# Scrap Metal Calculator - MetalShop Pro 1.0 Free App

• 01-19-2013, 08:15 PM
jwilke101
Scrap Metal Calculator - MetalShop Pro 1.0 Free App
MetalShop Pro 1.0 - Find out how much your scrap metal is worth. Calculate the weights of metal that you want to bring to the scrap yard. System updated with industry current prices. Also useful for scrap yards.. Workers can track all of their purchases with a hand-held tablet. Pro version updates all transactions to a PC, or server in a central place (such as an office), where invoices can be printed out and customers can be paid for their metal.
New Scrap Metal Resource Directory - Find current prices in your area. Watch videos on scrap metal identification and learn how to reclaim gold from computer parts. Find Buyers and Sellers! List your own resource on the MetalShop Resource Directory!
Now supports Multiple Currency and Metric Weights!
You can now edit the UOM Conversion Table!
Valid UOM (Unit of Measure are)
TON (Short Ton) = 2000 lbs
GT (Grs/Long Ton = 2240 lbs
MT (Metric Ton) = 2204.62 lbs
KG (Kilogram) = 2.20462 lbs
LBS (Pound) = 1 lbs
OZ (Ounce) = 0.0625 lbs
GM (Gram) = 0.0022 lbs
MG (Milligram) = 0.0000022 lbs
CT (Carat) = 0.00044 lbs
ST (Stone) = 14 lbs
Be sure to see the Discussion on Starting MetalShop Pro 1.0 for important startup tips or go to Menu->Help and Resources.
MetalShopPro 1.0 | SlideME
• 01-20-2013, 08:08 PM
jwilke101
Re: Scrap Metal Calculator - MetalShop Pro 1.0 Free App
Build 16 available.. Ability to lock the calculator screen in portrait or landscape mode. New local pricing search in the Help & Resource Center.
• 02-16-2013, 12:06 AM
jwilke101
Re: Scrap Metal Calculator - MetalShop Pro 1.0 Free App
Many scrap yards today weigh there metal in pounds, then pay for it in hundred pound increments, or, "per 100".

This article will show you how to add a UOM record to metalshop to automatically convert from pounds to hundreds.

First lets go over the math.. since it is per 100, then we will have to divide 1 by 100 to get .01 (ie. 1/100=.01).

This is our conversion constant.. For example a car is weighed on the scale, and weighs 2600 lbs. To convert to hundred weight we would just multiply 2600 by .01, or, 2600*.01=26.

Setting this up in Metalshop is simple..
2. Choose Edit UOM.
3. Choose the Edit tab.
4. Enter LBS for the 'From' UOM - (This is the uom an item is weighed in).
5. Enter HD for the 'To' UOM - (This is the UOM you will be paying in).
6. Enter .01 for the 'Conversion' field.
7. Press the save button.

In order to use this new UOM, you need to create a metal type that uses it.
2. Choose Edit Metals.
3. Choose the Edit tab.
4. Enter 'Steel HD' for the Metal Name.
5. Enter HD for the Metal UOM.
6. Enter 12 for the Metal Price. This would be for '\$12 per hundred'.
7. Press the Save button.

To use this metal item..
1. create a new batch at the Edit Cust tab on the home screen.
2. Enter a customer name and save it.
3. On the Edit Item screen create a new item.. Choose Steel HD from the metals list.
4. Price is populatted from the database, but, may be changed here.
5. The metal UOM is fixed, and can only be changed in the Edit Metals screen.
6. Enter 2600 in the 'Quantity' field.
7. Your 'Weighed UOM' should default to LBS.
8. Press 'Save'.

The 'Line Total' becomes \$312. This is 12*(2600*.01)=312.