Creating a New Sheet Metal Template

You can create new sheet metal templates for use with the Costing tool.

  1. In a sheet metal part, click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or Tools > SOLIDWORKS Applications > Costing.
  2. In the Sheet Metal Costing Task Pane, under Costing Template, click Launch Template Editor.
  3. In the Costing Template Editor, click New Tool_New_Standard.gif.
  4. In the New Costing Template dialog box, click Template for sheet metal parts , then click OK.
  5. Enter data on the Material and Thickness screens.
    You cannot save the template until you enter data on the Material and Thickness screens.
  6. Enter data on the General, Cut, Bend, Library Features, Custom, and Rules screens as necessary.
  7. Click Save Tool_Save_Standard.gif.
  8. In the Save As dialog box, for File name, type a template name and click Save.
  9. Close the Costing Template Editor.