Open a purchase order

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Open a purchase order

To view and modify the material items in a purchase order, you need to open the purchase order.

  1. At the top of the Tekla PowerFab window, click the Purchasing button.

    The Select Requisition/Purchase Order dialog box opens.

  2. Ensure that you are on the Purchase Orders tab.
  3. Select the purchase order that you want to open.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • At the bottom of the dialog box, click Open.
    • Double-click the selected purchase order.

The PO # dialog box opens:

(1) The summary grid: Shows the number of purchase order items, their length, area, weight, surface area, and cost for items. These properties are shown for:
  • a single piece of the selected item
  • the selected items
  • the currently displayed items
  • the entire purchase order

(2) Mode switch: The PO # dialog box has two modes, the input mode and the receive mode. In the input mode, you can add new material items and modify the existing ones. In the receive mode, you can mark material items as received or rejected.

(3) The display area: Shows all material items in the purchase order.

The visible columns and details are set in the Display Fields dialog box. See Customize display fields.

You can also modify the visible columns and the dialog box layout by right-clicking in the display area and selecting Customize grid in the context menu. See Customize the layout of a dialog box.

A C in the Item Type column indicates that the material items have been combined.

(4) The input area: Allows you to add properties for new material items and modify properties of existing material items. You can mark material items as received, rejected, or canceled.

When you select an item in the display area, its properties automatically populate the input fields.

The visible columns and details are set in the Input Fields dialog box. See Customize input fields.

(5) The navigation tree: Allows you to filter and view specific items in the purchase order. See Filters in Tekla Powerfab

Click + to expand and select options in the navigation tree. When you select an option, only material items that match the selected properties are displayed in the display area.

For example, you can expand Shape and select HSS to only display hollow structural sections.

(6) Quantities received, rejected, and canceled: Shows the material order information of the item selected in the display area.

(7) Material/Subcontract Items: You can add material items and subcontract items on their dedicated tabs in a purchase order. You can select if the tabs are available in Maintenance > Purchase Orders > PO Type Maintenance.

Subcontract Items tab:

To change the unit for Base Price, right click the field to open a drop-down list.

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