SEER Manufacturing

On time. On budget. As specified.

The best design in the world is destined to fail if it can’t be efficiently and reliably manufactured. SEER for Manufacturing (SEER-MFG) focuses on manufacturing project and process options, and can be used to model virtually any manufacturing operation.


Project Estimation Software

SEER Manufacturing enables organizations to optimize both functional design and costs for production, providing a realistic and manageable view of production costs, labor, materials, tooling, set-up and rework.


Cost Management Software

A key component of a Design to Cost solution, SEER-MFG is widely used by manufacturing outsourcers to develop “should-cost” guidelines, and by manufacturing subcontractors who need to reduce bid preparation time and error rates, and to quickly determine when not bidding at all is the best option.


All SEER project management software solutions are built on the same design principles, incorporating the following application elements:



An intuitive interface for defining and describing projects. Users can generate a new project from an existing project “template” or by adding and defining individual work elements. A series of pop-up windows and annotations guide users through the process of defining project scope, complexity, and technologies.

Simulation/Modeling Engine

Sophisticated sector-specific mathematical models derived from extensive project histories, behavioral models, and metrics.


Knowledge Bases

SEER Knowledge Bases serve as a virtual “in-house expert,” providing default project definitions, values, ranges, and calibrations based on time and motion studies. Enables users to develop first-look estimates when very little information is known, and to refine those estimates as details become available.



A variety of charts, graphs, and reports for quickly summarizing and presenting project outcomes and alternatives as well as work-in-progress.

Open architecture and APIs ensure that SEER applications can be easily integrated with departmental productivity solutions and enterprise applications.


Extended Capabilities

The SEER for Manufacturing (SEER-MFG) product line consists of the SEER Core and extended capabilities, which can be licensed individually or bundled within a choice of delivery editions.

Labor and Facilities Calculator

Labor and Facilities Calculator is designed to quickly and accurately generate labor and machine cost rates for use in the estimating process and in determining facilities costs on a global basis. It contains a regularly updated, comprehensive database which includes worldwide labor cost data, default technology costs, costs for many regions (including low-cost centers), default year and labor costs, and regional currencies.

Aerostructures Pro

Aerostructures Pro provides additional trade and design analysis options involving all types of composites: part shape; build-ups and cores; materials and resins; material cutting and bagging processes; consumable materials; hot-ply forming, curing, and trimming; and other aerostructure-specific fabrication and assembly processes. Aerostructures Pro was developed in conjunction with the U.S. aerospace industry’s leading companies, with sponsorship and participation of the U.S. Air Force and Navy. At the CAI Final Technical Review, held in April 2006, Aerostructures Pro was recognized as one of the three most significant technology transitions since the inception of the program in 1996.