What's New in 3DCS V7.8.1.0 and QDM V8.1

3DCS Version

The new versions of 3DCS sport new enhancements, fixes, and brand-new features to help improve modeling and template authoring to save you time while giving you new options. 

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Major Features in Version

1. Best-Fit Move

Originally from the X-Plane move in the Xform DLL, The Best-Fit move is similar to the Six-Plane move except that it can have more than six pairs of locators defined. Like the Six-Plane move, each pair of locators needs a direction defined. Then, each object feature is best fit to each target plane. Each target plane is defined by the target feature and the direction.

2. Pattern-Fit Move

The Pattern-Fit move is designed to rearrange multiple parts relative to the fixed parts and relative to each other, by using hole/pin Hole Sets and point-to-point Constraint Pairs.

3. Dimensioning Location Enhancements
  • The first feature in the Feature list will be set as the Origin. Up and Down arrows in the dialog will allow users to switch between one or the other feature listed.
  • Users can select Features of Size (Cylinders, Spheres) and select their Minimum, Maximum, or Center edge as the feature. A Current value to measure was added in the options for reference.
  • Only two features can be selected when created. Users can use the newly added Combined Feature if multiple features are needed for either the origin and/or the non-origin Feature.
4. Combined Feature 

The Combined Features allow users to specify if multiple features are referenced in a Dimensioning Location tolerance.

Additional Features and Enhancements

More than 40 additional updates, enhancements, and improvements!

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QDM Version 8.1  

The new release of QDM Analyst brings a variety of quality of life improvements as well as new features to help you sort your SPC data, organize your charts, and improve your templates for quality reporting. 

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The new features include: 

  • Assign Classification – Batch mode
  • Base Template – Classification Based Sorting
  • Ergoplace – All Sides
  • Gage R&R  - Enhancements
  • Import Data with Classification
  • Sort data by Classification
  • Update Nominals – Interface
  • Link documents to Report
  • QDM Configurable Banner
  • Merge only XYZ charts
  • 2D Template Layout Wizard
  • Tolerance Negotiation – Updates
  • Advanced Hide Options
  • Measurement Chart Manager Interface
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