A pending asset can be generated on the fixed asset register as soon as you explain any transaction by selecting the Generate Pending assets button.
Alternatively, explain a money out transaction for the appropriate bank account on the Money > Bank accounts menu, or import statement and explain the payment. In both cases, fill out the transaction form selecting a fixed asset account.
Once the invoice has been created you will be prompted to create a pending fixed asset.
Navigate to the Tools > Fixed assets menu.
The pending assets will be listed on both the Fixed assets link and Pending link with (Pending) after their name.
Click on the edit icon under the Options column for the appropriate asset.
Fill out the details of the form appropriately.
For the Reducing balance method of depreciation enter both the Depreciation rate and Economic Life.
For the Straight line method of depreciation enter the Depreciation rate and the system will automatically populate the Economic Life.
You can select from the default accounts for both the Depreciation account and Accumulated depreciation account. You can create custom accounts for these on the Settings > Accounting > Account codes menu.
Click on the Confirm new asset button to complete.