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Solidworks 2016 Costing Entire Sheet

Question asked by Tristan Williams on Jan 19, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2016 by Todd Blacksher

I'm in the process of setting up Costing for my company.

 

We deal mostly in sheet metal, so the sheet metal costing is really the only thing I'm worried about at the moment.

We rarely cut entire sheets of metal. We usually cut out a single part, and charge the customer for the area of the part plus however much scrap was created, not for an ENTIRE sheet.

 

In the Costing in Solidworks, I have no way to see the cost ONLY for a single part, because it adds the cost for the entire sheet to one little part.

The only workaround I've found is to take the number of parts that can fit on one sheet, and use that as my quantity, and manually enter values for operations and custom costs at the rate they would be when I make one part.

 

This is getting quite aggravating. Can someone explain to me how I can cost a single part with a reasonable amount of metal, instead of the ENTIRE SHEET?

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