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Training, Presentations by Leading Industry Professionals, Workshops and Networking in the Heart of Downtown at Detroit's GM Rennaissance Center 

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Want to Model Faster? Easier? Join the 3DCS Essentials Series to Find Out How

3DCS Essentials Webinars: Learn To Model Faster and Easier with 3DCS for NX, Multi-CAD and CATIA

The first part of the three part 3DCS Essentials Series, this webinar focuses on setting up a 3DCS model, and some Quality of Life techniques you can use to make working on your model easier and faster.

When: September 22nd, 2016

How: Gotowebinar

What Time: 11:00 AM EST (1 hour long)


Topics: CATIA 3DCS T&T Webinar

Cost of Quality - How Do You Reduce the Impact of Quality on Your Manufacturing Costs?

Cost of Quality - How Do You Reduce the Impact of Quality on Your Manufacturing Costs?

The Cost of Quality isn't the cost to manufacture a good product, it is the cost associated with reworking parts and products that didn't meet engineering specifications. 

What is the Cost of Quality (CoQ):

Many definitions and models define CoQ. The most straightforward is the one identified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ), as follows:

An organization’s CoQ is actually the cost of NOT creating a quality product or service.

Every time work is redone, the cost of quality increases. Obvious examples include:

  • The reworking of a manufactured item.
  • The retesting of a fastening or assembly.
  • The rebuilding of a tool.

As stated by Jim Smith in the June issue of Quality Magazine, "Quality is measured by the price of nonconformance (PONC)." 

In short, any cost that would not have been expended if quality were perfect (zero defects) contributes to the cost of quality.

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC

Looking for Work? New Career Portal Offers Jobs in Michigan and California

DCS's New Career Portal Offers Jobs in Michigan and California

View and quickly apply for jobs in Southeast Michigan and Northern California at DCS's new Career Portal. 

Hosted on the DCS website, the new Career Portal is easier and more user friendly. It offers a quick view that can be drilled down to specific job descriptions and details, with quick application options. Use the filters to search by area or title and find the jobs that suite your career goals. 

3DCS for NX - Using PMI, Geometry, Teamcenter, Ray Trace Studio and More

New to the 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Family: Siemen's NX CAD 

This article discusses how NX tools can enhance your tolerance analysis. Keep an eye out for the continuation as we dive deeper into the combination of 3DCS tolerance analysis and the NX CAD platform in the following weeks. 

Topics: 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis Webinar Siemens NX

3DCS for NX Webinar: 3DCS Mechanical Modeler and Degree of Freedom Counter

3DCS for NX Webinar: 3DCS Mechanical Modeler and Degree of Freedom Counter

When: July 28th, Thursday

Topics: 3DCS Siemens NX

New DE Compendiums Available - Quickly Access the Latest Dimensional Engineering Articles

Get the Latest Articles on Dimensional Management

Quickly get access to the latest articles on Dimensional Management with these eBook collections

Now available on the DCS Community, the DE Focus article series highlights useful features and functions in 3DCS, as well as discussing strategy, dimensional management and GD&T. 

Topics: 3DCS DE Focus

3DCS, CATIA V5, Cache Mode and You - A How To Guide on Using Cache Mode in CATIA V5

3DCS, CATIA V5, Cache Mode and You - A How To Guide on Using Cache Mode in CATIA V5

 

This Tips and Tactics article walks through the use and value of using the Cache Mode tool in CATIA V5. This tool greatly increases the speed at which modelers can work on large models. 

Introduction

3DCS and CATIA V5, together, offer great tools for a robust user experience. This article focuses on one of those tools, called Cache Mode. Cache Mode in CATIA V5 offers flexibility when building a Tolerance Model in 3DCS. When Cache Mode is activated, large amounts of data are stored in a local folder, reducing the overall size of an assembly. For 3DCS users, this means building and running Simulations of an entire vehicle faster. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS T&T

DCS at Siemens PLM World to Showcase New Siemens NX Product

DCS at Siemens PLM World to Showcase New Siemens NX Product

Dimensional Control Systems is releasing 3DCS for NX, the new version of 3DCS Variation Analyst fully integrated in Siemens NX CAD platform and is revealing this new product at Siemens PLM World.

Orlando, FL May 16, 2016 – Dimensional Control Systemes (DCS) is announcing the release of 3DCS for NX, the tolerance and variation analysis software now fully integrated in Siemens NX CAD system. DCS will be showcasing this new software tool at PLM Connection Americas hosted by Siemens PLM World this week in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Hotel May 16th – 19th.

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Siemens NX

3DCS for NX Highlights - See First Hand How 3DCS for NX Can Benefit Your Organization

Highlights From the 3DCS for NX Webinar

Looking for a quick peek at the new 3DCS for NX? These short video clips are a great way to see the functionality and understand more about the software. Illustrated by Gary Bell, DCS Senior Variation Analyst, the videos walk through some of the major uses of the software. 

The purpose of tolerance analysis is to understand and validate that if you go into production with your current process, component part tolerances and indexing methods, will you meet your final dimensional goals.

3DCS is industry standard for aerospace and automotive companies looking to product more efficiently by reducing non-conformance, scrap and rework. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Siemens NX