Discover What’s New in Model-Based Quality

Next-level manufacturing quality with Siemens digital manufacturing software.

Next-level manufacturing quality with Siemens digital manufacturing software.

Model-based quality software. Image courtesy of Siemens.

Model-based quality (MBQ) is part of the Siemens closed loop quality solution for failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), control and inspection planning, variation simulation analysis, metrology and dimensional planning and validation (DPV).

Siemens MBQ delivers new advancements. From variation analysis and CMM inspection programming to data collection, analysis and reporting, model-based quality software helps companies reduce risk and ensure higher quality products and processes well in advance of production.

Variation Analysis with Teamcenter Visualization

Variation analysis (VA) software helps simulate manufacturing and assembly processes to predict and quantify the amounts and causes of variation in a 3D environment. The software leverages Monte-Carlo simulation and a ConJoin assembly constraint engine for static and kinematic assembly operations within the full range of allowable constraints, and integration to finite element analysis solvers for comprehension of component flexibility due to clamping, welding and springback. VA (a.k.a. VisVSA) is based on the Teamcenter Visualization framework and can run in connected (managed) and disconnected (standalone) fashion.

The following enhancements are available in Variation Analysis for Teamcenter Visualization 14.3.

New custom operations

  • This enhancement introduces advanced modeling capabilities in custom operations for assembly and measurement.

New custom assembly operations:

  • Project to surface
  • Translate distance along vector
  • Add translation/orientation
  • Rotate by 3 angles
  • Set vector
  • Best fit plane

New custom measurement operations:

  • Distance: Point to line
  • Distance: Point to tab-slot-plane

Spherical Assembly Operations

This enhancement delivers basic support for spherical features in assembly operations.

  • New spherical primary move type: spherical
  • Support for ‘three point to sphere’ or ‘sphere to point’ constraint pairs
  • Hole to pin secondary constraint pair also supported

Additional Content and Features

This release of Variation Analysis offers a new and improved Quick Tour tutorial included in the online help, multi-face selection for spherical feature definition and improved sorting for summary reports.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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