Manage labor rates

Tekla PowerFab
2024
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Manage labor rates

We recommend that you create different labor rates that match the fabrication functions and rates of your shop. By modifying labor rates to match those of your shop, you can ensure that Tekla PowerFab calculates the prices in your estimates as accurately as possible.

  1. Click the Maintenance ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Estimating > Labor Rates.

    The Labor Rates dialog box opens.

    The dialog box displays the current rates per hour applied to various roles, where they can also be edited.

  3. Do any of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Add a new labor rate
    1. Click New.
    2. Type a description and a price per hour.
    3. Define Cost Code and Cost Type.
    4. Click Add.
    Modify an existing labor rate

    Note: The Detailing and Erecting labor codes cannot be renamed or deleted.

    1. Select a labor rate in the list.
    2. Modify the description and price per hour.
    3. Modify Cost Code and Cost Type.
    4. Click Edit to save the changes.
    Delete a labor rate

    Note: The Detailing and Erecting labor codes cannot be renamed or deleted.

    1. Select a labor rate in the list.
    2. Click Delete.
    3. To permanently delete the labor rate, click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
  4. To close the dialog box, click the Close button (X) in the upper-right corner.

To modify where each labor rate is used, see Create, modify, and delete labor groups.

The labor rate assignments will be used on all summary reports that show the labor cost. For a breakdown of the labor rates, use the Labor Rate Summary report or the Estimate Summary option. For more information, see Estimating reports and Estimate summary .

Any changes in the cost codes and cost types are reflected in Cost Code Assignments. See Assign and view default cost codes and cost types.

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