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COSTING WITH CAD
These GCDs are evaluated in a physics-based model of the applicable manufacturing process (e.g., machining, casting, injection molding, etc.) in combination with other (non-geometric) cost drivers such as manufacturing cost accounting methods, processes, facilities and production parameters. Your manufacturing facilities or those of your suppliers are represented by Virtual Production Environments (VPEs).
aPriori determines the lowest cost manufacturing method for the part or assembly and provides that feedback in real time back to the designer.
The aPriori cost ticker is a compact, real-time display that provides designers a visual summary of material, labor, direct overhead, period overhead and amortized tooling costs.
In addition, the user can open the full aPriori client to understand the elements of the design that drive cost (for example, an undercut in an injection molded part might require an additional side core in the tooling).
For specific details on the latest CAD versions supported, please refer to the aPriori System Requirements data sheet in our Resource Center.