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Moving from EXCEL to the Digital Twin with Tolerance Analysis

Understanding the Process of Going From EXCEL to a Digital Quality Twin

HOW QUALITY ASSURANCE MAKES YOUR ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION EVEN MORE EFFICIENT

Author: Armin Schöne, CENIT AG
Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo

What is the QIF Standard for Model Based Definition MBD?

What is the QIF Standard?  

The QIF Standard is best thought of as a container. It holds a group of data together, providing unique identifiers for each feature and characteristic. This makes moving the data from team to team within an organization and into the supply chain much easier, as all the relevant data is present in one location, and the characteristics can be properly identified and communicated between people and machines by using the QPId (QIF Persistent Identifier) numbers to remove ambiguity. This allows a clean workflow of information downstream, while connecting all components of the digital thread. The enterprise gains trace-ability and transparency into their own workflow through versioning with QPId's.

QIF Persistent Identifier (QPId) 

  • Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) [adopted by Microsoft as GUID]
  • ISO/IEC 9834-8
  • example... 550e8400-e29b-41d4-a716-446655440000
Topics: CATIA 3DCS CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

GD&T and MBD Open Training Coming August 13-15, 2019

DCS is Hosting an Open GD&T Training Class Open to All Interested Professionals in Collaboration with Action Engineering

DCS and Action Engineering are collaborating to provide a 3 Day Open Training Class in August from Tuesday the 13th to Thursday the 15th. 

Add your name to the registration if you are interested; no commitment or payment required until July!

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

Improve Supplier Quality with SPC Software Standardization

Standardizing Measurement Processes from OEM to Suppliers

Having a system to standardize communication between suppliers and OEM's 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS SPC CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

A QIF Case Study Webinar – Maintaining the Digital Thread from OEM to Supplier

A QIF Case Study – Maintaining the Digital Thread from OEM to Supplier

Passing 3D model data without a drawing from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to a supplier generally creates interoperability chaos - how do you streamline this process?

Learn from guest presenter Ryan Gelotte CTO at Action Engineering in this webinar hosted by DCS

Topics: CATIA 3DCS SPC CATIA V6 Webinar QDM Siemens NX PTC Creo

The Value of Supply Chain Quality Standardization

The Value of Supply Chain Standardization: Standardizing Measurement Processes from OEM to Suppliers

Topics: CATIA 3DCS SPC QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Getting Standardized with Model Based Definition MBD

Getting Standardized with Model Based Definition - MBD

Model Based Definition is a powerful process that standardizes information across an organization

 

Realizing Value with Digital Model Solutions

It is all too common in the industry: a part design is created and sent out for production only to hit repeated snags as questions arise about symbols or values. Even simple misunderstandings, such as where the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) lines terminate, have resulted in serious delays (in some cases, of more than a month) and non-conformance issues, which resulted in wasted products.[1]

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

New Software Package 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, Fully Integrated in Dassault Systemes’ CAD Design Software

DCS Announces New Software Package 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, Fully Integrated in Dassault Systemes’ CAD Design Software

Dimensional Control Systems, developer of 3DCS Variation Analyst Software, is releasing a new version of its software fully integrated in SOLIDWORKS CAD platform.

Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), engineering software developer, is proud to announce the upcoming release of 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, a SOLIDWORKS integrated version of industry leading tolerance analysis software 3DCS Variation Analyst.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release

Webinar May 30 - Measurements - How to Use Measurements Other Than Point-to-Point in 3DCS

Webinar May 30 - Measurements - How to Use Measurements Other Than Point-to-Point in 3DCS

3DCS has a variety of Measurement methods to simulate different inspection devices or determine different outcomes

Modeling a Variation Analysis CAD Model creates a digital twin of your product. This virtual prototype behaves like your product, and can be used to simulate different builds of your product; essentially creating a digital assembly line and seeing all of the products made and how much variation each product has. 

Click to Register

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

Shanghai 3DCS User Conference Begins Next Week May 15th -- See What It Entails!

2019 DCS Asian Users' Conference - Shanghai, China May 15 - 17

ETA-China hosts the 2019 DCS Asian User Conference in Shanghai China to create a space for 3DCS users to share their successes and learn from one another

ETA-China has been promoting the world-class tolerance analysis software 3DCS in China since 2009. With the increasing emphasis on tolerance analysis in the manufacturing industry, 3DCS has been widely used by automotive, aerospace, 3C product manufacturers and many universities.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Press Release Global Technology Conference