Technology is ready for MBD, and so is SOLIDWORKS. Model-Based Definition (MBD) is the ASME Y14 series method for defining a product using its 3D model geometry as the basic dimensions in conjunction with the digitally associated 3D annotations as the geometric tolerance definition. Additional related Model-Based “X” exist (representing functional areas such as: Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality), but MBD births the product as it moves into downstream lifecycle processes.
Duane Hess, Application Engineer at Action Engineering, attended SOLIDWORKS World in February 2017.
Read More about his impressions of SOLIDWORKS World and the Model-Based Definition “learning path” presented throughout the conference.