Apply additional labor and clips

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2021
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Apply additional labor and clips

You can apply additional labor operations, such as welding or burning, or standard clips to an estimating item.

To apply additional labor and clips, do the following:

  1. In the Estimating dialog box, select the item to which you want to apply additional labor or clips.

  2. In the lower-right corner of the dialog box, expand the Additional Labor and Clips section.

  3. Click Edit, or press Shift+F4.

The Estimating Item dialog box opens.

You can add additional labor on the left side of the dialog box, and clips on the right side of the dialog box. To apply additional labor or clips, see the following sets of instructions.

Apply additional labor

  1. In the Additional Labor section of the dialog box, click New.
  2. In the Quantity field, enter the number of operations that you want to add.
  3. In the Operation list, select which labor operation you want to add.
  4. To define the material thickness, do either of the following:
    • Type the desired material thickness in the Thickness field.
    • In the list on the right side of the Thickness field, select Thickness to apply the thickness defined in the material dimensions.

    Note that the available options for thickness depend on the shape of the selected item. If the selected item is a beam, the list on the right side of Thickness allows you to select if the applied thickness is the flange thickness or the web thickness.

  5. Select the operation type in the Type list.
  6. If necessary to define the length, do either of the following:
    • Type the desired length in the Length field.
    • In the list on the right side of the Length field, select an option to apply a value defined in the material dimensions.

    Note that the available options for length depend on the shape of the selected item. If the selected item is a beam, the list on the right side of Length allows you to select if the applied thickness is the flange thickness or the web thickness.

  7. Click Add.

    The additional labor operations are added to the list and applied to the selected item.

    You can view the labor time, cost, and weight associated with the additional labor at the bottom of the Additional Labor section in the Estimating Item dialog box.

  8. To close the Estimating Item dialog box, click X in the upper-right corner.

Apply clips

The available clips are standard clips defined in Standard Clips Maintenance. For more information, see Manage standard clips.
  1. In the Clips section of the dialog box, click New.
  2. In the Quantity field, enter the number of clips that you want to add.
  3. Select the shape, clip, and finish in the available list.
  4. If you set the clip finish to Painted, select the paint system in the Paint System list.
  5. If necessary, select a cleaning system for the clip in the Clean System list.
  6. Click Add.

    The clips are added to the list and applied to the selected item.

    You can view the labor time associated with the clips and the clip weights in the list at the bottom of the Clips section in the Estimating Item dialog box.

  7. To close the Estimating Item dialog box, click X in the upper-right corner.
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