3DCS Variation Analyst CAA V5

3DCS Fully Integrated In CATIA V5 for Seamless Tolerance Analysis


 Predict – the assembly variation 

React – to specific contributors 

                Control – costs and dimensional integrity 



3DCS Variation Analyst CAA V5 Based

3DCS Integrated in CATIA V5


3DCS is the state-of-the-art dimensional tolerance analysis tool for simulating design, manufacturing and assembly processes. As a Dassault Systemes Premier Gold Partner, 3DCS is fully integrated into CATIA V5 leveraging the digital prototyping and visualization capabilities of V5.

V5 Gold Partner V6 Partner  Part of the PLM Marketplace

Variation analysis modeling has never been more accurate, efficient to perform and easy to use. Design & tolerance changes are immediately reflected in the 3DCS tolerance model. The result is faster development of higher quality products at a lower cost. 




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Optimize Product Designs and Processes

3DCS CAA V5 Based allows CATIA users the ability to evaluate design and assembly concepts up front, where problems can be identified early in the product development lifecycle. Optimizing for dimensional integrity improves the robustness of your design and process by maximizing part tolerances while maintaining the dimensional requirements of your final assembly.

Reduce Cycle Time and Rework Costs

Shorten development time, accelerate time to market, and reduce costs by utilizing the capabilities of 3DCS CAA V5 Based for digital prototyping.

Identify Key Contributors

Identify the source of variation and determine key characteristics in your design. By maximizing part tolerances while controlling dimensional requirements, manufacturing costs can be reduced with less rework to tools and gages, minimized scrap and reduced warranty defects. 3DCS CAA V5 Based helps your bottom line and significantly improves product quality by validating that parts fit and function together before design release and throughout production.




Product Features 


  • Identify Contributors - Localize tolerances and assembly processes responsible for variation.
  • Fully integrated into CATIA V5 - Model data stays within the CAD system. Automatically read embedded FTA (GD&T) for accurate tolerance definition.
  • Accurate assembly modeling - Vast array of “Move” routines to simulate any assembly process.
  • Animate variation On-Screen - Visualize clearances & interferences, sweep parts and assemblies within their statistical boundaries.
  • Create Models Without Geometry - Perform tolerance analysis before CAD geometry exists to help drive the design.
  • Specify Distribution Types - Select from a comprehensive set of statistical distribution types to represent differing manufacturing processes.
  • Comprehensive tolerance analysis - with Monte Carlo Simulation, High-Low-Mean (Sensitivity Analysis) and GeoFactor Analysis.
  • Perform What-If Analysis - Learn the impact of dimensional variation on the final assembly before costly tooling begins.
  • Evaluate Geometric Factors - of critical dimensions within assemblies and enhance the robustness of the design.
  • Easy to use - Quickly build analysis models with an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn graphical user interface, all within a single CATIA V5 window.
  • Reuse Models - Capture commonly used processes and build a library of easily accessible models


Spec Study for Perceived Quality


Perceived Quality Spec Stud

Show variation directly on your virtual prototype

(Tolerances exaggerated for demonstration purposes)



Spec Study for Perceived Quality Spec Study applies advanced photo realistic rendering along with part and assembly variation, allowing easy identification of tolerance requirements for styling, management, design studio, and engineering to cost effectively establish dimensional specifications that will allow your designs to meet market quality perspectives. 

  • View Build Specifications
  • Test Variants
  • See Tolerances on Photo-Realistic Images
  • Test Final Product Quality in Early in Design

Save views, visual specifications, tolerance schemes and backgrounds in toggle-able studies. 

Having the ability to assess dimensional build specifications, or customers “Perceived Quality” of fit and finish characteristics, in the digital concept design phase with advanced photo-realistic visualization offers manufacturing companies a way to test product quality before the costly investment in tooling begins. 

Making a virtual assessment of the fit and finish assembly requirements offers design studios, advanced product quality planning, and even design engineers a way of defining, analyzing and modifying dimensional product.




3DCS Add-On Modules

Customize your software to your company’s needs


3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler

3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler (3DCS CM) 

- simulates compliant part and assembly deformation resulting from manufacturing operations such as clamping, welding, thermal, gravity and force application.

Key Product Features & Benefits

  • Visualize deformation
  • Supports numerous FEA Pre & Post Processors
  • Accurate analysis of compliant parts
  • Multi-stage variation analysis
  • Target mode for advance design evaluations

 -Available for 3DCS Variation Analyst (V5, Multi-CAD, V6)

3DCS Mechanical Modeler


3DCS Mechanical Modeler (3DCS MM) 

 models complex mechanical assemblies, solves over-constrained assemblies, and speeds up the modeling process. 

Key Product Features & Benefits
  • Specialized Kinematic Routines - Allow for mechanical systems to be analyzed
  • Library of Joint and Constraint Moves - Allow the modeling of complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Unique Kinematic Solver - Solve over constrained assemblies.
  • Automatic Extraction - Pull the assembly process directly from CATIA. 
  • Add to Existing Software - Mechanical modeler can be added to 3DCS Variation Analyst CAA V5, or 3DCS Variation Analyst Multi-CAD, making it easier to model mechanical and kinematic assemblies.

 -Available for 3DCS Variation Analyst (V5, Multi-CAD, V6)

3DCS Geofactor


3DCS Geometric Factor Analyzer (3DCS GFA) 

- assesses the geometric effect of part interfaces and locating   strategies, assembly sequence, and assembly process during the design phase; where changes are most cost effective. 

Key Product Features & Benefits
  • Geometric Factor or Coefficient of Influence
  • A coefficient to establish the ‘real’ tolerance effect
  • Determines how tolerance is amplified by part geometry
  • Focuses on the design integrity not the tolerance
  • Provides numerical value for design validation

 -Available for 3DCS Variation Analyst (V5, Multi-CAD, V6) and 3DCS Mechanical Variation Analyst

3DCS Advanced Analyzer/Optimizer


3DCS Advanced Analyzer and Optimizer (3DCS AAO) 

- provides the ability to precisely Analyze contributors to variation and Optimize component tolerances and associated costs.

3DCS Analyzer

  • Real time analysis
  • Quickly identify contributors to variation
  • Analysis at any level within the assembly process

3DCS Optimizer

  • Optimize for quality 
  • Optimize for cost

 -Available for 3DCS Variation Analyst (V5, Multi-CAD, V6) and 3DCS Mechanical Variation Analyst V5



3DCS 3DXcite Deltagen Export (3DCS Deltagen)

- quickly and easily export all of your Spec Studies and models into Deltagen to add V-Ray and High-End Visualization.  

Key Product Features and Benefits

  • One button export from 3DCS Multi-CAD to RTT Deltagen
  • Automatically convert 3DCS materials into Deltagen materials
  • Create interactive flash presentations view-able on any flash capable device
  • Toggle through multiple views and tolerance specifications to see the visual impact

-Available for 3DCS Variation Analyst (V5, Multi-CAD)


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