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, reducing the time required to model the dimension scheme. According to the company, this new feature also allows for two-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.
“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 and partnership manager at Dassault. “Together, CETOL 6 Sigma and SolidWorks 2013 give engineers the innovative tools and productivity features needed to streamline product development and be more successful.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.