Advanced Tolerance Stack-Up Software - Fully Integrated in SOLIDWORKS
3DCS Variation Analyst for SOLIDWORKS is used by manufacturers across the globe for Tolerance Analysis to reduce scrap, rework and warranty claims.
3DCS Variation Analyst is used by the world's leading manufacturing OEM's to reduce their costs of quality. By controlling variation and optimizing designs to account for inherent process and part variation, engineers reduce non-conformance, scrap, rework and warranty costs.
The Leading Tolerance Simulation Solution - What is it?
3DCS Variation Analyst for SOLIDWORKS is a fully integrated tolerance analysis software solution that simulates product assembly, manufacturing processes, and part tolerances in a 3D stack-up through three types of analysis: Monte Carlo Analysis, High-Low-Mean (Sensitivity) Analysis, and Geofactor (equation-based) Analysis.
3DCS for SOLIDWORKS simulates part and process variation to give statistical outputs showing the estimated percent of products that will be out-of-spec, the primary contributing tolerances to variation and parts to variation issues and specified statistical measures such cpk and ppk.
Why Use a CAD Integrated Software?
Integrated CAD tools provide a streamlined approach to analysis that improves adoption, training and process implementation. With the ability to open 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS in the CAD platform, and utilize PMI and CAD characteristics, implementation of 3DCS as a tolerance analysis tool becomes easy to learn and apply. With an integrated modeling approach, 3DCS saves the analysis data in the model files, letting users manage their CAD model in leading PLM systems like Teamcenter, Windchill, Enovia and 3DEXPERIENCE and automatically bring their tolerance analysis along. This answers the challenge of both file management and version control.
Model Part and Process Variation - How does it work?
3DCS for SOLIDWORKS uses three methods of simulation; Monte Carlo Simulation, High-Low-Mean (Sensitivity analysis) and GeoFactor Analysis. These together highlight the sources of variation as well as potential build issues in the product.
By accurately modeling the build process, users can determine how their process will affect the assembly in addition to their part tolerance stack-up. This together creates a Digital Twin, a virtual prototype, that can be used to make decisions about design changes and tooling while reducing manufacturing variation that causes scrap and rework.
Gain New Insight Into Your Design
Simulating products in a digital environment gives engineers the ability to account for variation in key areas, reducing rework, non-conformance and scrap at final assembly early in the design phase when changes are least expensive.
In addition to this, specifications deemed less critical can be relaxed, increasing tolerances and allowing the user of less expensive manufacturing processes. Creating 3-dimensional tolerance stack-ups let engineers know where to focus in their design, and the ability to create what-if studies allow them to determine solutions that include both process and tolerances to keep costs down and quality up.
The 3DCS technology brought our commitment to product quality and safety by design to an even higher level. The tool not only can quantify our technical decisions but truly helps our IPD teams to numerically and visually discuss spatial dimensional variations and its management early in the design phase.
Daniel C. da Silva, Embraer Tolerance Analysis Team Leader, Embraer