The Model-Based CAD Handbook by J.B. Herron


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3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

October 15-18, 2018  >>  Golden, Colorado  >>  REGISTER NOW

Course 110

MBD Using Modern GD&T


For good MBD, you need proper GD&T. Drawings are okay, but MBD is better. If you've dipped your toes into Model-Based Definition, then you know the devil is in the details. GD&T and MBD experts will guide you through the What, Why, and How of Model-Based Definition and the right way to apply GD&T for MBD.

You Will Learn:

The What, Why, and How of Model-Based Definition, and GD&T the Right Way for Model-Based Definition - how to implement the latest offerings of the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard. Next Live Classroom Date: Aug 28-30, 2018 in Golden, Colorado.

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3 days
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What is MBD/MBE?

MBD. DPD. MBE. TDP. Confused already? We will start with basic nomenclature to ground everyone’s language around this topic, to facilitate meaningful discussion throughout the course.

  • Model-Based Definition and Model-Based Enterprise definitions
  • MBD’s four parts
  • MBD classification levels
  • What it means to leverage a closed loop digital manufacturing technique

Not Your Grandparents’ GD&T (aka GD&T for the Modern World)

You may be familiar with GD&T, but are you stuck in the ‘olden times’? The tolerancing definitions in ASME Y14.5 haven’t changed much in recent years, but the way we apply geometric tolerancing has improved! The move away from plus/minus tolerancing into full position and profile tolerances on features is needed for a simpler and clearer design intent. Join us in the modern age to learn how to implement the latest methods of using the GD&T standards. We’ll demonstrate unambiguous product definition with GD&T through a variety of examples.

  • Quick review of GD&T principles
  • Why plus/minus tolerancing cannot be trusted
  • Full GD&T is necessary for better MBD

 Why MBE?

Understand the purpose and benefits of MBE for organizations leveraging 3D annotated models. Spoiler: MBE is not one size fits all.

  • Model-based philosophies
  • Purpose of drawings and MBD/MBE
  • Standards adoption – why and which ones
  • Engineering benefits
  • Enterprise-wide business value
  • ROI opportunity

Getting Started with MBD

Learn what it takes to move MBE forward. Leverage your rich 3D data by understanding how to bundle data together for Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection.

  • Understand how to apply ASME Y14.41.1 constructs for “complete” digital product definition.
  • Learn a methodical method for applying MBD in any 3D CAD system.

A More Functional Datum Reference Frame

Learn the differences between Datums and Datum Features through examples. Simpler and more functional Datum Reference Frames are the key to better part control. Separate our requirements for better Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection documentation.

  • Datum Reference Frame created from actual Datum Features
  • Expanding from one drawing to three plans
  • G&T for Design (modeling), Manufacturing (work instructions), and Inspection (plans)

Data Packages: Flavors, Buckets, and Bundles

Understand the importance and functionality of Data Packages throughout the product lifecycle to capture Design, Manufacturing, and Quality (Inspection) intent. Expand Product Information into a unique 3-plan system.

  • Technical Data Package components
  • Data Package interoperability
  • Game changing 3D PDFs

BYO Laptop MBD

Bring your own laptop to build MBD in your preferred 3D CAD software program, using examples. Our experts will guide the way.

GT (No D) Exercises for MBD

Putting pencil to paper is the best way to learn proper GT (and we don’t mean D) for MBD. Work through pump assembly examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software, with the focus on functional design requirements.


$1,495 – Pricing will include course materials and lunch on Tuesday, August 28, Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30, 2018. Earn a discount of $100 per attendee when 5 or more people from one company attend. Email Michelle Nordwald if you intend to register 5 or more people.


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Who Should Attend?

  • MBD CAD Specialists
  • CAD/CAE Specialists
  • CAD Users
  • Prototype Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Product Definition Practitioners
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Assembly Technicians
  • CAM Operators
  • Change Management Practitioners
Course 110 MBD Using Modern GD&T
  • Course 101: MBE Overview
  • Course 102: Intro to MBD
  • Course 103: MBE Implementation Techniques
  • Course 105: Model Schema and Organization
  • Course 108: Reviewing & Commenting 3D PDFs
  • Course 110: MBD Using Modern GD&T
  • Course 201: Using SOLIDWORKS for MBD
  • Course 202: SOLIDWORKS PDM for MBD
  • Course 301: Using Creo for MBD
  • Course 303: ModelCHECK Administration and Best Practices
  • Course 401: Using NX for MBD
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    Location: American Mountaineering CenterStart: Oct 15, 2018 - 12:00amEnd: Oct 18, 2018 - 11:59pm

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