Rapid Sheet Metal Brings Design Feedback & Sheet Metal Quoting Capabilities to SolidWorks 3D Design Solution

Enables Designers and Engineers to Quote Sheet Metal Parts Instantly


Nashua, NH, April 9, 2013: Rapid Sheet Metal today announced that its SolidWorks add-in “SolidQuote” supports SolidWorks 2012 and 2013 3D Design software with new capabilities for quoting sheet metal parts.

SolidWorks is focused on optimizing core design functions so users can work more efficiently and have the data they need to make better design decisions throughout the product development process. It also includes hundreds of new enhancements specifically requested by customers.

“SolidQuote delivers the functionality engineers need,” said DS SolidWorks Senior Alliances & Partnership Manager Nick Iwaskow. “Integrating instant sheet metal part quoting directly within the SolidWorks environment helps designers and engineer improve designs and deliver the products that they need on time”

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. 

SolidQuote™ can be downloaded for free at www.rapidsheetmetal.com/solidquote.


About Rapid Sheet Metal Inc

Rapid Sheet Metal Inc focuses strictly on providing sheet metal prototypes and time sensitive short run fabrications to new product developers and engineers. Typical quote response time ranges from instant to well under 24 hours and parts ship in one to two weeks.  A 48-hour fast expedite prototype sheet metal service is also available. Parts such as brackets, rac­ks, housings, and enclosures are fabricated to customer data from SolidWorks, Pro/E, SpaceClaim , Inventor, KeyCreator and other 3D CAD data sources from stainless steel, cold rolled steel and aluminum materials. Rapid Sheet Metal Inc’s sister company, Rapid Machining, focuses on quick turn CNC machined and turned prototype parts.

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

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