Adjust labor times for welding

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Adjust labor times for welding

In Weld Maintenance, you can view, add, and modify weld time information to match the time standards of your shop. If necessary, you can also add new weld types or create a list of weld rates. Weld times are used when included in an estimating job within a labor code, but they may also be directly applied to an estimating job as additional labor.

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


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    Add a new weld rate

    1. Click New.

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

    3. In the Weld Type - Process list, select the weld type and process.

      • Use Automatic options for automated equipment.

      • Use Semi-Automatic options for wire feed machines.

      • Use Manual options for stick welding.

    4. Determine the thickness, rate per hour, material weight per foot, and cost per pound.

    5. Click Add.

    The weld rate is added to the list.

    Modify an existing weld rate

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

    2. Modify the shop, weld type and process, thickness, rate per hour, weight, and cost information according to your needs.

    3. Click Edit to save the changes.

    Delete a weld rate

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

    2. Click Delete.

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

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