PCB design cost calculations

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Vindhyachal Takniki, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Vindhyachal Takniki

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    What is most used practice for PCB design cost calculation. I have designed a 310 mm x 170 mm board.

    Below are specs:
    Total number of pins: 899
    Pins in a net: 899
    Not connected pins: 0
    Test pins: 0
    Jumpers: 0
    Total number of vias: 185
    Total number of connections: 651
    Unrouted connections: 0
    Completion: 100%
    Total number of parts: 285
    Total number of nets: 253
    PCB size: 310mm x 170mm
    No of layers: 2
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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  3. Vindhyachal Takniki

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    Nov 3, 2014
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    I have designed it in ultiboard. So I am asking how to calculate its cost so that I can quote it to client.
    Not for manufacturing.
     
  4. AnalogKid

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    If you are talking about the cost to fabricate a bare PC board, many board houses have online calculators for instant quotes. This one gives prices at several quantity breakpoints (that you set) for both quick-turn prototypes and standard-turn production runs.

    http://www.4pcb.com/

    ak
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    If not for production is this a one-off for a client?
    Do you intend to make it yourself?
    Otherwise any PCB house will require at least a x5 minimum.
    Max.
     
  6. SLK001

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    I charge by the hour. How long did it take you to design the board? Multiply that by your going rate and send the bill to your client.
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    You do not show your C.o Origin so it depends what the market will bear and also competition, if any.
    Also depends on whether you are very proficient and/or familiar with the design S/W.
    Here, for a task like this that I consider a good level of proficiency with would cost ~$80.00/hour rate, min.
    Max.
     
  8. SLK001

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    You're kinda upside down on this. You have already invested the time and effort to design the board and now you want to quote it to a client? What if he says that he no longer wants the board? What if he dramatically redefines the scope of the project? In both cases, you're screwed.
     
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