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Project Management – Adding Drawings to the Drawing log

For this installment, we will work on importing the PDF shop detail drawings for the Project Management job. We will review the following: Making sure the Drawings save to the correct location in your FabSuite database How to verify the Drawing Number...

Project Management – New Job Setup

Setting up a new job in FabSuite Project Management is easy.  I like to think of the Project Management module setups in the same way as I set up my three ring binders as a project manager. The first page in the binder was always a project information...

The Inventory Module – Unlocking the mystery

I often hear clients say, ‘No, I don’t need training on the Inventory module, we don’t do Inventory’.  Knowing what we do about FabSuite, I find this statement interesting, as the Inventory Module proves to be a useful tool for material management...

Customize Grid

Hiding in plain sight is the feature for ‘Customize Grid’.  Modify the viewing columns at the ‘Select Job’ window for Combining, Estimating, Project Management, Production Control, even Purchase Orders and Requisitions using the ‘Customize...

Shapes/Grades/Sizes – Adding Grating as a Shape

Adding new material Shapes, sizes and grades is easy in FabSuite.  There are many ‘place holders’ in FabSuite for many material shapes which may be used for adding new sizes.  Grating is one of these, as is expanded metal and checker plate.  These...

Estimating-Job Specific Pricing Maintenance

While working in any Estimate, click the ‘Estimating’ drop down, and then click on the selection for ‘Job-Specific Pricing Maintenance’. The Pricing Maintenance window opens, and no shapes will be listed. Click the ‘Pricing’ drop down which...

Tau Beta Pi and “That Guy”

Charlie Cox was inducted into Tau Beta Pi on December 11, 2016. Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. It honors engineering students who have shown a history...

Update Pricing Maintenance: Requisitions and Purchase Orders

Once a very popular development request, the new v16.2 feature for Updating Pricing Maintenance is now available!   The ‘Update Pricing Maintenance’ feature may be accessed in Requisitions and Purchase Orders, and proves to be very helpful with...

Estimating – Setting report filters and saving reports in Document Index

Use the option for ‘Filter Types’ in estimating to make reports for select material groups.  For this example, we are setting a ‘Filter Type’ for Canopy to enable reporting for use with break out pricing. It is favorble to set up your materials...

Check Heat Documents – Working in Inventory

This installment for ‘Check Heat Documents’ is regarding how Mill Certs may be attached to Inventory Items.  Inventory Items may have Heat documents attached regardless of their receiving status, and does have reporting by job number. Open the Inventory...