Cirrus Logistics Releases 10th Generation of CLASS
June 15, 2010
Cirrus Logistics Releases 10th Generation of CLASS, its Leading Warehouse Design & Simulation Tool
The new features in CLASS 10 build on the key components of previous generations to achieve even greater accessibility, customisation, speed of delivery and visual clarity.
The warehouse modelling capacity of CLASS now has a new, fully-immersive 3-D layout editing capability. This provides rapid prototyping in the 3D environment as well as easier navigation of the 3D warehouse using the mouse to move, zoom, and rotate. The 3D imaging facility has also been extended to cover additional areas, such as container yards.
The user interface for both the layout and simulation systems has been updated with a new tabbed Properties Panel, which allows even greater accessibility to advanced features. The tabbed structure of the Properties Panel also provides an organised display of object parameters, allowing users to find the data they need more easily and quickly. Multiple objects can be selected and edited at once. This includes selection and editing of racking objects, which means specification of racking is made easier and more rapid. Speed of design has also been increased by enabling the system to store more data than before within the warehouse layout while it is being worked on.
CLASS 10 simulation includes improved modelling of stock capacity, with new graphical reports which highlight where storage areas have reached or exceeded capacity. CLASS 10 can also allow the user to see the effect on workflow through the warehouse of storage areas becoming full.
Robin Vega, Managing Director of Cirrus Logistics and the creator of CLASS, says: “CLASS 10 is the next step in our evolution of the product. Experience, as well as the ever-growing capacity of PCs, means that we are always seeking to refine our software products, balancing the complexity of the underlying technology with accessibility in terms of ease-of-use and with the products’ effectiveness in communicating alternative solutions.”