Benjamin Reese, on May 21, 2019 11:57:55 AM
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.
Benjamin Reese, on May 16, 2019 10:43:46 AM
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.
Benjamin Reese, on May 14, 2019 1:18:12 PM
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.
Benjamin Reese, on May 8, 2019 1:05:00 AM
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.
Benjamin Reese, on May 7, 2019 11:04:19 AM
Many businesses are still clinging to 2D drawings or a combination of 2D and 3D CAD renderings. Although 2D drawings may feel comfortable to use, they can actually cause problems throughout the design and manufacturing process. For example, any change made to a 2D drawing has to be manually applied. Unfortunately, drawings can be modified at any point along the workflow, leading to problems with the resulting manufactured part (and eventually, the entire system).
2D Drawings are very useful tools, but hard to keep properly updated and communicate downstream