What is a Line Item?
A Line Item is an individual part type that must be manufactured and shipped in order to fulfill the job requirements. You can open a Line Item within a job by clicking on a row in the Line Items section.
As seen below, a Line Item consists of part details, line item details, and task information.
Xometry Workcenter Line Item
Xometry Workcenter Line Items are generated along with the job when a job is accepted on the Job Board.
A line item for a Xometry Workcenter job has a fixed workflow that has a fixed task sequence. The task sequence is as follows: Source Materials, Produce Parts, Inspect Parts, and Ship Parts. Also, it is important to note that line item form details cannot be edited.
In-House Line Item
If you’re not using Xometry Workcenter, jobs/line items can be added from other sources. From the job, a specific line item type is selected showing the corresponding form, and it has a designated workflow with a fixed task sequence.
Create Job with Line Item
To create a job, click Create Job on the Jobs management tab.
Once clicked, the Job creation modal would appear. Enter Job ID and other optional information including Job Details, Ship by Date and media attachments. Upon completion click Continue to Line Item Details.
Line Item Details
Select the appropriate Line Item from the Select a Line Item box. Once selection is complete, click Continue to Add Details. You can only skip to shipping details after the first line item has been added.
Enter Line Item identifier, Description, Quantity, Unit Price and Details. If available CAD or engineering drawings can be placed into the drag and drop box. The Total Price will be auto calculated based on Quantity and Unit Price. Once complete there are options to Change a Line Item, Submit & Add Another or Submit the job once complete.
Summary of Line Items
Once all Line items have been created, you will be brought to a summary screen.The Add line Item button allows the ability to add more line items.
The shipping details screen allows the you to enter shipping information for when items in the job needs to be shipped out. Once complete, click to Continue to Review Job
Job review provides an in depth review of job information. There are options to go back to make adjustments to job details or finish and create a job. The edit button within each section will allow you to edit each line item’s, job, and shipping details. Finally, clicking on Finish Creating Job will generate a job that will appear in the Current Work tab of the Job Management page.