Becoming a Model-Based Enterprise: Getting Users on Board


Becoming a Model-Based Enterprise: Getting Users on Board

United Launch Alliance’s transition to Teamcenter/NX and Model-Based Definition on the Vulcan Centaur rocket development program through a user’s eyes. 

Sarah Kelly will discuss the agile approach taken by United Launch Alliance and how Model-Based Definition has affected the development of their engineering in exciting and innovative ways. Learn how ULA’s Model-Based Engineering Group is working to spread the narrative so ULA can become a Model-Based Enterprise. Walk through their implementation and learn from their successes and mistakes. Ms. Kelly will talk about how MBE fits into the users’ day-to-day experience and how to empower them to own the new process.


Sarah Kelly
Structural Design Engineer
United Launch Alliance

Small town Colorado native turned rocket scientist. Colorado School of Mines graduate with a mechanical engineering degree. Works as a design engineer at United Launch Alliance. Currently working on the development team for the Vulcan rocket. Enjoys weightlifting and knitting in her free time.

3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. The 2018 theme of Enterprise Accountability will bring together real users to share experiences and learn about the topics of Culture & Champions, Quality, and Manufacturing. 3D CIC 2018 will be held October 15-18, 2018 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register at

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