Upcoming Webinars

Digital GD&T Webinar Series

Part 1: September 27th - How to Create Embedded GD&T in CAD

Part 2: October 17th GD&T Applications in Modeling

Part 3: October 25th Hosted by Quality Digest Using Embedded GD&T to Drive MBD

Part 4: November 29th - Supplier Quality...for Suppliers

Part 5: December 13th - Iterative Design and Logic - Using Iteration Move and Mechanical Moves 

Part 6: January 31st - Pattern Move with Floating and Fixed Fasteners, Partial Pin and Gravity

Part 7: February 21st - 3DCS Version 7.6 Part 1 -- NEW GD&T Interface

Quality Magazine - March 14th - 1D vs 2D vs 3D - Why Excel is Failing Your Tolerance Stack-Ups 

Part 8: March 28th - 3DCS Version 7.6 Part 2 -- Model Variants and More 

Part 9: April 25th -- Equation Measure - non-standard outputs and equation based measurements 

Part 10: May 30 -- Measures - Understanding measures other than point to point 

Guest Presenter - June 27th - OEM to Supplier Handoff - Using Qif for Supplier Quality Assurance, a Case Study with Action Engineering  

SPECIAL: July 25 – Special Event! DCS New Product Demonstration – See firsthand the new product coming out from DCS [REGISTER HERE]

Part 12: August 29 – DoE Design of Experiments – Run multiple analyses as well as different versions of your model to determine optimal configurations.

Part 13: September 26 -- XForm -- 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 specified as a constant value or a calculated value from a measurement.

Part 14: October 24 – Kinematic Assembly – Analysis of Mechanical Range of Motion using Joints and Constraints

Part 15: November 21 – Understanding the Modeling Process – A complete model guide (process of building a model from start to finish [summarized]) – Showcasing a DCS method of modeling

Part 16: December 12 -- 3 Methods of Compliant Modeling – Showcasing and comparing Bend Move, AutoBend, FEA Compliant Modeler


3DCS Variation Analyst - Tolerance Analysis Software Webinars


Digital GD&T - 3DCS and QDM Solutions Promoting Model Based Definition (MBD)

Part 1: Digital GD&T – Creating Embedded GD&T in Your CAD Platform - CATIA, NX and CREO

Learn how to create GD&T in your CAD platform before reading it into 3DCS Software to begin your analysis and simulation. 

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Part 2: Digital GD&T – GD&T Applications - Best Practices and Techniques for Applying Tolerances

Learn how to use Linear Dimensioning, Tolerance Hole Patterns and use Mixed Tolerance Types in a model. 

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Part 3: Digital GD&T – How GD&T Supports MBD -- Closed Loop (Use Plant Data for Simulation)

Learn how to automate measurement plan creation from 3DCS and a CAD model, and then bring in Plant Data to account for Mean Shift and problem solve manufacturing issues. 

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Part 4: Digital GD&T – Supplier Quality for Suppliers

Learn how to leverage 3 tools for Tolerance Negotiation, Standardize Measurement Strategy down the supply chain and utilize SPC systems in the Cloud. 

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Part 5: Digital GD&T – Iteration Moves, Conditional Logic and Mechanical

Learn how to use the Iteration Move and Mechanical Moves in 3DCS.

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Part 6: Digital GD&T – Pattern Moves with Floating & Fixed Fasteners, Gravity, Partial Pin

Learn how to use the Pattern Move in 3DCS.

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Part 7: Digital GD&T – Version 7.6 -- NEW GD&T Interface

Learn about the new GD&T interface in 3DCS used to add tolerances and annotations to your models.

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Quality Magazine – Why Excel is Failing Your Tolerance Stack

Learn how Excel Stacks may be giving you too little and leaving you with variation issues in manufacturing.

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3DCS Version 7.5 - New Features, Tools and Updates Series (2018) 

Part 5: 3DCS Version 7.5 – Modeling Methods

Learn how to use Linear Tolerancing, and the new Angular Tolerancing (Taper Tolerance) in 3DCS. In addition, find out more about Pattern Move and modeling Hinge features. 

