FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Golden, CO, February 22, 2021 – Action Engineering announces the 2nd Edition of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook.
Seven years have passed since Jennifer Herron, founder & CEO of Action Engineering, wrote the first edition of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook, and things have changed in the world of 3D data. The software tools, CAD best practices, and industry standards have evolved. An update to Re-Use Your CAD was overdue.
If you are on the journey to implement Model-Based Definition (MBD) and the Digital Twin, then “I expect you know there are practical challenges that plague your implementation. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that your colleagues will need to know why MBD, and not just the what and how,” says Herron.
The new edition describes why MBD is important to your organization. The discussions around tools, processes, standards, and most importantly, the people who use MBD are updated to match current industry practice. MBD is the foundation for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Industry 4.0, and creating Digital Twins.
The first edition of the book considered how CAD jockeys designed products and did not include the broader benefits during manufacturing. Jennifer Herron states: “The downstream benefits of MBD on the shop floor and during inspection often eclipse the time and effort savings in engineering, so it is imperative to engage the entire enterprise.” Because the engineering department is often the only MBD champion, MBD implementations fall short because critical workflows are missed in internal and external supply chain operations. Understanding the why, what, and how across the entire enterprise is the key to MBD adoption.
- Terms and definitions are updated and clarified
- All graphics are updated
- 3D examples are revised
- The Four Parts of MBD are presented
- Suppliers are discussed
- Standards are updated
Since authoring the original edition of the book in 2013, Jennifer Herron has been in MBD practice through teaching and consulting many companies during their MBD implementation. “Along my journey to implement MBD with Action Engineering’s customers, I met Scott Neumann of GeoTol Pro, the global leaders in GD&T training for over 30 years. Together, we have trained many an MBD skeptic, and in 3 days, we convert them to MBD believers during our MBD GD&T training class.”
In addition to being available on Amazon for digital download or print, the book is also available with an OSCAR subscription. OSCAR is a knowledge system that captures CAD examples of proper MBD using GD&T and on-demand learning for MBD implementers.
About Action Engineering
Action Engineering specializes in guiding small, medium, and large organizations in the effective and efficient implementation of Model-Based Definition and Model-Based Enterprise. In order to scale pockets of practice into a Model-Based Enterprise, Action Engineering assesses where an organization is at in their MBD journey and develops customized, strategic plans for MBE implementation and evolving your team to Trust Digital.
Contact: Kate Hubbard
1111 Washington Ave #20
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business specializing in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, which maintains the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with the hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, and as such, is an expert in multiple CAD packages (e.g., Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor). She holds a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism and is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook. Because standards are the lynchpin to a digital transformation, she serves on the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.