Rapid Sheet Metal announced the release of SolidQuote, an add-in for SolidWorks that allows product development engineers to quote and order sheet metal parts and assemblies instantly within SolidWorks.
After SolidQuote is installed in SolidWorks, users can cost a sheet metal part or assembly by selecting a material, finish and quantity. No other inputs are needed at the time of installation or costing. SolidQuote identifies and automatically costs such sheet metal features as hems, hardware and welding. A SolidWorks user can iterate their design and immediately see how design changes will impact the cost of the part. SolidWorks users can also learn how different materials, finishes such as plating, and quantities change pricing.
"By using SolidQuote, our SolidWorks customers will be able to save time and money in both the design and fabrication processes," said James Jacobs, president of Rapid Sheet Metal. "Users will be able to cost their sheet metal their parts and assemblies while they are designing them instead of waiting until the design is complete. And these are real numbers; users also can order parts instantly, which will then ship in seven business days or less."
For more information, visit Rapid Sheet Metal.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.