Working with different currencies

By default, the budget of your project uses one main currency, which you can select in the Preferences dialogue or in the Exchange rates pane. But if the unit prices are in local currency, you can use these numbers and then do an automatic conversion.

Before you can use an additional currency, you must add it to the list of currencies and exchange rates. Then in the budget overview, you have to unhide the Local Currency columns.

Managing currencies and exchange rates

In the Lay-out toolbar, click on the Exchange rates button to show the Exchange rates pane on the right of your screen.

Adding currencies in the Exchange Rates panel

On top of the pane, you can select the default currency for the project. Logframer uses ISO 4217 currency codes.

Use the table below to add additional local currencies:

  • Select the name of the currency in the first column using the drop-down list
  • Enter the exchange rate in the second column. When you leave this cell you will see conversions between your default currency and the local currency.

You can add as many local currencies as you want.

Use local currencies in your budget

In the Lay-out toolbar, click on the Local currency button in the Columns section.

Budget lay-out toolbar

The Currency column will become visible to the right of the Cost/unit column. For each unit cost, you can specify the local/default currency to use. Next you'll find the Total in local currency column and finally the Total cost column with the amount in the default currency (using the exchange rate you set in the Exchange rates pane).

If you use a multi-year budget these additional columns will be visible on the tab pages of the different budget years, but not in the Total budget. All amounts in the Total budget are expressed in the default currency.

Selecting a currency for the cost per unit