Add weld types

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Add weld types

If your shop uses other weld types than the existing ones, you can add the missing weld types in Weld Type Maintenance. Then, you can use the new weld types in your estimating jobs.

  1. While in the Weld Maintenance dialog box, click the Weld Maintenance ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Weld Type Maintenance.

    The Weld Type Maintenance dialog box opens.

  3. Click New.
  4. Type a type description, a type abbreviation, a process description, and a process abbreviation for the weld type.

    The type description forms the first part of the weld type description, while the process description forms the second part. The two parts of the description are connected with a hyphen.

    Similarly, the type abbreviation and the process abbreviation together form the abbreviation of the weld type. The two parts of the abbreviation are connected with a hyphen.

  5. In the Labor Group list, select in which labor group the weld type belongs to.

    The selection determines where Tekla EPM saves the labor time used in welding. Normally, labor time spent on full penetration welding is saved to the FpWeld labor group, while other weld times are saved to the Weld labor group.

  6. In the Weld Type Mapping field, type any weld descriptions that should be mapped to this weld type when importing weld information.

    Type each additional weld description on a separate line.

  7. Click Add.

    The new weld type is created and will be available in Weld Maintenance.

    Note that the new weld type will only be visible and available for filtering in the Weld Maintenance dialog box once you create a weld rate with the new weld type.

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