Add, modify, and delete grades

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Add, modify, and delete grades

In the Shape / Grade / Size Maintenance dialog box, you can add material grades for a selected shape, modify the properties of existing grades, or delete unnecessary grades.

According to your needs, see any of the following instructions:

Add grades

  1. In the Shape / Grade / Size Maintenance dialog box, open the Grades tab.
  2. In the shape list, select a shape.
  3. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Add Grade.
  4. In the Grade Details dialog box, type the new grade in the Grade field.
  5. If necessary, modify the weight multiplier.
  6. If you use ProNest for nesting, type the ProNest shape to which you want to associate the grade in the ProNest Shape Designation field.
  7. To save the grade, click Save.

    The material grade is added to the Grade list of the selected shape.

Modify grades

  1. In the Shape / Grade / Size Maintenance dialog box, select the Grades option.
  2. In the shape list, select a shape.
  3. In the Grade list, select the grade that you want to modify.
  4. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Edit Grade.
  5. In the Grade dialog box, do one or more of the following to modify the grade:
    • In the Grade field, type a new name for the grade.
    • Modify the weight multiplier value.
    • To change the ProNest shape to which you want to associate the grade, type a new name in the ProNest Shape Designation field.
  6. Click Save.

The grade properties are updated.

Delete grades

  1. In the Shape / Grade / Size Maintenance dialog box, select the Grades option button.
  2. In the shape list, select a shape.
  3. In the Grade list, select the grade that you want to delete.
  4. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Delete Grade.
  5. To permanently delete the grade, click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

    If a single grade that you are trying to delete is used somewhere else in Tekla EPM, a dialog box opens, showing in which jobs the grade is used.

    If multiple grades that you are trying to delete are used somewhere else in Tekla EPM, notification messages appear, telling you that the grades are used somewhere else in Tekla EPM. Then, deleting the selected grades is canceled.

  6. Do one of the following:
    • View where the grades is used, and click OK to close the dialog box without deleting the grade. You can then change the grade used in the listed jobs, and delete the grade later.
    • If you are sure that you want to delete the grade now, click Force Delete, select the new grade that will be used elsewhere in Tekla EPM instead of the grade that you are deleting, and click Perform Force Delete.
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