Key to a successful usage of Q-Checker is an appropriate check profile; not only that the right checks are activated, but also the right weighting of the checks activated. The error reports are just valuable reflecting relevant problems or CAD standards. User acceptance is crucial to guarantee a roll out of a new solution. Users will just accept a reliable, easy to use solution that supports them with process relevant information.
Check profiles are provided by the major OEMs to ensure that suppliers can work according to their PDQ requirements from the very beginning of the design process. But suppliers have their own standards, that should to be followed. And suppliers that sometimes deliver poor quality data. For suppliers or companies that are not involved in a global supply chain, it is very beneficial to work on a company specific check profile.
Transcat PLM offers support for the development of a sophisticated check profile. Experienced consultants help to analyze the CAD design and downstream processes according to the requirements for PDQ. Here an overview of the fields that can be covered by Q-Checker and should be analyzed while a check profile is designed.
Data exchange requirements
- Online interaction and collaboration
- File transfer to downstream applications
- Mold analysis
- Prototyping and other 3D CAD (STL, IGES, STEP)
- 2D drawing export
- Geometrical requirements
- avoid functional limitations
- CAD standards
- Naming convention, ...
- V5 methodology
- Spec tree
- Open bodies
- Get check information as attributes available in PDM
- Is it checked
- Status and error points
- Avoid check in of poor quaility data
- Automated Quality monitoring
- Data import
- Data export
- Release procedures related to PDM