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Costing Task Pane

You can set the input values for determining the cost of manufacturing a sheet metal, machined, weldment, or custom part from the Costing Task Pane on the right side of the SOLIDWORKS software window.

To display this Task Pane:

  • In a part, click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or click Tools > SOLIDWORKS Applications > Costing.

Setting Model Materials

You can set the model material for a part from the material you select in the Costing Task Pane.

To set the material for a part from Costing Task Pane selections:

  1. Click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or Tools > SOLIDWORKS Applications > Costing.
  2. In the Costing Task Pane, under Material, select the values for Class and Name.
  3. To set your material selections as the model material, click Set Material.
    Part material settings are automatically selected in the Costing Task Pane when the part material is also a material listed in the selected template.


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