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Modifying Machined Part Setup

You can specify machined part setup time on the Machine tab of the machining template.

For each machine, you can specify the following:

Load/Unload Time

Specifies the time it takes to load a part into a machine and then unload it for each setup operation.

Operation Setup Time

Specifies the time it takes to set up fixtures and other machining process setup operations.

Setup Distribution

Specifies options for applying the operation setup time to costing.

To modify setup parameters for machined parts:

  1. To open a Costing machining template, do one of the following:
    • From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > SolidWorks version > SolidWorks Tools > Costing Template Editor version.
    • With a part open:
      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, select a template, and click Launch Template Editor.
  2. If your machining template is not open, in the Costing Template Editor application, click Open Tool_Open_Standard.gif, select the machining template and click Open.
  3. Select the Machine tab, and, for each machine, enter data in the appropriate columns.

    To set the setup operation parameters for cutting operations, under operations, select Cut (Plate Stock).

  4. Save the template and close the application.

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