NEW! Expert Webinar Series

The Expert Webinar Series content is developed to answer many of the common questions and misunderstandings related to all things related to mechanical variation, MBD, GD&T, tolerance analysis, dimensional management and more. Our ongoing webinars are designed to deliver superior content with no travel costs. Participants interact directly with our experts and consultants, as well as some customer and partner subject matter experts on crucial topics to enhance expertise. Webinars are recorded and archived for convenient on-demand access.

JUNE 16 @ 10:00am CDT
Understanding the “Connected” Digital Enterprise

Most companies today use some form of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to manage the data related to the products they design and deliver to their customers. These PLM systems are most often focused on managing the various pieces of information, including the relationships between each of the items, and providing access to personnel needing access to specific data. The format of the data contained within is determined by the application used to create it, but since the focus of these systems is most often human consumption, either directly or via the authoring software, the data is most often not easily interchanged between the systems where it is ultimately used.

As a speaker during CAASE20, Jesse Zahner will discuss the effective use of information inside of a digital enterprise as it relates to inspection and simulation information. A connected enterprise needs to consist not only of relevant information, but meaningful data that can be used in future iterations of a product or process. Topics discussed will include today’s methods for recording inspection data, the usefulness of a connected enterprise, product-level simulations as it relates to performance, and how data, when not gathered correctly, can be a limiting factor across the enterprise.


JUNE 25 @ 10:00am CDT
Gaining model insights with CETOL 6σ Visualize Sensitivities

This presentation will cover CETOL 6σ Visualize Sensitivities functionality using simple and advanced use cases.

We will discuss:

  • How to use CETOL Visualize Sensitivities functionality
  • Why this functionality is essential in variation analysis
  • How to gain insights into your mechanical designs using Visualize Sensitivities
  • Advanced usages for analysis and show-and tell



GD&T in Education

GD&T is a language used by manufacturers throughout the world to improve communication and reduce cost. Is GD&T important for new graduates to know, or is GD&T something that is only necessary further in one’s career? Is there a distinguishable difference in productivity among new hires who know GD&T versus those who don’t?

This 30 minute webinar provides an overview of:

  • how GD&T is taught in the educational system
  • why GD&T in the educational system is important
  • some things that recent graduates can do to bolster up their GD&T knowledge


Ask The MBD Experts (Q&A): From Design to Manufacturing

We’ve gathered an all-star team of MBD experts to answer any of your MBD-related questions!

In this hour-long live Q&A webinar, our MBD panelists expect to touch on questions in the following areas:

  • Creating good GD&T with correct tolerances.
  • Using semantic MBD downstream in manufacturing and quality.
  • How to champion MBD in a large organization.
  • MBD workflows across supply chains.
  • And many other questions related to MBD/MBE.

Register today and get answers from the industry experts.


Better Assembly Modeling for Tolerance Analysis

In order to perform an accurate tolerance analysis at the product level the true assembly behavior must be modeled correctly. The typical assembly constraints found in most CAD systems have been optimized for efficiently constraining parts in the idealized design configuration. They are not meant to account for the small kinematic shifts that occur in the assembly due to manufacturing variation. Additionally, traditional kinematic modeling is done in the nominal state using idealized representations of the relative motion. Since tolerance analysis must understand how the assembly will respond to variation, both of these traditional approaches have their limitations. In this webinar we will dig into some the technical aspects of the assembly constraint modeling used by CETOL and why it is important for proper tolerance analysis.


Web of Product Information: Why does GD&T work without MBD, but MBD requires GD&T?

Why is GD&T so complicated if it claims to be “clear and concise?”

Will MBD decipher our difficult definitions?

Join Sigmetrix for the answers to these and other questions with a discussion on the relationship between GD&T and MBD.


Work Virtually … With MBE

Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) is a business practice that strives to support a digital supply chain, which in this current climate is a necessity! What better way to maintain proper social distance from your peers than to attend a webinar discussing the struggles of a digital enterprise?! Model-Based Enterprise supports a variety of model-based activities (MBx) such as model-based definition (MBD), but why is MBE important? How does MBD fit into a digital enterprise? Why does it matter?!

Join Sigmetrix on April 16 to discuss MBE, MBD, and to look at some of the hardships that come with adoption and implementation. Jesse Zahner is a project specialist with Sigmetrix and will be providing a 40-minute presentation, with Q&A to follow.

The goals for this webinar are as follows:

  • Develop a high-level understanding of MBE
  • Discuss Model-Based Definition (MBD) and how it fits into an MBE
  • Explore some common roadblocks associated with the adoption of MBE

Sign up today to reserve your seat!