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Evaluating the Cost of an Assembly

To evaluate the cost of an assembly:

  1. In an assembly, click Tools > SOLIDWORKS Applications > Costing .
  2. In the Costing Task Pane, under Costing Templates, in Main template, select a template.
  3. Under Part List, select the parts for:
    • Costs to be calculated
    • Cost Defined

    See Assembly Costing Rollup.

    To change the category of a part, use Type of cost estimation. You can manually define costs under Type of Cost Estimation for purchased parts to override pre-defined costs.
  4. To set or change a predefined cost, select the part in Cost defined and type the cost.
  5. Select parts under Toolbox Parts and set one of the following:
    • Exclude. Excludes the selected bodies from cost calculations.
    • Include. Includes the selected bodies for cost calculations.
  6. Click Begin Cost Estimation.

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