Quoting engines are fast becoming a key differentiator for additive manufacturing service providers.
For example, Xometry, an online service provider, uses proprietary software to instantly connect you to the best manufacturing solution for your design. The manufacturing options it will recommend include CNC machining, sheet metal, professional 3D printing and casting.
Recently, Xometry released an add-in quote capability for Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks. This add-in helps you get an instant quote and order without leaving SolidWorks. Thus, during the design stage in SolidWorks, you can seamlessly access the Xometry platform and receive:
–Instant pricing and lead times within SolidWorks
–Immediate feedback on how to best make your parts
–Order designs in one click through Xometry
–Add notes and drawings to further specify your part features, finishes and tolerances
“We’re proud to be an approved solution partner of SOLIDWORKS,” said Bill Cronin, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Xometry. “Our integration with SOLIDWORKS provides engineers and product designers with important information and feedback early on in the design process. Xometry’s Add-In makes the designing and ordering of custom parts faster and easier than ever.” The Xometry Add-in is now available to download for free,