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Part 4: 3DCS Version 7.5 – Worst Case Tolerance Analysis 

Find more about Worst Case Tolerance Analysis, 1D vs 3D, 3D vs. RSS with example models and the 3DCS Worst Case DLL. 

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Part 3: 3DCS Version 7.5 – How to Use Your 3DCS Model for Downstream Quality - Measurement Reports, Tolerance Negotiation and Management Reports

Create measurement plans and manager reports from 3DCS for downstream manufacturing professionals and the quality team. . 

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Part 2: 3DCS Version 7.5 – X-Plane Move - New best-Fit Move for 3DCS

The X-Plane move is a 6-Plane move that allows for more than six pairs of features to be selected and then best fits your parts. It is a powerful move that can be used in a large variety of situations and may become your go to move for modeling in 3DCS. Learn how to use it, and see a number of example models to start using this new move. 

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Part 1: 3DCS Version 7.5 – What’s New!

The first session is an overview of Version 7.5 and the new features, improvements and updates, with the following sessions delving into particular tools and features based on feedback from attendees.

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3DCS Performance Improvement Series (2017)

Part 5 -  Closed Loop - Problem Solve by Using Plant and Measurement Data in 3DCS

Using measurement data from a CMM can give real insight into your production line, and help you discover mean shifts and product variation that may not have been represented in your simulation.

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Part 4 -  Black Box Methodology

Black Box Methodology aims to turn sub-assemblies into single components when working in a model. 

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Part 3 -  Parallel Processing and Shared Memory

See how to speed up your analysis by 5000% or more!

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Part 2 - 3DCS Simulation Based Sensitivity - New Feature for AAO

See how Simulation Based Sensitivity helps you handle non-linear relationships and account for mean shift. 

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Part 1 - 3DCS Modeling Tips

9 Modeling Tips to help you model faster, and save you a headache when creating variation analysis models in 3DCS. 

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3DCS Version 7.4 and Creo Series (New Features and Version of 3DCS - 2017)

3DCS for Creo - Now Fully Integrated into PTC Creo Parametric

Showcasing the new 3DCS for Creo product in Creo Parametric, this is an excellent webinar for new and experienced 3DCS users looking to use Creo and 3DCS together. 

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FEA Compliant Modeler Part 1 - Getting Started with Finite Element Analysis and Tolerance Analysis

The first part will cover the use of 3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler. Learn how to add Compliant Moves to existing models and manage FEA Mesh Files. What kind of outputs does Compliant Modeler produce? What are some best practices to getting the best results? These questions and more will be answered in the first part of the webinar. 

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FEA Compliant Modeler Part 2 - Advanced Applications of Finite Element Analysis in Tolerance Models

Part two is for advanced application. Optimize assembly processes, order of operations and locations for processes. How many clamps do you need? Where is the best place to put them? Will the order of welds affect the assembly differently? Advanced applications for optimization will be covered in part 2 of the webinar.

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Webinar 3DCS 7.4 Part 3 - 3DCS Advanced Optimizer Add on Enhancements and Methods 

1. Advanced Analyzer Matrix – display all of your tolerances or measurements in a single table to quickly view outputs, statistics and make changes globally.

2. Critical Tolerance Identifier – Find the most critical tolerances in your model or the most critical part in your assembly that adds the greatest variation.

3. Tolerance Optimizer – Optimize your tolerances instantly to meets specified criteria, loosening non-critical areas and tightening critical ones.

4. Locator Sensitivity Analyzer – Use LSA to check and validate moves, tooling and locator strategies.

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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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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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Part 4 - Series - Mechanical Modeler - Kinematic and Moving Assemblies

Using Mechanical Modeler Add-on to incorporate kinematic moves and over-constrained assemblies

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Part 5 - Series - Quick Tools and As-Built Assemblies

Best practices and tips for making modeling faster and easier

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Part 6 - Series - Quality Management Using Process Capability - Closed Loop Quality

Utilizing Closed Loop processes to connect simulation and manufacturing for continuous quality improvement

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QDM Quality Data Management


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

Use InspectionXpert and QDM to instantly generate compliance reports

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5 New Productivity and 5 New Feature Enhancements in QDM 3D

See the latest updates to QDM 3D

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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. 

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