aPriori CATIA CostConnect


Engineering Domain : Product Life Cycle Management
Prerequisites : MD2 V5, PX1 V5

Product Overview

Through an innovative, patented understanding of how product design, materials and manufacturing processes translate into product costs, aPriori is helping leading manufacturing and product companies improve overall financial performance.

The cost estimation process often starts when the end user opens up a CAD file in aPriori. The system then asks for a few additional pieces of input, including: the material, the general manufacturing process, a production volume and the location of manufacture (e.g., Mexico, China, etc.). Within seconds or minutes, aPriori will tell you how much it will cost to make it. Many design or engineering teams wait 1-2 weeks to get this kind of information from a supplier!

Every time the user makes a change to the CAD design, the material or the factory that will make the part – aPriori automatically recalculates a revised costs within seconds.

Customer Benefits

  • Providing real-time information about the cost implications of product features and design, manufacturing, and sourcing decisions
  • Facilitating cross-functional collaboration and decision making on product cost related issues
  • Enabling quick reaction to changing market conditions, material costs, and availability
  • Enabling enterprise-wide utilization of product cost intelligence and data