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Calculating the Cost of a Volume Feature

In this example, you calculate the cost of a volume feature.

  1. Open install_dir\samples\whatsnew\costing\volume.sldprt. volumepart.gif
  2. Click Costing Tool_Costing_Tools.png (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Costing.
  3. In the Costing Task Pane, under Machining Template, select machiningtemplate_default(metric).
  4. For Class, select Steel, and for Name, select Plain Carbon Steel.

    The Costing tool estimates the manufacturing cost.

  5. In the CostingManager, expand Mill Operations FM_folder.gif.
  6. Expand the Volume 1 feature.
  7. Right-click Flat End Mill and select Flat End Mill (Mill) > 15.00 mm.

    The tool change increases the cost of the volume feature and the part cost estimate is updated in the Costing Task Pane.

  8. Close the part:
    1. Close the Costing Task Pane.
    2. Click File > Save As.
    3. In the Save As dialog box, click Save without Costing data and click Save.

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