Management System for Product Data Quality (PDQ) – developed by Transcat PLM
- Q-Checker is the world leading system for quality assurance in virtual development
- Over 2,000 customers worldwide
- Geometric model quality, CAD standards and methodology
- Delivery deadlines are met by avoiding late repairs
- Enhanced cooperation between design partners in a worldwide distributed development process
Q-Checker, when operated from the early beginning in the design phase, will support cross engineering as well as model reuse in new projects and downstream. Key to a successful implementation is the integration and adaptation to companies‘ PLM processes. Q-Monitor allows statistical assessments to establish a continuous improvement process for PDQ. In CATIA, methodology checks cover a new important area of model integrity beside geometry and standard criteria.
Save time spent fixing models
Fixing geometry problems constitutes a significant design cost, in terms of time, quality and rework. The repairs that are not made at the outset are often compounded when users of different downstream applications use different methods to “fix” the original model. With Q-Checker, critical defects can be identified and repaired before faulty features lead to additional geometric problems.
Q-Checker anticipates and captures requirements of all downstream applications, even where they may not be evident to the designer.
The learning curve can be steep and tedious at times, particularly for new and part-time designers who need to conform to specific customer CAD standards. Q-Checker can assist by identifying common design process mistakes and inefficient practices. It is like supporting each designer with the experience and advice of an expert user.
Promotes Design Reuse
Because defects have traditionally been so common in models, most users prefer to rebuild their own, instead of reusing existing ones. This is another costly part of designing that Q-Checker can help to eliminate.
Enforcing internal CATIA standards
Q-Checker helps to ensure that corporate design standards and specifications for using CATIA are adhered to, allowing the design and production teams to become more productive and efficient and supporting higher product quality.
OEMs working with Q-Checker have the confidence that they are sending their suppliers good quality data. At the same time, they can insist that their suppliers use a specific checking profile. Suppliers who use Q-Checker can assure their customers and partners that they are delivering accurate models that are based on a consistent standard of modeling practices.
Checking files transferred from other CAD software
CATIA users frequently need to use multiple CAD systems and data, a practice that frequently leads to problems with data translation. This usually calls for significant reworking and redesigning. Q-Checker helps to catch errors and adjust standards quickly and effectively, allowing for speedy recovery.
Q-Checker allows users to store the model results in a check seal. This provides still greater security and helps to save time since the receiving part does not have to be rechecked against the specified Profile.