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4 Reasons to Do Closed Loop Manufacturing

Why Does Anyone Want to Close the Loop?

Applying Closed Loop Manufacturing gives companies a powerful set of tools to improve quality.

What is Closed Loop? Click Here to find out!

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC QDM

How to Create an Automated PowerPoint Report With 3DCS

Learn How to Create a PowerPoint Report Out of 3DCS

3DCS Version 7.5 comes with new options for making reports, including automated PowerPoint reports. 

With the latest release of 3DCS 7.5.0.0, users are now able to create 3DCS reports in PowerPoint and Word. The PowerPoint report requires a template, which can be modified to your standards or needs. 

To see this feature and more from 3DCS Version 7.5 in action, join DCS as it hosts the 3DCS Version 7.5 Webinar Series -- 



To learn more about generating a Report using other methods or about the dialog, please review the Help Manual for more details (available to all DCS Community members. Register for Free at https://community.3dcs.com/ ).

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T Siemens NX 3DCS Creo

X Plane Move Brings Best Fit to 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software

X-Plane Move - An Easy Best Fit Move for Faster Modeling

Learn how to use this new move in next week's webinar -

Part 2: 3DCS Version 7.5 – X Plane Move – How to Use The New Best Fit Move for 3DCS

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Click Here to Register

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo

Closed Loop Manufacturing: CAD Driven Supplier Quality and Continuous Quality Improvement

How Can You Drive Quality Improvement and Improve Supplier Quality with Model Based Definition?

Model Based Definition can be leveraged to drive supplier quality and create continuous quality improvement by connecting existing processes. 

CAD modeling and simulation is now a standard in many manufacturing businesses. These same manufacturers understand that measuring completed parts, and measuring incoming parts from suppliers, is an important part of validating quality. What Model Based Definition offers is the ability to use the completed CAD model and analysis to drive the entire quality process, creating a single source for specifications and quality information that, when applied throughout production, allows for manufacturing correlation and powerful problem solving to improve quality at every stage of the product lifecycle. 

What is Closed Loop Manufacturing?

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo Global Technology Conference

Proactively Control Quality with the Digital Twin (Closed Loop Quality)

Proactively Control Quality with the Digital Twin (Closed Loop Quality)

Using the CAD model as a digital twin to drive process can be a powerful tool for continuous quality improvement.

Regarding tolerance analysis and management, the continually reduced development time facing manufacturers ceaselessly creates negative effects at early stages in design and development. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis QDM

Checklist: Steps to Create and Validate a 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Model 

Checklist: Steps to Create and Validate a 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Model

Creating accurate models can be difficult. There are a variety of steps and tools that need to be used in order to get results that can be applied to manufacturing with confidence. 

Modeling and simulation are important to reducing costs, but can be intimidating prospects for new users.

3DCS, by its very nature of being an advanced tolerance analysis tool, can be complicated for new users. Many of these users are at a loss when it comes to starting a new model on their own. Here is a checklist to help you with your modeling process. 

For more details on individual steps and processes, visit and register at the DCS Community: https://community.3dcs.com

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo

The New DCS Community - FAQ's and Discussion on Tolerance Analysis and SPC

The New DCS Community Brings Customers and Clients a Forum for Questions, Answers and Information on Tolerance Analysis and SPC

The New DCS Community houses an extensive FAQ, with clients able to post questions to be answered by DCS technical experts and DCS Software partners and users. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T SPC DE Focus Webinar QDM

Case Study: Structural and Functional Analysis of Drive Train of Major Vehicle System (Star Wars Humor)

Case Study: Structural and Functional Analysis of Drivetrain of Major Transportation System (Humor)

DCS was involved in a previously confidential assignment for a defense OEM to analyze the functional requirements of their primary vehicle's drivetrain. 

DCS has completed a number of projects for aerospace and defense companies, most of which cannot be disclosed. With the declassification of documents in recent years, some of these projects have been approved to be shown.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 QDM

3DCS Version 7.5 is Here! Find Out What's Inside

DCS Rolls Out the New Version of 3DCS Variation Analyst Software

3DCS Version 7.5 comes packed with new features, and a lot of improvements too

UPDATE: The link to download the WHAT's NEW pdf has been fixed! We apologize for the trouble.

The new version of 3DCS includes improvements and new features that both improve tolerance analysis, but also improve the speed at which the results are delivered. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Back to Basics: How to Quickly Add Points, Moves and Tolerances to Your 3DCS CAD Model

How to Quickly Add Points, Moves and Tolerances to Your 3DCS CAD Model

This Back to Basics article covers a number of ways to quickly add Moves, Tolerances and Points to a 3DCS model

Anyone who has worked with CAD knows that the most time consuming task is preparing the model for analysis. This process is the 'necessary evil' in order to get the results you need to make decisions and validate your GD&T. This is, of course, needed in order to model assembly joints and constraints that mimic the real world. There are, of course, ways of speeding up the process. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo