View and modify the labor time of an item

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View and modify the labor time of an item

In the Labor Diagnostic dialog box, you can view and modify the labor time of an item. The labor time is divided into categories based on the different labor operations used for the item.

  1. In the Estimating dialog box, double-click the item whose labor time you want to view.

    The Labor Diagnostic dialog box opens, displaying all labor time used on the selected item.

    In the navigation tree on the left, you can view all labor operations that the selected item goes through. These labor operations are defined by the labor code that is used. Each labor operation has buttons that allow you to access the settings that affect how the labor operation is calculated.

  2. In the navigation tree, select a labor operation to view the labor operation details.
  3. According to your needs, do any of the following:


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    Add a labor time manually

    1. Right-click the labor time that you want to modify.

    2. In the context menu, click Set Manual Override.

    3. Select if you want to enter the labor time in hours or minutes.

    4. Enter the desired labor time in the Manual Override field.

    5. Click Set Manual Override.

    The manual override is created. Note that the override only applies to the selected item, not other items of the same shape, grade and size.

    If you want to remove the manual override and revert to the labor time calculated by Tekla EPM, right-click the item and select Remove Manual Override.

    View and modify labor codes, labor operations, labor standards, or labor factors


    Modifying the following settings will affect all new estimating jobs.

  4. Click Recalculate.

    Tekla EPM applies the changed values.

  5. To close the dialog box, click the Close button (X) in the upper-right corner.
  6. In the Estimating dialog box, click the Estimating ribbon tab.
  7. On the menu, select Recalculate Estimate.

    Tekla EPM recalculates the current estimating job to ensure accurate total values. The changes you made are applied to the estimating job.

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