Create advance bills of materials
Use the Combining module in Tekla PowerFab to create and import advance bills of materials, or combining jobs. You can either add combining jobs manually or import them as Microsoft Excel worksheets, KISS, or IFC files. The information in the imported files is automatically transferred into the applicable fields of the Combining module.
Once the materials have been entered in the Combining module, you can combine and re-combine them using different material lengths. Then, you can compare the different combinations.
You can also send the combining materials to a requisition for pricing, or to a purchase order. Tekla PowerFab then marks the items that are sent to purchasing, so that they cannot be sent to purchasing again.
Before you start working in the Combining module, remember to set up the Combining module according to your needs.