“The Sigmetrix tools — CETOL 6 Sigma tolerance analysis, Tolerance Analysis Extension (TAE), GD&T Advisor — are perfectly apt at the development stage,” adds Wilkes. CETOL 6 Sigma tolerance analysis software provides product development teams with the insight required to confidently release designs to manufacturing. Utilizing advanced mathematical solutions, this tolerance analysis solution accelerates optimization to achieve robust designs ready for manufacturing. GD&T Advisor intelligently guides the user through the definition of accurate and complete geometric tolerances, thus empowering designers to communicate permissible levels of imperfection in real-world manufactured parts, all from within the CAD environment. TAE makes it simple for design engineers to perform 1D tolerance analysis without leaving their Creo Elements/Pro applications. Any change in the model is automatically reflected in the analysis parameters and the software automatically validates dimensions and dimension loops. It uses easily understandable graphs to help design engineers compare design variations, and supports Six Sigma design methodologies, so design engineers can build models optimized for manufacturing.
The Sigmetrix tools — CETOL 6 Sigma Tolerance Analysis, Tolerance Analysis Extension, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing Advisor — are perfectly apt at the development stage
Looking ahead, Wilkes emphasized the need to improve the usability and expressed that ease-of-use is currently the focus and aim of Sigmetrix. Prominence is on the need to bridge the gap between designing, manufacturing and assembly. “Sigmetrix will continue to make powerful technology available to more and more people by making it more intuitive,” concludes Wilkes.