Create, modify, and delete labor operations

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Create, modify, and delete labor operations

Labor operations are operations that take place in the fabrication process, such as unloading, painting, or moving material. A labor operation is assigned an extrapolation factor and the time in the labor standard, so that Tekla EPM can calculate the amount of labor based on the properties of the material. You can view and modify the existing labor operations in Operation Maintenance. You can also create new labor operations according to the needs of your shop.

To modify the burn, drill, punch, and weld settings for labor operations, see Modify labor operation settings.

To access the Operation Maintenance dialog box, do the following:

  1. Click the Maintenance ribbon tab.

  2. On the menu, select Estimating > Labor Maintenance > Labor Operations.

The Operation Maintenance dialog opens.

Create a labor operation

  1. Click New.
  2. In the Code field, type a number that is not in use by another labor operation.
  3. Type a description for the labor operation.
  4. In the Labor Group list, click to select the labor group to which the labor operation is assigned.
  5. In the Extrapolation Factor list, click to select the variable used in calculating labor times.
  6. Click Add.

The new labor operation is created.

Note that before you can use the labor operation in estimating jobs, you need to add it to a labor code in Labor Codes and enter the labor time in Labor Standard Maintenance.

Modify an existing labor operation

  1. Select a labor operation in the list.
  2. Modify the code, description, labor group, and extrapolation factor according to your needs.
  3. Click Edit to save the changes.

Delete a labor operation

Note that deleting a labor operation is permanent and cannot be undone.
  1. Select a labor operation in the list.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. To permanently delete the labor operation, click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

View, print, or export the labor operation list

The labor operation list shows how Tekla EPM applies labor for each material group.

  1. Click the Labor Operation Maintenance ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Reports, or press Ctrl+R on the keyboard.
  3. To only include particular material groups in the labor operation list, in the Labor Operation Report Filters dialog box, click Edit on the right side of Material Group.
  4. Click the arrow buttons to move the material groups that you want to include to the Included list.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Make Report.
  7. In the Report Selection dialog box, do any of the following according to your needs:


    Do this

    View the labor operation list

    • Click View.

    Print the labor operation list

    1. Change the number of printed copies by clicking the + and - buttons.

    2. If necessary, click Select Printer, select which device you want to use for printing, and click OK.

      You can also select Default Printer to always use the default printer with this report, or No Printer to reset the current printer.

    3. Click Print.

    4. Click Yes.

    Export the labor operation list
    1. Click Export.

    2. In the Export Format list, select an export format.

    3. Click Browse.

    4. Browse to the location where you want to save the exported file, and click Save.

    5. Modify the file name according to your needs.
    6. To attach the exported file to a Microsoft Outlook email and send it to a recipient, select the Attach to Email check box.

    7. To open the file after exporting it, select the Open Exported Document check box.
    8. To export the labor operation list, click Export.

  8. To close the dialog box, click the Close button (X) in the upper-right corner.
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