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DCS Introduces Scalable Solution to Expand Tolerance Analysis Accessibility

by Benjamin Reese, on Feb 24, 2021 4:00:26 PM

DCS Scalable Solution Connects Teams and Provides Unparalleled Access to Information 

The DCS SCALABLE SOLUTION is a family of software products that provide simulation, analysis, and model visibility to your organization. By combining different tools, you can fully leverage your PLM Systems and Model-Based Engineering Processes to drive quality throughout your organization reducing scrap, rework, and non-conformance on the way.

Learn More at the FREE Webinar 

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Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Analysis Capability

The DCS SCALABLE SOLUTION provides 4 software tools for your team depending on the level of analysis and model access each user group needs. Utilize a combination of these tools at your organization to spread awareness, and begin modeling and analyzing farther upstream with easy-to-use analysis and modeling tools. 

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To begin analysis as early as possible in order to reduce the risk of non-conformance, 3DCS Design Variation Modeler DVM provides a fast, efficient, and true 3D analysis tool for your Design Group. This allows Designers to quickly learn and start running tolerance stack-ups as they design the parts and specifications. By providing a realistic look at your product in these early digital phases, your design will be more robust from the beginning, reducing the amount of simulation, problem-solving, and risks farther down the product lifecycle.

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The earlier in the Product Lifecycle a potential problem can be found, the less expensive it is to fix, potentially saving millions of dollars in manufacturing costs. 

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After the initial CAD designs are complete, the Manufacturing Engineering team can utilize 3DCS Variation Analyst, the full toolset, to complete advanced simulation models and create a true Digital Twin, a fully working digital prototype, to validate and test assembly methods, manufacturing processes, tolerance stacks, datums, and tooling. The outputs of these analyses provide the information to optimize the model, creating a robust design with reduced risk of non-conformance, build issues, and tolerance problems. 

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Simulation Results Provide Deep Insight Into Your Product to Empower Decision Making 

Once the model has been completed, Engineering Management and Quality Control can use 3DCS VIEWER to interrogate the model, viewing assembly processes, model features, tolerances, GD&T, and review the analysis results. This allows for unprecedented access to product information to make important decisions about measurement plans, inspection, and tooling fixtures. 

Once production begins, the model becomes a powerful root-cause analysis tool with 3DCS Variation Analyst. By feeding back  inspection data from the plant into the original simulation model, problems found in production can be quickly root-caused, and the information on the issue, as well as possible solutions, shared in complete detail through the company's PLM System and accessed with 3DCS VIEWER. 

 

Expanding Model-Based Definition Across the Your Organization 

Create user groups of tools based on complexity and accessibility. With 3DCS Viewer accessible to a larger group, you can bring real 3D Model-Based Definition into your organization to drive your Digital Transformation, leveraging information in the model instead of 2D outputs and reports. 

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Learn More About the Solution Components

3DCS VIEWER

View Dimensional Variation Analysis DVA models and see the results of analysis as well as inputs, configuration, and assembly method using the 3D model. 

  1. Improve Collaboration between the 3DCS modeling team and all other teams that have a stake in assuring dimensional quality requirements are being achieved.
  2. Democratization (accessible to everyone) of dimensional simulation to more engineers in the dimensional quality value chain.  Utilize Model Based Systems Engineering by providing access to the model instead of 2D outputs. 
  • Opens any 3DCS model (CM, MM with addon license)
  • Animates & Deviates
  • Review contents of Measures & Tolerances 
  • Load Analysis Results and Show \ Min Max
  • Optionally Runs AAO \ GeoFactor Analyzer
  • Supports in all 3DCS Platforms

Learn More about 3DCS Viewer

 

3DCS Design Variation Modeler DVM

Easy-to-learn and use 3D analysis that provides a more accurate output than 1D stacks in Excel. Allow your Design team and engineers to get answers faster than calculating stack-ups, while preparing the models for more complicated analysis by the CAE team down the line. 

  1. Easy to learn and use 3D Analysis 
  2. Faster and more accurate than a 1D stack
  • Entry-level variation analysis with limited constraint options
  • Equation-based 3D assembly variation
  • Integrated in the major CAD Platforms

Learn More about DVM

 

3DCS Mechanical Variation Modeler MVM

Designed for mechanical and kinematic products, MVM provides more options than DVM including a larger set of PMI options, the ability to extract assembly constraints from CAD, and analysis of complex and kinematic assemblies. As one of the two intermediate tools, MVM provides a more focused team the tools they need to get answers in order to make important decisions on design and quality. 

  1. Broader PMI options
  2. Extraction of assembly constraints
  3. Analyze more complex assemblies (including kinematic)
  • Intermediate-level variation analysis that utilizes mechanical constraints
  • Monte Carlo and Equation-based 3D assembly variation
  • Integrated in the major CAD Platforms

Learn More about MVM

 

3DCS Variation Analyst - VA

The flagship version of 3DCS, 3DCS Variation Analyst includes the entire suite of tools for advanced dimensional analysis. As an advanced CAE tool, 3DCS Variation Analyst performs best in the hands of a specialist team looking at complex problems and working to create robust designs that account for variation at both the part level and in the assembly and manufacturing process.  

  1. Full GD&T options for model-based definition
  2. Complex scenarios - hole and pin patterns, finite element analysis, optimizers, gear modeling
  3. Extract PMI, Joints and Constraints from CAD 
  • Advanced-level variation analysis that incorporates complex scenarios, FEA, and advanced options
  • Monte Carlo and Equation-based 3D assembly variation
  • Integrated in the major CAD Platforms

Learn More about 3DCS VA

 

See It For Yourself - DCS SCALABLE SOLUTION and 3DCS VIEWER 

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Topics:CATIA3DCSTolerance AnalysisFEACATIA V6WebinarSiemens NX3DCS CreoPTC CreoSOLIDWORKSGD&T

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