Using SOLIDWORKS for MBD: Course 201 Workshop at 3D CIC 2018



Focus on how to use the SOLIDWORKS MBD module in a model-based environment. View the basics of Model-Based Definition (MBD) using the SOLIDWORKS tool set. Discover how to create, use, and modify 3D semantic annotations. 

SOLIDWORKS MBD User Group attendees at 3D CIC 2018 will have a learning-packed afternoon with Action Engineering on Day 1 of the conference. Jennifer Herron and Ryan Gelotte will present a compressed version of “Using SOLIDWORKS for MBD” (Action Engineering’s Course 201).

The workshop will take attendees through detailed screen-share demos of how to use SOLIDWORKS CAD tools such as DimXpert to enable the maximum downstream re-usability of semantic 3D annotations. Learn techniques for authoring annotations that are in compliance with ASME Y14.5, ASME Y14.41, and other model-based standards. Included will be recommended practices for CAD modeling that will support a model-based philosophy and how to create accurate 3D annotations in DimXpert. Due to time constraints, the workshop will focus on the Course 201 lecture material without the hands-on computer-based learning activities.

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Jennifer HerronJennifer Herron, CEO Action Engineering
CEO, Action Engineering

Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business. She serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as chair of the ASME Y14.46 Subcommittee on Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing. Additionally, Ms. Herron is a committee member of ASME Y14.47 Digital Product Definition Data: Model Organization Schema Practices, and ASME Y14.37 Composite Part Drawings. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with hardware design, spacecraft flight hardware mechanisms and structures, large deployed radiators, ground robotics, and spacecraft layout. Ms. Herron regularly gives public seminars and consults on model-based topics and leads in-house CAD based trainings. She is an expert in multiple CAD packages, such as Creo, NX, and SOLIDWORKS. In addition to her involvement on many flight satellite systems, Ms. Herron has designed military robot platforms and has a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism. She is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook, published in 2013.

Ryan GelotteJennifer Herron, CIO Action Engineering
CIO, Action Engineering

Duane Hess is the CIO of Action Engineering. Duane specializes in CAD to PDM to PLM to ERP integration and on-line and on-site training program development. He is an intellectually curious problem solver with over 15 years of hands-on experience in space planning and knowledge of manufacturing, material handling, logistics, project management, and software development. Duane has successfully designed mechanisms, material handling systems, and packaging equipment. He has a diverse background of practical knowledge and experiences including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and an Associate Degree in Drafting. Duaneā€™s PDM and CAD administration approach is influenced by his practical understanding of workflow management, permissions, and documentation support. Pragmatic and systematic troubleshooting enables him to identify areas of improvement and champion PDM system stability.

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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