Engineering Talk - DCS's Blog on Quality and Engineering

DCS to Showcase Real-Time Plant Visibility at The Quality Show in Chicago

DCS to Showcase Real-Time Plant Visibility at The Quality Show in Chicago

Dimensional Controls System will be demonstrating Quality Intelligence; real-time visibility through the automated SPC system QDM in order to monitor production quality across your organization

Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) is exhibiting with booth#1936 at The Quality Show in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center October 22nd to the 24th, 2019.

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Tolerance Analysis with Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights | DCS

Lifecycle Insights Reviews DCS Software - 3DCS Variation Analyst and QDM SPC System

How can you make better design decisions up front? Chad Jackson reviews Dimensional Control Systems’ 3DCS tool on how it enables a closed loop from design to production.

OUR MISSION AT LIFECYCLE INSIGHTS

Our mission is to help executives realize value from tech-led initiatives without disruption.

We digitally publish research and thought leadership guidance, enabling better investment and deployment decisions.

https://www.lifecycleinsights.com/what-we-do/

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Two Way Street - Using the Digital Twin to Communicate Between Design and Production

Two-Way Street - Using the Digital Twin to Communicate Between Design and Production

Combining Simulation and Manufacturing Tools that utilize the digital twin helps design and production communicate efficiently and effectively, reducing overall costs. 

As featured in Manufacturing Today:

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Webinar Thursday - Xform - How to Use Common X Form Routines

Learn How to Use XForm Move Which Allows Parts to be Translated, Rotated, or Transformed by Specific Amounts

DCS to Host a Webinar on XForm - a 3DCS Built-in Tool for Moving Parts by Specific Values

This month's webinar will demonstrate how to use the XForm DLL - a built-in tool for 3DCS. The purpose of this module is to allow parts or features to be translated, rotated or transformed by a specific amount. This amount can be a specified as a constant value or a calculated value from a measurement.

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SOLIDWORKS PMI - Save Time by Using SOLIDWORKS PMI and GD&T for DVA Dimensional Variation Analysis

SOLIDWORKS PMI and GD&T Reduce Confusion and Improve Efficiency in Dimensional Variation Analysis - DVA

Utilizing your PMI and GD&T written in your CAD platform can save you from re-creating all of your tolerances, and reduce the chance for errors in dimensional variation analyses

Integrated tolerance analysis makes it easy to take advantage of CAD PMI and GD&T. Many CAD platforms have tools to create and validate GD&T, and can be used to improve the DVA process.  

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Webinar - Batch Processor - Running Multiple Analyses for Dimensional Variation Studies

August Webinar - How to Use Batch Processor for Multiple Analyses

Batch Processor allows for multiple models and analysis to be run sequentially through a line code

When: August 29th, 11 am EST via Gotowebinar

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Digital Twin -- Which Digital Twin Did You Mean?

THE DIGITAL TWIN: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CONTEXT

Author: Peter Schmitt, Consulting & Advisory for PLM, CAD/CAM, CAE, Virtual Manufacturing, MES & IoT, Board Member

This article originally published on CENIT's Blog at http://www.cenit.com/en_EN/newsroom/article/news/the-digital-twin-its-all-about-the-context-333.html

Everywhere we read and hear about the splendid future of the digital twin. But descriptions of what this technological concept actually means can vary a great deal. Anyone who takes a closer look at the topic quickly realizes that there are reasons for these diverging views, and understanding them makes it easier to arrive at the right investment decisions.

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How to Update Your Dimensional Variation Model with Design or Engineering Changes in SOLIDWORKS

How to Incorporate Engineering and CAD Model Changes into Your Dimensional Variation Analysis

CAD model and part updates are common during most product life-cycles and design phases, but can be difficult to incorporate into existing studies. 3DCS streamlines this process to make it easy to update existing and current analyses.

Dimensional engineers are often setting up their models and studies while the design team continues to revise the  CAD model that the analyses are based upon. As the designers continue to revise the model with engineering changes, design changes, and process changes, these updated CAD parts are passed to the engineers who need to update their studies.

In many cases, this can cause issues, as 1D stacks and many Excel based studies need to be started from the beginning with new parts, changes in hole sizes or location, or the addition of new features. 3DCS, however, has some quick tools to bypass these issues, making the use of new and updated parts easy. 

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Dimensional Variation Analysis  in SOLIDWORKS - Opening and Assembling Your Product

Dimensional Variation Analysis DVA in SOLIDWORKS CAD

Open your Dimensional Variation Analysis software in SOLIDWORKS and assemble your product virtually

3DCS is now fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS. Inside the SOLIDWORKS platform, 3DCS is activated as two add-on workbenches:

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SOLIDWORKS Tolerance Analysis - Why Manufacturing Simulation Matters

Manufacturing Simulation Takes Tolerance Analysis to the Next Level

Tolerance Analysis often refers to just part tolerance stacks, leaving out a large piece of the big picture

Common tolerance analysis determines the combined variation from a series of interconnected parts in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional stack, such as below. Done commonly in Excel, these analyses are excellent for quick answers and simple assemblies. They do fall short quickly when you need to consider larger number of components, parts in three-dimensional configurations, and of course, starting over every time there is a design change or different output needed. The example below also depicts some complications with even a basic one dimensional stack. 

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