DCS Training Lab Beta - Now Available! Sign Up Now to Get Access

Sep 20, 2018 10:12:56 AM

DCS Training Lab Beta is Now Available for All DCS Customers

The DCS Training Lab supplements DCS Training by providing example cases to learn advanced moves and to practice modeling conditions. 

The DCS Training Lab, created in partnership with HANALL Technology, offers you the ability to supplement your 3DCS modeling at your own pace. The Lab is split into three primary sections, designed to teach basic and advanced skills, and offering guided walkthroughs for building models. 

Pre-Requisites: Completion of 3DCS Tutorial (for 3DCS Users)

QDM Users - The DCS Training Lab contains Tutorials and guided learning for new and experience users. 

Where do I find the 3DCS Tutorial?

The DCS Training Lab does not teach basic 3DCS skills, but offers advanced application, use case examples and guided modeling experiences. In doing so, it assumes the user knows how the functions and basic features of 3DCS work. These exercises are designed to advanced your modeling skills past the Basic Training and Tutorial and help apply them to industry models. It does not replace Basic Training and is highly recommended that users begin with the 3DCS Tutorial and Basic Training before using the Training Lab. 

I finished Basic Training, now what? What's next? The DCS Training Lab is designed to be the answer. 

The 3DCS Tutorial is automatically installed with 3DCS Software. It can be found on most machines at: C:\Users\Public\Documents\DCS\ 

The 3DCS Basic Training covers the tutorial and additional modeling tips and best practices. It is highly recommended to have some experience with 3DCS before using the Training Lab. 

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What Do You Mean, Beta?

The DCS Training Lab is being released in its first phase. This means that there will be some mistakes in it! If you find anything you feel should be fixed, please let us know. You can email your representative or contact me directly at breese@3dcs.com

As we develop new content the Training Lab will be updated. We are excited about the potential for the Training Lab to contain short video tutorials for 3DCS moves and measures, as well as additional model cases and examples. We are also developing more QDM content to update the lab with, so keep an eye on the DCS Monthly to get the latest updates and releases


How Do You Get Access?

FREE to all clients under active maintenance or support contracts

The DCS Training Lab is available FREE to all clients as part of their maintenance agreement. 

To Gain Access:



What Is in the DCS Training Lab?

The DCS Training Lab is made up of Basic Studies, Advanced Studies and Sample Models. 

More studies are coming, as well as a series of how-to's and videos for QDM ANALYST. 

All updates will be noted in the DCS Monthly. Are you signed up?


4-hole-basic-model-plate-curved3DCS Basic Studies - 28 Models

Learn how to model Hole-Pin in a number of different ways and configurations

Create hole pin moves using Step Plane, Pattern and 3-2-1. Use different locating methods based on your setup.





  • Hole/Pin 3 Hole Model using Step Plane Move with 4way/2way Locators
  • Hole Pin - Fixed Inclined 4 Hole Model using both Six Plane and Pattern Move with Pattern Locators
  • Hole Pin - Floating Planar 3 Hole Model using 3 Point Move with Pattern Locators


3DCS Advanced Studies

 training-lab-advanced-studies-examplesLearn how to use customer moves (User DLL's) and special cases like Autobend, Nest Move and Poly Float

  Walk through model lessons for alignment setup, User DLL's, 3-2-1 Move examples, hole to multi-slot, hook, surface matching and creating Links. 


  • Alignment Door Handle Model - 2 Point Move with Linear Floating
  • UserDll Custom Funtions - Autobend, MultiPTrans, MeasEq, Nest Move, Poly Float
  • Hole to Multi-Slot using Step Plane Move and xformMV

 body-suspension-model-gdandt-63DCS Model Studies - Start to Finish Modeling Tutorials

See how a model is built from start to finish with guided walkthroughs

 With videos and instructions, build a model from start to finish to learn best practices, modeling methods and practice your skills. 

 There are three models currently available with more coming soon. 

 Examples [3]:model-preparation

  • Automotive Suspension
  • Automotive Underbody
  • Automotive Door Gap





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