3D CAD Key Capabilities – SOLIDWORKS Costing

Design for Cost: Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting

Save time and development costs, avoid redesigns, and increase productivity by continuously checking your designs against cost targets with automated manufacturing cost estimation tools fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting Overview

SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling designers and engineers to continuously check their designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby, avoiding costly redesigns and production delays later on. Manufacturers can also utilize SOLIDWORKS cost estimation tools to automate their quoting process. Cost estimation and quoting capabilities include:

  • Automatic Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting/Design for Cost —Assess manufacturing cost for sheet metal and machined parts in real time as you design, with automatic updates every time the design is changed
  • Customizable Manufacturing Settings —Customize costing inputs based on company and regional conditions
  • Design optimization for cost, function, and environmental impact —Change your design, remove material, or change material based on the results generated by simulation tools included with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software