Sarine Releases New Version of its Advisor Rough Planning SoftwareJune 22, 17
(IDEX Online) – Technology firm Sarine Technologies Ltd has released AdvisorTM 7.0, the latest version of its industry-leading rough planning software tool.
The firm said that the new version includes many new features for rough planning, helping diamond manufacturers to further streamline the planning process and optimize the polished yield. This includes, for the first time, fully automated rough planning, with a special tool enabling the user to define advanced planning programs based on a wide range of parameters, such as shapes, proportions, cut grades, lab specifications and many more.
The programs are then set to run in the background, and can be executed at any time immediately after Galaxy™ scanning. CAP provides hundreds, and in some cases even thousands, of planning options before the stone reaches the planners. The availability of many planning solutions so early in the manufacturing stage enables manufacturers to sort and filter the solutions according to market demand, thereby reducing time to market.
The new version also supports Customised Pricing, "enabling direct integration with the manufacturer's internal pricing criteria, typically more extensive than published price lists, so that pricing of the finished polished stones on AdvisorTM 7.0 truly represents each manufacturer's specific internal controls."
Another new key feature is an innovative dual viewer, which enables the planner to view a simulation of the planned stone using various common tools, including Sarine LightTM, Hearts and Arrows and Photo Real. "On a per facet basis, the planner can evaluate how the stone's light performance will differ with each tweak of the cutting and polishing plan. This enables the polisher to meet today's more stringent demands by retailers for higher quality stones, where the criteria go beyond the traditional 4C's."
To further reduce the risk factors associated with the cutting and shaping of the polished diamond, AdvisorTM 7.0 provides, in conjunction with an upgrade to the DiaExpert platforms, a graphic video viewer, which highlights internal stress in the rough diamond. This allows the planner to make better more-informed decisions early on in the planning process, so as to avoid potential pitfalls during the laser sawing process, which would endanger the stone's integrity.
Sarine CEO David Block said: "The use of forward thinking, technology-based tools is the future of the global diamond industry. AdvisorTM 7.0 includes new standard-setting features that yet again transform the rough planning process, by enabling full automation and improved efficiency, higher levels of yield optimization, and reduced risk and costs. AdvisorTM 7.0 is another manifestation of Sarine Technologies' commitment to advance the diamond manufacturing industry via state-of-the-art technology."