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Examining the Costing Templates for Multibody Parts

When a multibody part includes sheet metal and machined bodies, the Costing tool references separate templates for each type of body. In this procedure, you view the templates for a multibody part in the Costing Template Editor.

  1. Open install_dir\samples\whatsnew\costing\multibody.sldprt.

    A multibody part appears. The part includes machined, sheet metal, and turned bodies.

  2. Click Costing Tool_Costing_Tools.png (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Costing.
  3. In the Costing Task Pane:
    1. Under Costing Templates, in Main template, select multibodytemplate_default(metric).

      The main template defines operations at the part level.

      When you select the main default metric template, the default metric templates for sheet metal and machined bodies are assigned to the main template in the Costing Template Editor. The message area of the Costing Task Pane appears green, indicating you can start the cost estimation.

    2. Click Launch Template Editor.

      On the General node of the Costing Template Editor, you can view the Sheet Metal Template and Machining Template that are associated with the main template.

  4. Next to Sheet Metal Template, click View.

    A Sheet Metal tab appears, displaying the costing data associated with sheet metal parts.

    You can repeat this step for the machining template.

  5. Close the Costing Template Editor.

    Keep this part and the Costing Task Pane open for the next procedure.

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