New release for Puma5 (2.8)


New release for Puma5 (2.8)

This 2.8 release of Puma5 is so packed with new features and improvements that we have created a slide presentation to show you in detail all the work that has been done. The slide presentation file can be viewed (and downloaded) at this link ( ) but here we sum up the main points.

Project selection form – redesigned; it is filtered, so you now see only those projects you have been assigned (if the role management is ON) and it is easier to search & edit.

Multiple client codes against unique code – it is now possible to save multiple client codes against the same unique code (Mark); an unlimited number of series can be saved, too. Client codes can be copied or swapped between the custom code columns.


Material Take-Off enhancements – multiple versions of the same isometric can now be saved and a status field can be set to any value for each revision; at the first edit, the default status for the project is used and the revision is set to zero, then you can start editing, save your isometric when you think it is ok and create a new revision: you can now proceed with more editing but the previous revision is safely saved. Previous versions of an isometric can be deleted or restored.

There is also a new interface for managing revisions:


Material Take-Off Sub-project enhancementsTake-Off subproject (at component level) and Sketch subproject (at isometric level) are the new subproject attributes that have been added to divide the material among subprojects (if any) when going to the material requisition and they can be used to assign Purchase locations.

Trace the Marks in the component catalog – enabled by a flag in the project setup form, this function tracks new Marks (MNW), marks that have become old (MBO) and marks that were old but have become valid again (MBV), with new reports to be generated.

Unique MR number and auto-number – Material requisitions have now a unique numbering which can be activated by ticking its checkbox in the project setup form. When the flag is on, also the auto-numbering feature can be enabled. Now you can easily see in which MR and how many items have been already requisitioned.

Run ELENA directly from Puma – this new setting has been added to allow running ELENA directly from the dimensional catalog module of Puma:


And the following operations are now automated:

  • upload files into Elena “input” section
  • run Elena build operation
  • make Elena save the output into Puma default folder.

Do you want to know more? Log into our support portal ( ) and download the new documentation or view the complete presentation ( ).

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