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Moving Operations to the No Cost Assigned Folder

You can move an operation so that no cost is assigned to it. This is helpful when you want to remove a line item from the estimated cost to manufacture the part.

For example, the Costing tool identifies pockets and holes individually to manufacture with the appropriate tools. However, if you have a special tool to manufacture a collection of pockets and holes with one operation, you can charge a cost for the collection of features. You can assign the cost to one of the features, then place the rest of the features in the No Cost Assigned FM_folder.gif folder.

Another example is that you may want to disregard a feature in the part. For instance, if you have a base part that contains a feature casted in it prior to manufacturing, you can move that feature to the No Cost Assigned FM_folder.gif folder so it is not included in the manufacturing costs.

  • In the CostingManager, right-click an item and click No Cost.

    The item moves to the No Cost Assigned FM_folder.gif folder. The item appears in italics with an asterisk to indicate an override, and has a cost of zero.

    Alternatively, you can drag and drop items into the No Cost Assigned FM_folder.gif folder. You cannot drag and drop items from the No Cost Assigned FM_folder.gif folder back into any folders in the CostingManager.

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