As humans, our ability to forget things is sometimes a blessing in disguise. The ability to ‘forget’ lets time heal wounds so we can move past tragedy, helps us overcome embarrassment to focus on the future, and allows us to conserve mental and emotional energy by not hanging onto things that aren’t relevant or necessary to remember.
But when it comes to the complex calculations and data stacks used in Tolerance Analysis, there’s a lot to keep track of. This is especially true when engineers need to spend a lot of time comparing different versions of a part as changes are made during the design process. If you’ve ever pulled your hair out during a From-To analysis while you triple-checked everything to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks, we’ve got good news:
It doesn’t have to be this hard.
One of the most unique and useful features of T360 is its ability to automatically compare part revisions to each other. Because of T360’s centralized data system users can easily analyze the differences between part revisions and identify which stacks are affected by the revision changes.
The From-To feature compares all the dimensions between two revisions of a part and if they are different, they are shown in the worksheet side by side. The program will specifically show how many stacks are using the part, which ones are affected, and also provide the best version.
In future updates, the From-To feature will be able to compare any two parts vs just revisions of the same part. This functionality will also extend to comparing full tolerance stack revisions to each other and export the results for review.
Let’s face it, when it comes to complex stack calculations, revisions, and comparisons, a second brain can come in handy.