The first part of the 7.8 Webinar Series will showcase two new features; the Gear Module and Collision Detection. This will include an overview, with a link to watch a more in-depth video on how to use the new tools.
The Gear Module (part of 3DCS Mechanical Modeler Add-on Module), provides an easy-to-use tool for creating gear studies, tolerance stack-ups, and variation analysis models. The Gear Module creates the moves (assembly and kinematic motion) and the measurements (simulated inspection) on the 3D model for you, freeing you up to focus on your analysis and design requirements.
Understanding when your parts will run into each other or contact during assembly and use is important. Part collisions can cause additional wear and tear, as well as functional problems with many products. This new feature in the Mechanical Modeler Add-on for 3DCS Variation Analyst (all CAD platforms) gives you a clear understanding of when and where your parts will collide, providing you the ability to design out these issues or control the variation to acceptable levels.