Ra Workshop Client Server

All data in one centralized location.

Large door and window manufacturers

Large door and window manufacturers require flexible and solid software solutions that can be adapted to other automation software. Ra Workshop Server is designed specifically for these large companies. Ra Workshop can be used in two ways: desktop or client/server, each way with different characteristics and performance features. Desktop editions are classic applications that can be used on a single personal computer. Everything is installed locally: program files, database server, tools. For example, if you have multiple licenses and want to make a change to the database, you will need to do so on each computer separately.

Ra Workshop Server is designed as a 3-tier application

That enhances performance, reliability and scalability. The Server Edition is composed of 3 elements:

  • Ra Workshop Server – Windows Service Applications that coordinates the connections and commercial rationalization for Ra Workshop
  • Ra Workshop Database Server – Microsoft SQL Server provides reliability, reliability and scalability at the highest level
  • Ra Workshop Client – any Ra Workshop edition that has an additional connectivity license (Ra Workshop CAL).

How does Ra Workshop Server implementation work?

The implementation of the Ra Workshop Server involves an analysis of the company’s needs: the division of the users into groups, depending on their type of activity, the analysis of the way of calculating the bidding (additional costs), the analysis of the manual operations, the analysis of the managerial reports and last but not least plant workflow planning. Once the analytical aspect is completed, the next step is to introduce the results into Ra Workshop. All these settings are made by the Pyramid Software team, under the supervision of your representative. The Go Live stage represents the application’s involvement in the actual process. Offers are created and saved on the server. Further, the production team opens, analyses and groups these offers into production projects. These will be optimised according to factory production capacity and workflow set previously. Following the optimisation process, production reports and data files for machines are generated. Depending on the production station feedback, there can be adjustments to the application or database (Ex: you may want to add extra information to the mold generated by the cutter or change the code in the database).

COMPLETE SOFTWARE SOLUTION

Why choose Ra Client Server

For multiple licenses, and multiple user access to the software, we have created RA Workshop Server, an application that stores all data in one single location, that can be later accessed from multiple computers and locations. An user rights management system is in place to assure that only permitted access to database in allowed.

Business Intelligence.

Ra Workshop Server provides a scalable business intelligence platform optimised for data integration, reporting, and analysis, enabling organisations to deliver intelligence where users want it.

Integrate and manage all data

Use the enterprise-scale data warehouse platform of Ra Workshop Server to efficiently implement and manage unified storage for all of your business data.

Reach all users with a comprehensive platform.

Ra Workshop has a multi-user system based on groups, roles, access rights not dependent on the operating system, which eases defining access levels and separating different decisional levels in your company.

Deliver actionable insights to every user

We are putting a lot of efforts in our report’s designs, as we know this is your image in front of the customer. Within RA Workshop Express, you have the ability to generate and print a range of professional reports including client’s quotations, dealer’s price, bill of materials, glass order
Customizable reporting allows you to quickly hide and show various items, making it easy to share different elements of your estimate with a range of people.
All reports can be exported in a range of common formats.

Server consolidation

You know how it said that the power of the car stays in its engine. Our backend modules accurate compute each element of the window or door to generate a precise bill of materials, that is the base of any financial information: material costs, profit, dealer price, customer price.

Data Storage

Ra Workshop Server provides a comprehensive and scalable data warehouse platform that enables organisations to integrate data into the data warehouse faster, scale and manage growing volumes of data and users while delivering insights to all users.

Help is also available from our technical support staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s where you will find answers to commonly asked questions about choosing, upgrading and using Ra Workshop software. If you need more information before making your purchase decision, don’t hesitate to contact us.

RA Workshop can compute any profile system for windows and doors: PVC, AL and Wood. Also, it can work out with any hardware system even if it’s an international brand or a local one. Finally, you glass list will be up and running so you can have an accurate bill of material when calculating project.

RA Workshop, depending on the edition that you have can design and calculate a complete range of openings: casements, awnings, tilt and turns. French windows, sliding, lift and slide, bifold, tilt and slide, pivots, insect screens, shutters, etc. Our more than 15 years’ experience, working with customers all over the world, made us believe, there are not windows or doors that we can’t compute.

Depending on how many profiles and hardware systems you are using, our support team is able to estimate the number of hours needed to fully your database setup. It is usually taking between 2 to 4 weeks from gathering the information from you or from your supplier until you can start using RA Workshop in production. Take into consideration that changes to the database may appear along the way as you will finetune your products and we can anytime help you with these changes as we are offering after delivery support to our customers.

We have a support department that is in charge with trainings and any request that may come from the customers. We are supporting you via email, phone, skype or remotely connecting to your computer via TeamViewer. Also, if requested, we can send a team on site, in your showroom or factory to train and support you employees to better perform when using RA Workshop.

One of our biggest challenge is to support our customers all over the world. That’s why, people in our support department are working in shifts to assists projects in North and South America as well as Australia and New Zeeland.

The database setup features is open, so whatever our support team is doing in the database, you or your team as a customer can do as well. The disadvantage of managing RA Workshop database yourself is that involved more time from your team, but the big advantage will be that you will have a good knowledge of how the software is working in the background. It is up to you to take the decision to let RA Workshop team manage the database or do it yourself.

