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Costing Options

You can define or override system-level costing options in the Costing Options dialog box.

You can select sheet metal Costing options to do the following:
  • Estimate the cost of sheet metal parts from a machining template.
  • Apply fixed custom costs to sheet metal features, such as bends, hems, or library features.
You can select machining Costing options to:
  • Recognize removed material as volume features.
  • Assign a default machining operation to volume features, or calculate the cost of volume features by assigning a per volume cost to the removed material.
  • Assign the default surface finishing operation for milling and turning on machined parts.
  • Override template settings for offset-based finishing. You can type a value for the offset from the machined surface for finishing and semifinishing operations.

To access the Costing Options dialog box, in the Costing Task Pane, click Costing Options CostingOptions_up.png (upper left corner).

Estimating Sheet Metal Part Costs from a Machining Template

To include the cost of plate geometries in sheet metal parts, you can use a machining template for sheet metal part costing.

To use a machining template for costing a sheet metal part:

  1. Click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or Tools > Costing.
  2. In the Costing task pane, click Costing Options CostingOptions_up.png (upper left corner).
  3. In the dialog box, select Use machining template for sheet metal parts.
  4. Set other options and click OK.

    You can select Save as Costing default settings to retain the Costing Options dialog box settings for future use.

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