Ready to understand why Model-Based Definition (MBD) is so 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, 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
The handbook provides CAD format agnostic techniques for compliance with ASME Y14.41 and MIL-STD-31000B Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Technical Data Packages (TDP).
You will also learn how to create, deliver, and re-use CAD models in compliance with model-based standards.
Re-Use Your CAD also provides 3D model protocols, that enable Model-Based Engineering and Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) that will save time, reduce risk and improve products. Educates CAD Designers, Checkers, Administrators, Super-users and their Managers on how to create 3D models that are used downstream for direct manufacture, technical publications and customer deliverables. Using CAD best practices and modeling rules from relevant MBD and MBE standards, this straightforward handbook will move your organization forward into using, re-using and reaping the benefits of CAD.
This is a must-have book for your 3D transformation toolkit.
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.~ Sr. Engineer, Software
About the author:
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Herron, CEO of Action Engineering, spearheads a Women-Owned Small Business empowering 3D Data adoption and cultivating a future-focused workforce. With her adept team, she's counseled 180+ organizations since 2008, offering holistic coaching and training. A driving force behind Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) transitions through Model-Based Definition (MBD), Jennifer actively shapes industry evolution by engaging in leading standards bodies. Notably, she contributes to the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board, shaping QIF and ISO 10303 for digital twins. Possessing extensive expertise in hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, she's also the holder of a snake propulsion mechanism patent. Leveraging her diverse career, she's developed CAD modeling best practices, having worked across platforms like Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, and Inventor. Her pragmatic insights culminated in "Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook," the singular guide of its kind.