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Webinar Series

See all the webinars from 2019 and 2020 On-Demand, or go to Webinars On-Demand in the ACADEMY to see all Webinars by DCS

Pattern Move 3DCS

Pattern Move

2019 - January

The purpose of the Pattern Rigid Move is to assemble two rigid parts that use patterns of pins and holes as the secondary and tertiary locators. When Nominal Build is performed, the move routine will fit together the patterns of holes and pins.

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Part with GD&T

New to 3DCS - GD&T Interface

2019 - February

Replacing Feature Tolerances, the GD&T Interface has been dramatically improved to make it easier to add tolerances to your model. The tolerance callouts are also helpful when running sensitivity, as individual callouts are used to identify the source of variation, making your analysis much more granular.

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Upgrade Excel to 3D Analysis with 3DCS

Why Excel is Failing Your Tolerance Stacks 

2019 - March

Excel can be used for a lot of equation-based applications. Many companies rely on it for their tolerance analysis; doing 1D stacks and stack-up analysis. For basic cases, this works great and can be a fast and effective way to get answers quickly, but as soon as products, models, and requirements become more complex, Excel falls flat.

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CREO - Model Variants

Model Variants

2019 - March

Model Variants have been added to the new version of 3DCS. This much-requested feature allows users to designate different model builds within the same model. This reduces issues with version control, as well as removing the need for multiple cloned versions of the same model in order to simulate different processes, parts or tolerance schemes. Now, within the same model, users can define different assembly methods, tolerances or GD&T, and measurements for each variant, swapping between them with the push of a button.

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Equation Measure

2019 - April

Equation Measure - Learn how to make custom measurements in 3DCS based on equations, if/then logic, conditional logic, and other custom inputs and outputs.

Measure Equation uses feature locations, vectors, directions, or even other measurements as inputs and outputs a value based on various math operations. It also allows conditional operators in the form of "If... then... else..." statements. If there is an output that can't be determined with the standard measurement types, chances are the Measure Equation DLL will be able to determine the output.

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Point-to-Point Measure

Understanding Measurements

2019 - May

Measurements are what give you your outputs in 3DCS. These measurements can be used to simulate the real methods of inspection; how a FARO arm will measure the parts, or a check gage or fixture, or can be simple point-to-point measurements to give you the final value.

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Action Engineering - QiF

Case Study OEM to Supplier Handoff

2019 - June

Featuring Guest Presenter Ryan Gelotte, CTO at Action Engineering

A QIF Case Study – Maintaining the Digital Thread from OEM to Supplier

Passing 3D model data without a drawing from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to a supplier generally creates interoperability chaos - how do you streamline this process?

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3DCS for SOLIDWORKS - First Look

2019 - July

This webinar showcases the new version of 3DCS now fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS.

See how this new integration can help streamline your modeling process and deliver unparalleled results to reduce defects, scrap, and rework in manufacturing.

Some key highlights:

  • Simulate assembly processes
  • Use embedded GD&T/PMI or create your own
  • Set up multiple stages in your process to simulate different assembly stages and sub-assemblies
  • Add kinematic motion and analysis
  • Utilize patterns of holes for assembly
  • Determine variation solely from the assembly processes
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Batch Processor for 3DCS

Batch Processor for DOE

2019 - September

The August 2019 Webinar will demonstrate how to use the Batch Processor for a number of different types of analysis:

  • DOE Design of Experiments
  • Tolerance changes
  • On \ Off changes
  • Tolerance Trend Study
  • Move, Tolerance & Measure changes

The Batch Processor allows running the Statistical Analysis outside of 3DCS environment. It is advantageous to use Batch Processor for models with a large number of parts and/or a large number of calculations.

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XForm DLL - Move by Specific Amount

2019 - November

XForm DLL - a built-in tool for 3DCS. 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.

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Bordrin Body-in-White BIW

Modeling Process with Bordrin Automotive

2019 - December

This webinar will discuss the steps to modeling in 3DCS, and Vince Radziecki, Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Bordrin New Energy Vehicle Company, will demonstrate examples and a Case Study demonstrating the early steps that make modeling not only easier, but more effective. In addition, he will be showcasing the modeling process itself with an example model he completed.

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Optimize and Validate CATIA PMI / FTA

2020 - January

Learn how to create, organize, and filter your FTA in CATIA, then create 2D Drawings from your CAD with presenters Gary Carne, Dassault Systemes, and Gary Bell, DCS Sr. Variation Analyst. Then pass your FTA to 3DCS for validation and optimization before pushing it back into your CAD.

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Control Perceived Quality with 3DEXPERIENCE Live Rendering (3DCS Spec Studies)

2020 - February

Learn how to use Live Rendering in 3DEXPERIENCE along with 3DCS Spec Studies to display tolerance scenarios on your product. As part of the webinar, Daniel will show how to utilize the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform's Live Rendering to visualize gap and flush conditions in order to determine acceptable tolerance objectives. This will be compared to Spec Studies created from Tolerance Stack Up outputs, called Variation Studies, to see whether the objectives chosen by the design team can be met by the manufacturing engineer's specifications.

