Create, modify, and delete approval statuses

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2021
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Create, modify, and delete approval statuses

In the Approval Status dialog box, you can create, modify, or delete approval statuses for drawings. The Approval Status dialog box is available through both the Production Control module and the Project Management module.

To access the Approval Status dialog box, do the following:
  1. Click the Maintenance ribbon tab.

  2. On the menu, select Production Control > Approval Status Maintenance or Project Management > Approval Status Maintenance.

The Approval Status dialog box opens. You can view all existing approval statuses.

Create an approval status option

  1. Click New.
  2. In the Approval Status field, type an abbreviation for the new approval status.
  3. In the Description field, type a description for the new approval status.
  4. If you wish, in the Purpose list, select if items with the status option are approved or on hold.

    No matter how many approval statuses you create, the only available purpose options are Approved and Hold.

    Approved means that drawings are ready for fabrication. The Approved purpose is used as the status link in the project schedule.

    whereas Hold means that the drawings are not ready for fabrication. Items with the Hold option can move through fabrication processes, but they will be highlighted in red, and warning pop ups will appear during processing updates. Any loads that contain items with the Hold purpose option cannot be shipped.

  5. Click Add.

Modify an existing approval status

  1. In the list, click the approval status that you want to modify.
  2. Modify the approval status abbreviation, description, and purpose according to your needs.
  3. Click Edit to save the changes.

Delete an approval status

Note that deleting an approval status is permanent and cannot be undone.

  1. In the list, click the approval status that you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes to permanently delete the approval status.
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