Engineering Talk - DCS's Blog on Quality and Engineering

January Webinar - Learn to Validate and Optimize PMI with Guest Gary Carne, Dassault Systemes

Learn How to Validate and Optimize FTA with Guest Gary Carne, Dassault Systemes

Learn how to create, organize, and filter your FTA in CATIA, then create 2D Drawings from your CAD with presenters Gary Carne, Dassault Systemes, and Gary Bell, DCS Sr

When: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EST 
Where: hosted with Gotowebinar 

Register: Click Here to Register

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo SOLIDWORKS GD&T

What's New in 2020 for DCS - Webinar Series, Events, European User Conference, 3DCS Updates, and More!

What's New in 2020 for DCS - Webinar Series, Events, European User Conference, 3DCS Updates, and More!

The entire team at DCS is excited to share what we have in store for 2020; a year packed with new events, webinars, and updates to 3DCS

2020 is promising to be a very busy year here at DCS. Besides the 12 webinars being scheduled in our new MBD Through PLM series, DCS is proud to be announcing the official release of 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, a welcome addition to the CAD integrated set of 3DCS software products, as well as some surprise releases alongside the new Version 7.7 of 3DCS. Speaking of, the new version of 3DCS is packed with new features, so many in fact that it'll take FOUR webinars to show them all to you! 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis T&T SPC FEA CATIA V6 DE Focus Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release Global Technology Conference SOLIDWORKS GD&T

Happy Holidays! 2019 in Review - Webinars, Articles, and Blogs on Tolerance Analysis and SPC

Happy Holidays from DCS 

As we get ready for 2020, we'd like to look back at 2019 at all the webinars, articles, and blogs that we've shared and bring them all together 

Thank you for an incredible year! It is you, our clients, that keep DCS running, and your feedback that drives our webinars and articles. With over 600 registrants to the 2019 webinar series, we're excited see so much interest in 3DCS features and applications. 

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

Webinar - The Modeling Process - Methods and Tips on Preparing and Creating 3DCS Models with Guest Bordrin

Understanding the Modeling Process with Bordrin New Energy Vehicle Company

Bordrin and DCS are collaborating to demonstrate the modeling process, and most importantly, the steps before modeling that help ensure a successful project

DCS is proud to be presenting alongside Bordrin New Energy Vehicle Company Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Vince Radziecki Thursday, December 12th at 11 am EST via Gotowebinar -

-- Click Below to Watch the Webinar Recording On-Demand --

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

5 Reasons You Need an SPC System

5 Reasons You Need an SPC System

 

SPC has traditionally been a tool of the large manufacturers, but with new technology, it is now available for smaller suppliers on the Cloud

 

SPC - Statistical Process Control - is not new. It has been used for decades to analyze parts and processes in manufacturing and make adjustments to reduce waste and defects. What is new are two things: the range of automation and software that supports SPC, and the ability to use it farther and farther down the supply chain. The tools are no longer massive systems that need hundreds of thousands of dollars and large teams to maintain, but Cloud based systems that can be set up quickly and used effectively, and affordably, by just a few users. 

This access to SPC promises cost savings at every level of the supply chain, and at many levels that have traditionally simply dealt with quality problems as a matter of doing business. 

With access to SPC available, why would you want to adopt an SPC system?

Here are five reasons why adopting an SPC system is a good idea: 

Topics: SPC Webinar QDM

Closed-loop Manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover

Closed-loop manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover

Originally published in Smart Industry Magazine - https://www.smartindustry.com/blog/smart-industry-connect/closed-loop-manufacturing-at-jaguar-land-rover/

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC CATIA V6 Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Global Technology Conference SOLIDWORKS GD&T

The Quality Show -- What Were Attendees Quality Issues Blocking SPC Adoption?

 

Attendees at The Quality Show Wanted to Adopt SPC But Often Had Concerns

Statistical Process Control and Quality Monitoring promise cost savings, product improvement, and other benefits, but often overlook the barriers to adoption

[For those wondering: What is Statistical Process Control, SPC?]

SPC sounds amazing, especially from the vendors that provide it (we're guilty too). It promises all kinds of benefits:

  1. Cost savings
  2. Time savings
  3. Rapid problem solving
  4. Powerful root cause analysis
  5. Clear communication with suppliers and organization
  6. Standardized reporting 
  7. Real-time quality monitoring
Topics: SPC Webinar QDM

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.

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

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.  

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

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

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