Using iLogic as an Automated 3D Costing Tool

I often get asked, can the CAD package, at the asspopulate level, automatically build the model to spec and produce a price. The usual workflow is to put in a cost property and an equation where applicable (e.g. working out sqm) and export the BoM to Excel.

As I use iLogic to automate the assembly, I thought it would be an ideal tool to automate a cost instantly too without having to export a BoM to Excel.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Alternatively, you can link Inventor to Excel and populate a quote. Below is an example of this process in action:

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If you want to learn more on how you can not only transform your engineering but the way you do business using Autodesk Inventor, feel free to email me at [email protected], call me +61 3 9210 4428 or Skype damien.jovica