Adjust labor times for punching

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Adjust labor times for punching

In Punch Maintenance, you can view, add, and modify punch time information to match the time standards of your shop. If necessary, you can also add new punch types or create a list of punch rates. The punch times set in Punch Maintenance are used when you directly apply them to an estimating job as additional labor.

Note that when the material thickness exceeds the punch capacity, Tekla EPM automatically switches to drill times. You can modify the punch capacity in the Fabrication Information - Operations dialog box. For more information, see Modify labor operation settings.

  1. Click the Maintenance ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Estimating > Labor Maintenance > Punch Maintenance.
  3. In the Punch Maintenance dialog box, do any of the following according to your needs.


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    Add a new punch rate

    1. Click New.

    2. In the Shop Setup list, select the shop for which you want to add the rate.

    3. In the Drill Type list, select if punching is done automatically or manually.

      • Use Automatic for automated equipment.

      • Use Manual for punch by an iron worker.

    4. Determine the thickness and the number of holes per hour.

    5. Click Add.

    The new punch rate is added to the list.

    Modify an existing punch rate

    1. Select the punch rate that you want to modify.

    2. Modify the shop, punch type, thickness, and holes per hour information.

    3. Click Edit to save the changes.

    Delete a punch rate

    1. Select the punch rate that you want to delete.

    2. Click Delete.

    3. To permanently delete the punch rate, click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

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