Improper selection of datum features during manufacturing and assembly may cause severe quality problems. Improper datum features risk turning all the quality parts, accurate dimensioning and tolerancing, and first-class operations into a defective assembly.
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Datum Optimizer is an easy-to-use tool in 3DCS Advanced Analyzer and Optimizer Add-on, which does not require creating moves (Assembly Definition) or tolerances on the model. For a rigid part, it only requires a single CAD part with a set of candidate points. For a compliant part, besides the part and candidate points, it additionally requires the 3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler Add-on and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) files to be ready as it involves FEA calculations.