Weekly Productivity Enhancer: Expanding Process Costing and API Support

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We here at SolidBox value productivity above all in our applications and of course, our hardware. Each week, we’ll be giving you a tip to help you enhance your productivity with SolidWorks specifically. Sorry, we can’t help you with the hours you spend on Youtube each week watching cat videos, but hopefully you can learn something to make your SolidWorks experience easier.

This week, we’ll focus on a function in SolidWorks 2013 that will be sure to enhance your productivity: Expanding Process Costing and API Support. SolidWorks features more comprehensive costing tools for more manufacturing processes and improved access to cost data for downstream manufacturing systems. Here are a few key points outlined by SolidWorks:

– Machined part costing with increased capabilities for turning and mill/turn, improved process            recognition, and multibody support
– New APIs to access cost data in the 3D model for downstream manufacturing
– Easily estimate the cost of designs to create more accurate quotations and stay in budget

Read the rest of this article including a short video showcasing these improvements included in SolidWorks 2013.