The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress has become a yearly barometer of the state of collaboration and interoperability strategy, technology, and solutions for commercial and government organizations. Presenters and attendees are real-world users who represent the medical, aerospace, defense, electronics, automotive, industrial equipment, and other product development industries, with strong support by technology leaders for CAD collaboration and interoperability.


“Really one of the best yearly events around for anyone trying to improve MBD, MBE, Quality, Interoperability, and more!”

“Highly knowledgeable people with a ‘can do’ attitude around implementation.”

“I would recommend because it’s CAD software vendor agnostic.”

“MBD and MBE focused conference.  Learn from practitioners and gain insights.”

October 7, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 9, 2019
October 10, 2019
Morning3D CIC Sessions3D CIC Sessions3D CIC Sessions
Lunch & Sponsor Showcase
AfternoonGD&T Workshop
with Scott Neumann,
Panel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel Discussion
EveningCAD & Cocktails
Sponsorship Available
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We expect to offer sessions on 3D PDF and QIF in 2019.

User Groups & Open Forums

Several special sessions are included with your 2019 registration. Sessions will be announced closer to the start of the conference.


Various stages of MBE journey maturity, multiple industries, and all of the major 3D CAD software platforms are represented by 3D CIC speakers. Speakers will be announced closer to the start of the conference. The following organizations represent a sampling of previous presenters:

  • Allison Transmission
  • Cisco Systems
  • Deere & Company
  • GE Transportation
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Lifecycle Insights
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Solar Turbines
  • United Launch Alliance

GD&T for MBD Workshop at 3D CIC

Monday, October 7, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm

Unit 1: 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’? ASME Y14.5 is a large document of words and pictures that some may struggle to interpret for pragmatic application. However, the 2009 and now the 2018 revision have clarified geometric tolerancing application. This is great for MBD! The transition from plus/minus tolerancing into structuring datum features into an established coordinate system and profile tolerances impact us by providing clarity of the design requirements. 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 Geometric Tolerancing Principles 
  • Why plus/minus tolerancing does not work for tolerance stackups 
  • How MBD heightens our awareness of geometric tolerancing 

Unit 2: A More Functional Datum Reference Frame

Learn the importance of selecting Datum Features through examples. Simpler and more functional Datum Reference Frames are the key to better part control. Separate requirements for better Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection documentation. 


  • A Datum Reference Frame created from Actual Datum Features 
  • Expanding from One Drawing to Three Discrete Plans 
  • Hub Example: Design Drawing vs. Manufacturing and Inspection Plans 

Pricing: $450/person

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