almaQuote: a quotation software for sheet metal parts

The universal quotation software for sheet metal parts and mechanized welding.

almaQuote enables you to quickly create quotes, from the simplest to the most complicated, via an intuitive GUI. This software is intended for sheet metal subcontractors who must answer requests for quotation with very short deadlines, and manufacturers looking for customized functions or even applications tailored for very specific needs. almaQuote can be used by any company whether or not it is already using an Alma CAD/CAM software product.

Main advantages and benefits

A solution that is perfect for basic quotes as well as more complicated price calculations.

Numerous possibilities for customization according to needs.

Added value deriving from Alma’s expertise in sheet metal (precise automatic calculations of cutting, welding, and folding times, calculations of material costs based on the Alma cutting algorithms, etc.)

A simple intuitive graphic interface.

Secure management of the process and complete data traceability.

Integration into the new generation almaCAM Alma software.

Direct connection to the assembly2CAM, the almaCAM assembly importing module.

Openability of software thanks to interfaces (CAD, CAM, Production Management, ERP) and integrated customization tools.

Product overview

almaQuote enables you to quickly create a quote using a few characteristics of the part to cut or to very precisely calculate the cost of the operations required to manufacture and deliver a part. In this case, for 2D parts, the geometry can be designed or defined by a DXF or DPR file or from a predefined shape. For tubes or sections the part can be imported from a 3D CAD/CAM file. It is possible to calculate the cost of single parts, sets of parts, or even 3D assemblies, using the assembly2CAM module.

The application can be customized at different levels: to create new operations, define or modify parameters or formulas for the cost calculation, draw up quotes and output reports. almaQuote’s workflow can also be customized, by including for example an additional validation step. In addition the application can manage multiple user rights.

almaQuote simplifies the quote management since all documents used for preparing the quote – part specifications, DXF or DPR file, subcontractor proposal, etc.) are saved in almaQuote’s databases.

Following the quote preparation and edition, the list of manufacturing operations included in the quote can be reused to create the preliminary manufacturing specifications.

The capacity to link up with Production Management and ERP systems make it possible to export information required for production when accepting the quote.
For customers using the almaCAM software, acceptance of a quote will make it possible to immediately start production.

Vincent Villette
Director of the Troyes site – Oxytemps

“almaQuote makes it possible to very quickly draw up a quote based on a series of DXF files, and automatically generate dispatching of the quote by e-mail. In addition, the automatic nesting enables us to immediately estimate the number of sheets to use, making it possible to define our cost price precisely, and manage our purchasing.”

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