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A QIF Case Study Webinar – Maintaining the Digital Thread from OEM to Supplier

A QIF Case Study – Maintaining the Digital Thread from OEM to Supplier

Passing 3D model data without a drawing from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to a supplier generally creates interoperability chaos - how do you streamline this process?

Learn from guest presenter Ryan Gelotte CTO at Action Engineering in this webinar hosted by DCS

Topics: CATIA 3DCS SPC CATIA V6 Webinar QDM Siemens NX PTC Creo

The Value of Supply Chain Quality Standardization

The Value of Supply Chain Standardization: Standardizing Measurement Processes from OEM to Suppliers

Topics: CATIA 3DCS SPC QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Getting Standardized with Model Based Definition MBD

Getting Standardized with Model Based Definition - MBD

Model Based Definition is a powerful process that standardizes information across an organization

 

Realizing Value with Digital Model Solutions

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.[1]

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

New Software Package 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, Fully Integrated in Dassault Systemes’ CAD Design Software

DCS Announces New Software Package 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, Fully Integrated in Dassault Systemes’ CAD Design Software

Dimensional Control Systems, developer of 3DCS Variation Analyst Software, is releasing a new version of its software fully integrated in SOLIDWORKS CAD platform.

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.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release

Webinar May 30 - Measurements - How to Use Measurements Other Than Point-to-Point in 3DCS

Webinar May 30 - Measurements - How to Use Measurements Other Than Point-to-Point in 3DCS

3DCS has a variety of Measurement methods to simulate different inspection devices or determine different outcomes

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. 

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Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Shanghai 3DCS User Conference Begins Next Week May 15th -- See What It Entails!

2019 DCS Asian Users' Conference - Shanghai, China May 15 - 17

ETA-China hosts the 2019 DCS Asian User Conference in Shanghai China to create a space for 3DCS users to share their successes and learn from one another

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.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Press Release Global Technology Conference

Monte Carlo Simulation for Tolerance Analysis in Prefabrication and Offsite Construction

Monte Carlo Simulation for Tolerance Analysis in Prefabrication and Offsite Construction 

Understanding how analysis of prefabricated assemblies in construction makes for better modern buildings

Written by Chris Rausch, PhD Student, in conjunction with the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto

     

Highlights

  • The AEC industry lacks comprehensive approaches for controlling geometry in offsite fabrication and assembly.
  • Assembly tolerances can accumulate to cause misalignment at key connection points.
  • 3-D tolerance behaviour can be predicted using Monte Carlo simulation, predefined process tolerances and assembly sequence.
  • Statistical distributions for misalignments are generated and used to quantify rework risk.
  • Tolerance simulation can be used to analyse alternative fabrication and assembly processes to reduce the risk of rework.
Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Avoid Double Work with the Digital Twin and GD&T

Digital Twins Help Avoid Double Work

(and Waste)

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

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

NEW TOPIC! Webinar Thursday - Equation Measure

NEW TOPIC! Webinar Thursday - Equation Measure

Thursday's webinar topic has changed to Equation Measure - Learn how to make custom measurements in 3DCS based on equations, if/then logic, conditional logic and other custom inputs and outputs.

When: Thursday, April 25th 
Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

DCS Welcomes Its International Partners for a Week of Training, Discussions and Knowledge Sharing

DCS Brings Its Partners from Across the World Into the US for a Week of Training, Market Discussion and Knowledge Sharing

DCS Partners are traveling to DCS headquarters next week to participate in specialized training classes, discuss markets and share their experiences 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release Global Technology Conference