Project Management

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,...

FabSuite Workflow – Continuing in Project Management with the Project Schedule

After adding a new Project Management job, we suggest adding a Project Schedule.  Setting up a project schedule is fast and easy.  This blog entry is an overview, explains how to get started and provides discussion on the extended benefits with adding...

Project Management – Managing Change Orders

Adding Change Orders to the FabSuite folder is easy and oh, so very helpful with the additional feature to link approved change order pricing to the Schedule of Values for billings. We will work on some basic Change Order items in Project Management:...

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...

Unlocking the ‘Mystery’ of Production Codes: Part Three

For Part One of the ‘Unlocking the Mystery of Production Codes’, we looked at Production Codes. In Part Two, we reviewed how labor time is transferred to the Project Schedule. This installment looks at Resources and their role with the Production...

Automated Events

In response to the overwhelming customer requests for some form of FabSuite automatic reporting on projects, the Automated Events feature has been added to the program.  Users may now activate and execute automatic reporting out of FabSuite using Automated...