3DCS Variation Analyst 7.6
Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), engineering software developer, has released version 7.6 of its flagship tolerance analysis software 3DCS Variation Analyst featuring advanced GD&T application and validation, single model multi-variant modeling and improved statistical outputs.
What\’s New in 3DCS Variation Analyst 126.96.36.199 – February 2019
New version features enhanced GD&T interfaces and applications, making it easier to model tolerances, validate GD&T and increase analysis granularity.
The GD&T interface has been added and rebuilt to provide a more intuitive process to create GD&T on the model, and validate existing GD&T. Users now have the ability to create GD&T instead of needing to extract the FTA and PMI from the model or create point and feature tolerances. Of course, all versions can utilize extracted PMI from the CAD model, but now offer an easy to use solution for when that data is unavailable. In order to support DCS’ clients worldwide, the software comes with the ability to utilize both ISO and ASME standards for GD&T.
Model Variants have been also added to the new version of 3DCS. This much requested feature allows users to designate different model builds within the same model. This reduces issues with version control, as well as removing the need for multiple cloned versions of the same model in order to simulate different processes, parts or tolerance schemes.
Now, within the same model, users can define different assembly methods, tolerances or GD&T, and measurements for each variant, swapping between them with the push of a button. This makes it easy to model different what-if scenarios, or to model parts and processes from different suppliers.
With the added functionality of both multi-core processing and cloud based distributed processing, it becomes a simple process to switch between variants and quickly run analyses to compare outputs.
Additional updates include a new method to save multiple model variants, allowing users to switch between model builds with the push of a button.
About 3DCS Variation Analyst. 3DCS software is an advanced tolerance analysis package integrated into Dassault Systemes’ CATIA, Siemens’ NX and PTC’s Creo CAD platforms, as well as a standalone CAD neutral platform.
As the standard for variation analysis software across the automotive and aerospace industries, 3DCS offers powerful tools for engineers and designers to simulate their product’s assembly process and 3D tolerance stack-up to reduce scrap and rework and root cause quality issues that could lead to warranty and liability claims.
3DCS Variation Analyst CAA V5 Based is an integrated solution for CATIA V5. This gives users the ability to activate 3DCS workbenches from within CATIA, as well as use many of CATIA’s innate functionality to support their modeling.
About DCS. DCS is a software developer providing tolerance analysis and quality inspection solutions to the automotive, aerospace, medical device, electronics and energy industries. With more than 20 years’ experience, DCS has grown to include clients from every region of the globe including companies like Airbus, BMW, GM, LG, Jaguar Land Rover, Phillips, Sony, Textron Aviation and Volkswagen. As a quality solution provider, DCS prides itself on providing clients not just software, but services, staffing and dedicated support to guarantee the success of their quality initiatives.
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