MagicCheck Micrometer Tool

MagicCheck Micrometer Tool

The MagicCheck Micrometer is a simple yet powerful tool that allows you to easily, instantly and precisely measure discrepancies between two parts. When the Micrometer tool is used with MagicCheck, it does more than simply calculate part thickness; because the context of MagicCheck is part-to-part comparison, the tool calculates part thickness for both the Source and Target parts, as well as the distance between those parts. The Source part is always assumed to be the first part selected via the Open Parts dialog box, and the Target part is the second part; the order of Source and Target parts can be modified in the Open Parts dialog. Micrometer Dialog Box...
How to Choose a CAD System – Built in Applications

How to Choose a CAD System – Built in Applications

We’re reviewing an article written by Stephen Wolfe on How to Choose a CAD System. Since a lot has changed since the article was first published, we’re noting what’s still of value as well as bringing in new information. For the original article, click here. Here’s Stephen’s original list: Capable, efficient 3D design Compatibility with customers and suppliers Drafting tools that meet your standards Reliability and stability Built-in applications that help your business Pleasant business relationships Short learning curve Innovative R&D to protect your investment A dealer who can help you How to Choose a CAD System –...
How to Choose a CAD System: Drafting Tools

How to Choose a CAD System: Drafting Tools

We’re reviewing an article written by Stephen Wolfe on How to Choose a CAD System. Since a lot has changed since the article was first published, we’re noting what’s still of value as well as bringing in new information. For the original article and Stephen’s list, click here. Here’s Stephen’s original list: Capable, efficient 3D design Compatibility with customers and suppliers Drafting tools that meet your standards Reliability and stability Built in applications that help your business Pleasant business relationships Short learning curve Innovative R&D to protect your investment A dealer who can help you Drafting...
Boeing Task Guide Solutions

Boeing Task Guide Solutions

The Boeing Task Guide – Solutions This is our fourth article on the subject of Aerospace Validation. For previous articles, see this introductory article on Boeing Validation Spec D6 (which focuses primarily on data extraction), part 2 of the same article (which focuses on validation of derived CAD models), as well as this article on the AS9100 standard (which is more commonly used in Europe). This article addresses elements of the Boeing DPT Task Guide, also known as the Assessor Task Guide Section 19: Does the supplier verify dataset translations when a supplier translates Boeing authority datasets from their as received format into their manufacturing...
Boeing Spec D6-51991 Part 2

Boeing Spec D6-51991 Part 2

Boeing Spec D6-51991 Part 2 addresses another critical aspect of the Boeing D651991 spec: Translations. For our recent articles on aerospace validation checking, see this introductory article on Boeing Spec D6, as well as this article on AS9100. Boeing requires suppliers to validate that models used for downstream operations by the supplier are, within a specific tolerance, the same as the files originally provided by Boeing. This is called Model Validation.   See a short model validation capabilities overview video (article continues below):   8.2 – Translations – When suppliers translate from Native CAD format to alternate formats including CATIA...
Boeing Spec D6-51991

Boeing Spec D6-51991

Last week we overviewed the advantages TransMagic can give aerospace manufacturers who need to comply with the AS9100 standard. This week we dig into Boeing spec D6-51991. Part 2 of this article covers Boeing D6 Spec Translations; if you need information on Aerospace Standard 9100, see the AS9100 article here. Boeing maintains strict standards for CAD geometry used for their design and manufacturing processes; if you are a supplier to Boeing, or a sub-tier supplier to Boeing, you may be subject to requirements of Boeing Spec D6-51991, which consolidates and replaces several previous requirements. This post will focus on section 7.5 of the spec,...