Setup > Shingles/Shakes
Here you can define a new shingle in the database. After selecting define, the Define Shingle dialog box is displayed. If you are in English (Imperial) units, you can set the coverage as per foot or per square.
Supplier This is the supplier of the shingle. You can enter any name you wish, or if you click the Supplier button, you can select the name from a list. The list is derived from all the supplier names already in the database.
Profile This is the profile of the shingle. You can enter any name you wish, or if you click the Profile button, you can select the name from a list. The list is derived from all the profile names already in the database.
Name This is the name of the shingle. You can enter any name you wish, or if you click the Name button, you can select the name from a list. The list is derived from all the names already in the database.
Material This is the material of the shingle. You can enter any name you wish, or if you click the Material button, you can select the name from a list. The list is derived from all the material names already in the database.
Product Code Each different shingle must have a unique product code. Typically the same code as used by the supplier so that the orders you generate have the same detail on them. The product code must be unique. The shingle and all the tile accessories are associated by means of the product code.
Shingle Coverage Area Options are – pieces per sq ft; pieces per square (100sqft); bundles per sq ft or bundles per square (100 sq ft).
Pieces per Bundle How individual pieces in a packaged bundle of shingles.
Cost The cost per piece/bundle.
Waste File If you have defined specific shingle waste factors for this profile, then this is where you link the shingle to the shingle waste file (refer Setup > Set Up Pay Rates > Shingle Waste Factors).
Alternate Category Allows you to define a different category so that the shingle may be listed under a different group in the Supply and Install summary list.
PDF File Allows you to define a PDF document that might include the tile spec sheet for example, for later inclusion in your document package.
Delete This button deletes the current definition
Add This button adds the current definition to the database as long as it is unique
Update This button appears only after you have selected Select. This button then updates the current record with
the current details
Select This button lists all the shingles in the database from which you can select one to view, edit or delete as
Cancel Does not make the changes permanent.
[OK] Makes all the changes permanent
The shingle definitions are saved into the binary data file, shingles_v6.csv.