Cost Management Software Update Supports Cost Estimation without CAD Model

The latest release of aPriori’s cost management software, aPriori 2015 R1, provides more detailed cost estimates and flexible user controls to support sourcing activities and collaboration with suppliers.

The latest release of aPriori’s cost management software, aPriori 2015 R1, provides more detailed cost estimates and flexible user controls to support sourcing activities and collaboration with suppliers. It also incorporates new capabilities for costing the increasing number of electrical components found in products across every industry.

The aPriori platform provides real-time cost information on parts and complete products. The software uses CAD and intelligent cost models to determine feasible manufacturing methods and product costs while generating detailed manufacturing analysis and cost estimates that quantify the impact of changes to product design, materials, manufacturing processes, volumes and location. The software also enables manufacturers to access product cost data hosted in other enterprise applications to communicate product cost information between all functional organizations involved in product definition and delivery. This includes the import of complex engineering Bills of Materials (BOMs) from ERP, PLM and other enterprise applications.

This version features several enhancements, including improvements to user management and access control, cost overhead calculation, cost estimate fine-tuning, machining cost models and automated costing. User-guided cost models enable costing components made by progressive die, stage tooling, turret press and injection molding processes. These models enable accurate estimating for components for which users do not have CAD models. Wire harness cost modules enable accurate component and assembly costing for wire harnesses used in many electrical parts by taking inputs from input tables/files rather than from a solid model.

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