SOLIDWORKS Costing estimates part manufacturing costs and generates quotes.

SOLIDWORKS automatic Costing Tool generates estimates of part manufacturing costs that adjust whenever you modify your design. You can easily track costs to ensure your projects stay on target to meet profit goals. Designers can make faster, repeatable, and more informed design decisions based on cost, and change their designs to lower manufacturing cost. Manufacturers can automate their quoting process. The Costing tool’s cost templates are customizable, enabling you to enter your specific manufacturing costs and data, such as material, labor, machine speed and feeds, and setup costs.

SOLIDWORKS Costing Benefits

SOLIDWORKS Costing will provide benefits in many areas of your business:

For Management and Executives:

  • Hit cost targets and maintain healthy profit margins.
  • Break barriers between manufacturing and design – Costing uses data provided by manufacturing to determine costs.

For Designers, Engineers and Engineering Managers:

  • “Design for Cost” up-front, and eliminate need to “Redesign for Cost” later.
  • Make design decisions based on cost of manufacturing a design.
  • Faster and more repeatable than quotes from external and internal manufacturing.

For Manufacturers:

  • “Instant quotes” – not just fast, instantaneous manufacturing quotes for customers.
  • Much faster than spreadsheets, counting features and other forms of manual quoting.
  • Much more repeatable and accurate than “rule of thumb” estimates.
  • Dead accurate to manufacturing data provided in the customizable templates.
  • Template data can be calibrated to actual costs thereby further improving accuracy.

As you design, manufacturing costs are automatically calculated behind the scenes, real-time, allowing you to always have an up-to-date cost estimate.  Costing is available for sheet metal and machined parts.

SOLIDWORKS Costing Features

  • Hit cost targets and maintain healthy profit margins.
  • Automatic manufacturing cost estimates.
  • Included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium.
  • For MachiningCasting, Plastic, 3D Printing and Structural Members.
  • Cost automatically calculated for any 3D CAD model, even imported.
  • Based on part geometry, NOT SOLIDWORKS features – no “special features” needed in your design.
  • Costs update with every part change; but can set baselines for comparison.
  • Compare costs of design configurations.
  • Compare manufacturing vendors and processes.
  • Compare materials and thicknesses.
  • Default costing templates provided, you can…
    • Customize with your own manufacturing settings
    • Output detailed cost reports
    • Assembly cost roll-up in BOM and Assembly Visualization
    • Raw material types and costs
    • Manufacturing processes, machines, tooling, and associated costs
    • Direct labor rates for specific machines and processes
    • Company specific manufacturing process information, including feeds, speeds, and setup costs
    • Any custom operations, such as deburring, painting, anodizing, data entry, shipping, etc.
    • Cost of specific SOLIDWORKS Library Features

“SOLIDWORKS Costing software has decreased my time per day spent quoting from 5 hours to about 40 minutes!”
— Dayne Peruzzi, President PMS Manufactured Products

Included with:


The SOLIDWORKS Costing Add-in is part of the SOLIDWORKS Premium software bundle from Javelin.

SOLIDWORKS Premium software gives you powerful, easy-to-use functionality that automates tasks, streamlines workflows, and helps you quickly define and validate the form, fit, and function of your design. Part of the SOLIDWORKS product development solution.

Includes tools for design, simulation, sustainability, communication and data management—SOLIDWORKS Premium empowers innovative design with specific tools that help you work more efficiently so you can make better design decisions.

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