How to create an operation?
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Written by Gonçalo Fortes
Updated over a week ago

Autodesk Prodsmart defines a product as a series of operations through which a raw material goes.

After creating the product’s reference in the system, it is necessary to set the operations which transform the raw material into that same product and associate both the operations and the product.

To do this follow the steps bellow:

1. From the Main dashboard, access the Products screen by clicking "Products" in the sidebar.

2. In Products choose the product to which you want to add a new operation, by pressing the code or the "Edit" button. 

3. In the Product window, click " +Add Operation".


4. In the Operation form, the only mandatory field that's not automatically filled is the operation Code which is the unique operation identifier.

The other mandatory fields that are automatically filled are:

  • Task Duration: the average time that the operation usually takes to complete - in theory

  • Task Duration Customer: time that was set in the budget

  • Quantity ratio: Quantity of product produced in a specified period of time

  • Number of times per product: Execution of this operation per unit of product, i.e., the number of times an operation has to be performed to produce a unit of product.

There are other fields and options but they are not mandatory and for now you can leave them blank.

5. After completing the step from 1 to 4 remember to “Save Operation”.

Congratulations! You have created your operation and you have associated it with a product!

Now that you already know how to create operations, learn how to insert a machine into the system.

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