No pain, no change! TD Williamson began their MBE journey several years ago, hitting snags along the way due to internal adoption and supplier base consumption issues. However, the pandemic put an increased focus on digital consumption of data, and that has reignited the need for greater digital connectedness. They have experienced the following pain points:
- There are complex issues related to using standards globally (ASME/ISO, Metric/Imperial)
- Onboarding to internal MBE standards and PLM/CAD environment is complex
- Integrating CAD with PLM with ERP across locations and new acquisitions is a major challenge
- Determining who owns and consumes digital data is fraught with emotion
- Figuring out how suppliers connect to their company through digital data is puzzling
This presentation dives into why people are addicted to drawings, what strategies have worked for Brad and his team, and what challenges remain. We dig into what pain points came up during COVID that drove a change away from relying solely on 2D document-based data. Brad will share his successes with 3D data and what he’s learned from being forced to make the change.
Live audience Q&A will follow the presentation.
Meet Brad White
Brad’s role over the years has transitioned from team leader of the MBE transition effort, to Chair of the Engineering Standards Committee, to his current role as Engineering Systems and Technical Support Manager. He is passionate about all things model-based and people-powered things that roll on two wheels in the dirt.
Brad has over 25 years of experience working with CAD and 3D modeling and design and holds CSWE certification along with a Masters Degree in Engineering and Technical Management from Oklahoma State University,
Engineering Systems and Technical Support Manager
Action Engineering is hosting a series of free virtual events for the MBE community. These sessions leading up to 3D CIC feature industry experts, vendor interviews, and group discussions. Find out more at 3DCIC.com.