Various parts in my assembly are purchased from vendors, and so I just want to assign a single cost to these parts rather than have Solidworks try to price the piece based on material etc.... Is this possible?
If you simply want to assign a cost to a part that has been purchased I would suggest adding a custom property to the part called something like "Purchased Cost" and input the price of the purchased part. Then you can create a custom property for the parts you have run through Costing to extract the estimated price using the "SW-Cost-TotalCost" custom property and summarize all the part costs (purchased and estimated) in a BOM.
Try taking a look at SolidWorks 2016 Beta when it is available in the next few weeks if you are interested in this topic.
Hope this helps,
I have a similar situation. However i am a bit of a newb.
A rundown of what i would like to do- (basically a quote generator)
Create a part/s and add any external costs at part level. ie. any laser cutting, folding, machining we need to outsource. or if it's an off the shelf item just add the price of the item.
Then at assembly level, it will calculate all external work costs.
Then when i create a drawing from said assembly, it will have a table that will generate the external cost totals.
ie if i have 7 of the same "off the shelf parts" costing $1 each, but they had external machining done at a further cost of $2 each, it will list
Stock Parts $7 (total of the 7 off the shelf parts)
External Machining $14 (total of the machining of the 7 parts)
then to add another layer, it would be great if i could also choose from a drop down list of external supplier names for each, machining, laser cutting etc.
I have been playing with property tab builder a bit, but this is still a bit beyond me.
If somebody could point me in the right direction i'd much appreciate it.
Ok, I have been playing around with property tab builder and i think im getting close. At part level i have created as follows:
If i check the first one, the next one becomes visible etc. it's working fine.
My question now is, at assembly level, how do i know what Value / Text Expression to enter in the part properties?
My Part Custom Properties. I input the machining cost here -
But in assembly, what do i input here to retrieve the value (120) from the above pic?
Keeping in mind, the assembly may be made up of mutiple parts, some with laser cutting cost, some with machining etc. I wish to keep the total costs for each seperate.
as in laser cutting cost total:
machining cost total:
So what is the 'Purchased Components' section in the costing template for?
Would I be going down the wrong road using these two?
Setting up custom properties in the Property Tab Builder that allows me to attribute costs to different configurations?
I still don't get what should be a fairly simple operation seems to be quite a convoluted process to add a price to a supplier manufactured part.That said, I'm happy to accept that I'm being a bit simple! Surely I'm not the first person to think that the system is way too complicated for items like this?
You can add purchased components cost in the costing template editor.
So, once after finished begin cost estimation it estimates the cost for calculated parts, purchased parts and custom operation.
If the purchased components name is already defined inside template means it tooks automatically that cost for estimation.
You can also manually change the calculated cost in to purchased cost.
Satheesh Kumar G
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