April 11, 2022
Sigmetrix, a company in mechanical variation management, has released EZtol v2.3. This new version offers enhancements that make it easier to create 1-D tolerance stackup analyses for NX, CATIA, and SOLIDWORKS models, the company reports.
A new streamlined workflow allows users to check the fit between two features of size (pin/hole, slab/slot, pin/slot) with a few clicks.
A new command called Show Stackup will temporarily reposition components to the locations defined by their mating features. This is useful for verifying the stackup is defined as expected.
When defining a new stackup, if the model has an active section view that is parallel to the stackup direction, it now possible to place the stackup dimensions on the section view plane.
Hiding and showing of supplemental geometry items (planes, axes, curves, points, coordinate systems) is more intuitive.
Actions such as creating stackups and showing or hiding of model items are faster.
EZtol is a 1-dimensional tolerance stackup analysis program designed to assist with understanding the impact on assembly-level requirements of the accumulation of part-level dimensional variation and part-to-part assembly variation. Interested users, including those who may have tested earlier versions of EZtol, may download a 7-day free trial.
“We’re focused on making EZtol fast and easy to use,” says Raphael Nascimento, product manager for EZtol. “With EZtol v2.3, we’ve added several enhancements that demonstrate this commitment. Two examples are the new Show Stackup tool, which helps users visually confirm that the stackup is set up correctly, and the new Simple Fit Check, which allows users to check the fit between two features of size with only a few clicks.”
Sigmetrix will be hosting a webinar to show attendees how EZtol v2.3 can help streamline their 1-D tolerance stackups. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 27, and anyone interested in attending can register here.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.