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FabSuite Workflow – Importing a Bill of Materials

Previous blog posts for the FabSuite Workflow – adding a new Project Management job, saving documents, adding a project schedule and developing a Schedule of Values to be used with invoicing, all lead up to the natural next step to import the bill...

FabSuite Workflow… Getting Started

Clients often ask ‘what is the best way to get started in FabSuite?’   My answer is always to just start using the program, and do your work in same manner as your current workflow dictates.  FabSuite is for document and materials management, meaning...

First Ever FabSuite User Conference – HUGE Success!

                This past October we hosted our first ever FabSuite User Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. Over 80 FabSuite Clients gathered at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg to further their...

See you in Chicago for FABTECH 2017!

Find us at FABTECH 2017 at our booth – A2990   Stop by to learn all about our integrations with the industry’s biggest players!

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...

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...