GrabCAD Shop adds new cost calculator feature

Article by Moe Younis updated January 11, 2021


GrabCAD Shop has been a very useful tool that allows many users to save both time and money but was missing an important feature – calculating the cost of print jobs.

Recently, a new cost calculator feature was added which gives the operator the ability to quote work orders. How does it work? When a print operator receives a new job, they can enter the material and time estimates into the work order. Entering this information will immediately calculate a total job cost.

In order to use the new cost calculator in GrabCAD Shop, the administrator will need to configure the rates for their shop including: machine usage, labour, and material. Once this is setup, you will be able to quickly and easily produce quote estimates.

GrabCAD Shop

New technology is being released within the printing world on a regular basis. It is constantly evolving and allowing users to improve processes and become more efficient. Last year engineers, designers, and model shop managers were introduced to GrabCAD Shop providing an impressive, time saving process for managing print jobs. Typically, these print jobs and requests were handled through email and spreadsheets, which was both time consuming and difficult to track. GrabCAD Shop simplifies the 3D printing shop workflow reducing wasted time trying to keep track of 3D print requests.

Below is a quick demo of GrabCAD Shop:


Made for 3D printing shops

Manage incoming orders

GrabCAD Shop makes it easy to manage 3D printing requests by organizing orders in one place. Shop operators can then estimate costs, update statuses, edit details and fulfill the orders efficiently.

Reduce time to print

Shop operators save time working on print orders by accessing print work requests, CAD files, and project specs all in one space.

Connect all your machines

GrabCAD Shop is pre-populated with Stratasys® printers and materials and provides the ability to add third party printers and traditional fabrication technology.

Set print job expectations

Easily communicate your shop’s resources, cost estimates and deadlines so that your engineers and designers can understand how and when their order will be fulfilled. Collaboration and communication features are available directly in the work order.

Easy to use

GrabCAD Shop is web-hosted software so there is no complex installation process. You do not even need IT administrators to download the software. Shop operators can create shops and invite teams to participate in less than 30 minutes.

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