Cost calculation at design stage.
Up to 80 percent of the manufacturing costs of products are already determined during development. With our software, you know exactly how high these are: All geometric and topological information is taken directly from your 3D CAD model and automatically analyzed.. In seconds, the software determines routings, calculates production costs and detects cost drivers at an early stage. The basis for the calculation is an intelligent combination of many years of experience and the individual cost factors of your company.
Calculation of production costs during design
At a glance: RED means EXPENSIVE
In order to display the cost structure of a part clearly for designers at one glance, the 3D CAD model can be colored in accordance with ‘traffic light colors’. ‘Expensive‘ faces are colored red, while ‘cheaper‘ faces are colored yellow or green.
There is very detailed cost information for each surface. General calculation parameters of production technologies are already recorded in a technology database, e.g. cutting parameters for turning and milling processes. Individual parameters, e.g. hourly rates for machines, can be configured individually and easily in line with demands specific to the customer. Therefore, the work going into the maintenance of the basis of calculation basics is kept to a minimum.kept to a minimum.
This is how you benefit from our solution for cost calculation:
- Deep integration into your own systems
- Maintaining the target cost corridor
- Timely control of product costs
- Better planning of lifecycle decisions
- Reduction in the workload of design and work preparation
- Quick online calculation of turned, milled and sheet metal parts without installing software
- Identify cost drivers
- Can also be integrated as a service for customers on their own website (to support the sales process)
- Competitive edge for price negotiations with suppliers
- Well-founded make-or-buy decisions
- Get a second opinion — back up your own estimate
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Over 200 customers trust in simus classmate
“For around 80 percent of our components, simus classmate calculates the manufacturing costs in advance with a hit rate of 95 percent. The designers build up their own knowledge and achieve their cost targets better without our support.”
“We used to search for purchased parts – now we find them.”
“We are very taken with the solution’s versatility and see classmate PLAN as a centerpiece for our efforts to make the manufacturing process leaner, more flexible and more cost effective.”
Cost-conscious design – a profitable project for the whole company!
Up to 80 percent of the manufacturing costs of products are already determined in development. With simus classmate, product development receives all the information it needs to make solid, cost-conscious decisions. The results are massive cost reductions through more favorable component variants, the removal of unnecessary cost drivers and realistic make-or-buy decisions. It also facilitates the selection of the bst machining processes and production sites within the company.