Combine inventory items manually

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2021
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Combine inventory items manually

You can manually combine items in the Inventory dialog box by activating the manual combine mode. You can select pieces to combine them into a stock length, or uncombine pieces from a stock length.

Switch to the manual combine mode

  1. In the Inventory dialog box, click the Inventory ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Switch to Manual Combine Mode.

The Inventory dialog box changes to the manual combine mode. New buttons appear at the bottom of the dialog box to enable adding and removing combined items from the selected inventory item.

You can now combine inventory items manually.

Combine materials

Use the Add Items command to combine materials into a selected stock length.

  1. In the Inventory dialog box, click a stock length to select it.
  2. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Add Items.

    The Add Item dialog box opens. You can see all available uncombined materials that can be combined to the selected stock length. If the dialog box is blank, no materials are available to be combined to the selected stock length.

    Note that the available materials come from requisitions. If the items that you want to combine are in a production control job, you need to add them to a requisition before you can combine them manually.

  3. In the Add Item dialog box, click an uncombined item to select it.
  4. If necessary, modify the quantity of inventory items that you are combining materials to.

    If the quantity is greater than 1, the materials should be multiples of that quantity in order to be displayed and selected in the Add Item dialog box.

  5. To allow material grade substitutions, select the Use Grade Substitutions check box.
  6. Click Add.

The selected material items are combined to the selected stock length.

Uncombine materials

Use the Remove Item to uncombine material items from a selected stock length.

  1. In the Inventory dialog box, click a stock length to select it.
  2. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Remove Item.

    If the selected stock length is not combined, the Remove Item button is not available.

  3. In the Remove Item dialog box, use the arrow buttons to move the materials that you want to uncombine to the Included list.

    To only move one piece of the selected item, click the Qty 1 buttons.

  4. Click OK.
  5. In the confirmation dialog box, do one of the following:
    • To simply uncombine the pieces, click No.

      Select the No option if you are removing items to clear the material of items that are no longer linked.

    • To uncombine the pieces and return the items to the requisition from which they were loaded to a purchase order, click Yes.

      The items are held in the requisition to be recombined and purchased, or combined into a different stock length.

      If the requisition no longer exists or the material item was never on a requisition, Tekla EPM asks you to select a requisition or add a new one.

The confirmation dialog box and the Remove Item dialog box close. The pieces are uncombined from the selected stock length.

Switch back to the input mode

  1. Click the Inventory ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Switch to Input Mode.

The Inventory dialog box changes back to the input mode.

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