What is a Recipe?

For a detailed tutorial on Recipes, please see our Introduction to Recipes »

Recipes are lists of the materials you use in order to create your product. Recipes are used to provide pricing guidance for your products and are a useful time-saver for situations where batches of the same product are made repeatedly. 

If you make unique or customizable products, recipes may not be an appropriate workflow. You can safely ignore this feature and instead directly configure your manufactures with the materials used.

EXAMPLE: To make a chocolate cake, my  Recipe could be:

  • 140g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 225g flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

By defining a Recipe, you can use the same set of ingredients every time you manufacture more of the same product.

Recipes can be created for either Products or Variations. If a Recipe is not configured for a Variation, the Product's Base Recipe will be used instead.

Whenever you add a Manufacture your total materials cost will be automatically calculated for you based on the current value of the materials in your Recipe.

Creating Recipes is optional: you might find that for some products (such as one-off custom products) you don’t need to create a Recipe and track multiple finished products. It is completely up to you as to when you choose to use the Recipe feature.
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