eRapid SOLIDWORKS Add-in

eRapid is a SOLIDWORKS add-in developed by Protolabs that provides instant pricing and design for manufacturability (DFM) feedback for sheet metal parts.


DFM and Pricing Directly in SOLIDWORKS

Need instant sheet metal quote updates and DFM tips as you design your sheet metal parts? eRapid, Protolabs’ free SOLIDWORKS add-in, is the solution. eRapid addresses a common problem many mechanical and design engineers face with tight deadlines. It shifts quoting and design feedback to the start of the process, instead of the RFQ stage.

Instant Part Costing

With instant quotes and parts in as fast as one day, eRapid empowers you to work according to your schedule and budget. Each time you make design revisions on your part, you can see how they drive cost. Change materials, quantities, finishing options, and more, without ever leaving SOLIDWORKS. With a click of a button, a formal quote PDF will be sent to your inbox. Bring it to a meeting, or forward it to a buyer or colleagues to speed the order process.




Design Feedback

eRapid gives you real time feedback from within SOLIDWORKS and makes it easy to avoid design errors that could delay manufacturing of your parts, such as locating a hole too close to a bend. When you click the “Get Pricing” button, your model is evaluated to determine if the part can be manufactured. If there are issues with the part, eRapid delivers a pop-up explaining how to fix them.


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