your Pulsonix
electronic designs. When combined with fields such as obsolescence status or cost, this makes it a very powerful
As well as component values, you can also add hyperlink fields to the attributes. These can be references
to datasheets, documents, pictures, executables and other external sources. On selection, if an application
is associated with that file type, Acrobat Reader with a PDF file for example, that file will be displayed.
Customisable User Interface
Using the new customisable user interface, you can create your own toolbars, add toolbar buttons
and commands, and create shortcut keys for all commands within Stockit. New functionality allows
you to create toolbars and add tools to these for your own tasks, multiple toolbars can be added to
group tasks, this makes Stockit much more efficient to use and speeds your production process.
Updated User Interface
The user interface has been enhanced to give it a new up-to-date look using the flat ‘look’ icons.
The new user interface allows you added control over toolbars, buttons and customisation. Toolbars
can be moved, undocked and resized, as well as the ability to add your own toolbars and toolbar buttons;
this makes Stockit more customisable for everyday use.
Tabbed windows allow you to quickly identify and switch to other open windows within Stockit. For
example, you can quickly switch between Stock items, Attributes and Suppliers, all with one easy
mouse click. Each tab is clearly marked with the forms’ name allowing quick identification.
Report Builder Update
New outputs have been added to the Report Builder to report Attributes, Job Shortages and Stock Attributes.
Where you require a full list of attributes, values and Stock items, the Stock Attributes selection can be used.
The Job Shortages report can combine job information and Stock items in the same report. These new report
items give you the ability to examine and check precise details along your production cycle, and also control of
outputting exactly what you need.
FIFO Calculation in Update Stock Costs
A new Average Goods In calculation has been added to the Update Stock Costs dialog. This will
give you an average goods-in value of your current stock based on the First In First Out principle (FIFO).
This is a standard industry recognised method of calculating goods-in value and further enhances your Stockit
Fast Searching Improvements
Two changes have been made to the Navigation bar to speed up searching. If you have a column
already selected, this will pre-select the Search field in the Navigation bar; this saves time by removing
the extra selection process. Once an item has been found, you can now use a shortcut key combination
to find the next item in the search. This can be particularly useful when searching columns which are not
the current sort field and again, saves you time and effort.
Direct connection to the Pulsonix PCB Design System
Using the Pulsonix Database Connection (PDC) option, you can now connect the Pulsonix
PCB system directly to Stockit. It utilises the stock item and stock attribute fields to directly
interface live stock data with Pulsonix Part information, thus ensuring dynamic stock checking
and usage at all times.
Stock can be flagged with various statuses which Pulsonix can use to search on, important status
like obsolescence for example or cost. These are in addition to parametric searches of standard
component data such as Value, Tolerance, Wattage, Voltage or other Attribute names. All of this
information is defined in the Stockit database and is based on stock held and actual parts lists for
Easy Access to Users Guides and Manuals
To aid fast location of the Users Guide and Update Notes, Stockit now includes menu items for
manual selection. These and other documents are located on the Help menu and can be accessed
at all times during the program’s use.
For existing Stockit (Windows) users, not only do you get these great new production enhancing
features but you also receive continued support through our dedicated support desk manned by
industry experts. All this plus access to continuous service patches and critical bug fixes keeping
your production running at all times. This further enhances your investment with Stockit and
protects your database and intellectual property (IP).
As an economically priced upgrade for existing Stockit users, this represents a sound investment
in a highly productive toolset.