DCS Digest September Issue - 3DCS Webinar, Free eBook, Upcoming Quality Events
by Benjamin Reese, on Sep 22, 2021 2:44:50 PM
3DCS Version 7.8 Introduces New Features and Functions
The next webinar in the 3 part series for the new version of 3DCS will be Thursday, September 30th. The series covers the new features in the recently released new version and then ends on October 28th with a spotlight on the updates in 126.96.36.199.
The 7.8 series will showcase four new features:
- Fast and Easy Gear Modeling with new Gear Module
- Collision Detection
- Updates to Pattern Move
- Updates to Worst Case with 3DCS software
- PLUS the update 7.8.1
Part 2: Updates to Pattern Move and Worst-Case in 3DCS Version 7.8
September 30th, 2021
The second part of the 7.8 Webinar Series will focus on the updates to the Worst-Case tools in 3DCS as well as the Pattern Move.
Worst Case Analysis
3DCS has been updated with more options for your worst-case analysis. These tolerance stack-ups set the values at their greatest values, showing the largest range of variation possible. Additionally, there are worst-case scenarios that cause the greatest amount of risk and product failure which may not be from setting all values to their largest amount.
Learn about the options within 3DCS to perform a Worst Case study including:
- GeoFactor and BiModal Analysis
- Statistical vs. Worst Case Results
- The impact of Bonus (LMC/MMC) and Datum Shift (MMB/LMB) on a Worst Case study
- 3D effects for a Worst Case analysis
3DCS Pattern Move
The Pattern Move is an important tool for any engineer using 3DCS. This assembly process allows you to simulate patterns of holes and pins, and see how they align and fit with your given tolerance specifications. This can help you understand whether parts will fit in assembly, or require adjustments to specific holes, or changes to slots in order to assemble correctly without the need to enlarge holes or alter the parts.
New features in the Rigid Pattern move include the ability to float slots onto pins and tabs. This is what is covered in this presentation:
- New Features
- Float-Hole-Slot-Pin Pattern
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DCS to Demonstrate SPC and QMS Solutions for Automotive ManufacturersVirtual Event - October 5th and 6th
What is the AIAG Quality Summit?
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- The effect of digital/AI process control technologies on product traceability requirements in Control Plan and Warranty management
- The impact of virtual auditing methods and technologies on the strategies and requirements for internal, supplier, and 3rd party QMS certification audits
- And much, much more