I am wondering how feasible it is to determine part costs based on some software tool based or visual review of the part to be machined.
I have read something about tools for cost calculation in machining, but lack the experience what is possible and really makes sense.
Any info is really appreciated.
Siemens does offer a software tool for cost estimation for both parts and tooling. http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/teamcenter/product-cost-management/index.shtml
Siemens PLM Software
thank you for your reply. I was aware of this tool, but am interested more in the pure machining effort (machining time, tools needed, ...).