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Perform "What-If" Design Decisions

aPriori V3.7, a cost-management software for the discrete manufacturing industry, works with a company's MCAD system to provide designers an iterative tool for "what-if" design trade-offs throughout the entire product-development process.

The software's "cost ticker" displays, on demand, a real-time visual summary of a part's material, labor, direct overhead, and amortized tooling costs. The program can link to ERP or PLM systems or corporate databases through standard XML protocols.

aPriori, 200 Baker Ave., Concord, MA 01742, (978) 371-2006,

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