Welcome to the Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly User's Guide!
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.
This overview provides the following information:

Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly in a Nutshell

Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly product makes it possible to define and analyze the assembly process of components. This application offers a highly productive tolerance analysis of assembly processes with multiple visualizations and analyses for each of them.
The information contained in this guide is specific to the Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly workbench.
This product is compliant with the Cache Management option set off only, also known as Design Mode.
This product is dedicated to analyzing assembly components as V4 model documents containing a mesh, mesh compatible or incompatible with them or with resources may be analyzed, or V5 surfacic part documents where external view and material are specified. Functional Tolerancing & Annotation specifications on V5 shape part documents may be taken into account through an interpretation of tolerances, see Tolerancing options.
This product allows you now to analyze assembly components as V5 solid part documents, but in this particular case, their Functional Tolerancing & Annotation specifications are not taken into account.
This product is able to read and save V5 process documents based on P.P.R. (Process, Product, Resources) structure and P.P.R. Hub structure.
  • The Processes List contains processes made of assembly activities:
    • Positioning.
    • Fastening.
    • Already done fastening.
    • Release.
  • The Products List contains:
    • The assembly components.
    • The parts which contain reference points for tolerance analysis features between assembly components.
  • The Resources List contains:
    • The supports as assembly on tooling.
The parts which contains reference points for tolerance analysis features between an assembly component and its supports.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.
You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:
  • Product Structure
  • Part Design
  • Assembly Design
  • Generative Shape Design
  • Generative Structural Analysis
  • Functional Tolerancing & Annotations

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial.
Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions.
The Workbench Description section, which describes the Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also certainly prove useful.
The Reference Information section, which describes what you have to know to understand and work with the Tolerance Analysis of Deformable Assembly.
Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.