Benjamin Reese, on Jul 25, 2018 12:18:47 PM
Brenda Quinlan, on Jun 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM
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NX Assembly Arrangements allow the user to configure and show different working positions in assembly documentation. This helps in making different views or positions of your model, letting you quickly jump back to those scenarios.
Benjamin Reese, on May 24, 2018 1:05:00 PM
Let's be honest, working with large models in any CAD platform can be difficult. DCS has put out a number of videos and webinars to try and help with this, but there is always something else that can be done to simplify a menu, a model, a move or a method. Here are some helpful tips when working in NX on large models, and a great whitepaper from Siemens on the topic.
Recorded Thu, Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Jason Brehmer, on Feb 20, 2018 11:48:15 AM
With the latest release of 3DCS 184.108.40.206, users are now able to create 3DCS reports in PowerPoint and Word. The PowerPoint report requires a template, which can be modified to your standards or needs.
To see this feature and more from 3DCS Version 7.5 in action, join DCS as it hosts the 3DCS Version 7.5 Webinar Series --
To learn more about generating a Report using other methods or about the dialog, please review the Help Manual for more details (available to all DCS Community members. Register for Free at https://community.3dcs.com/ ).
Jason Brehmer, on Feb 1, 2018 2:39:33 PM
Creating accurate models can be difficult. There are a variety of steps and tools that need to be used in order to get results that can be applied to manufacturing with confidence.
Modeling and simulation are important to reducing costs, but can be intimidating prospects for new users.
3DCS, by its very nature of being an advanced tolerance analysis tool, can be complicated for new users. Many of these users are at a loss when it comes to starting a new model on their own. Here is a checklist to help you with your modeling process.
For more details on individual steps and processes, visit and register at the DCS Community: https://community.3dcs.com
Benjamin Reese, on Jan 23, 2018 10:41:09 AM
Benjamin Reese, on Nov 16, 2017 11:47:42 AM
3DCS is a fully integrated tolerance analysis software in Siemens NX CAD. As such, when saving your 3DCS model data it is stored at the assembly level in the CAD bundling it with the NX model. This is important, as anything you do with the NX model takes the 3DCS data with it, making file management, version control, and interaction with PLM systems easy.
It is often applied to manufactured parts in general to determine the impact of manufacturing processes on the final dimensions of those parts. Tolerances are determined by a variety of methods, from standards such as ISO or ASME, or from the use of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), a method of annotating and marking tolerances on parts.