What Is Squinch?
Squinch is a cost estimating tool for plating and anodizing shops, to help them more accurately estimate their material costs when quoting jobs. Enter the basic plating cost of the minimum thickness layer per square unit of area, and fixed and variable cost multipliers. Then, select any of a dozen standard shapes, enter the appropriate dimensional data, and the program instantly calculates the costs for multiple thicknesses.
In addition to the twelve basic shapes, there is a manual surface area field where user-determined values can be entered. A number of the shapes also display the calculated ‘component’ surface area, such as the size of a single end and the outer face on a cylinder. Using these values, the surface area of complicated shapes can be determined.
Version 1.50, released on June 2, 2010, has the following changes:
- Updated for Windows Vista/7 themes
- Added snap to screen edge
- Minor cosmetics
- Added thickness to Plate shape
- Added circular and elliptical plate shapes
- Added hex with hole shape
- Larger images
What Does It Cost?
Download Squinch installer
Version # – 1.50
Target OS – 2000, NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7
File Name – Squinch_1.50_Setup.exe
File Size – 2.8 MB