A common question on Model-Based Enterprise is how to implement. At SOLIDWORKS World 2018, several experts shared their insights. Let’s recap the lessons learned and recommended practices.
Some manufacturers define dimensions and tolerances in sketches, so would like to reuse them in the 3D space. Let’s find out how.
Datum features are the foundation of sound GD&T definitions. As the basic references of dimensions and tolerances, they guide the machining and inspection procedures. SOLIDWORKS MBD has built GD&T rules into the software to automatically ...
GD&T is an engineering language widely used in both 2D drawings and MBD. Are there any definition differences in these two approaches? This article will illustrate three MBD advantages over 2D drawings in GD&T compliances.
Mounting clearance hole patterns are widely used in mechanical and electrical designs. Because a pattern holds multiple fasteners to fasten and stabilize components together, the entire pattern, rather than individual holes, is typically established as ...
With Model-Based Definition (MBD) datasets, how can you communicate more in 3D models directly and less in 2D drawings with your suppliers and clients? Let’s check out the data exchange support added to the latest ...
What MBD benefits did Johnson Controls observe? How did it manage the transition from 2D drawings to MBD?
Adopting 3D PDF doesn’t necessarily mean a successful MBD implementation. On the flip side, a successful MBD implementation doesn’t necessarily need 3D PDF either.
Facing digital MBD data in place of 2D drawings, how should we build trust in the data?
With so many MBD variables such as models, annotations, configurations, display states, annotation views, orientations and zooming scales, how should we capture and retrieve them?
Great design and engineering ideas have to go through manufacturing to reach fruition. Let’s find out how Gulfstream uses the MBD data to empower downstream manufacturing.
How did Gulfstream implement MBD? What are the lessons learned and recommended practices from the software and hardware setup?
Multiple 3D PDF attachments upon publishing, supplementary geometry displays in 3D PDF and the configuration-specific property update.
People do judge a book by its cover. How can we make MBD data consumable, actionable and professional?
Silhouette edges on a shaft are easy to pick in 2D drawings, but they don’t actually exist in 3D drawings. How can you dimension them?
MBD process shift lessons learned from actual MBD implementations and how to avoid the same mistakes.
Need to improve your design’s manufacturability? One best practice is to define manufacturing features directly beyond basic CAD geometries.
Cultural shift lessons learned from actual MBD implementations. Let’s see how to avoid the same mistakes.
How to automate dimension definitions, create basic dimensions and build intelligent 3D PMI for downstream software consumption.
How to define intersection geometries, hole pattern polar coordinates and basic dimensions in SOLIDWORKS MBD.