I'm sure this must be possible some how!
How do I change the default currency for wherever costing's and the like appear from US dollars (USD) to Australian dollars (AUD) for the whole of SolidWorks 2016 SP3?
Edit the costing template (type costing template at start menu) and open the required template. And then and change here (shown in picture below)
Thanks for the reply.
So basically every individual type of costing template has to be changed one by one through the editor huh? Oh well.....
Just a guess Dave, I don't use the Costing module, but my thought is you should be able to open a new Costing Module and do a save as Template File, then your settings should stay.
I was just curious really because there is so many different areas that costings can appear. Machining, sheet metal, BOM's, raw materials, hardware in toolbox etc., just to name but a few. I just assumed that there would be one-stop setting that would change all other financial factors to the defined currency. I've used plenty of other software in the past where this has been the case. It is afterall only a prefix or suffix and has no numerical bearing on actual calculations.
I really don't know how Costing pulls the pricing information, I would think there would be a Cost Property that is linked to the part etc.. I would also assume that the price value would just be a numeric value is it Pound, or Dollar, US or Australian - But you should only have one Costing Template per monetary value....
How many templates you've? I don't think it would take much time to change.
To be honest Deepak, I probably won't use many at all but the thing is this. I want Australian currency to shown up if and when I ever need it to. For example, The pricing in my BOM's, the pricing on my toolbox items, the prices on my costings, absolutely everywhere!
It seems archaic that one should have to change the default in every little area that 'USD' may currently show rather than have an option that allows you to change this default everywhere within the software. Especially when you consider that this is a well known international product. It just seems bizarre.........
I would suggest you add a custom property for your pricing called cost or selling price and then wherever you would need it to come up in print then I would add a note in the drawing like this $PRPSHEET:"Cost"-AUD or something like that. Then in your drawing it would show up as $1.00-AUD -
I agree to that but that is why we all set up our templates when setting up the system.
For e.g. one uses English standard while other uses Metric standard. So we need to set the templates per our need.
Well if that's the way it is, then I can't argue with it. It's a little behind the times though when you look at it from an inventory and manufacturing point of view.
Thanks for your help gentlemen.
Please raise an ER stating that some of these settings should be controlled centrally and also at each template level. So one can set them in one shot to all templates OR each template separately.
From my standing I think it's a pretty big thing, you can change your colour scheme, or your measurement system with one click but not your international currency? But that stems from my purchasing and inventory background with software and not experience with drafting and/or CAD design Deepak. Also, I searched the forum before posing the question which is something I generally do and I failed to find anyone else even querying the currency aspect of SolidWorks. With this in mind, it's probably not something that the powers that be would waste their time with when I know of some of the other issues before them. Probably better that I just leave it be I think. But thank you!
I want to change units english standard to metric standard(to show costing /kg not /lb) .But in my template i am not able to change .its showing off.
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