Dimensional Control Systems releases the latest version of its flagship tolerance analysis software 3DCS Variation Analyst
Troy, MI, Jul 22, 2015 – Dimensional Control Systems, Inc. (DCS) is releasing version 220.127.116.11 of 3DCS Variation Analyst with all new features. Available integrated in CATIA V5-6, as well as Multi-CAD for NX, Pro-E and SOLIDWORKS product, 3DCS Variation Analyst Version 18.104.22.168 delivers advanced simulation to DCS customers.
3DCS Variation Analyst is an advanced variation analysis software utilizing Monte Carlo simulation to create virtual prototypes of products. This gives manufacturers the ability to test their designs and manufacturing processes in a virtual environment in order to find build issues and non-conformance that may require rework, cause scrap and increase the overall production cost. This major update to the software includes a number of different features including Locator Sensitivity Analyzer and Alias Display and updates to the software’s current functionality.
With the addition of Locator Sensitivity Analyzer, 3DCS Variation Analyst can be used to check the effect of different locators for a part. This helps determine optimal assembly conditions, and can be used to reduce variation caused by assembly processes at the plant.
Alias display gives the user of 3DCS the ability to instantly rename moves, measures and tolerances using variable naming conventions. This makes creating a standard naming convention easy for a program, which allows all designers and engineers to use the same process for naming their models. This can save a lot of time, as your team no longer has to name and rename these points along your model as your project progresses.
Color mapping has also been improved. Quickly see the distance from nominal, or determine trouble zones on parts or assemblies. The visual context in conjunction with Monte Carlo simulation can make it quick to zero in on key control characteristics and begin to analyze optimal tolerances and process configurations.
“At DCS, we constantly strive to improve our software and add features that customers need,” said 3DCS Product Manager Dave Johnson. “By listening to our customers and partners, we’ve improved the software to incorporate features and quality of life updates in order to meet the needs of marketplace.”
Download the latest version of 3DCS Variation Analyst at DCS FileShare, or learn more by visiting http://blog.3dcs.com/ 3dcs-variation-analysis-new-version-22.214.171.124
DCS provides software and services to reduce scrap, rework and liability in automotive, aerospace, medical device, electronics and industrial machinery by combining dimensional CAD based design and measurement SPC. DCS solutions are used daily by companies like Airbus, Boeing, GM, LG, Nissan, Phillips, Sony, Textron Aviation and VW. By applying DCS's CAD Based environment for Predictive Variation Analysis and Responsive SPC software, manufacturers have reduced quality costs related to yield, scrap, rework and warranty issues. Read more at www.3dcs.com.