Course 102

Introduction to Model-Based Definition (MBD)


Introduction and orientation to 3D dataset structure and annotation practices, using 3D Model-Based Datasets as all or part of the design deliverable. The purpose, application, rules, and best practices for 3D Product and Manufacturing Information (3D PMI) are explained. 3D PMI techniques, preferred presentation methods, options for annotation authoring, and adherence to standards are also presented. Includes an overview of the effects on design, manufacturing, inspection, assembly processes, and the supply chain. Learn best practices and rules to create 3D data sets and how the 2D product definition differs from 3D GD&T product definition. Rules and application techniques for applying PMI, GD&T and Annotations to 3D models. This course presents best practices for 3D Product Definition per ASME Y14.41 and provides an overview of upcoming ASME Y14 series modifications pertaining to MBD.


  • Introduction to 3D Model Data Sets for Product Definition
  • Terms and Definitions
  • 3D Data Set Methodology
  • Annotation Best Practice
  • MBD in Assemblies

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Proto-Type Engineers
  • CAD Users
  • Configuration Managers
  • Artisans
  • Shop Floor Managers
  • Design Engineers
  • Assembly Technicians
  • IT
  • CAD / PDM / PLM Administrators