You can download anytime RA Workshop Trail version. It is a fully, functional estimation and production version that will work for 30 days. You can check and test any features of our software and verify it is the proper solution for you company.

View System Requirements

Ra Workshop Versions

Desktop (Stand-alone)

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 - 64 bit

CPU Type

* We recommend a 4 core processor or higher, the examples above are for refference.

Intel Core i3 @ 3GHz or higher
AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3GHz or higher

Hard Disk Space

* We recommend an SSD drive for faster database connections/workflow.
*Reserve 10 GB or more for disk space, as your database will grow over time.

500 GB (or higher) standard mechanical drive, SATA III, 7200 RPM or
500 GB (or higher) SSD drive, SATA III, 500 MB/s
Full installation with SQL Server Express: 1 GB with Demo database

Memory (RAM)

8 GB or more

Display Resolution

* We recommend having a higher resolution up to (or more) 1920x1080 when running complex projects that require a vast workspace.

1024×768 or higher with True Color

Network

Ra Workshop will check your license online and will need to be updated regularly. Unrestricted internet access is required.

Network adapter / Ethernet network card

Database

* SQL will be installed automatic with Ra Workshop.

Microsoft SQL localDB 2012 SP3 or higher

Notes

* Administrative user rights required for Ra Workshop installation.
* Mac users can install a virtual machine with Windows 10 OS in order to run Ra Workshop.
* For technical support, users must have internet access and either Microsoft Remote Desktop, Team Viewer or Anydesk installed on their workstation.

Ra Workshop Version

Server Workstation

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 - 64 bit
Microsoft Server 2012 R2 or newer - 64 bit

CPU Type

* We recommend a 4 core processor or higher, the examples above are for refference.
* For more than 8 clients connected simultaneously to the server, we recommend an 8 core server processor.

Intel Core i3 @ 3GHz or higher
AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3GHz or higher

Hard Disk Space

* We recommend an SSD drive for faster database connections/workflow, in RAID 1 or higher if possible (e.g: 2 x 500GB SSD RAID1 array).
* Reserve 10 GB or more for disk space, as your database will grow over time. Once the database exceeds 10GB, you need to purchase a full Microsoft SQL edition, as the Express version limits you to a 10GB database.

500 GB (or higher) SSD drive, SATA III
Full installation with SQL Server Express: 2 GB with Demo database and SQL Management Studio included

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or more

Display Resolution

* We recommend having a higher resolution up to (or more) 1920x1080 when running complex projects that require a vast workspace, if running Ra client on the server.

1024×768 or higher with True Color

Network

* Ra Workshop will check your license online and will need to be updated regularly. Unrestricted internet access is required. * To avoid loading time and loss of work, wireless connections between the client and the server is not recommended.

Network adapter / Ethernet network card
100Mbit/s bandwidth essential for internal network

Database

* SQL will be installed automatic with Ra Workshop.

Microsoft SQL Express 2012 SP4 or higher

Notes

Administrative user rights required for Ra Workshop installation.
For technical support, users must have internet access and either Microsoft Remote Desktop, Team Viewer or Anydesk installed on their workstation and server.
It is highly recommended that we re-evaluate your server requirements depending on the number of clients connected, the complexity of the database (if it has CNC modules, etc.).
We recommend a dedicated server for Ra Workshop server as 3rd party software can affect the connection speeds, relyability and security of the system.

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Up to this moment, Ra Workshop has already implemented the following list of machines.

Cutting centers: Elumatec E555/1 (DGX), Elumatec E255/A, Elumatec SBZ610, Graf Synergy Multifab 3000, Graf Synergy EX1 Protocol, Kaban Cut, Kaban 1030 / 1040 / 1070 (InfoSys), Murat TT 405, Murat Maxer, Pertici 500F2K, Pertici SC55, Rotox ZGS 314, Techna TK145/10 Gold, Soenen Hendrix DVE

Welding centers: Graf Synergy SL4FF, Graf Synergy AKS6100, Kaban, Murat, Sturtz 4HSM_JC, Sturtz 4VSM_JC, Sturtz SE-SL-HSM 30/36), Murat,
Soenen Hendrix Q4, Soenen Hendrix AKS1600, Soenen Hendrix 4HSM_JC/4VSM_JC

Machining centers: Articon SC-231, Elumatec SBZ 608, Graf Synergy STB Multifab 3000, Graf Synergy FAB CUT F1, Graf Synergy Fa1 Protocol, Kaban FA 10xx, Kaban SB3010, Mecal Kosmos 305, Murat NR 210, Murat SC220-40, SAC Sueri F300, Soukup Drilex, Soukup Spectra, Thorwesten PBZ

Profiling and tenoning: Soukup Wizzard, Soukup Crafter, Soukup Crossline 500

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End Of The
Year Sales

UP TO 35% DISCOUNT

As it became a tradition for our company, we are launching our 2020 End of The Year Special Offer.

For a limited period of time, you can buy RA Workshop products at discounted prices as following:

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discount on any RA Workshop Express license

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discount on any RA Workshop Server license

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discount on any RA Workshop Professional license

T&C - Discounts are available between November 16th to December 18th 2020. The offer is valid for packages with one year of software assurance only (read more about software assurance here: https://www.raworkshop.com/services/). Payment should be done 100% upfront, before license delivery.

For more details, quotations, invoices please contact our sales team at sales@raworkshop.com