Create, modify, and delete global production codes
In the Global Production Code Maintenance dialog box, you can create, modify, and delete production codes that are available in all production control and estimating jobs. Production codes group similar items in estimating or production control jobs, so that Tekla PowerFab calculates the labor times based on the production code. This means that using production codes allows you to plan production more accurately.
Note that you can only adjust production codes in the Global Production Code Maintenance dialog box, not labor times. Tekla PowerFab automatically calculates the labor times for the items that have been assigned a production code.
We recommend that you assign matching production codes to parts in both Estimating and Production Control. This way, you can view the planned and executed labor times in the project schedule.
To access the Global Production Code Maintenance dialog box, do the following:
Click the Maintenance ribbon tab.
On the menu, select .
The Global Production Code Maintenance dialo box opens.
Create a production code
Note that you can only create production codes for the current estimating job in the Production Codes dialog box. Globally available production codes are created in Global Production Code Maintenance.
- At the bottom of the dialog box, click New.
- Name the production code and type a description.
Do any of the
Use the estimated labor times of items within the production code in Production Control
The hours associated with the production codes are only used in Production Control. Production codes do not affect or apply labor to estimating items. The purpose of the hours is to pull labor information from the estimate in the form of hours per ton and labor percentages by labor group.
In the Aggregate Units list, select a calculation option.
Override the estimated labor time of items within the production code in Production ControlNote:
Manually overriding hours applies an aggregate unit, hours per ton, that can be applied to production control items. However, if the manual override is used, the labor information does not include labor group percentages. Therefore, the labor group percentages cannot be applied to any production control stations. Further, the information cannot be applied to tasks in the project schedule and to resources that feed information to the production schedule. Manually overriding hours can also prevent you from comparing the linked production control job with the estimating job.
Select the Override Hours checkbox.
Type the labor time in the field on the right side of the checkbox.Tip:
To change the units, right-click in the field and select a suitable option in the context menu.
- Click Add.
Modify a production code
- Select the production code that you want to modify.
- Modify the production code properties according to your needs.
- Click Save to update the production code properties.
Delete a production code
- Select the production code that you want to delete.
- Click Delete.
- In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes to permanently delete the production code.