FabSuite Training

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...

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...

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...

Check Heat Documents: Working in the Purchase Order

There will be two articles covering ‘Check Heat Documents’. This article on ‘Check Heat Documents’ is about the process for attaching heat documents and retrieving records. With this installment, we will take a look at how the heat documents may...

Unlocking the ‘Mystery’ of Production Codes: Part Four

For Part One of the ‘Unlocking the Mystery of Production Codes’, we learned about Production Codes and how to apply them to a Production Control job. In Part Two, we discovered how labor time is transferred from the Production Control job to the Project...

Delivering the Intangible with FabSuite & SDS/2!

Read the integration story between FabSuite, SDS/2 and GMF Industries, Inc. The 2016 SDS/2 User Group Conference was held on October 12-14 in Lincoln, Nebraska. We figured now would be the  perfect time to tell the integration story between FabSuite,...