Hexagon’s Mfg. Intelligence Division released new manufacturing project management advances for its WorkPlan software to enable sheet metal fabricators to connect data from planning, quoting and manufacturing systems. The software helps automate planning and production processes, from determining material usage and production time estimation to optimizing processes and sheet metal nesting strategies from a single dashboard. It connects directly to Radan CAM software so that comprehensive material data, including sheet sizes, current pricing and product codes can be added to inventory and used for job quotations. The software can manage coils of material as it does other material types.