Engineering Talk - DCS's Blog on Quality and Engineering

QDM WEB Now Available on Mobile Devices, Bringing Industry Leading SPC Tools to the Palm of Your Hand

Dimensional Control Systems has brought the QDM WEB System into the world of mobile by upgrading it with a responsive design, instantly changing the interface based on the user’s device.

Dimensional Control Systems’ (DCS) is releasing QDM WEB for Mobile, a new responsive design for the QDM WEB System. This adaptive design unlocks QDM WEB for all mobile devices, instantly adapting the system to deliver SPC reports, dashboards and real-time analytics to your phone or tablet.  

Topics: SPC QDM

Turkey Day Preparation - An Engineer's Help Manual (humor)

Thanksgiving Day Preparation - An Engineer's Help Manual

Preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving can be a monumental task. With stuffing, proper basting and long cooking times, it can be both difficult and intimidating to hold the responsibility of preparing the turkey.

3DCS Essentials Webinar - Excel Import, Color Mapping, Reporting and More!

Use Your Model For More Than Just Simulation - Inspection Planning, Collaboration, Root Cause Analysis

3DCS software lends itself to more than just simulation, giving engineers the ability to update their models with inspection data to root cause build issues, or create inspection and measurement plans from their analysis results. 

When: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 

Topics: 3DCS Webinar

2nd DCS China Users' Conference in Shanghai a Success

With Over 100 Attendees, the 2016 DCS China Users' Conference was a Model Success

2016 the 2nd DCS China Users’ Conference has been successfully held in Shanghai Jianguo Hotel on November 2nd -3rd.

Following the success of the 2014 DCS ASIAN User Conference in Shanghai, ETA-China hosted a general assembly and training conference for the APAC region to help local companies learn about advances in tolerance analysis solutions as well as best practices and processes from other manufacturers. With ample time to network, this event also provided a community of current users to spread best practices, tips and applications for 3DCS tolerance analysis software.

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

DCS Partners with TES RnD Isreal to Support Israeli Tolerance Analysis

DCS is Proud to Announce Its New Partnership with TES-RnD to Promote Tolerance Analysis in Israel

TES-RnD is now a Seller's Agent for DCS Quality Solutions, including the industry leading software 3DCS Variation Analyst. 

As an engineering and GD&T service and consulting company, TES-RnD is perfectly situated to provide dimensional management tools, support and training in Israel. With a clear understanding of mechanical engineering principles, TES-RnD now has the opportunity to include 3DCS software as part of its solution offering. 

TES-RnD Profile

TES-RnD is a boutique Mechanical Engineering Research and Development house, providing solutions in the mechanical design field as well as GD&T training and consulting.

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

New Product - CAD Based Inspection Plans Integrated in CATIA

3DCS Inspection Planner Integrates Inspection Plan Creation into CATIA CAD Software

With this new product from DCS, manufacturers can instantly turn their models into inspeciton plans and measurement plans for the plant floor. 

CAD models are now ubiquitous with manufacturing. However, once the model is done, and converted to 2D prints, it is often forgotten. Why? It is hard to correlate plant data with the CAD model and continue to use it. This is why, when design is done, the model is often shelfed until needed for a future design product. With 3DCS Inspection Planner, creating inspection plans to correlate the data makes it easy to bring inspection and measurement data back into your CAD model to solve design problems and build issues. 


Automate Measurement Plans from CATIA Data with 3DCS Inspection Planner

3DCS Inspection Planner Add-on Converts CATIA and 3DCS Points into Inspection and Measurement Plans

Users of CATIA V5 and CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE can convert their CATIA models into Measurement Plans, correlating CMM programs and measurements with the same points in their CAD model. 

The Add-on module 3DCS Inspection Planner gives engineers the ability to quickly generate inspection and measurement plans from CATIA and 3DCS points. Built on the QDM ANALYST engine, the integrated tool takes points from CAD, and creates report templates for measurement data, as well as full inspection plans to be used on the shop floor. 


2016 DCS Shanghai User Conference in China


2016 DCS Shanghai User Conference in China Novemebr 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2016

Join DCS experts and ETA China in Shanghai this November to meet other professionals and learn about the applications and tools for tolerance analysis.  

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

3DCS Essentials Webinar Pt 2- Speed Tips for Faster Modeling (CATIA, NX Multi-CAD)

3DCS Essentials Webinar Series - Guides for Modeling in 3DCS Part 2

The second part of the three part 3DCS Essentials Series, this webinar focuses on creation of a 3DCS model, which includes use of embedded GD&T (PMI in NX and FT&A in CATIA) as well as Joints and Constraints.

Day: October 20th

Time: 11 AM EST

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This event will cover 7 Different Time Savers and Speed Boosters:

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Webinar Siemens NX

3DCS Essentials Webinar- A Guide to Modeling in 3DCS (CATIA, NX Multi-CAD)

3DCS Essentials Webinar Series - A Guide to Modeling in 3DCS Software Part 1

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.

Day: September 22nd

Time: 11 AM EST

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This event will cover 5 Different Time Savers and Quality of Life Hacks:

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Webinar Siemens NX