Get Early Visibility into Product Cost

Industry Challenges:

  • Manufacturers are facing constant pressure of consistently innovating new products and remaining cost competitive at the same time
  • OEMs are focusing on removing inefficiencies and costs from all stages of the product life-cycle to improve profitability and shrinking operating margins
  • Design engineers do not have softwares/tools available with them which can provide early visibility to manufacturing and cost consequences for their design decisions
  • Downstream manufacturing changes or cost issues are very expensive to handle
  • 70% cost reduction opportunities are in design phase
DFMPro for Creo Parametric Cost Add-on

Emerging trend in industry is to reduce product cost at design stage

  • 70% of the product cost is determined at the design stage and optimized designs have better impact on reducing overall product cost
  • Identifying optimum design alternatives at early stage helps to reduce cost of the product
  • Capturing best practices from previous cost estimates and historical designs and using them in early design validation can help create cost effective designs

DFMPro Cost Addon

DFMPro Cost:

DFMPro cost add-on provides early cost visibility to design engineers right from when designs are getting created.

Key features:

  • Integrated inside CAD system
    • No switching between applications – Click of a button get quick feedback for manufacturing cost
    • Read 3D CAD data with Geometry & PMI information (Tolerances) and use it for cost estimation
    • Highlight features like holes, pockets, ribs, bosses etc and quickly identify geometric cost drivers directly on 3D model
  • Helps to focus on cost reduction
    • Breakup of material cost and process cost – avoid over processing of material & maintain ‘buy to fly’ ratio
    • Understand cost impact of manufacturability issues and take corrective action immediately
    • Evaluate design alternatives like materials, geometry features and manufacturing processes
  • Easy to configure & deploy
    • Configure material rates, work center rates and labor rates quickly
    • Cost modeler :  Create and edit own cost model as pre your organization requirements
    • Create custom Cost templates based on department or teams
    • Uses commonly used  MSSQL database
  • Track and target cost during easy stages of design
    • Configure target cost for key components and provide feedback to design team for cost escalation
    • Cost trend indicator shows impact of design change for directional costing
    • Generate and check in reports in PLM system to keep track of cost across lifecycle


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