Sigmetrix , a recognized leader in geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance analysis software and Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced the launch of its CETOL 6 v8.3 software for SolidWorks. As a SolidWorks solutions partner, Sigmetrix is delivering a comprehensively integrated solution for SolidWorks 2013. This latest version dramatically improves the ease of use of one of the world’s most powerful tolerance analysis solutions.
With this new version, CETOL 6 Sigma can initiate directly from the annotations that already exist within the CAD model generated by the SolidWorks design software, significantly reducing the time required to model the dimension scheme. This new feature also allows for 2-way associativity between the SolidWorks CAD annotation and the CETOL model. Changes made to the CAD annotations are propagated to CETOL and changes made within CETOL in the process of a tolerance analysis are written back to SolidWorks, helping to ensure that tolerance information in the CAD model reflects the correct information.
Designers and engineers use CETOL 6 Sigma and SolidWorks to see the impact that tolerance changes will have on their overall assembly. The cutting-edge technology of these two products enables product development teams to optimize their design and manufacturing goals so they can deliver higher quality and more precisely engineered products.
“CETOL 6 Sigma delivers the functionality engineers need to easily analyze the performance of the assembly through its entire tolerance range,” said Nicholas Iwaskow, senior alliances & partnership manager, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “Together, CETOL 6 Sigma and SolidWorks 2013 give engineers the innovative tools and productivity features needed to streamline product development and be more successful.”
This latest release is having an extraordinary global response in the automotive, medical, defense, electronic packaging, heavy equipment and many other industries,” stated Sigmetrix president Chris Wilkes. “CETOL 6 Sigma continues to improve quality across all major vertical markets with industry leaders like Chrysler, Smiths Medical, L-3 Communications, Caterpillar, and Ericsson.”