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New FEA and Tolerance Analysis for Body in White BIW Whitepaper in Collaboration with Daimler AG and Bundeswehr University Munich

A MODELING APPROACH FOR ELASTIC TOLERANCE SIMULATION OF THE BODY IN WHITE HANG-ON PARTS

This paper proposes an approach to implement tolerance simulation for a compliant assembly, which includes manufacturing processes such as clinching, bolting and hemming by applying tolerance simulation tool.

Authors and Contributors:

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis FEA CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release SOLIDWORKS GD&T

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. 

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

Thank You for a Great 2018 - More to Come in 2019

Welcome to 2019 - Let's Get Started

Let's Talk About 2018 and What's In Store for 2019

2018 has been a good year. DCS is happy to welcome new clients, and work further with existing clients as Quality 4.0 and Tolerance Analysis continue to develop. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T SPC FEA CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Model Variants - New for 3DCS Tolerance Analysis! Create Different Tolerance, Assembly and Tooling Configurations in One Model

New For 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software - Model Variants

The Upcoming Version 7.6 of 3DCS offers the ability to create Model Variants - Different configurations of Moves, Tolerances and Tooling in the same model to test and validate processes. 

In design, different methods of assembly, tolerance schemes, and tooling / fixturing need to be considered. Oftentimes, on the same model, there are a plethora of assembly processes that can be used to achieve the same end result. Some of these processes cost more, some are more complicated and some require special skills. The question Designers and Engineers ask when designing their product is; which process and what tolerance should I use?

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

A New Dimension - Digital Technology Uses GD&T Language to Give Manufacturers an Advantage

A New Dimension - Digital Technology Uses GD&T Language to Give Manufacturers an Advantage

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

What's New for 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Software V7.4.1.0 (Coming Soon!)

V7.4.1.0 Delivers New Features and Updates Including the New Simulation Based Sensitivity Analysis (AAO Add-on)

Coming Soon! 3DCS V7.4.1.0

The new version of 3DCS Variation Analyst software has a large number of updates, fixes and new features, including a big upgrade to 3DCS AAO Advanced Analyzer and Optimizer Add-on Module

The upcoming version of 3DCS includes a lot of new material, and even more improvements requested by DCS's customers. Don't forget to let us know when you find bugs or see a place for improvement in 3DCS. It is you, our users and customers, that really drive the direction of development. 

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

Run Tolerance Analysis Stacks Two, Three, Four Times Faster!

Two New Features Coming to 3DCS that Vastly Increase Analysis Speed

DCS is adding two new features to 3DCS that will greatly decrease your analysis time, getting you the answers you need faster than ever before. 

  • Shared Memory - Single Machine Multi-Core Processing - Enhanced speed on standard 3DCS software
  • Distributed Parallelization - Cloud Computing - Pay per use high performance processing 

Monte Carlo Analysis, especially in complex models and models using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) data can take a long time to finish running and provide outputs. These two new features help you reduce these run times significantly. 

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

DCS Workshops Teach Tolerance Analysis Skills - FEA and Modeling Tips

DCS Workshops Teach Tolerance Analysis Skills - FEA and Modeling Tips

DCS Workshops at the DCS Global Technology Conference teach new users how to bring Finite Element Analysis into their tolerance analysis simulations and a series of tips, tools and tactics to improve modeling speed and efficiency.

From Tackling Tough Tolerance Analysis Scenarios - DCS Conference Day 3

DCS Workshops - Modeling Efficiencies and FEA Compliant Modeler

With the morning over, the room was re-formed into two smaller rooms to conduct the training workshops. There were two workshops in total, and all attendees were able to attend one, then the other. 
Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T FEA CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Global Technology Conference

Tackling Tough Tolerance Analysis Scenarios - DCS Conference Day 3

Experts in Tolerance Analysis Share Their Insight Into Handling Tough Tolerance Analysis Scenarios

Not every model is three pieces of sheet metal and a simple set of bolts. Some models pose a greater challenge than others, and these presenters and workshops combined to help users tackle those challenges. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis SPC FEA CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Global Technology Conference

Industry Successes with Tolerance Analysis and SPC - DCS Conference Day 2

Manufacturers From Across the Globe Share Their Successes with 3DCS and Tolerance Analysis

Day 2 of the DCS Conference featured a variety of manufacturers and engineers sharing their experiences and successes with tolerance analysis and QDM WEB and how they have benefited as a result. Here are the highlights from the day:

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis SPC FEA CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Global Technology Conference