Yesterday, Dimensional Control Systems, Inc. (DCS) has launched their newest product 3DCS Mechanical Variation Analyst (3DCS Mechanical), a new streamlined dimensional analysis solution.
3DCS Mechanical delivers simplified stand-alone modeling of mechanical and kinematic assemblies or as an add-on for 3DCS Variation Analyst, one of the core DCS software platforms. 3DCS Mechanical provides a library of joints and constraints to model assembly processes beyond simple sets. These assemblies can be static, or they can move through a range of motion.
To address the need for advanced non-linear equation solving capabilities within 3DCS Mechanical, DCS relied on the partnership and expertise of Spatial Corp., supplier of the General Geometric Constraint Manager (GGCM) developed by ALS Geometric Software S.A.. Using GGCM, 3DCS Mechanical is able to perform a range of analysis on assemblies that may bind or fail to articulate, allowing problem discovery and resolution in a virtual environment prior to production when escalating costs and project delays can be disastrous.
Complex assembly analysis and advanced non-linear equation solving, combined with large-tolerance joint handling capabilities, are some of the features of GGCM that DCS leveraged. “The partnership between DCS and Spatial provides mutual benefit,” notes Linda Lokay, VP Marketing & Business Development at Spatial, “DCS can deliver key differentiating solutions by partnering with Spatial and Spatial gains better insight and knowledge about the stringent requirements needed by DCS helping advance our components.”
“We have built this new tool in response to our customer’s needs, and will continue to streamline its functionality to make it the perfect tool for mechanical assemblies,” says John Mathieson, Executive Vice President and COO at DCS, “With the assistance of our partner, Spatial Corp, we have created a unique software solution that raises the bar for variation analysis.”
After becoming a V6 Partner, this is another proof of all the capabilities that can be delivered from the strong partnership between Dassault Systèmes and DCS!