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There is only one way to add belts to an estimate. It must be done from the 'Equipment Data' form.

 

Note: You cannot add belts to a blank 'Equipment Data' form. You will notice that the 'Equipment Information' fields on the 'Belt Data' form are locked. There is no way to add equipment information so there is no way to tell which equipment gets which belts. All you will get is a belt list. And the cost of the belts will not be added to the estimate because there is no equipment.

 

Create a Belt Estimate

Before you can create a new belt estimate you must complete all of the equipment information in the 'Equipment Data' form. To input the information for a new belt estimate, click the 'Add Belts' button on the 'Equipment Data' form

 

Equipment Information:

The 'Belt Data' form will pop up and includes the following: Equipment Information, Belt Information. Belt Costs and Labor Grade Level. The 'Equipment Information' area will be automatically populated when this form opens. Note: These fields are locked and cannot be edited.

 

Belt Information:

The 'Belt Information' section allows you to enter the belt type, part number and quantity per change. The number of changes per year is set to default to 1. This can be changed by checking the box next to it and entering a different frequency. Belt types, sizes and costs are already pre-loaded in the database.

 

Select a belt type from the drop down list. If a belt type is not in the list, it can be added by typing the name of a belt type in the field. When you tab to the 'part number' field a message box will appear asking if you want to add this new belt type to the data file.

 

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If you click 'Yes' the 'Edit Belts' form will pop up allowing you to create the new belt type, and include the belt size, change labor hours and material cost, per belt. If you click 'No' the 'add belt type' action will be canceled.
When you are finished adding information for this belt type, click 'Save' to store the new record in the database. Note: If you cancel the 'Edit Belts' form before adding in all of the other information, the belt type will still appear in the list.

 

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Select a part number (size) from the drop down list. If a part number is not in the list, it can be added by typing the size or part number of a belt in the field. When you tab to the 'quantity per change' field a message box will appear asking if you want to add this new belt size to the belt type list.

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If you click 'Yes", the 'Edit Belts' form will pop up allowing you to create the new belt size, and include change labor hours and material cost, per belt. If you click 'No' the 'add belt type' action will be canceled.
When you are finished adding information for this belt type, click 'Save' to store the new record in the database. Note: If you cancel the 'Edit Belts' form before adding in all of the other information, the belt type will still appear in the list.

 

Belt Costs:

Based on the selections from the Belt Type and Size combo-boxes, the Labor Hours and Materials within the Belt Costs section are automatically populated with the default belt values.
An adjustment to belt costs will be made if the user enters additional labor hours due to 'Difficult Access.' The default value for 'Difficult Access' is '0.'

 

Labor Grade Level:

The user selects the labor grade level to be used to calculate labor rates for the 'Annual Inspection' Options are '1' or '2.' The default value is '1.' This box tracks what was entered in the Equipment Input Screen and can be overridden by clicking the adjacent override box.
After completing the four sections within the Belt Data form, click 'Add Another' to add a second belt to the same piece of equipment, saving the first belt data, or click the 'Save' button to save this belt data to the database, or 'Cancel' to close the form without saving.