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Kinematic Rigid Body vs Kinematic FEA Compliant

2020 - March

This special event will walk through a completed model, showing how it was constructed, including the inputs and outputs. The outputs include comparing the rigid kinematic model to the compliant kinematic model, an analysis of the bump steer impact from variation, and wheel alignment changes (camber, caster, toe).

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7-7 New Table View for 3DCS

3DCS Version Part 1- New Features

2020 - April

Learn about the newly available features in 3DCS version 7.7 including:

  • Table View
  • Integrated GeoFactor Analysis
  • New Contributor Analysis
  • Visualize Effect
  • Relationship Tree
  • Tree Groups
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QDM 8.1 - What's Inside

2020 - March

QDM 3D Analyst has been expanded on in the new Version 8.1 Release. This release compiles all of the updates, enhancements, and new features added over the last 12 months to make it easy to utilize in your quality reporting and SPC studies.

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Updates to 3DCS Pattern Move

V7.7-What's New Part 2 - GD&T Measurements, Pattern Fix & Floating Fastener, X-Plane Floating

2020 - April

The New Version of 3DCS - 7.7 The new version of 3DCS has a long list of fixes and updates, with some key new features that will help improve your modeling experience.

Part 2 Covers:

  • GD&T Measurements
  • Pattern Fix & Floating Fastener
  • X-Plane Floating
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SPECIAL EVENT - 9 TransMagic Tools to Support Your CAD Modeling

2020 - May

TransMagic CAD translation software automates complex and time-consuming processes so users can get more work done.

With a library of tools to help you work between CAD systems, TransMagic helps translate, repair, and compare CAD models.

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Clamp and Join Sequence Optimization

2020 - May

Reduce lead and launch time by eliminating or minimizing manual join & clamp sequence studies by determining the optimal join and clamp sequence from a candidate set.

Using sequence optimization improves the overall process by optimizing the travel path as part of the sequence set. This helps eliminate the problem of optimized sequences that ignore travel path and increase the cycle time to unacceptable levels.

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Webinar - Cenit - Dimensional Management

Understanding Dimensional Management and 3DCS with Guest CENIT

2020 - June

Join Uli Decker from DCS partner CENIT and Gary Bell, senior dimensional engineer at DCS, as they demonstrate the purpose and value of dimensional management through easy to understand anecdotes and examples.

Key Takeaways:

1. What is dimensional management?

2. What are the contributors to dimensional management?

3. What is the value of dimensional management at the organization?

4. How does 3DCS support dimensional management?

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Supplier Quality Assurance

3 Methods of Supplier Quality Assurance

2020 - August

Effective communication with suppliers is difficult. Sending information via email can be disjointed, lead to missed messages and files, and is open to data insecurity.

A connected method of communication - providing instructions to suppliers for measurement and standards, and the supplier a means of reporting measurements and providing documents (Ppap, FAIR) back to the OEM - is essential to an effective supplier quality assurance program.

This webinar will demonstrate three methods of communicating with suppliers - sharing documents, correlating measurements, and negotiating tolerances.

Supplier Quality Data Management

Supplier Quality Document Management

Supplier Quality – Tolerance Negotiations

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3DCS Gear Modeling - Contact Study

Gear Modeling Simulation

3DCS can assess gear backlash and mounting misalignments, perform angular backlash analysis, and create flank test displays and contact patterns. Here are some of the measurements it supports:

-- Backlash and system backlash.
-- Line of action contact.
-- Center mounting distance.
-- Mounting angles.
-- Contact pressure angles.
-- Flank contact area.
-- Radial tooth interface.
-- Radial tooth gap.

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Compliant Clamping - Datum Optimizer

Datum Optimizer

2020 - October

The NEW 3DCS Datum Optimizer is a tool using a genetic algorithm to determine the optimal datum features from a candidate set with the goal of minimizing the rigid part variation or compliant part deformation.

Using Datum Optimizer during the design stage and prior to production, users can eliminate or minimize mechanism rework and tuning by selecting the best datum features while increasing confidence in passing Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (Gage R&R) studies.

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Dimension Distance Measure - 3DCS

3DCS Version - What's Inside?

2020 - November

With new optimizers, measures, and enhancements, this new release provides helpful tools for your modeling.

Version of 3DCS Variation Analyst is now available through DCS' FileShare.

With the new release, 3DCS gains some helpful enhancements to preferences, as well as two new measurements. This webinar covers: 1. Dimension Distance Measure 2. Volume Measurement 3. Misc Enhancements 4. What’s New Documentation

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Simulation vs Fixture Measure Daimler Case Study

Daimler Validation of FEA Compliant Modeler

2020 December

DCS is proud to present guest speaker Hanchen Zheng, Daimler. Zheng will be discussing the process, inputs, and results from his validation study on 3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler on BIW parts. 

This paper proposes an approach to implement tolerance simulation for a compliant assembly, which includes manufacturing processes such as clinching, bolting and hemming by applying tolerance simulation tool.

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