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Find out how 3DCS and QDM can help you save valuable time and reduce costs from rework, scrap, non-conformance issues and warranty claims. 







Webinar Recordings On Demand


3DCS Essentials Series (Best Practices and Useful Features in 3DCS - 2016)


Part 1 - Essentials - Early Model Time Savers and Quality of Life Improvements

This part of the Essentials series focuses on tools and best practices that can be used in the beginning of modeling and during setup to make modeling easier throughout the process. This includes customizing tool bars, mouse shortcuts, creating scenes and Alias Display. 

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Part 2 - Essentials - Modeling Tips to Speed Up and Simplify Modeling

Focusing on modeling processes, this webinar covers Features Points, using CAD lines to show tooling, embedded GD&T, Joints and Constraints and other tools from the CAD system to speed up your modeling. 

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Part 3 - Essentials - Analysis Sharing and Collaboration

Covering Excel Import/Excel, Process Capability Database to connect your points to a database, color mapping, reporting and automated inspection plans. 

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3DCS for NX Series (New NX Integrated Version of 3DCS - 2016)


Part 1 - 3DCS for NX Now Fully Integrated into Siemens NX

With all the functionality you're familiar with in 3DCS Variation Analyst, 3DCS for NX allows you to leverage the NX CAD system to integrate with Teamcenter and to use NX tools with your 3DCS models. 

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Part 2 - 3DCS for NX Mechanical Modeler - Add Kinematic Moves to 3DCS

This webinar covers both Joints and Constraints (Mechanical Moves) as well as the new Degree of Freedom Counter (DoF). 

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Perceived Quality Series (Visualization and Gap Plan - 2016)


Part 1 - Improve Consumer Perception with CATIA and 3DCS 

Part 1 of the Perceived Quality Series focuses on setting up and utilizing Spec Studies to set build objectives and view specifications of your product to determine their visual impact. 

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Part 2 - Using Variation Analysis to Determine Product Appearance

Part 2 of the Perceived Quality Series shows how a Monte Carlo analysis can be set up and used to determine the appearance of a product incorporating variation. 

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Part 3 - Advanced Visualization Tools 

High end visualization tools bring your product simulations to life. This webinar showcases a number of visualization tools that can be used to create life like images from your CAD models. 

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7.3.2 Release Series - 2015

Part 1 - Series - Locator Sensitivity Analyzer (LSA) and Alias Display

Introduction to new features for testing Moves and speeding up point and Move naming

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Part 2 - - Color Mapping and the Process Capability Database (PCDB)

Using visual tools to quickly analyze and present models as well as linking tolerances to a common, easily updated database (PCDB).

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Part 3 - Series - FEA and Compliant Modeling (focus on Thermal Expansion)

Using Compliant Modeler to model thermal expansion and other material properties

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QDM and InspectionXpert Deliver Automated Quality Reporting - FAIR, Ppap and AS9102

Use InspectionXpert and QDM to instantly generate compliance reports

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SPC Report Creation and Quality Data Intelligence in QDM 3D

Introduction to using QDM 3D to instantly generate reports from inspection and quality data

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Supplier Quality Assurance - Easily and Inexpensively Communicate SPC Quality Data

Create simple to use quality communication between companies. 

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Use SPC Reports to Compare and Contrast Data Instantly

See how easy it is to compare quality data. Compare simulation data with plant data. 




Dimensional Engineering Focus Compilations


2008 DE Focus Compendium - Table of Contents

Find out about Material Deformation and Force effects


2009 DE Focus Compendium - Table of Contents

Worst Case analysis? FEA Welds? Learn about different methods of modeling


2010 DE Focus Compendium - Table of Contents

Discussions of Non-Linearity and Over Constrained Assemblies


2011 DE Focus Compendium - Table of Contents

Deep dive into modeling, analysis, Cp and Perceived Quality


2012 DE Focus Compendium - Table of Contents

All about Quality Statistics, Datums and Kinematics


2013 DE Focus Compendium - Table of Contents

Datums, modeling methods and the utilization of CMM data



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Whitepapers and Case Studies


ITER Case Study

A single run prototype design for a fusion reactor in southern France. http://www.iter.org/



GD&T - Current and Future States

Brief discussion on use, application and current status of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.



Peterbilt Case Study 

Using 3DCS and dimensional management to reduce costs. http://www.peterbilt.com/



Tips and Tactics: Helpful Articles on Using CATIA and 3DCS


T&T - Best Practices - Working with Large Models in CATIA and 3DCS

Are your saves taking hours? Problems with huge product trees? Try some of these helpful tips. 



T&T - Moving Models from CATIA V5 to CATIA V6 

With CATIA V6 leveraging ENOVIA's database system, it can be tricky to move your models over and keep your hard work


Read more about 3DCS modeling tips and topics at the DCS blog: http://blog.3dcs.com


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