New in SolidWorks 2012: Estimate Costs Quickly With Design Costing

One of the biggest updates for SolidWorks 2012 is a new capability called Design Costing. This new integrated tool lets you quickly estimate costs for sheet metal and machined components using built-in templates or customized data. You can calculate manufacturing costs throughout design to stay on budget. A few highlights include:

  • Detailed reporting clearly presents your costs and comparisons for review
  • Fast “what if” scenarios let you set baseline costs and then evaluate alternatives
  • Fully automated with fast updates so you can immediately evaluate materials and vendors
  • Assembly cost roll-up helps you quickly identify costly parts and evaluate manufactured versus purchased items
  • Built-in template editor for easy setup of operation pricing

Watch the video below, then visit the SolidWorks 2012 website to learn more!

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.