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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, founder & CEO of Action Engineering, 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.
What’s New in the 2021 Second Edition?
- 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
When this model based society matures, people will look back at you and Action Engineering as the visionaries who drove the concept to practicality. I am only on page 20 and I wish I had read the initial 2013 publication.
Your power is your language. You speak in terms that are palatable to the ears of especially decision makers. So thank you for what you have done, what you continue to do and never stop whatever you’re doing.~ Anonymous
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 also serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.