MBD Using Modern GD&T
For good Model-Based Definition (MBD), you need proper Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Drawings are okay, but MBD is better. If you've dipped your toes into MBD, 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. Pricing is per person; discounts available for multi-attendee registrations.
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 Y14.5-2018 standard.
May 19-21, 2020
Dec 8-10, 2020
Discount: Save $100/person when registering 3 or more people from your company. Email Kate Hubbard to complete your team registration.
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
- GD&T the Right Way for Model-Based Definition – how to implement the latest offerings of the ASME Y14.5-2018 standard
3 days with hands-on practical exercises. Bring your own laptop! Our experts will guide you through building MBD examples in your preferred 3D CAD software program. The “pick-and-click” steps for applying annotations in your preferred CAD system(s) will not be taught during the course. Prior to the course, we highly recommend that you review the “pick-and-click” training modules for MBD & PMI in your preferred CAD system. Want to get started now? Click here.
Day #1 – TUESDAY
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
What is MBD/MBE?
MBD. DPD. MBE. TDP. Confused already? We will review basic nomenclature to ground everyone’s language around this topic, to facilitate meaningful discussion throughout the course. Watch Action Engineering’s on-demand video courses to get a head start before the course.
- Model-Based Definition and Model-Based Enterprise definitions
- MBD’s four parts
- What it means to leverage a closed loop digital manufacturing technique
- Minimally vs. fully annotated
- Why CAD is the fundamental foundation
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
- Hands-on exercise
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 series standards to construct “complete” digital product definition
- Learn variations between model+drawing and model-only MBD
- Learn a methodical approach to applying MBD in any 3D CAD system
Putting pencil to paper is the best way to learn proper GT (and we don’t mean D) for MBD. Work through examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software, with the focus on functional design requirements.
Day #2 – WEDNESDAY
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Understand the purpose and benefits of MBE for organizations leveraging 3D annotated models. Spoiler: MBE is not one size fits all.
- Enterprise-wide business value
- Standards adoption – why and which ones
- Model-based philosophies
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.
- Datum Reference Frame created from actual Datum Features
- Learn how to differentiate Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection requirements using 3D digital data documentation.
Work through more examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software. These examples focus on understanding the Datum Reference Frame and how they constrain the 3D model in 3D space.
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.
- G&T for Design (modeling), Manufacturing (work instructions), and Inspection (plans)
- Technical Data Package components
- Data Package interoperability
Work through more examples together. Walk through examples from design authoring to manufacturing work instructions to automated inspection.
Day #3 – THURSDAY
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Work with complex model examples to understand the functional relationships of geometric tolerancing authoring requirements in the context of the assembly and mating parts.
- Visualize tolerance zones in 3D
- Learn how assembly constraints interplay with GT definition
Hands-on Practice to Move Towards Practitioner Level Expertise
Continue working through examples together, both on paper and using 3D CAD software. Work through an entire assembly.
$1,495 per person includes:
- Access to Action Engineering’s on-demand video courses: 101-MBE Overview, 102-Intro to MBD, and 108-Reviewing & Commenting 3D PDFs (access provided after course registration)
- Course instruction materials
- GeoTol Pro Pocket Guide by Technical Consultants Inc.
- Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook by J. B. Herron
- Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day
Discount: Save $100/person when registering 5 or more people from your company. Email Kate Hubbard to complete your team registration.
Recommended for engineering professionals in any industry segment presently working in or interested in learning more about:
- Digital Manufacturing
- Digital Twin
- Model-Based Definition (MBD)
- Model-Based Enterprise (MBE)
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
- Digital Product Definition
- Technical Data Packages
Scott Neumann, Chief Project Engineering, Technical Consultants Inc. will instruct this course along with members of the Action Engineering team: Jennifer Herron, CEO, Ryan Gelotte, CTO, and Dan Feighery, MBD Trainer. Jennifer, Ryan, and Scott are each MBD and GD&T experts. Additionally, Jennifer and Scott help author the ASME standards for product definition and GD&T, and provide MBD and GD&T training courses and consulting services through their respective companies.
Testimonials for Course 110
“It is important for people to realize that the future is MBD. It is important for people to realize that GD&T is the only way to completely define a product… MBD is the perfect opportunity to get people on board with GD&T. Also, and maybe mostly, having Scott explain GD&T is like magic!”
“MBD is the forward direction of most industries. The sooner you can get on board, the better.”
– Jonathan Sanders, United Launch Alliance
“Very accessible and very informative training. The instructors present the material very clearly, and are able to answer all student questions thoroughly. The training clearly demonstrates the benefits of GD&T vs. linear dimensioning, the fundamentals of applying good GD&T, and why MBD (model based definition) should be adopted.”
– Trevor Davis, Sierra Nevada Corporation
“The instructors were knowledgeable, animated and made what can easily be a very dull subject, fun and interesting. I learned a lot and had fun doing it. Well done.”
– Rick Frederickson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
“The course was engineered to emphasize the important concepts of MBD, software and GD&T in an efficient and engaging way, helping you learn vital skills for the implementation of MBD very quickly.”
– Toby Maw, Manufacturing Technology Centre
“This course put the topic in perspective and reinforced the value beyond just eliminating paper. Seeing the value and efficiencies that can be realized with this evolution of engineering communication through MBD and how it plays into downstream processes from manufacturing, quality, inspection to end user experience.”
“This class taught me a more efficient way to communicate design intent with vital stakeholders.”
– Kieran Breitner, Colorado School of Mines
“I gained more from this course than much of my engineering coursework. I see the value in MBD and proper GD&T for all engineers and corporations in order to increase productivity and decrease scrap. It just makes sense. All engineering students should learn this material before they enter the workforce and inherit the bad practices used at many companies.”
– Connor Banks, Colorado School of Mines
“I highly recommend this course if one wants to learn GD&T of the future and leverage digital technology fully.”
– Anthony Jenkins, Manufacturing Technology Centre
Course 110 Participant Survey Results
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Pick-and-Click CAD Training
The “pick-and-click” steps for applying annotations in your preferred CAD system(s) will not be taught during the course. We hope you already know the basics of applying annotations (PMI) in your CAD system. If you are not yet familiar, we highly recommend that, prior to the course, you review the “pick-and-click” training modules for MBD & PMI in your preferred CAD system. The following on-demand training information may be available through your CAD provider or reseller. Please contact them directly to get access to these instruction modules. Action Engineering and Technical Consultants Inc. do not have any connection or responsibility to the following CAD courses.
PTC University (Creo)
Login page: https://precisionlms.ptc.com/app/pages/Login?0
Click on Learning Paths, then click on SOLIDWORKS MBD.
NX 12 Help
Click on Design (CAD) in the left sidebar, then click on Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). For NX versions 10 and 11, change the “12” in the hyperlink to your version number.
CATIA Knowledge Base
Login page: https://www.3ds.com/support/knowledge-base/
Click here for help with 3D Annotations and MBD, and use the Get Started menu for guided tutorials.
For More Information
For questions or more information about the course, please contact:
Michelle Nordwald, Action Engineering, via email.
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