In the costing templates I am trying to find both mig welding and stick welding. All I am finding is tig welding and robotic welding? How do I access both mig and stick welding?
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Thank you. So they (solidworks) did not already have it in there somewhere? I guess they only think companies tig weld instead of mig weld and stick weld.
I think they provide these Templates just as a starting point. It will be different for every Company as there Process will vary.
There is a whole lot more then a general number when it comes to weld pricing....
Years ago when we did costing for welding we actually timed the actual process and came up with a per inch cost, however we had to do many test plates to capture the difference between a 1/8" fillet weld and a 3/4" fillet weld, in fact I still have the excel costing template that we used for general fabrication. Tig welding would be at least x 2 if not more than mig welding.
Have you actually found SW costing to be efficient other than for Sheet Metal costing? In limited experience with it, it seems to not be so great!
I have messed with it a little bit, but I'm thinking it needs a lot of setup work to get it perfected for a job shop business, however the tools are there.
If I were to use SW as a costing assistant, then I would figure my cost per part and come up with additional properties that capture all aspects of fabrication; handling, cutting, forming, welding and finishing, then in addition to that I would create a BOM to capture all of that info for the overall cost and another one to capture a summarized BOM for the entire assembly and that information would end up going directly to the quotation form, which would be compiled in the drawing file as a cover sheet so that when you switch out a part everything would automatically update with a rebuild.
Nice. I might try this workflow in the future to see if I can get the most out of costing.
If you run the attached macro which was written by Leon Wurr you can have a multiple tab drawing and have your costing cover sheet named COVER-Costing1 and it will eliminate the drawing count in the drawing sheet where it compiles the Sheet 1 of.....
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