To minimise incorrect entries, 4cost-cadcal offers predefined, guided input workflows for all common value-added processing of workpieces, such as casting, machining, heat treatment and welding, as well as for logistics.
The software automatically reads the product-specific data directly from the CAD model and suggests suitable machines and tools based for your selection. Depending on the nature of the component and the selected tool, a sensible pre-assignment of the technology formulas is carried out so that you can concentrate on the essentials. Information that cannot be derived directly from the STEP file can be added manually and incorporated into the calculation (e.g. dimensions of the raw components, welding information, surface qualities, etc.).
Save a lot of time by eliminating time-consuming research and quickly obtain usable results for well-founded decision-making. 4cost-cadcal provides you with comprehensive, up-to-date, country-specific benchmark data on materials, machines, tools and personnel, which we update regularly. All databases can be adapted and extended by you according to your company’s specific needs. In addition, you have the option of keeping all your projects up to date in a matter of seconds via a central database – for consistent data transparency throughout the entire team.
4cost-cadcal has a powerful wizard for the mathematical calculation of cycle times, weights, volumes, surfaces and quantities. The software already comes with a standard repertoire of formulas, meaning that less technical expertise is required at this point. 4cost-cadcal also allows you to create and reuse your own formulas, for example to reflect in-house know-how. Thanks to the formula wizard, you achieve transparent quantity calculations in all your projects that are always comprehensible.
Bring transparency to your calculations with 4cost-cadcal by inserting notes and images or link to relevant documents (drawings, CAD models, quotations, specifications). In this way, calculation paths and premises can be documented transparently and comprehensibly for your team.
The possibility of setting colour markings and sorting according to them provides additional orientation in the calculation and makes it easier for you to keep track.