Drag and drop quick component estimating software. Free for JETCAM users under maintenance.
QuickCost is a free app* for existing JETCAM Expert users that provides a simple way to quickly calculate the cost of a part based on material cost and machine runtime.
QuickCost is available free for all existing JETCAM Expert users with a current maintenance contract. It is user-installable and automatically detects configured machines and materials from the JETCAM system. Simply specify your 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.
Note: Calculations based on the part will never be as accurate as those based on an entire nest. Positive or negative factors such as accuracy of runtime estimation, common cut components and scrap aportionment cannot be taken into consideration. QuickCost will give you a 'starting figure' to work with, calculated on part weight, material cost, part runtime and machine hourly rate. Costings in JETCAM Orders Controller Premium or Premium Automation will be much more accurate, as they will consider the nest runtime, machine and operator hourly rates and overall nest scrap values.