Trusted Models and Path to MBE Maturity


Trusted Models and Path to MBE Maturity

We’re all pretty familiar with the MBE Maturity Index that has been around in various forms for a number of years. This index establishes seven levels of MBE maturity starting at Level 0: Drawing Centric and ending at Level 6: Extended Model-Based Enterprise.

This presentation will review some recent refinements to the overall index, discuss why it is important to have models that can be trusted, describe how CAD validation helps to establish that trust, and propose a CAD validation maturity roadmap that aligns with the overall MBE Maturity Index.




Raphael Nascimento
CADIQ Product Manager
International TechneGroup Inc.

Raphael Nascimento is currently a Product Manager at ITI where he is responsible for product strategy, planning, and execution for ITI’s CAD validation product, CADIQ.

Prior to joining ITI, Raphael spent over 20 years at PTC where he held several roles, most recently as Product Manager for several functional areas of Creo Parametric, including: MBD, 2D Detailing, GD&T Advisor, and Tolerance Analysis. He also worked as a Consultant and Trainer in PTC’s Global Services where led clients in the implementation of new technology and new business processes, including MBD/MBE. Raphael is an active participant at ASME Y14 Committee meetings and is a member of the Y14.41 and Y14.41.1 subcommittees.

Raphael attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

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