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Inventory – Recombine Items

The ease by which data may be managed is my favorite thing about using FabSuite. We had a client with questions regarding recombining material to an existing stock item.   The shop had come to the office with a suggestion for using a stock angle in...

Project Management – Journal Entries

The Journal Entries option is one of my favorite features in the Project Management module. We may add any file and email to Journal Entries as an attachment, allowing for recordkeeping without having to manage our email inbox. We will work on some basic...

Project Management – Transmittals

Working in Project Management Transmittals is up for this week – Sending and Receiving Transmittals in FabSuite provides easy drawing management and reporting.  FabSuite keeps all the records for you, minimizing the amount of work users need to do...

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...