New in Fabman: Member filters, group memberships, one machine per member

Here’s what we’ve added to Fabman since the last announcement:

New filters for the member list

We’ve added a few additional options to filter your member list. You can now filter by permissions (admin, owner, or normal member) and whether they have any active packages:

Member billing page

Paying for other members

There’s also a new option when adding or editing members: Who’s paying for that member? With this you can set up family packages or company accounts, where one member pays for others.

Member payment options

This connection will be shown both on member’s detail page as well as their Charges & invoices page.

Member detail page for members who doesn’t pay themselves

All charges caused by these members (like usage fees or recurring package fees) will be created for the paying member. But you’ll always see where these charges are coming from:

Charges created for other members

Prevent members from using certain machines in parallel

You can enable a new restriction on bridges to prevent one person from using multiple machines at the same time. This is really useful if you want to prevent one member from…

Here’s how it works: Enable the new bridge option Exclusive equipment for every equipment that you want to restrict:

Exclusive equipment option

Every member can only use one exclusive equipment at any time. If they try to switch on another exclusive equipment while the first one is still running, they will be denied.

But they can still run all other machines in parallel. So they can still use the laser cutter while the 3D printer labors on their 16 hour print job.

Other changes

As always, we’ve also released several other improvements and fixes:

Give these improvements a try and let us know what you think! What do you like? What’s missing?