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Webinar Thursday - Pattern Move, Angular & Linear Dimensioning, Axial Moves

by Benjamin Reese, on May 22, 2018 12:23:07 PM

Modeling Methods Webinar - Learn About Advanced Moves in 3DCS

Modeling Methods shows how to apply different moves in 3DCS to account for non-standard conditions. 

Next week is the last webinar in the 3DCS Version 7.5 Series - Modeling Methods. This webinar will focus on 3DCS Moves, more importantly, advanced Moves and applications that can help new and advanced users with modeling. 

Already registered for the 7.5 Series? Then you're ready to go! Look for the reminder and Join Link in your email. 


The agenda (remember, we're trying to keep this under an hour) is pretty heavy:

  1. Angular Dimensioning -- Taper Tolerance & Draft Angle & Arc Tolerance 

  2. Linear Dimensioning - Linear tolerance - Size, Origin, Chain Dimensions 

  3. Pattern Move Basics (Unique 3DCS Feature) - Align Plane or 3-2-1

  4. Axial Primary Moves -- Step Plane Move

  5. Model Variants - SNEAK PEEK 

We have a team together to showcase what these features are and how to use them in your models. 

Let's go into a little detail:

1. Angular Dimensioning -- 

This one is pretty straightforward. The DCS team calls it a Taper Tolerance, or Draft Angle, but it is essentially the ability to tolerance angles on parts. This feature was added with the patch (free to all customers under maintenance). 

2. Linear Dimensioning -- 

We'd like to cover setting up linear dimensions, such as size and origin, as well as setting up Chain Dimensions, which essentially is setting up the Origins in a certain order so that the dimensions fall into a specific order, because that doesn't sound confusing. 

3. Pattern Move -- 

The DCS Team is going to demonstrate the uses and function of Pattern Move, a more advanced move unique to 3DCS software. The DCS Team will be showcasing the five common uses for Pattern Move as well as setting up the preliminary move. A little about Pattern Move from the DCS Community Help,

The purpose of the Pattern Move is to assemble two rigid parts that use patterns of pins and holes as the secondary and tertiary locators. When Nominal Build is performed, the move routine will fit together the patterns of holes and pins. Since the Pattern Rigid Move is locating only the secondary and tertiary locators, a preliminary move is first needed to move the object part primary locators to the target part primary locators. This can be done with a preliminary move such as a Step Plane Move or 3-2-1 Move. 


4. Axial Primary Moves -- 

Basically, creating a hinge. 

The team will demonstrate two methods of modeling with motion and a stop. One using Step Plane, to represent a hinge, and the second using Mechanical Modeler to model the kinematic joint

Also included will be a sneak peak into the upcoming Model Variants, allowing you to create different versions of your model with different combinations of MTMs (Moves, Tolerances, Measures), making it easier to test iterations and create variations of your models. 

Join DCS for the free webinar on Moves and Dimensioning, called Modeling Methods, this Thursday -- (Can't make it? All registrants will be emailed the recorded session the following day!)

Modeling Methods Webinar

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