The unit of measurement (UoM) details page, accessible from Stock -> Stock settings -> Units of measurement -> UoM details, displays the details of a unit, in which you can count something in stock.
For adding a unit of measurement:
- Go to Stock -> Stock settings -> Units of measurement and click Create Create.
- Or click Add a new unit from the unit of measurement choice menu in an item's details page.
- Enter the name of the unit.
For adding unit conversions, which can be used in BOMs and MOs:
- Open the UoM details page.
- Add unit conversions into the Unit conversions table, e.g.
- if main unit is kg, 1 gr = 0.001 kg, ...
- if main unit is m, 1 km = 1000 m, ...
- if main unit is ft, 1 in = 0.83 ft, ...
- if main unit is lb, 1 oz = 0.0625 lb, ...
- Once saved, it is possible to select the conversion in a BOM, if a material uses the main unit.
For convenience, at Stock -> Stock settings -> Units of measurement -> UoM details, it is possible to define unit conversions, which are conversions of the main unit of measurement. For example, if the main unit is lb, 1 oz = 0.0625 lb; if the main unit is gr, 1 kg = 1000 gr, etc.
(The vendor-specific units and conversions for each item are displayed at the Purchase Terms of items.)
These unit conversions can be used in a Bill of Materials when the main unit might not be convenient to use. For example, when a raw ingredient is kept in stock in "kilograms", but only a few "grams" of it will be used in a Bill of Materials.
If this converted unit is chosen for the item in a Bill of Materials, then this conversion will also be used on the Manufacturing Orders, and the workers will also see the material displayed in this converted unit.
Unit conversions are not item-specific conversions from one dimension to another. This means, e.g., it is not possible to convert ounces (which are units of mass) to fluid ounces or cups (which are units of volume) by using a unit conversion.