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FabSuite Workflow – Adding shop drawings to the Drawing Log in Project Management

For this installment, we will work on importing the PDF shop detail drawings for the Project Management job, and will review the following: Verify the Link between the Production Control and Project Management job Making sure the Drawings save to the...

FabSuite Workflow – Continuing in Project Management with Contract & Invoicing

  We have reviewed the first steps involving getting started in FabSuite – adding a new Project Management job, saving documents and adding a project schedule.  Next on the list would be to develop a Schedule of Values to be used with invoicing,...

Estimating Setups – Start using the Estimating Module

Comments I hear most often regarding the FabSuite Estimating Module are based on the belief that setups are a most arduous task, requiring lots of time and effort.  This assumption often prevents many a user from even getting started with estimating...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...