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Exact for Manufacturing Ease of Use: Showing the calculator unit

Written by Pieter Hamans on . Posted in Exact Online


The material calculator is able to use different units than the stock unit. We can keep stock in kg, but use gram in the bill-of-materials. There are users that are unfamiliar with this feature because the calculator unit was not shown in the bill-of-materials overviews. At the request of our users we have now included the calculator unit in the bill-of-materials overviews.

Showing the calculator unit in the bill-of-materials maintenance

The screen to maintain the materials in the bill-of-materials has a new column (add via Customise, Calculator display unit) that shows the calculator unit:


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Showing the calculator unit in the bill-of-materials tab Materials

On the bill-of-materials version tab materials, the calculator unit is shown:


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The calculator unit is also shown when we print or export to Excel.


Using the material calculator

Do you want to know how to use the material calculator? These blogs explain it all:

What exactly is the intention of the Calculator type in my bill-of-materials?

Exact for Manufacturing calculator: What is the difference between “Pieces per” and “Pieces per sheet”?


These improvements are available as of now for all versions of Exact for Manufacturing. The Ease of Use project aims to make Exact for Manufacturing easier and more efficient using the feedback of customers. Do you think we can make Exact for Manufacturing better? Contact Exact support and we dive into your suggestion.


More information with Pieter Hamans, pieter.hamans@exact.com


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