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I created this. You can load it into your PC and make changes as needed.

Enjoy!

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Thank you for this calculator. I have been trying to make one myself and this is perfect.
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Well ... "perfect" is a strong word. It is a framework for a spreadsheet that allows you to enter certain DATA and it spits out a BEST GUESS price for a piece of metal. I am sure other people who are able to create spreadsheets could probably add many features to it. When I created it, I was only selling raw metal pieces, so I didn't put a lot of time into adding in the costs of painting, powder coating, gold plating, etc. etc. This spreadsheet can be enhanced as you need. Find someone who knows what to do, to make the cells give you the results you desire.

Thank you for the compliment though!

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Thanks so much for this!!!! Makes my job so much easier !
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Thank you Joe! For someone just starting out this is a great addition!!
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Make any changes to the spreadsheet that you wish, but ONLY change the DATA in the BLUE BOXES when you are calculating the price of a piece.

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Hi Joe,
Question would it be possible to add some boxs or cells where we could add shipping,insurance,misc. to the spreadsheet where we could add that info to the total price.
Thanks Dean
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Patriot Steel wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:58 am Hi Joe,
Question would it be possible to add some boxs or cells where we could add shipping,insurance,misc. to the spreadsheet where we could add that info to the total price.
Thanks Dean
Anything can be added to the spreadsheet. Are you asking me to do it? Anyone with basic knowledge of EXCEL should be able to modify the spreadsheet to add in calculations for shipping, taxes, insurance, tracking numbers, etc.

I could create cells for manual entry of these numbers, but if you are asking for some automatic population of a cell based on a zip code or a weight or a shipping rate, that would take far more time and energy than I am willing to invest into a FREE spreadsheet.

The sheet I created is a BASIC guess-timate of what a piece should cost, based on the price of the raw material (what YOU pay for the steel), and some general charges for pierces and per-inch cutting, etc. It adds in a shop overhead cost at a percentage YOU set, which is intended to help offset the many hidden costs of producing a product in a shop.

Buying material and making a wall clock is only PART of the cost. If you don't consider ALL of the costs of making that clock, then you aren't really making any money.

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Very Helpful and greatly appreciated
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is there a way to use this with sheetcam ? since I"m starting to know this program well it would be nice not to spend the summer learning a new software :)
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3axesdesign wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 9:34 am is there a way to use this with sheetcam ? since I"m starting to know this program well it would be nice not to spend the summer learning a new software :)
This pricing spreadsheet is not software. It is a spreadsheet. You enter the numbers that YOU use, and the spreadsheet gives you some numbers that are rough calculations, based on current prices of materials and labor.

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3axesdesign wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 9:34 am is there a way to use this with sheetcam ? since I"m starting to know this program well it would be nice not to spend the summer learning a new software :)
It works as a separate spreadsheet, but you can get information from Sheetcam to input into the spreadsheet, such as number of pierces, inches of cut, cut time.
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tnbndr wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 12:39 pm
3axesdesign wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 9:34 am is there a way to use this with sheetcam ? since I"m starting to know this program well it would be nice not to spend the summer learning a new software :)
It works as a separate spreadsheet, but you can get information from Sheetcam to input into the spreadsheet, such as number of pierces, inches of cut, cut time.
Ahhh nice that was my questions thank you pal I will try to find those infos in order to give quoteto my clients for my works
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[/quote]Ahhh nice that was my questions thank you pal I will try to find those infos in order to give quoteto my clients for my works[/quote]

It is under File, Job Reports, I think. Going off of memory right now.
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Hi
Very nice spreadsheet, thank you
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Amazing!!!!
Thank you Joe
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This is amazing. I've been having people ask me how much "such and such would cost" ever since I picked up a table. Now I can tell them without guesstimating.
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Thank you for the compliments. I have not updated it for a while, but it is functional if YOU input current prices for various gauges of sheet metal, and other processes like cleaning and painting, or powder coating. It is able to be changed to your liking. Add columns, or cells, or formulas, or whatever.

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