August 14, 2012 - JETCAM International today announced the availability of a new application that allows customers to quickly cost sheet metal components based on material and machine runtime costs.
QuickCost, available free for all existing JETCAM Expert users with a current maintenance contract, is user installable and automatically detects configured machines and materials from the JETCAM system. The user specifies their hourly machining rate and material cost per kilo, and setup is complete. JETCAM geometry files can either be dragged/dropped from Windows Explorer into the app or the user can browse and add files through the app itself. As soon as files are added their unit cost is immediately displayed. Quantities can be changed to show a total cost, and a cumulative total of parts and cost is detailed at the bottom. Where a part contains tooling for multiple machines the user can quickly select another machine to display the part’s cost.
Said Martin Bailey, General Manager of JETCAM International s.a.r.l.; “This is a great tool for users that want a quick ‘sanity check’ on part costings, and will also help our customers to provide quicker quotes to their customers. Customers using Expert 1 can automatically import and tool any number of components and then drag/drop them into QuickCost for immediate prices. Expert Premium users have an additional benefit of being able to automatically tool parts for multiple machines, allowing immediate cost comparison of different manufacturing types. These can then be exported to Excel – and all of this within seconds.”
- · Free for all users with a current JETCAM Expert maintenance contract
- · User-installable, with only material and runtime costs to add
- · Simple drag and drop interface
- · Calculations based on part area or part area including holes
- · Ability to export costings via CSV
Existing customers with a current maintenance contract can either download QuickCost from the JETCAM website or obtain it through their local reseller. A video demonstrating installation and use of the product can be seen at http://www.jetcam.com/quickcost.php.
About JETCAM International s.a.r.l.
JETCAM International has been developing and distributing its JETCAM Expert range of CADCAM software since 1986. In use in over 70 countries worldwide, JETCAM Expert software supports virtually every CNC punching, laser, plasma, routing, waterjet and flatbed cutting machine available today, allowing users to program any combination of CNC machines with a single CAM system. The software has received various accolades and awards due to its high level of automation and fast return on investment.
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