Special Trim Set Up

This FAQ will go over how to set up a special trim item and pricing for it in Paradigm.

Assembly Set Up

To start, duplicate an existing trim. Go to the Assembly tab and check the box beside “Custom Assembly”. When this is checked, the trim draw button will appear when the item is added to a transaction. Then ensure that the assembly type is set to “Manufactured to Order”.

Set the Pieces column to “1” on the “Slit” component, and set it to “0” on the “Bend”, “Hem”, and coil component. Then set the coil component unit of measure to “TIP”. More info on the TIP unit of measure can be found here: TIP (Trim In Process) Unit Of Measure

If the special trim is a linear item, set the feet column to “1” and the inches column to “0” on all of the components. If it is not a linear item, set those columns to the length of the trim.

Set the mapping column to match the settings in the example. This controls where the information about the trim profile is saved when it is created in trim draw.

  • Slit – No Mapping
  • Bend – Set mapping to “Bend”
  • Hem – Set mapping to “Hem”
  • Material – Set mapping to “Stretchout”

In the production tab, choose the machine and set the “Linked Component” to the coil or flat sheet. Then set the production default location and check the box under “Manufacture By Default”.

Pricing And Discounts

The price of the special trim is the sum of the sales price of the components. So in order to change the price of a special trim, the price of the components will need to be modified.

If the current LF price for a coil is still needed, but a higher markup is to be applied on special trims, add a nonexclusive pricing level on the coil. Set the coil unit of measure on the price level to the same one on the special trim, add a negative discount to mark it up, and check the box beside “Use Pricing Discounts When Used as a Component” to have that price level only apply when it is used as a component.

To set up a pricing level to only apply to certain special trims, a second TIP unit of measure can be set on the trims that need the pricing level. Then add a pricing level for that new unit of measure. More information on pricing levels can be found here: How Should Inventory Price Levels Be Set Up And How Do They Work?

Pricing levels that are put on special trims apply to the calculated price of the trim. They can be set up on the just the components, just the finished trim, or both.

The component price is rounded based on the component item’s rounding level. The components are totaled, then rounded to the special trim rounding level. To ensure very accurate pricing, make sure the coil has the rounding level set to “0.0001”.

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