3DCS GD&T Tolerancing Benefits Webinar - Learn Tips, Benefits, Methods, and Tools

Aug 24, 2022 2:33:14 PM

3DCS GD&T Tolerancing Benefits Webinar Tomorrow

Join DCS for a webinar by GD&T expert Gary Bell to learn how to use GD&T to drive quality downstream and create better tolerance simulation models.

  • When: Thursday, August 25th, at 11 am EST
  • How to Watch - Watch LIVE with GotoWebinar, ask questions, and interact with the presenters. You can also watch on-demand after the event by registering. 
  • Register HERE

What You'll Learn: 

  • Legacy Tolerances vs GD&T
  • Supported Features (Points, Features, Cylinders,...)
  • GD&T\PMI Extraction Benefits 
  • Location, Orientation & Form 
  • Datum Reference Frame (DRF) simulation
  • 3D Surfaces

First, before we get into the webinar topics, 

If you are unfamiliar with GD&T, please take a moment to familiarize yourself by clicking here

Legacy Tolerances vs GD&T

Anyone familiar with the origin of GD&T will understand why linear dimensions fail to provide accurate depictions of real-world outcomes. 

Gary Bell will show each element, and explain how GD&T provides a more complete picture of what is happening in the real world while also including more forms of variation in the analysis without the need for special points, weird tricks, and workarounds. 

Supported Features (Points, Features, Cylinders,...)

A brief discussion of what is supported using GD&T --

  • Plane
  • 3D Surface
  • Slot & Tab
  • Cylinder & Cone
  • Sphere
  • Torus 
  • Coordinate & Feature Points 
  • Point-Based Feature
  • Edge - Limited direction control

GD&T\PMI Extraction Benefits

See an example of how you can extract the GD&T, test and optimize it, and push it back to your model. Learn about the benefits of being able to pull and push GD&T into a 3DCS 'test lab', as well as speed up your modeling process. See mean shift, bonus tolerance, additional variation and shifts from Datums, and more.

Extract GD&T and PMI from CAD - 3DCS

Location, Orientation & Form 

With GD&T, all three can be controlled automatically. Gary Bell walks through how the system reads the GD&T, while providing tips for using GD&T on your models. 

Add GD&T to Your Model - 3DCS

GD&T Support with the Relationship Wizard - Get Help Adding GD&T

See how 3DCS supports writing GD&T onto your model, and checks your callouts to keep you from adding bad, or wrong GD&T on your parts. 

Datum Reference Frame (DRF) simulation

This dialog shows GD&T errors and warnings, or if features are used or not used in GD&T but are used in other MTMs.

Datum Reference Frame Relationships

3D Surfaces

  • A Profile on a curved surface will deviate each mesh node normal to the surface
    • Not possible with standard Linear Tolerance 

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