Custom Stock Bodies in Machined Parts

When using Costing for machined parts, you can select a custom stock body, either a configuration of the current part or an imported stock body. With custom stock bodies, you can calculate the cost of imported geometry, for example, machined castings.

To use a custom stock body:

  1. In a standard or weldment part, click Costing (Tools toolbar) or Tools > SOLIDWORKS Applications > Costing.
  2. In the Costing Task Pane, under Method, select Machining.
  3. Under Stock Body:
    1. In Type, select Custom.
    2. For Choose Stock Body, select an option:


      Lets you select a part configuration.

      Reference Part

      Lets you browse to a part to use for Costing.

    3. For Cost Information, select an option:

      Saved Costing Data

      Displays the cost if the part or configuration has already been calculated and saved in Costing.


      Displays the stock volume. Uses the material cost from the template and uses the volume of the imported stock for the stock material cost calculation.

      Custom Cost

      Lets you enter a value for the stock material cost.