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The calculation unit in XTRF Platform is a predefined value used to recalculate the volume of work into the price, for example source word or target page. The calculation units are used to create rates for specific jobs in certain language combinations.

The set of the basic calculation units used in  the localization business is available in the Home Portal. The following article shows you how to add a new calculation unit to your XTRF Platform.

Before Reading this Tutorial

  • The steps without any marking are mandatory to perform because they ensure carrying on a proper function of the Home Portal.
  • The steps marked with the (Optional) label give you information about settings useful for you in terms of fulfilling specific requirements for your projects, but if you skip them it will have no negative effect on the function of the Home Portal.

Predefined Values

Please bear in mind that you need to predefine the system values to use them in XTRF Platform.

Add a New Calculation Unit

To add new calculation unit, perform the following steps:

 Sign in to the Home Portal of XTRF Platform.
 Click the icon .
 In the accordion menu click the System Values: Advanced and then select the Calculation units.
 Click the +Add button.
 In the Name field provide a unique name for the new calculation unit.

In the Symbol field provide a unique symbol for the new calculation unit. The symbol appears after the value in all documents generated in the Home Portal. For example the % symbol for percentage.


With the Type radio button select the type of the new calculation unit. Different unit types require different details which need to be provided. You may select:

  • Volume Calculation Unit
    1. In the Exchange Ratio field specify the exchange ratio between the new calculation unit and the default system calculation unit.

      Default Calculation Unit

      For more information regarding the Default System Calculation Unit, please go to the: Configuring System Key Settings article, the Configure Your Default Settings section.

    2. (Optional) Select the Use this Calculation Unit in CAT Analyses checkbox to make this new calculation unit available while using the external CAT tool.
      1. If you select the checkbox  in the CAT Quantity Conversion Expression field provide the rule for converting this new calculation unit to the quantity unit used in CAT analysis.
    3. (Optional) From the Bind with File Statistics drop-down menu select to which of the file statistic units, this new calculation unit should be connected. 


      If you would like to bind the new calculation unit with a statistic unit not available on the list, click the Advanced link. The drop-down menu is replaced with the field where you can provide the precise expression.

  • Time calculation unit
    1. In the Time-to-Quantity Conversion Expressions field provide the rule for converting this new calculation unit to the time quantity unit used in the Home Portal.

  • Percentage Calculation Unit

 (Optional) Select the Active checkbox if this calculation unit should be available for use in your Home Portal.
 (Optional) Select the Preferred Item checkbox if this calculation unit should be located on the top of all drop-down menus and selection lists in your Home Portal.
 (Optional) Select the Default checkbox if this calculation unit should be used as a default one in your Home Portal.
 (Optional) In the Job Types mutli-selection field add job type(s) for which this new calculation unit should be available. Double-click on a job type in the Available Items list in order to add it to the Selected Items list.

Click the Save button. You have added the new calculation unit in the Home Portal.