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3DCS Advanced Analyzer and Optimizer Add-on

Use Advanced Analyzers to work with large models, validate moves, determine which part contributes the most variation and optimize tolerances based on set goals

Six Tolerance Analysis Tools in One 

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3DCS AAO Advanced Analyzers and Optimizers
Add New Tools to Any Version of 3DCS with the 3DCS Advanced Analyzers & Optimizers AAO Add-on
3DCS for CATIA V5-6 & 3DEXPERIENCE
3DCS for SOLIDWORKS
3DCS for NX
3DCS for CREO
3DCS Multi-CAD & Inventor
AAO Matrix
Tolerance Matrix
View, Edit, Test All Your Tolerances in One Matrix
aao-locator-sensitivity-analyzer
Locator Sensitivity
Test, Compare, and Optimize Moves and Locators
sequence-optimizer
Sequence Optimizer
Optimize Bolts, Rivet, Weld, Clamp Sequences for Variation, Time, & Distance

Why Use Advanced Analyzer and Optimizer?

  • Large models with a lot of measurements or tolerances
  • Which part in the assembly is causing the most variation?
  • Non-linear relationships in your model
  • Optimize your tolerances quickly
  • Which measurements should be measured in production
  • Check your locators or test different locating strategies
  • What If studies on different tolerances across the model 
  • Optimize sequences of operations - welds, bolts, rivets, clamps

Optimize for Manufacture and Assembly DFMA

Benefits:

  • Change and interact with all of your Tolerances and Measurements in one window.
  • Make determinations about Locators and validate your setup.
Advanced Optimizers and Analyzers
Activate Additional Optimizers & Analyzers
Finished modeling? Now optimize your model for manufacture and assembly

Use Advanced Analysis to Improve Your Model

Benefits

  • Test Locators
  • Optimize Clamps, Welds, Bolts, Rivets
  • Find Solutions to Non-linear Relationships

Analyzers and Optimizers

Advanced Analyzer

  • Global View of Model
  • Customize for Outputs and Color Coding for Specific Criteria 
  • Make Changes and See Instant Results

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Critical Tolerance Identifier

  • Reduce manufacturing costs
  • Alter tolerances across the model reflecting critical features
  • Change the tolerances in your model only when you want to 

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Tolerance Optimizer 

  • Find greatest contributors to overall model variation
  • Use different statistics, Pp, Ppk, Cp, to determine the criteria
  • Take advantage of previous calculations; no need to run new simulations

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Locator Sensitivity Analyzer

  • Validate your locators 
  • Test different locators to determine the best choice
  • Use color mapping to quickly make decisions

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Simulation-Based Sensitivity

  • Analyze nonlinear relationships
  • Find more detailed information about how contributors affect your measure results
  • Determine mean shift or account for mean shift from production

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Sequence Optimizer

  • Determine the order of operations that produces the least variation
  • Special algorithms reduce the number of analyses needed
  • Optimize for time and travel distance

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AAO Matrix

Simulation-Based Sensitivity

Analyze Non-Linear Models

Simulation Based Sensitivity is the next stage in the advancement of 3DCS analysis. We can now see into 3DCS model behavior in ways not possible before.  Besides the usual HLM lists, we now gain insight into multivariate interactions between inputs and their effects on output mean shift.  

Use SBS when:

  • You find a nonlinear relationship
  • You want more detailed information about how contributors affect your measure results
  • You have a mean shift or want to account for one

Advanced Analyzer Matrix 

View Features From Across the Entire Model

The Advanced Analyzer Matrix gives you the ability to see all of your measurements or tolerances in a single matrix. You have the ability to change parameters and inputs, as well as change tolerances in the matrix to instantly see the resulting changes. 

Benefits:

  • Global View of Model
  • Customize for Outputs and Color Coding for Specific Criteria 
  • Make Changes and See Instant Results

Quality Optimizer

Reduce Costs By Increasing Non-Critical Tolerances 

The Optimizers determine which tolerances are critical, and which are non-critical, and then increase non-critical tolerances to reduce manufacturing costs. This is a great method of taking general tolerances across an entire model, and optimizing them to have tighter tolerances on key features while opening (increasing) tolerances are non-critical areas, all with the push of a button. Not sure you want to keep the new tolerances? AAO only updates your model when you select the Push to Model button and update your model.

Benefits:

  • Reduce manufacturing costs
  • Alter tolerances across the model reflecting critical features
  • Change the tolerances in your model only when you want to 

 

Locator Sensitivity Analyzer

Test and validate your locators. Create different locating patterns and simulate to find the pattern that results in the least variation. Use color mapping to make quick determinations about the optimal locator locations. 

Benefits:

  • Validate your locators 
  • Test different locators to determine the best choice
  • Use color mapping to quickly make decisions

 

Critical Tolerance Identifier

Identify Tolerances Critical to Fit and Function

Use Monte Carlo simulation calculations to weigh the measures in the model to determine the percent contribution to the overall model. This determines your most critical measurements and tolerances, basically your largest contributors to variation across the entire model, instead of in relation to a specific measurement. 

Benefits:

  • Find greatest contributors to overall model variation
  • Use different statistics, Pp, Ppk, Cp, to determine the criteria
  • Take advantage of previous calculations; no need to run new simulations

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Add Advanced Analyzer and Optimizer to your 3DCS Software and improve your modeling performance. Create advanced analyses and validate your Locators. Use push button optimizers to save time.

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