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Using Multibody Parts to Define Removed Material

You can use multibody parts to define the removed material in a part.

You can assign operation costs to bodies that define the removed material. Alternatively, you can assign a cost per volume removed. For example, you can compute the cost of post manufacturing operations on cast parts by assigning operation costs to the bodies.

To assign operation costs or the cost per volume removed to a multibody part:

  1. Click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or Tools > SOLIDWORKS Applications > Costing .

    The default multibody template is selected in the Costing task pane. Default sheet metal and machining templates are in effect, depending on the type of body.

  2. Assign a custom operation to the bodies:
    1. Under Body List, select the bodies to assign a custom operation to.
    2. For Type of body, select Custom/Removed Material.
    3. Under Operation Options, select Custom operation and select a drill, turn, or mill operation.

      The selected machining template assigns the drilling, turning, or milling costs.

  3. Apply cost per volume to the bodies:
    1. Under Body List, select the bodies to assign the custom cost per unit volume to.
    2. For Type of body, select Custom/Removed Material.
    3. Under Operation Options, select Custom cost per volume and enter a value.

      You can assign different costs per volume for different sets of bodies in a multibody part.

  4. After completing the Costing setup for all of the bodies, you can begin or update the cost estimation.


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