Create Accurate Estimates in Minutes!

How Does ShouldCost Work? We Use Your…

Your Machines


You select your machines from our list of hundreds.

Your tools


You assign your actual tools to simulate actual processing times.



Select your materials to accurately estimate cycle times.

ShouldCost DEEP plugin for Solidworks

ShouldCost for Solidworks is the ultimate solution for machine shops and fabrication shops, developed through Micro Estimating’s extensive 40 years of experience.

No need to change your workflow

Our powerful Solidworks plugin goes beyond estimating cycle times, allowing you to effortlessly create detailed workflows for manufacturing your parts. With your own machine tools, cutters, and customized shop-specific information, our automatic plugin empowers you to streamline and optimize every aspect of your production process.

Discover the future of cost estimation and workflow management with ShouldCost for Solidworks.

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  • Eliminate guesswork
  • Improve estimation accuracy
  • Empower your estimation team
  • Convert estimates to quotes in seconds