Benjamin Reese, on Jul 12, 2018 10:54:47 AM
Benjamin Reese, on May 22, 2018 12:23:07 PM
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.
Excel can be used a for a lot of equation based applications. Many companies rely on it for their tolerance analysis; doing 1D stacks and stack-up analysis using Excel macros and Visual Basic code. For basic cases, this works great and can be a fast and effective way to get answers quickly, but as soon as products, models and requirements become more complex, Excel falls flat.
Integrated CAD tools give more accurate analysis results by incorporating additional influences
This means that your Excel answers might be misleading you, and can cause some embarrassing, and expensive, problems later on.
In what ways is Excel failing?
It is rare that all the parts in your product line up into a perfect linear line. Most often, there are parts arranged around your stack-up, and these part's tolerances will influence your linear stack. This 3 dimensional influence can cause more variation than you'd expect, and a 1D stack-up in Excel is not going to account for this.
Even with a linear stack-up, you can have angularity that will cause additional variation, or variation and issues unaccounted for in your Excel stack. These 3 dimensional issues are related to the geometry of the parts, and require a CAD-based approach to properly simulate and validate.
Not all scenarios can be calculated with an Excel 1D stack-up
Benjamin Reese, on Apr 12, 2018 3:04:48 PM
Part 4: 3DCS V7.5 – 3DCS V7.5 – How and Why to Use Worst Case Analysis in 3DCS
Thu, Apr 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT -- Learn how to handle Worst Case
Let's first review what Worst Case is in this context.
Recorded Thu, Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Benjamin Reese, on Feb 15, 2018 12:18:45 PM
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Benjamin Reese, on Dec 27, 2017 2:26:57 PM
DCS has completed a number of projects for aerospace and defense companies, most of which cannot be disclosed. With the declassification of documents in recent years, some of these projects have been approved to be shown.
UPDATE: The link to download the WHAT's NEW pdf has been fixed! We apologize for the trouble.
The new version of 3DCS includes improvements and new features that both improve tolerance analysis, but also improve the speed at which the results are delivered.
Benjamin Reese, on Dec 13, 2017 1:15:50 PM
Anyone who has worked with CAD knows that the most time consuming task is preparing the model for analysis. This process is the 'necessary evil' in order to get the results you need to make decisions and validate your GD&T. This is, of course, needed in order to model assembly joints and constraints that mimic the real world. There are, of course, ways of speeding up the process.
Benjamin Reese, on Nov 21, 2017 11:49:40 AM
Nearly 50 visitors from industries like automotive, aviation, engineering and machining took part in the 3DCS User Meeting held in Stuttgart, Germany this week. Hosted by DCS Reseller CENIT, the event showcased new technology in tolerance analysis, as well as the combination of manufacturing software and simulation software to improve production quality and problem solving.