Manage stations

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2024
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Manage stations

You can create new stations, or modify or delete the existing ones in the Stations dialog box. You can also change how the stations are displayed when creating routes.

To access the Stations dialog box, do the following:

  1. Click the Maintenance ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Production Control > Station and Route Setup.

The Stations dialog box opens.

On the left-hand pane, you can view the existing stations.

On the right side of the dialog box, you can drag and drop the stations to change the layout that is used in the Routes dialog box.

Create a station

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Station and Route Setup.

    The Stations dialog box opens.

  2. Click New.

    The Station Details dialog box opens.

  3. Modify the properties.
    Table 1.
    Option Description
    Station # Modify the automatically generated station number as needed.
    Description Type a description for the new station.

    For example, Iron worker.

    Type Select one of the following:
    • Production: Production steps that happen within the workshop, such as cutting.
    • Field: Production steps that happen outside the workshop, such as erecting.
    Cost Code A code for classifying costs to match your accounting system
    Cost Type A category for each classification of cost
  4. To assign labor groups to the new station, do the following:
    1. Click Select Labor Groups.

      The Select labor groups to associate with this station dialog box opens.

    2. Click the arrow buttons to move the desired labor groups to the Included list.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Click Save.

    You return to the Stations dialog box.

    The new station is added to the list on the left-hand pane and a box representing the station appears in the graphical area.

  6. To resize the newly created station in the graphical area, use the mouse to drag the outlines of the box until the size matches the other boxes.
  7. Use the mouse to drag the new station to the desired position.
  8. Click Save Layout.
Note: You must add the new station to a route to be able to track it.
To do so, see Create, modify, and delete routes.

Modify a station

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Station and Route Setup.
    The Stations dialog box opens.
  2. In the left-hand pane, click the station that you want to modify.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Modify the station number and description according to your needs.
  5. On the Routes tab, view the routes that contain the selected station.

    To modify the routes, double-click the desired route. For detailed instructions on modifying routes, see Create, modify, and delete routes.

  6. To modify the labor groups assigned to the station, do the following:
    1. Click the Labor Group tab to open it.
    2. Click the Select Labor Groups button.
    3. In the Select labor groups to associate with this station dialog box, click the arrow buttons to move the desired labor groups to the Included list.
    4. Click OK.
  7. Click Save to update the station properties.

Delete a station

Deleting a station is permanent and cannot be undone. If a station is used in a production control job or a route, it cannot be deleted.

  1. Go to Maintenance > Production Control > Station and Route Setup.

    The Stations dialog box opens.

  2. In the left-hand pane, click the station that you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes to permanently delete the station.
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