This is a tolerance analysis tool that helps designing mechanical assemblies that work together.
This is an Excel based tolerance analysis tool. This can help ensure parts in an assembly will work together well. Even though each part in the assembly is built to specified dimension, an assembly may not fit together and work properly due to tolerances in the dimensions stacking up the wrong way. An important part of a design engineer’s job when developing a product, is performing a tolerance analysis as also making sure the product works right at target cost. Tolerance analysis often is not done properly as it is a tedious task. An appropriate tool like this one can make the task interesting and let the engineer do the analysis meticulously. It is necessary to have the capability to analyze things even when there are multiple stack ups. Most real life assemblies have multiple configurations and dimensions that may be a part of multiple stack ups.
Being based on Excel that everyone is familiar with, you can get to start using the tool right away. The interface is straightforward. It helps manage the risk in your project and is the one tool to use when your assembly has more than one stack-up. It is possible to accommodate up to ten worst cases and RSS stack-ups on one Excel sheet. That makes for easy review of the interrelationships of the sub-assemblies. There are several versions of the tool available and you can handle complex situations as you go up the versions list. This is a very good tool and is a good candidate for trial, if you work with these kinds of problems.