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Digital GD&T Series -- Webinars and Articles Showing How Embedded GD&T Supports Model Based Definition MBD

Using Model Based Definition with Embedded GD&T - Webinar and Article Series

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

DCS Training Lab Beta - Now Available! Sign Up Now to Get Access

DCS Training Lab Beta is Now Available for All DCS Customers

The DCS Training Lab supplements DCS Training by providing example cases to learn advanced moves and to practice modeling conditions. 

The DCS Training Lab, created in partnership with HANALL Technology, offers you the ability to supplement your 3DCS modeling at your own pace. The Lab is split into three primary sections, designed to teach basic and advanced skills, and offering guided walkthroughs for building models. 

Topics: Press Release 3DCS Creo Siemens NX QDM CATIA V6 CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

DCS at IMTS 2018 - Showcasing Closed Loop Manufacturing

DCS Showcases Closed Loop Manufacturing at IMTS 2018 - Connecting CAD and SPC Systems

Using CAD to create measurement plans, and feeding measurement data back into the CAD model closes the loop on quality

DCS Vice President of Sales, Donald Jasurda, works with Chris Peuterbaugh, DCS Project Coordinator, to demonstrate integrated tolerance analysis and its connection to QDM SPC Software. 

Topics: Siemens NX SPC Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 CATIA 3DCS QDM

Dimensional Control Systems Combines CAD and SPC Software to Deliver Closed Loop Manufacturing at IMTS 2018

Dimensional Control Systems Combines CAD and SPC Software to Deliver Closed Loop Manufacturing at IMTS 2018

Dimensional Control Systems shows how Closed Loop connects CAD design with SPC measurement automation and supplier quality

Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), a quality software solutions provider,  will be showcasing successes in Closed Loop Manufacturing at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago Illinois, September10-15, 2018. The event will be held at the McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, along with eight other co-located events bringing together over one hundred thousand manufacturing and quality professionals from across the world.

Topics: Press Release 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Siemens NX QDM CATIA V6 CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC

QDM ANALYST Update Now Live - Find Out What's New

QDM Analyst's Latest Version is Now Live on Fileshare for Download 

Download the latest version of QDM Analyst with enhancements and new features

The development teams at DCS are constantly at work coding new enhancements and features for DCS Software. QDM Analyst, the template and report creator from the QDM SPC System, has been updated with new enhancements and features based on user feedback. 

Topics: QDM

NEW! DCS Training Lab - Supplemental Training for 3DCS and QDM Users

Learn 3DCS Modeling with the NEW DCS Training Lab

The DCS Training Lab will be a new training site coming for all DCS Customers with a support contract (maintenance) that will provide self-training documents, videos and models to help advance and refresh 3DCS modeling skills. 

Topics: Press Release Siemens NX 3DCS Creo CATIA V6 3DCS CATIA Tolerance Analysis T&T QDM

3 Reasons Why You Should be Using PMI, FTA and Digital GD&T

3 Reasons Why You Should be Using PMI, FTA and Digital GD&T

There are a lot of benefits to using digital GD&T in your CAD platform; here are 3 of the big ones. 

Automotive and aerospace manufacturers are leading the way with the application of digital GD&T technology. Applying digital GD&T to frame rails, aircraft skins, fuselages and body in white assemblies, these manufacturers are able accurately simulate part and process variation and then take steps to control and reduce its impact on the final build.  

Analyzing variation is faster and easier with access to CAD embedded GD&T 

This is the general application of GD&T in a digital environment, but what are the reasons to promote using digital GD&T in the first place? 

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

How Do You Create Actionable Information for Decision Making from Your Monte Carlo Analysis?

Your Monte Carlo Analysis Results Give Actionable Information - How Do You Share and Use That Data in a Meaningful Way?

Monte Carlo Analysis, using Monte Carlo simulation with tolerance variables and assembly processes, provides a lot of powerful outputs. Determining percent out of specification, critical features to quality, contributing parts and tolerances to out-of-spec scenarios, and more. These outputs can be used to reduce non-conformance in production, and thereby reduce scrap, rework and overall manufacturing costs. 

As anyone who has worked in the simulation environment knows, that's the goal. However, getting there isn't always easy. Most teams responsible for creating simulations then provide that data to managers, quality professionals, plant managers, designers and other teams that have to use that data to make changes and decisions. 

Topics: QDM Webinar SPC Tolerance Analysis 3DCS

Webinar: Use 3DCS to Feed Downstream Applications, CMM's and Inspection Planning


Use 3DCS to Promote Downstream Applications and Inspection Planning

Don’t miss part 3 of the 3DCS Version 7.5 Webinar Series

In the next part of the Version 7.5 series, learn how to utilize your 3DCS model to accomplish a number of tasks and downstream applications such as:

  • Measurement Plan Authoring
  • CMM Routine Creation
  • Management Report Generation
  • Alignment of Supplier Quality 
  • Comparator Reports - Measured vs. Simulated
  • Tolerance Negotiation


Topics: QDM SPC Tolerance Analysis 3DCS Webinar

4 Reasons to Do Closed Loop Manufacturing

Why Does Anyone Want to Close the Loop?

Applying Closed Loop Manufacturing gives companies a powerful set of tools to improve quality.

What is Closed Loop? Click Here to find out!

Topics: Tolerance Analysis SPC 3DCS QDM