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
Benjamin Reese, on Feb 15, 2018 12:18:45 PM
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Benjamin Reese, on Feb 12, 2018 3:38:55 PM
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.
Jason Brehmer, on Feb 1, 2018 2:39:33 PM
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
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.
Benjamin Reese, on Dec 13, 2017 1:15:50 PM
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.
Benjamin Reese, on Nov 30, 2017 1:16:17 PM
Benjamin Reese, on Nov 16, 2017 11:47:42 AM
3DCS is a fully integrated tolerance analysis software in Siemens NX CAD. As such, when saving your 3DCS model data it is stored at the assembly level in the CAD bundling it with the NX model. This is important, as anything you do with the NX model takes the 3DCS data with it, making file management, version control, and interaction with PLM systems easy.
Benjamin Reese, on Nov 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM
The Closed Loop webinar signaled the end to the Performance Improvement Webinar Series. These five webinars followed the FEA Compliant Modeler series and are very valuable to any 3DCS user. Designed with a teaching methodology in mind, these webinars were created to show how to use new features as well as how to take advantage of existing features. Make sure to use these and all the other webinars and videos DCS provides to improve your modeling skills.
Benjamin Reese, on Oct 4, 2017 1:33:53 PM
DCS is hosting two webinars in October to help users learn advanced skills to improve their tolerance analyses.
October 12th - Black Box Methodology -- How to use Black Boxing in your model to simplify your models and make large models load faster and run smoother. Excellent for team based modeling.
October 26th - How To Do Closed Loop Quality -- How to incorporate real data into your analysis. Find mean shifts, root cause production issues, test changes.
Benjamin Reese, on Sep 26, 2017 1:31:18 PM
The upcoming version of 3DCS includes a lot of new material, and even more improvements requested by DCS's customers. Don't forget to let us know when you find bugs or see a place for improvement in 3DCS. It is you, our users and customers, that really drive the direction of development.