Add a requisition item

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Add a requisition item

Most items are added to requisitions by loading the material items from combining, estimating, or production control jobs to requisitions. You can also add new items to an open requisition manually.

  1. In the Requisition # dialog box, click New.
  2. Define the item properties.

    The visible input fields and their order depend on the settings that you have defined in Maintenance > Requisitions > Edit Input Fields.

    The properties marked with an asterisk (*) in the following table are mandatory information.

    Option Description

    Base Price

    The base price of the material item. We recommend that you use base prices to create more detailed reports.

    Type in the base price.

    To change the base price units and to convert the current price to the selected units, right-click the Base Price field, and select an appropriate option in the context menu.

    Category, Sub-Category

    A keyword used for sorting items in the Requisition # dialog box. Categories and sub-categories can be used for filtering information in the Requisition # dialog box.

    Type the desired keywords in the Category and Sub-Category fields.


    An optional comment that you can type for the item.

    Cost Code

    The cost code assigned to the item.

    Select a cost code from the drop-down menu.

    For more information about cost codes, see Create, modify, or delete cost codes.

    Date Promised

    The date when the supplier has promised to deliver the material item. The Date Promised can be useful in reports.

    Do one of the following:

    • Type the date in the Date Promised field.

      The acceptable formats are YYYY/MM/DD, YY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, and MM/DD/YY.

    • Select the date in the calendar.

    Date Required

    The date when the material item is due. Entering the required date can be useful when creating reports.

    Do one of the following:
    • Type the date in the Date Required field.

      The acceptable formats are YYYY/MM/DD, YY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, and MM/DD/YY.

    • Select the date in the calendar.

    Dimensions *

    The material dimension, or material size, of each piece.

    Depending on the shape, the dimension can also be mandatory information.

    Click the Dimensions field to select an available material dimension, and double-click the desired dimension in the list.

    You can also use a custom material dimension. Note that the dimension is not automatically added to the material database.

    To use a custom dimension:

    1. Click in the Dimensions field.
    2. Click Add Size.
    3. Define the dimension properties.
    4. Click Save.

      You can now select the dimension and use it.

    Grade *

    The material grade of each piece.

    Either select the grade from the drop-down menu or type the grade indicator in the field.

    Item # *

    The item number.

    You can modify the item number manually or use the item number automatically determined by Tekla PowerFab.

    Job #

    The number of the production control job the material item is reserved to.

    Type in the number.


    The length of each piece.

    Default length input settings are set in Company Standards, but you can modify them for each job.

    Lot #

    The lot identification number of the material item.

    Type the lot number in the Lot # field.

    Mill Mark

    Any extra information about the item that the mill has given you.

    Type in the mill mark.

    PRC Cost, PRC Date, PRC Unit Cost

    Fields that show the current pricing information of the selected item from the selected supplier.

    If no date is displayed in the PRC Date field, the material does not exist in the selected supplier's pricing data set.

    Double-click one of the fields to open the Pricing Maintenance dialog box and enter pricing information.

    PRC Supplier

    The supplier warehouse whose pricing the item uses.

    Select the supplier from the drop-down menu.

    Purchasing Notes

    A longer description of the item. The field can be useful for adding specifications for buyout items.

    Quantity *

    The number of pieces to be added.

    Use the numeric keypad to add, multiply, divide, or subtract number of items.

    Reference Number

    A reference number that links items in inventory or purchasing to the production control job.

    The reference number can be different depending on the case:

    • If an item is sent from Production Control to Purchasing or Inventory, Tekla PowerFab creates a copy of the record, and the item is linked to include the reference number.

    • If an item is sent to Purchasing from an advanced bill of material, the system mark number or a combination of the page number and the item number in the combining job (for example, 1-30) becomes the reference number.

    • If the item is sent to Purchasing later in the process, the reference number is the mark or piece mark number.


    The sequence number assigned to the item.

    Type in the number.

    Shape *

    The material shape of each piece.

    Either select the shape from the drop-down menu or type the shape indicator in the field (for example, HSS).

  3. Click Add.

The new requisition item is added at the bottom of the requisition.

Note: If you added the new item while in the manual combine mode, the item will belong to stock materials. The material items added in the manual combine mode are marked with a C in the leftmost column. For more information on the manual combine mode, see Open a requisition.
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