For example, engineers can cost-out designs using all the common manufacturing processes for sheet-metal parts. A new capability also estimates costs for subsequent press operations with deep-drawn parts, such as trimming, ironing, and bending. Engineers can also estimate the cost of small welded subassemblies and compare them with single parts.

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