Frequently asked questions and general questions about ToolBox
Our folding calculation takes into account requirements such as the time required to setup tooling on the press brake (which may be made of a number of different lengths of v-blocks, dies or punches), the size and weight of the part (how difficult it is to handle) and the number of people required to handle the part.
However, in line with our goal to make ToolBox as easy as possible to use, we have simplified the time-calculation inputs to just a setup override and a production override. They start at 100%, which uses our default inputs behind the scenes, but you can change these values. Increasing (or decreasing) the setup override % will increase (or decrease) the setup time for folding. This is the one-off amount of time for any amount of folding. The more parts that require folding, the more this time gets spread out, resulting in higher per-part charges for low quantities of folding and lower per-part charges for higher quantities of folding. Increasing (or decreasing) the production override % will increase (or decrease) the non-setup time for folding. This is the time it takes to fold each part. If you find the folding time calculations are too small, you can increase this percentage.
We recommend you put a few test parts into a ToolBox quote and assign the folding process to them, and compare the times that are calculated on the Calculator tab to how long it would take in reality. The time in the Calculator tab does not include setup time, but if you export the quote and look at the CSV it will be in the spreadsheet.
Once you are happy with the time calculations, you then check that the hourly rate being charged against those times is appropriate and that the prices for folding in the Quote tab look about right. Try with different quantities of parts, because the setup time will result in a higher per-part folding price for smaller quantities and a smaller per-part folding price for larger quantities.
Then you can trust that all future folding calculations performed by ToolBox will accurately reflect how your business would process and charge for folding!
The logo that is displayed on your customer-facing quote is managed on the Organisation Management page in ToolBox.
ToolBox will display the full size of your logo up to a maximum of 125px high, or 400px wide, whichever maximum is reached first.
To make your logo smaller, simply upload a version of your logo that is smaller than its current size, noting that it has to be smaller than 125px x 400px.
To make your logo as large as possible, crop out any white or blank space before you upload it.
Hint: if you have a portrait version of your logo and a landscape version (where it is wider than it is tall), use the landscape version to make the logo appear as large as possible.
If you need reset your password:
- 1.Navigate to the login page (qm.tempustools.com)
- 2.Select ‘Forgot your password?’
- 3.Enter your email address
- 4.Click ‘Send verification code’ then click ‘Continue’
- 5.Check your email account for an email from us that contains a verification code
- 6.Enter the verification code from the email into the form and click ‘Verify code’
- 7.Click ‘Continue’ after the verification is successful
- 8.Enter in your new password and save.
Now you can log into ToolBox with your newly-created password.
Both metric and imperial systems of measurements are catered to in ToolBox.
The system of measurement you want to use is chosen at the time your organisation is created (right after signing up for an account).
However, because these units have large effects on the way many operations in ToolBox are handled, plus the sets of default materials, rate tables, cutting technologies and secondary operations that come with the account, it is not possible for a user to change themselves from one system of measurement to another.
It is possible for a developer to change an existing organisation between the systems of measurement, but it’s not something we do lightly.
If you are still on a trial, we recommend you create a new account with a new email address. However, if you have already subscribed, reach out to us at [email protected] and we will do our best to help you change.
A part’s dimensions in ToolBox are unitless.
A part you load could have dimensions of 222 x 338.5. This is not 222 millimetres or 222 inches, it is just 222. You tell ToolBox what the correct units are by setting the Units property on the Properties tab.
- If you set it to inches, then ToolBox will treat it as 222 inches.
- If you set it to millimetres, then ToolBox will treat it as 222 millimetres.
In the case of a newly-created US ToolBox account, you set it up with inches units. If a part you loaded was intended to be interpreted as millimetres, you need to set the Units value to millimetres.
You can do this in bulk by selecting all parts at once and then changing the Units value to millimetres.
The quantity discounts within ToolBox are currently achieved with the use of Setup time, and to a lesser degree the sheet change time included within a quote, based on the settings for your cutting technology.
Please see a blow example of how the setup and sheet change times will achieve quantity discounts within ToolBox.
Example pricing curve for quantity discounts in ToolBox
In the above we have a setup time of 300 seconds, a run time of 20 seconds per unit on our part & zero allowance of sheet change times.
To process a 1 off in this example we would be charging our processing at $35.56 per unit, based on the 20 second per unit cutting time plus the setup cost for this cutting technology, which in this case will be 300 seconds charged against our hourly rate for the relevant material.
Then working our way up the quantity ranges from a 1 off up to a 5 off for this part the processing price drops down to $8.89 per unit as the spread of the setup is having less of an effect on the processing price.
This trend then continues as we increase the quantity further, meaning by the time you get to a 50 off in this example your processing price becomes $2.89 per unit.