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Webinar Nov 29 - Supplier Quality...For Suppliers - Learn How a Connected Quality System Helps Suppliers Meet Market Demands

Setting Up Supplier Quality Assurance for Tier 1 Suppliers

Many Tier 1 Suppliers support different customers with different expectations and needs. A well implemented quality assurance system can make it easy to meet these different expectations, with monitoring, communication and problem solving built in to the system. 

In today's demanding automotive marketplace, OEMs rely on large Tier One suppliers for major systems across vehicle platforms.  This in turn has put the onus of validating parts on the Tier One.  OEMs demand high quality systems - Tier Ones have to demand high quality parts from their supply base to put into those systems.

Topics: QDM Webinar SPC Press Release

How to Design and Optimize Datums in 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software

Datum Design and Optimization in 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software

Datum design and optimization is the most important step in any assembly quality control process which can be simplified by evaluating the geometric factors and concerned variations.

DCS has already covered creating Datums in the CAD platforms - CATIA, NX and CREO, but what about verifying those Datums and optimizing them? 

Topics: 3DCS Creo Siemens NX PTC Creo DE Focus Tolerance Analysis CATIA 3DCS

How to Create Datums in CATIA V5, CREO and NX Using PMI and FTA

See How to Create Datums in CATIA, CREO and NX Using PMI and FTA Callouts

Datums are essential to your Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in CAD, as they determine the reference points from which all information is based. 

When creating GD&T in CAD, it is important to set your Datums first. They determine the reference points for your other callouts. Different CAD systems have tools to help you create Datums, but understanding where they should be created often requires some experience with GD&T. CAD systems have progressed, but their GD&T creation tools for creating PMI and FTA still require the user to make determinations that are not corrected or checked by the system. The following clips from the DCS Digital GD&T Webinar Series help show how to create Datums in the CAD system, and offer tips and advice on creating Datums that can help you dodge common mistakes. 

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

Model Variants - New for 3DCS Tolerance Analysis! Create Different Tolerance, Assembly and Tooling Configurations in One Model

New For 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software - Model Variants

The Upcoming Version 7.6 of 3DCS offers the ability to create Model Variants - Different configurations of Moves, Tolerances and Tooling in the same model to test and validate processes. 

In design, different methods of assembly, tolerance schemes, and tooling / fixturing need to be considered. Oftentimes, on the same model, there are a plethora of assembly processes that can be used to achieve the same end result. Some of these processes cost more, some are more complicated and some require special skills. The question Designers and Engineers ask when designing their product is; which process and what tolerance should I use?

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

Digital GD&T Webinars Part 2 and 3 Now Available On-Demand

 

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

Realizing the Value of GD&T in Model-Based Definition

Realizing the Value of GD&T in Model-Based Definition

Create better products and designs while saving money and reducing scrap

This is a preview of the article featured on Quality Digest by Gary Bell, DCS Sr. Dimensional Analyst

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

Webinar Thursday - Quality 4.0 - How CAD GD&T Drives Model Based Definition with 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software

Quality 4.0 - How CAD GD&T Drives Model Based Definition with 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software

Learn how 3DCS connects processes from GD&T to measurement planning to final problem solving in production. 

DCS in partnership with Quality Digest will be presenting Closed Loop on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 2 PM EST. 

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

GD&T Applications Webinar Tomorrow! Learn from DCS' ASME Certified Trainer how to handle GD&T Scenarios

GD&T Applications Webinar Tomorrow! 

GD&T Applications

WEDNESDAY Oct 17, 11 am EST

Presented by
Gary Bell, ASME Certified GD&T Trainer
 
 
 

Understanding GD&T Applications in 3DCS

via GotoWebinar
 
Gary Bell will be taking questions from the previous sessions of the Digital GD&T webinars, as well as additional applications of GD&T, and demonstrating the answers in 3DCS software. This webinar expands upon the previous, and both new and experienced users are sure to find it helpful. 

Agenda:

1. Linear Dimensioning
2. Dimensioning Hole Combinations
3. Understanding Hole Tolerances
4. Mixing GD&T and other dimensioning techniques
5. Tips for using GD&T in 3DCS
 
 

Part 2 of the Digital GD&T Webinar Series


 

 

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

DCS Partners with Quality Digest to Deliver Closed Loop Webinar October 25th

Quality 4.0 - How CAD GD&T Drives Model Based Definition with 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software

DCS Partners with Quality Digest to Deliver Closed Loop Webinar October 25th

Quality 4.0 connects processes and tools, streamlining modeling creation and collaboration. See how tolerance analysis software validates and optimizes GD&T, simulating a digital twin and providing the risk of failure based on part tolerances and the assembly process. These simulations then feed downstream applications, creating SPC and manager reports and critical to quality features to direct measurement plans and manufacturing. The model continues to provide value by utilizing measured plant data to root cause production issues and testing solutions.

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

How Many Companies Are Using Embedded GD&T (CATIA FTA, NX PMI, CREO PMI) ?

How Many Companies Have Been Using Embedded GD&T in Their Process?

DCS asked its clients how often they use Embedded GD&T and if not, when are they planning on implementing Embedded GD&T

What Is Embedded GD&T?

Embedded GD&T is geometric dimensioning and tolerancing applied to a CAD model using platform specific tools and features, often presented as Functional Tolerance Annotations (FTA) in CATIA or Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) in NX and CREO. The GD&T is linked to its referencing features, so that it can be used to describe those part's tolerances, Datum features and locating properties.  It can be a powerful tool for supporting tolerance analysis

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